Important Deadlines for Families

General deadlines

As a family member of a Hobart or William Smith student, we've compiled some important deadlines for student opportunities within various offices on campus. Check back often for additional events and deadlines.

General - Fall 2019

  • Aug. 22-25: New Student Orientation
  • Aug. 25: Campus residences open for returning students
  • Aug. 26: First day of classes
  • Aug. 30: Last day to drop/add courses
  • Sept. 27-29: Homecoming and Family Weekend
  • Oct. 11: Last day of classes before recess
  • Oct. 12-15: Fall recess
  • Oct. 16: First day of classes after recess
  • Oct. 28-Nov. 1: Spring 2020 Semester Advising Week
    Students meet each semester with their academic adviser. See academic expectations and advising.
  • Nov. 4-15: Registration
    Students register for classes for the Spring 2020 semester. See the Office of the Registrar's website.
  • Nov. 25-29: Thanksgiving recess
  • Dec. 10: Last day of classes
  • Dec. 11-13: Reading Days
  • Dec. 14-17: Final examinations
  • Dec. 17: Semester ends after last exam
  • Dec. 18: Residences close at noon
  • Dec. 19-Jan. 20, 2020: Winter Break

CCESL Dates

Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning

2019-2020

  • Aug. 24: Orientation Day of Service, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Oct. 19: Day of Service, 1 - 4 p.m.
  • Jan. 20: Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Apr. 18: Day of Service

Centennial Center

2019-2020

  • Sept. 12: Idea Generator
  • Sept. 26: IdeaLab
  • Oct. 5: Hackathon
  • Oct. 28: HWS Leads Fall 2019 Cohort applications due
  • Nov. 11: Pitch applications due
  • Nov. 16: Innovation Fest

More Info

Contact the Office of Parent Programs:

Jennifer Murray, Director
(315) 781-4068
murray@hws.edu



Important Links

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May 17, 2020

Academic Calendar


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