The entire HWS community is invited to attend a gala celebration in honor of the

saturday, october 22, 2022

6:00 p.m.
Robert A. Bristol '31 Field House
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Geneva, New York
Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Black tie optional
RSVP by Friday, October 14

schedule of events

Monday, October 17 - Friday, October 21
9 a.m.-5 p.m. - Bicentennial Mandala

The Venerable Tenzin Yignyen
Warren Hunting Smith Library, First Floor

Thursday, October 20 
7-8 p.m. - My Geneva is…Then and Now: The Dove Block

Dove Block, 465 Exchange Street, Geneva
This program will be presented by Charles Bauder, Gabriella D’Angelo, Jim Spates and Kathryn Vaughn, volunteers with The Dove Block Project. They will focus on the building's 1878 construction and early use, the connection to the Dove family--particularly artist Arthur Dove, the restoration of the structure, and the current and future uses of the building.

Friday, October 21 
3-4 p.m. - Hobart Bicentennial Exhibit Gallery Reception

Warren Hunting Smith Library, First Floor

4:30-5 p.m. - Raising of the Hobart Bicentennial Flag 

Flagpole, Hobart Quad

4:30 p.m. - william smith field hockey vs union college

McCooey Field

7 p.m. - william smith volleyball vs bard college

Bristol Gym

7 p.m. - hobart ice hockey vs suny canton (exhibition)

The Cooler

7:30 p.m. - Stern Family Forum

The Stern Family Forum will feature former Republican Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie and Democratic Strategist, James Carville LL.D. ’13, P’17, moderated by 60 Minutes Correspondent and HWS Trustee Bill Whitaker ’73, L.H.D. ’97.
Smith Opera House

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    Chris Christie

  • carville

    James Carville LL.D. '13, P'17

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    Bill Whitaker '73, L.H.D. '97

Saturday, October 22
Noon-1 p.m. - Bicentennial Mandala Dismantling Ceremony

Warren Hunting Smith Library, First Floor

1 p.m. - HWS Swimming and Diving vs Fredonia

Bristol Pool

2-3 p.m. - HWS Veterans Panel and Book Signing Reception

Panel will be held in Albright Auditorium; Book Signing Reception will be held in the L. Thomas Melly '53 Lobby of the Gearan Center for the Performing Arts

2 p.m. - William Smith Volleyball vs Union College

Bristol Gym

3 p.m. - William Smith Soccer vs Vassar College

Cozzens Field

6-8:30 p.m. - Bicentennial Gala Celebration

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Black tie optional.
Robert A. Bristol '31 Field House


area lodging

For more options on where to stay, click here 

Rooms and rates have been reserved for guests attending the Gala. Enter the "Event Name" to take advantage of special rates.

Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham
550 Hamilton Street
Geneva, NY 14456
Event Name: HWS Bicentennial Gala 


Fairfield by Marriott
383 Hamilton Street
Geneva, NY 14456
Event Name: HWS Gala


41 Lakefront Hotel
Geneva, NY 14456
Event Name: Enter GROUP CODE 101922GAL, click DONE then UPDATE and the Room Block will pop up


del Lago Resort & Casino
1133 NY-414
Waterloo, NY 13165
Event Name: H&WS gala room block
To recieve a discounted rate, call and refer to the hotel block