Hobart and William Smith Colleges

SCHEDULE & EVENTS

September 28 – 30, 2018

Below is the most up-to-date schedule to give you an idea of what to expect when you arrive on campus. Online registration is now open through midnight on the 25th.

Monday, Sept. 24 – Friday, Sept. 28

HWS Spirit Week

Friday, Sept. 28


All Weekend

ITA Men’s Northeast Regional Championships
HWS Tennis Center and Robert A. Bristol ’31 Field House, Caird Center for Sports and Recreation

All Day

Select classes open for alums and parents to attend. Ask your student if they have classes available for you to attend.

9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Faculty Art Exhibit
The Davis Art Gallery at Houghton House, 1 Kings Lane
This exhibition celebrates the creative work of the studio faculty of the Department of Art and Architecture whose scholarship and teaching is grounded in an art-making practice. Bringing together fine art, architectural work, and applied art, these works and works-in-progress represent the breadth of our faculty's creative practices. On view will be photographs, paintings, prints, drawings, digital renderings, fashion, installation fiber arts, and sculpture.

11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Homecoming & Family Weekend Headquarters Open
Scandling Campus Center

11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Hobart Lacrosse Alumni Weekend – Golf Tournament
Clifton Springs Country Club, 2721 Town Line Road Clifton Springs, NY
Contact Patti Cala at cala@hws.edu if interested in participating

Noon – 6 p.m.

“Baskets or Bust” Raffle, sponsored by William Smith Athletics
Scandling Campus Center
Raffle Tickets will be sold and baskets with descriptions will be on display. Winners will be drawn at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, in Scandling Campus Center. Winners will be notified by phone.

4:30 p.m.

Crafting the Revolution
The Fisher Center, Demerest Hall
DIY skills for activists, posters, cards and silkscreens with Laura Rowley.  This is a hands-on workshop with materials provided.

5 p.m.

HWS InterVarsity (IV) Debate Tournament Round I
Classrooms on Campus – see separate schedule

5-7 p.m.

Reception for Faculty Art Exhibit
(Gallery talk at 5:30 p.m.)
The Davis Art Gallery at Houghton House, 1 Kings Lane

6 p.m.

Kosher Shabbat Dinner*
Abbe Center for Jewish Life, 694 South Main St.
(To make a reservation, email shabbat@hws.edu no later than Sept. 25)

5 p.m. and 9:15 p.m.

HWS InterVarsity (IV) Debate Tournament – Rounds I & II
More details to follow closer to event weekend on debate schedule

6 – 9 p.m.

Quad-a-Palooza*
The Quad
This all-campus extravaganza includes a dinner (served 6 – 8 p.m.) and fun family activities for all ages. Campus Activities Board will sponsor a live band, Back Tie Stereo, and HWS acapella groups.

7-8 p.m.

Dessert-a-Palooza, hosted by the Abbe Center for Jewish Life
in the Sukkah, next to the Quad, outdoors

8 p.m.

William Smith Lacrosse Weekend – Alumnae Gathering
Beef & Brew, 293 Main St.

8 - 11 p.m.

Look Skyward
Stop by the Richard S. Perkin Observatory, a teaching and outreach facility located adjacent to the Katherine D. Elliott Student Arts Center, to observe objects trillions of miles away from Earth. Maximum of 15 people every 15 minutes. Not handicapped accessible as stairs are involved for viewing.

8:30 p.m.

Hobart Rowing Alumni and Family Weekend – Alumni Gathering
Parker’s Grille & Tap House, 100 Seneca St.

8:45 p.m.

HWS InterVarsity (IV) Debate Tournament Round II
Classrooms on Campus – see separate schedule


Saturday, Sept. 29


All Weekend

ITA Men’s Northeast Regional Championships
HWS Tennis Center and Robert A. Bristol ’31 Field House, Caird Center for Sports and Recreation

7 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Sports and Recreation Center Open
Robert A. Bristol '31 Field House, Caird Center for Sports and Recreation
Exercise facilities and the walking track open to all guests.

7:15 – 8:30 a.m.

Morning Yoga
Group Fitness Room, 2nd floor Robert A. Bristol ’31 Field House, Caird Center for Sports and Recreation

7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m

Homecoming & Family Weekend Headquarters Open
Scandling Campus Center

8 – 10:30 a.m.

Breakfast (online tickets purchased, cash, credit card or meal plan accepted for meal)
Saga Dining Hall, Scandling Campus Center

8 a.m. – noon

“Baskets or Bust” Raffle, sponsored by William Smith Athletics
Scandling Campus Center

8:45 – 9:45 a.m.

Mini College Sessions
Various campus locations

  • Gothic Art & Architecture with Professor of Art and Architecture Michael Tinkler
  • Recent Weather Disasters with Associate Professor of Geoscience Nicholas Metz
  • Alumni Voices: How Study Abroad Impacts the Lives of HWS Graduates with Associate Dean for Global Education Thomas D’Agostino and Professor and Chair of Sociology Jack Harris P’02, P’06
  • Is There (Was There) Life on Mars? with Professor of Geoscience Nan Crystal Arens
  • Empowerment through Embodiment: A Taste of Theatre for Social Change Techniques with Associate Professor and Chair of Theatre Heather May
  • The Many Faces of Creativity with Professor of Anthropology Jeffrey Anderson, Ph.D.

9 a.m.

WS Rowing Challenge on the Canal
Hellstrom Boathouse at Seneca-Cayuga Canal, 470 Blue Heron Lane, Geneva, NY
(also known as 470 Bates Ave., Geneva, NY)
Parking at Lowes with shuttle available

9:15 a.m. - 8 p.m.

HWS InterVarsity (IV) Debate Tournament – Rounds III through VI
More details to follow closer to event weekend on debate schedule
Round 3 – 9:15 a.m., Round 4 – 11:30 a.m., Round 5 – 2:30 p.m., Round 6 – 5:15 p.m.

9:30 a.m.

William Smith Lacrosse Alumnae Game
Boswell Field, Caird Center for Sports and Recreation

10 – 11 a.m.

“State of the Colleges” with Interim President Patrick McGuire, L.H.D.’12
The Vandervort Room, Scandling Campus Center

11 a.m.

Admissions Preview Visit
The Thomas Poole Family Admissions Center, 629 South Main St.

11:30 a.m.

Fall Nationals
Winn-Seeley Hill
This Homecoming & Family Weekend tradition provides exciting entertainment as homemade carts race to capture the coveted championship.

11:30 a.m.

Hobart Rowing Alumni and Family Weekend – Lunch and State of the Program
The Common Room, Scandling Campus Center

11:45 a.m.

Campus Walking Tours
The Thomas Poole Family Admissions Center, 629 South Main St.

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Game Day Food Truckin’
The Barn Parking Lot
Enjoy a variety of fare from local food trucks.

Noon

Hobart Lacrosse Alumni Game
Boswell Field, Caird Center for Sports and Recreation

1:30-4:30 p.m.

Faculty Art Exhibit – see Friday description
The Davis Art Gallery at Houghton House

1:30 p.m.

Hobart Rowing Alumni and Family Weekend – Social
The Cellar Pub, Coxe Hall Basement

2 p.m.

William Smith Field Hockey – William Smith vs. Union
H.J. McCooey Memorial Field

2 - 3 p.m.

Dance Showcase I
Eric Hall Anderson ’59 stage in the Gearan Center for the Performing Arts
Students will perform and interact with Alums, Parents and Family volunteers with small dance movements from the Beginning Composition class.

2 - 4 p.m.

Student Research Symposium
Vandervort Room, Scandling Campus Center
Students share the results of their research projects through poster displays and conversation.

2 – 4 p.m.

HWS Parent Fair
Bartlett Theatre, Coxe Hall
Learn more about student opportunities and programs.

  • The Salisbury Center for Career, Professional and Experiential Education
  • Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning
  • Center for Global Education
  • Center for Teaching and Learning
  • The Finger Lakes Institute
  • Caird Center for Sports and Recreation (Recreation, Intramurals and Fitness)
  • The Centennial Center
  • Office of Title IX Programs & Compliance
  • Intercultural Affairs
  • Residential Education
  • Campus Safety
  • Dining Services
  • Student Activities – Campus Activities Board, Hobart and William Smith Student Governments, One Card/Community Cash
  • Information Technology Services
  • Office of Spiritual Engagement

2 – 4 p.m.

Gearan Center Open House
Gearan Center for the Performing Arts, 329 Pulteney Street
Join faculty, staff and current students for a look at academic space dedicated to the performing arts and film studies.

2 - 2:45 p.m.



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3 - 3:45 p.m.

Parent Information Sessions

Teaching Entrepreneurship at HWS with Margiloff Family Entrepreneurial Fellow Ed Bizari and Visiting Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies Craig Talmage
Entrepreneurship has gone through a renaissance this century. Students are now flocking to entrepreneurship courses, especially at liberal arts campuses. They crave to apply their knowledge and skills to real-world settings, but more importantly, they desire to pursue their passions. Attendees will learn about the different liberal arts approaches to entrepreneurship. More specifically, we will discuss individual and group learning strategies that provide students with challenging and community-based experiences to apply their entrepreneurial knowledge and skills. Attendees will also be exposed to historical and contemporary theories of entrepreneurship.

Parenting a College Student with Assistant Director of the Counseling Center Michael Siembor, Ph.D.
Interactive workshop on parenting a college student and how this role changes as a student matures/develops, discussion about HWS counseling services and signs/symptoms that your student could benefit from counseling and how to get them there. Parents who have had students use counseling are encouraged to attend, participate, and contribute to the discussion.

3 p.m.

William Smith Soccer Game – William Smith vs. Bard
John H. Cozzens Jr. ’41 Memorial Field

3 – 4 p.m.

Greek Life Open Houses
Various locations on campus
Current sorority and fraternity members will be on hand to share updates on their philanthropic projects and the pulse of modern Greek Life at the Colleges.

5 p.m.

Dedication of David J Urick Stadium
Boswell Field

6 p.m.

Hobart Rowing Alumni and Family Weekend – Seneca Navy Dinner
Location TBD; reservations required
For details and reservations, contact Patty Cala in Hobart Athletics at cala@hws.edu or (315) 781-3077.

6 - 7 p.m.

LGBTQ+ Resource Center Open House
DeCordova Hall, 1st Floor

7:30 p.m.

Music Department* - Pia Lipak and Yi-Wen Chang Guest Artists
Froelich Hall - Gearan Center for the Performing Arts
Three American Sonatas for Violin and Piano, a recital and masterclass, with music by Aaron Copeland, Charles Ives, and David Liptak; limited seating; $12 ticket price – with online registration or at the door on the night of the performance.

7 - 9 p.m.

Live from Linden Street – Homecoming Edition
Let's have a conversation about what's happening at HWS, in Downtown Geneva and in the Finger Lakes, all while enjoying the businesses of Linden Street.  Stop by the HWS pop-up tent to receive your passport to discounts and entrance to a live concert at FLX Live!

8:30 p.m.

Live Music at FLX Live!
427 Exchange Street, Geneva N.Y.
A live music bar and lounge venue owned by HWS Alums featuring craft brews and local wines.

8:30 – 10 p.m. The Mars Motel Band, a 4-piece dream rock band out of Brooklyn, NY - featuring band leader and songwriter/composer Sarik Kumar '11

10:30 – 1 a.m. Con|Science Band, a NYC based experimental jazz/rock/funk band featuring Pablo Modesto '09.  Con|Science will be performing originals, as well as feature a number of classics from the infamous Sideshow Bar jukebox.


Sunday, Sept. 30


All Weekend

ITA Men’s Northeast Regional Championships
HWS Tennis Center and Robert A. Bristol ’31 Field House, Caird Center for Sports and Recreation

10 a.m.

HWS InterVarsity (IV) Debate Tournament - Quarterfinals
Classrooms on Campus – see separate schedule

10 – 11 a.m.

Bagels and Lox Open House
Sukkah – location to be finalized closer to event weekend

1 p.m.

Hobart JV Football – Hobart vs. St. John Fisher College
Boswell Field, Urick Stadium Caird Center for Sports & Recreation

1 p.m.

HWS InterVarsity (IV) Debate Tournament - Semifinals
Classrooms on Campus – see separate schedule

2 p.m.

William Smith JV Soccer vs. Bryant & Stratton
William Smith Field

3:45 p.m.

HWS InterVarsity (IV) Debate Tournament - Finals
Albright Auditorium

*refer to online registration, starting August 1, for meal costs

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