Hobart and William Smith Colleges

SCHEDULE & EVENTS

September 27 – 29, 2019


Thursday, Sept. 26

TBD

C.A.B. presents Splatterbeat!
Splatterbeat is a paint party that kicks off Homecoming Week! The event is open to all HWS students, so join the colorful fun. Come early to get your official Splatterbeat t-shirt!
Stern Lawn


Friday, Sept. 27

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 parents to attend.
Some classes will be available to attend; ask your student to check with their professor.

9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Faculty Art Exhibit 
Davis Gallery at Houghton House, 1 Kings Lane
This exhibition celebrates the creative work of the art, art history and architecture faculty of the Department of Art and Architecture at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. The Davis Gallery showcases the collective creativity of their work for campus and community audiences, demonstrating scholarship and teaching that 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. The breadth and depth of the talent in these exhibitions clearly demonstrates that HWS supports a vibrant art environment, which is imparted to our students.

11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Homecoming & Family Weekend Headquarters Open
Scandling Campus Center

Noon – 6 p.m.

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

5-7 p.m.

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

5-7 p.m.

Family Food Night
Office of Intercultural Affairs, 288 Pulteney St.
Join the Intercultural Affairs’ family for dinner and conversation and gain a sense of a ‘home away from home’ on our campus!

6 – 9 p.m.

Quad-a-Palooza*
The Quad
(Tickets can be purchased at HFW - Headquarters. Cash and credit cards will be accepted at event.) This all-campus extravaganza includes a dinner (served 6 – 8 p.m.) and fun family activities for all ages. Campus Activities Board (CAB) will host a live band, Black Tie Stereo, and HWS a cappella groups.

6:30 p.m.

Kosher Shabbat Dinner*
Abbe Center for Jewish Life, 755 South Main St.
(To make a reservation, email shabbat@hws.edu no later than Sept. 25)

6:30 p.m.

Hobart Lacrosse Alumni Weekend – Alumni Gathering**
Eddie O’Brien’s Grille and Bar, 92 Seneca Street

7:30 - 10 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.

9 p.m.

Hobart Rowing Alumni and Family Weekend – Alumni Gathering**
Parker’s Grilled & Tap House, 100 Seneca Street


Saturday, 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

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 a.m. – noon

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

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

“State of the Colleges” Presentation with President Joyce P. Jacobsen
Vandervort Room, Scandling Campus Center

9:30 a.m.

Heron Rowing Alumnae Fun Row**
Hellstrom Boathouse at Seneca-Cayuga Canal, 470 Blue Heron Lane, Geneva, NY (also known as 470 Bates Ave., Waterloo, NY)

11 a.m.

Thomas B. Poole '61 and Family Sports Dome Dedication

11 a.m.

Admissions Information Session
Thomas Poole Family Admissions Center, 629 South Main St.
The Office of Admissions invites prospective students to sign up for an information session followed by a campus tour.

11 a.m.

Hobart Rowing Class Day Regatta and BBQ**
Hellstrom Boathouse at Seneca-Cayuga Canal, 470 Blue Heron Lane, Geneva, NY (also known as 470 Bates Ave., Waterloo, NY)

11:15 a.m.

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

11:30 a.m.

Hobart Lacrosse Alumni Game**
Stiles Field at the Thomas B. Poole ’61 and Family Sports Dome

11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Game Day Food Truck Tailgates
Enjoy fare from local food trucks before athletic contests and afternoon activities. Truck locations include The Meatball Truck and Robb’s Kabobs at the Comstock parking lot, Dana’s Time Out at David J Urick Stadium and El Morro at the Scandling parking lot. (Cash/credit/debit)

Noon

William Smith Field Hockey – William Smith vs. University of Rochester 
H.J. McCooey Memorial Field

Noon

Heron Rowing - Lunch and a State of the Boathouse Address**
Common Room, Scandling Campus Center

1 p.m.

Hobart Football – Hobart vs. Montclair State University
Boswell Field, David J Urick Stadium
Caird Center for Sports and Recreation

1:30-4:30 p.m.

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

2 - 4 p.m.

Student Research Symposium
L. Thomas Melly ’52 Lobby, Gearan Center for the Performing Arts
Students share the results of their research projects through poster displays and conversation.

2 – 4 p.m.

HWS Parent-Family Fair
2nd Floor Landing, Gearan Center for the Performing Arts
Various Hobart and William Smith offices will answer your questions 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
  • The Finger Lakes Institute
  • 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
  • Recreation Services

3 p.m.

William Smith Soccer Game – William Smith vs. Skidmore
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.

4 – 4:45 p.m.

Improv and Composition Showing
Deming Theatre, Gearan Center for the Performing Arts
An informal dance performance of composition, improvisation, and modern dance from the fall semester classes hosted by Professor and Chair of Dance Department Donna Davenport and Associate Professor of Dance Michelle Iklé.

6 - 7 p.m.

LGBTQ+ Resource Center Open House
de Cordova Hall, 1st Floor

6 p.m.

Hobart Lacrosse Annual Alumni Welcome | Senior Thank You Reception & Dinner**
Vandervort Room, Scandling Campus Center

6 p.m.

Hobart Rowing Alumni and Family Dinner **
Bartlett Theatre, Coxe Hall

7:30 p.m.

HWS Live! with band Disoriented
The Café Patio, Scandling Campus Center

8 p.m.

“1964” ... The Tribute
Smith Opera House, 82 Seneca St.
Since the mid-1980s, “1964” has thrilled audiences with what is considered the most authentic and endearing tribute to The Beatles. For information and ticket pricing, visit the Smith Opera House website.


Sunday, 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

10 – 11 a.m.

Bagels and Lox Open House
Abbe Center for Jewish Life, 755 South Main St.


An asterisk * indicates that registration will be required. Refer to online registration for ticket prices.

A double asterisk ** indicates that tickets from an outside organization will be available.

Click here for information about on-campus and local worship services.


Campus Dining Options | All Venues accept cash or credit cards.

Friday, September 27

Saga Dining Hall (Scandling Campus Center)

7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The Café (Scandling Campus Center)

7:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Cellar Pub (Coxe Hall)

11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Au Bon Pain

7 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Quad-a-Palooza (The Quad) **

6 – 9 p.m. (dinner served 6 – 8 p.m.)


Saturday, September 28

Saga Dining Hall (Scandling Campus Center)

Breakfast 8 - 11 a.m., Brunch 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Dinner 5 - 6:30 p.m.

The Café (Scandling Campus Center)

7:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Cellar Pub (Coxe Hall)

2 – 8 p.m.


Sunday, September 29

Saga Dining Hall (Scandling Campus Center)

Breakfast 9 - 11 a.m., Brunch 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Dinner 5 - 7 p.m.

The Café (Scandling Campus Center)

Noon - 7:30 p.m.

Au Bon Pain

8 p.m. - Midnight

Cellar Pub (Coxe Hall)

2 - 8 p.m.


**refer to online registration for meal costs

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