We Call It The Lake Effect
This confluence of people, experiences and possibilities that make your next four years – and the life you make after them – part of the best future.
CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR ACCEPTANCE TO HOBART AND WILLIAM SMITH!
Learn more about what to expect this summer on our First Year Experience webpage.
- View your decision and financial aid letter on your Applicant Portal
- Review a list of our Admitted Students' Frequently Asked Questions
- Engage with the HWS community on Instagram, TikTok or YouTube
- See the calendar for the 2023-24 Academic Year
- Get excited for Orientation, First Year Seminars and Spark! Projects, all part of the first-year experience at HWS
- Review the resources for International Students
- Show your HWS pride with an item from The College Store
- Explore our majors, minors, pre-professional and graduate programs
- Take a virtual tour of campus
- Get acquainted with Geneva and the Finger Lakes
- Learn more about the HWS Centers for research, action and thought
- See what’s happening on campus in This Week in Photos
By The Lake
Senior Preview Visit
If one last look at campus is all you need, sign up for a Senior Preview Visit. Tour campus with a current student and have the opportunity to chat with an admissions or financial aid counselor.
Getting to Campus
Our location in Geneva, N.Y. lends itself to a variety of transportation options, including nearby airports, train and bus stations.
Campus is approximately a one-hour drive from both Frederick Douglass Greater Rochester International Airport and Syracuse Hancock International Airport. Airport transportation service can be contracted with our preferred local vendor, Finger Lakes Limo Service.
There is a bus stop in Geneva located at 372 Exchange Street. Our Campus Safety Office can provide rides to and from the station as needed. Tickets can be purchased online.
Amtrak has stations in Rochester, N.Y. and Syracuse, N.Y. Both locations are approximately a one hour drive from the HWS campus. Transportation service can be contracted with our preferred local vendor, Finger Lakes Limo Service.
Visit Us Virtually
Lake Effect Series
A series of 20-minute virtual discussions designed to introduce you to our community and help you learn more about the topics that are most important to you. Hear from faculty and staff on everything from dorm life to First-Year Seminars, the athletic experience to career preparation programs and more.