We Call It The Lake Effect
This symbiotic gathering.
This exponential rise.
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.
Welcome to HWS, Classes of 2026!
By now, you've received your e-mail username and password, class schedule, and housing assignment! Your academic advisor, your First Year Seminar instructor, may have been in touch, and you're counting down the days to your arrival!
Be sure to complete any outstanding Orientation tasks, including your Online Orientation, by logging into the Orientation website.
- View your decision and financial aid letter on your Applicant Portal
- Review a list of our Admitted Student’s Frequently Asked Questions
- Engage with the HWS community on Instagram, TikTok or YouTube
- See the calendar for the 2022-23 Academic Year
- 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
Visit Us Virtually
Lake Effect Series
Hear from faculty and staff on topics from dorm life to First-Year Seminars, the athletic experience to career preparation programs and more.
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.