The Office of Student Activities is your one-stop shop for getting involved at HWS! We work hard to provide a calendar full of exciting programs and events for the entire campus.

What We Do!

Plan and Support Campus-Wide Events!

Whether it’s the Caribbean Student Association's annual Masquerade Ball, or Homecoming and Family Weekend’s Quad-a-Palooza and CABaret, there is always something fun going on around campus! Learn more about all our programs here!

Student Clubs and Organizations

Student Activities is home to more than 90 organizations, there’s literally something for everyone! On the rare occasion that you can’t find a club that’s perfect for you, we are more than willing to help you start your own.

Student Organizations are a vital part of the HWS student learning experience. Members learn critical leadership, inter-personal and cultural competency skills that augment the academic mission of the Colleges.

Start a New Club or Student Organization

2015 Student Organization and Club Manual

HWS CollegiateLink Manual for Clubs & Student Organizations

Contact the Student Activities Student Publicist for assistance with developing club and student organization publicity materials!

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Heron Hall of Honor 2016

William Smith College Director of Athletics Deb Steward recently announced the Heron Hall of Honor Class of 2016. In conjunction with the 35th anniversary of the Heron nickname, the Heron Society will celebrate eight legendary Herons on Saturday, Oct. 15 in the Vandervort Room of the Scandling Campus Center. The ninth class to be inducted into the Hall of Honor will include Jessica Dascano-B...  More >>

DeBolt receives Bob Kenworthy Award

Hobart and William Smith Colleges Director of Athletic Communications Ken DeBolt was presented with the Bob Kenworthy Award at the Eastern College Athletic Conference-Sports Information Directors Association (ECAC-SIDA) Workshop on June 9 in Lancaster, Pa. Last year, DeBolt was honored by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) with the Bob Kenworthy Community Service Aw...  More >>

Tribute to Orlando

In honor of the victims of the tragedy in Orlando, Fla., the American flag on the HWS campus will be flown at half-staff until sunset on Thursday, June 16. A remembrance service will also be held at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15 in St. John's Chapel. The Colleges' observance is in line with the proclamation issued by President Barack Obama who ordered flags to be flown at half-staff on all offi...  More >>

HWS Advances to National Championship

The Hobart and William Smith Colleges sailing team secured a spot in the College Sailing/Gill Coed National Championship with a seventh place finish in the national semifinals in San Diego. The Colleges earned one of the Western Semifinal's qualifying spots, finishing with 166 points. The 36 qualifying teams were broken into two-18 team fleets, Eastern and Western. The top nine teams from e...  More >>

HWS Mourn Poet and Professor Ashley Halpé P'96

The Hobart and William Smith community mourns the loss of renowned poet and Professor of English Ashley Halpé P'96, who taught at the Colleges in the early 1990s. Professor Halpé became the youngest professor in Sri Lanka at the age of 31, when he joined the University of Peradeniya. During his more than 50-year career, he cultivated a reputation as the most senior Professor of English and the pr...  More >>


Office of Student Activities
Scandling Center
300 Pulteney Street
Geneva, NY 14456

Phone: (315) 781-3513
Fax: (315) 781-3511


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Geneva, NY 14456
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