What We Do!

Student Activities strives to offer a comprehensive calendar of exciting programs and trainings for the entire student body.


The Office of Student Activities works hard to make Orientation one of the best weekends of a student's experience at HWS. Each year the office hires student Orientation Coordinators from each College as well as a robust team of Orientation Leaders and Orientation Mentors. Look for information during the Spring semester each year to find out how you can be involved in this terrific weekend of welcome!


Involvement Expo

While this year's Involvement Expo will be virtual, we're excited to have you meet club leaders and become involved in what interests you! The Fall Involvement Expo on the Quad is your one stop shop for campus involvement at the start of the academic year. At this annual event, we feature over 100+ clubs, student organizations, and campus departments at the event; it's not one to miss! The Spring Involvement Expo is another opportunity to learn more about ways for you to engage on campus.


Weekly Buzz and Weekend Highlights

Get the scoop each and every week, twice! The Weekly Buzz and Weekend Buzz are Student Activities publications that go out to the entire campus twice a week highlighting everything that's happening on and off campus!

Campus Activities Board

The Campus Activities Board (CAB) is advised by the Office of Student Activities and offers an array of great programming from their popular Open Mic Nights in the Cellar Pub, to Hot Air Balloon rides on the Quad, CAB is always there to provide awesome entertainment to the student body!

To join CAB or to get more info, please contact us via email cab@hws.edu.

Student Government

William Smith Congress, Hobart Student Government, and the Budget Allocations Committee are staples of the Office of Student Activities. They are the voice for the student body and provide crucial support to the countless student organizations and clubs on campus. William Smith Congress and Hobart Student Government meet every Tuesday at 8pm in Coxe Hall, stop by to learn more about how to take advantage of your time at HWS!

The Herald

The Herald is the student run newspaper for Hobart and William Smith Colleges. It features regular publications in print and online - it's a great way to stay up to date on all that is HWS while hearing the thoughts and opinions of your peers! Read The Herald online.

Campus Concerts

The Office of Student Activities chairs the Concert Advisory Committee, a group of trained students who help choose, plan, and execute all of the large concerts on campus! Ben Folds, Passion Pit, Chiddy Bang and Hoodie Allen, and We the Kings are just a few of the awesome artists featured in the past. Concerts take place in the Field House, at the Smith Opera House, and sometimes outdoors on the Quad!

Senior Week

Just as we love to welcome new students to campus, our office loves to help send our seniors off right with an entire week of fun programming just for seniors ending with a memorable Commencement ceremony and weekend.


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