CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR ACCEPTANCE TO HOBART AND WILLIAM SMITH!
On the shores of Seneca Lake, you'll join a remarkable group of people who live, work and dream together in pursuit of a shared goal: to build the brightest future for you, so you can help build the brighter future for us all.
Guaranteed Financial Aid Estimate
In response to the 2024-25 FAFSA delay, we are offering admitted students a guaranteed financial aid estimate.
Use the HWS Net Price Calculator, which quickly and easily provides a summary of your estimated financial aid package. Print and save the estimate. If there is a difference between the estimate and your final HWS financial aid package, contact the Office of Financial Aid to discuss the results. HWS will verify your information and award you the larger financial aid package.
Preparing Students to Lead Lives of Consequence
Learn more about what to expect this summer on our First Year Experience webpage.
- View your decision letter on your Applicant Portal
- Stay up-to-date on the 2024-25 FAFSA
- 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 2024-25 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
Admitted Student Days
Join us by the lake for an Admitted Student Day! Get to know our engaged community of students, faculty and staff, explore residence hall options, meet your future classmates and learn more about the resources available to you at HWS.
Admitted Student Days will be held on:
Saturday, Mar. 9
Saturday, Apr. 6
Saturday, Apr. 20
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.
ADMITTED STUDENT CELEBRATIONS
You and your family are cordially invited to join the Hobart and William Smith community to celebrate your acceptance at a gathering with special campus guests. These events are a great opportunity to meet other admitted students and families from your area and learn more about the HWS experience from HWS alumni, faculty and staff.
Register below for the date and location that works for you.
Darien, Conn.: Sunday, March 3 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Darien, Conn. Registration
Washington, D.C.: Monday, March 4 from 6 - 8 p.m.
Washington, D.C. Registration
Albany, N.Y.: Thursday, March 7 from 6 - 8 p.m.
Albany, N.Y. Registration
Syracuse, N.Y.: Tuesday, March 12 from 6 - 8 p.m.
Syracuse, N.Y. Registration
New York, N.Y.: Thursday, March 14 from 6 - 8 p.m.
New York, N.Y. Registration
Philadelphia, Penn.: Tuesday, March 19 from 6 - 8 p.m.
Philadelphia, Penn. Registration
Buffalo, N.Y.: Thursday, March 21 from 6 - 8 p.m.
Buffalo, N.Y. Registration
Long Island, N.Y.: Saturday, March 23 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Long Island, N.Y. Registration
Boston, Mass.: Sunday, March 24 from 1 - 3 p.m.
Boston, Mass. Registration
Visit Us Virtually
Join the HWS community for 20-minute virtual discussions designed to 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.