Classes of 2025

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Classes of 2025

This page pulls together the resources you need to make an informed decision about joining the Hobart and William Smith community.

  • Join us via Zoom for one of more than 30 informational sessions on every aspect of our community.
  • Register for an in-person experience on campus
  • Meet your fellow classmates and current HWS students.
  • Explore the academic paths available to you at HWS.
  • Check back frequently for new ways to engage.

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Virtual Admitted Student Day Event

Thursday, April 15 – Scholar Recognition Event
Friday, April 16Parents’ Night
Saturday, April 17Admitted Student Day

Applicant Portal

View your admission decision and financial award.

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Important Links

Admitted Students Frequently Asked Questions Explore the majors, minors and pre-professional programs at HWS

Visit and Tour Options

See all of your opportunities to visit campus, tour campus and connect with current students. Both in-person and virtual options are available.

In-person Visit and Tour Options Virtual Visit and Tour Options In-person tour

Virtual Information Sessions

View and register for more than 30 Virtual Information Sessions including our Academics Day on Tuesday, March 23.

Virtual Information Sessions

Have questions about your financial aid package? We are offering multiple ways for you and your family to get answers.

Financial Aid Connection

Important Dates

Enrollment Deposits Due
I-20s will begin being issued for International Students
Fall semester tuition bills sent electronically
International Student Orientation
New student Orientation
First day of classes

Virtual Info Sessions

Watch more recorded Information Sessions.

HWS on Social

Engage with HWS on your favorite social platform using @HWSColleges and #HWS2025. Start a conversation with your future classmates in the Classes of 2025 Facebook Group. Connect with HWS by following current students, clubs, offices and organizations on Instagram.

Our Guarantee

Our Guarantee

Through the Guaranteed Internship/Research Program (including a stipend for unpaid positions), Hobart and William Smith connects students to amazing opportunities around the world and across industries.

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Geneva and the Finger Lakes



Thursday, August 20 – Sunday, August 23

All incoming students including transfer and international students participate in the HWS Orientation Program. Over the course of four days, you’ll start your academic journey, meet new friends, explore campus and begin the transition to college life.

Orientation Photos

First-Year Seminars

The only required course at HWS, seminar classes are small – usually about 15 students – which allow students and faculty members to develop close working relationships. Through the First-Year Seminar you will:

  1. Develop critical thinking and communication skills
  2. Understand the Colleges’ intellectual and ethical values
  3. Establish a strong network of relationships with peers and mentors
Explore Past FSEM Options