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Classes of 2024

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Classes of 2024

Here, you’ll find resources that will help you make your final decision. Join our vibrant community via Zoom, meet your future classmates and explore your academic path. Check back frequently for new ways to engage with HWS.

Orientation Portal

Complete important tasks that will set you up for success in your first semester.

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Day in the Life

HWS students share their daily routines, so you can get a sense of how you might spend your days on campus.

Admitted Student News

Mon, 05 Oct 2020

Studying at HWS from Cambodia

Vuthy Vey ’24 has begun his first semester at the Colleges a little bit differently than most of his classmates. Located in his home in Kampong Thom Province in Cambodia, Vey joins his peers via Zoom for coursework in computer science, his First-Year Seminar “Einstein, Relativity and Time,” and other classes. Vey, who has experience

Fri, 28 Aug 2020

Bravery, Engagement and Humor: Welcoming the Classes of 2024

The Classes of 2024 have arrived on campus. Their Orientation Weekend was filled with virtual opportunities to learn about the Colleges’ academics, programs and departments, and time to connect with new roommates, classmates, faculty and staff. All of the in-person programming was held outdoors, providing students with space to social distance and explore their new

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Meet the Classes of '24

Activists, artists, athletes, innovators, performers, scholars, the list of accomplishments goes on. Check back every week to meet new members of the Classes of 2024. View more here.

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HWS on Social

Engage with HWS on your favorite social platform using @HWSColleges and #HWS2024. Start a conversation with your future classmates in the Classes of 2024 Facebook Group. Connect with HWS by following current students, clubs, offices and organizations on Instagram.

COVID-19 Updates

Hobart and William Smith are taking a number of precautionary measures to preserve the health and safety of our community as we also ensure that teaching and learning continue with as few disruptions as possible.

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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


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.

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Majors, Minors and Pre-Professional Programs

Across a multitude of academic programs, the flexibility of the HWS curriculum emboldens students to define their aspirations and discover new horizons.

Working closely with dedicated professors – experts who are as committed to teaching as they are to research – students deepen their understanding through individualized guidance and mentorship.

By design, learning extends the boundaries of the classroom, with students putting their education into action through research opportunities, internships, study abroad programs and athletics.

Explore the majors, minors and pre-professional programs at HWS

First-Year Seminars

The only required course at HWS, seminar classes are small – usually about 15 students – which allows student 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
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