#HWSday, the Colleges’ social media extravaganza, will take place on Thursday, April 16. Members of the HWS community, including current students, faculty, staff and alums, are encouraged to show off their school spirit by posting on social media throughout the day using #HWSday.
The main page of the HWS website will transform into a live feed, displaying posts by community members using #HWSday. High numbers of community participation will unlock big announcements, including President Mark D. Gearan’s new Instagram handle and the 2015 Commencement speaker.
In addition to unlocking big announcements, community members also have the opportunity to win prizes by participating in a photo contest. This year, there are 11 categories including: best lake photo, best throwback Thursday photo, best selfie/groupie and best #dogofHWS photo.
Prizes include HWS Gear, resume feedback from a member of the Board of Trustees and dinner at the Gearans’ house with the Commencement speaker. This year’s grand prize is an Apple Watch. Winning #HWSday photos will be featured in This Week in Photos on the HWS website.
In order to participate, posts must be published from public accounts and use #HWSday. Be sure to follow HWS on Twitter and Instagram: @HWScolleges!