HWS Spirit Week is underway with an exciting lineup of activities celebrating all things Hobart and William Smith.
From music and food trucks to special HWS-themed events, numerous activities have begun, including Campus Activity Board (CAB) giveaways each day from 4 p.m. to midnight, as well as opportunities to win snack money and other prizes by joining HWS “Snack CAB.” Held in the style of the “Cash Cab” gameshow on the Discovery channel, participating students will be asked HWS trivia questions while they take golf cart rides across campus.
The Spirit Week celebrations kicked off on Sunday, Sept. 27 with the annual welcome back concert featuring Mockingbird Sun, and will conclude on Friday, Oct. 2, when families, alumni and alumnae return to campus for the start of Homecoming and Family Weekend 2015.
The lineup of Spirit Week activities is as follows:
On Monday, Sept. 28, in the ATM lounge of the Scandling Campus Center, students gathered from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to enjoy a “candy bar,” with the option of mailing candy to their classmates. From 5 to 7 p.m. at Scandling, students participated in an HWS-themed cupcake decorating contest, with photos shared on the Student Activities’ Facebook page.
Celebrate Hobart on Tuesday, Sept. 29, with the opportunity to get a picture taken with ‘Bart, the Statesman and a cardboard cutout of John Henry Hobart, from noon to 2 p.m. in the Scandling Campus Center first floor fireplace lounge. Students can also stop by Saga to grab a purple and orange dessert in honor of Hobart.
Students can join in on William Smith Wednesday on Sept. 30 by making wax models of their hands at noon in the Scandling Campus Center first floor fireplace lounge. Saga also will be making green and white desserts to celebrate William Smith Wednesday.
HWS Spirit Day is Thursday, Oct. 1. From noon to 2 p.m. outside of the Scandling Campus Center first floor fireplace lounge there will be a paint balloon dart wall. From 6 to 8 p.m., there also will be an “Are You an HWS Student” game show, in the style of “Family Feud” hosted in Albright Auditorium.
On Friday, Oct. 2, at 10 a.m., the theme and fraternity house decorating competition will kick off. Associate Dean of Students Stacey Pierce, Coordinator of Leadership Programs at the Centennial Center for Leadership Kaylyn O’Brien ’12, and a Campus Safety officer (TBA) will serve as judges. At 4 p.m. on Cozzens Field, the William Smith varsity soccer team will face Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Spirit Week celebrations will conclude with the Quad-a-Palooza at 6 p.m. followed by CABaret at 8 p.m. The winner of the house decorating contest will be announced during CABaret. See Homecoming and Family Weekend for more details.