Orientation 2003 began on Friday (Aug. 29) with check-in and matriculation from 8:30 a.m. until noon on the Hobart Quadrangle. Students and their families had an opportunity to meet President Gearan and his wife, Mary Herlihy Gearan, get their College IDs, collect Orientation materials, and receive room keys.
From 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. students moved into the residence halls, followed by a welcome from President Gearan and other community members at 2 p.m. in Bristol Gymnasium.
The K’NEX Experience was held on the William Smith Green from 3 until 6 p.m.
The day concluded with a barbecue dinner on the Quad from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m., the Classes of 2007 Illumination Ceremony on the Quad from 8:45 to 9:15 p.m., and a block party in the Barn until 11:30 p.m.
Welcome to Hobart and William Smith College Classes of 2007.