This Friday, June 3, alumni and alumnae gather once again on the Hobart and William Smith campus for a weekend of festivities and fellowship. Registration begins in the library atrium at 8 a.m. sharp and continues until 9 p.m. Be sure to sign up for any events marked as “pre-registration required” in the schedule.
Alums will notice that much has changed at HWS since many of them were last here. More than a half-dozen major capital projects have been completed, testifying to the rate at which HWS is growing.
“The momentum on campus is evident.” said President Mark Gearan in a message to alums, “We have taken advantage of this dynamic time, working diligently to enhance our position among the nation’s top liberal arts institutions. The dedication and service of your classes make it possible for us to build on this momentum and to celebrate our progress while looking to the future.”
This year’s reunion celebrates the classes of 1955, 1960, 1965, 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000 and 2005. Many activities are planned for the weekend, including an excursion on the Colleges’ research vessel, The William Scandling, as well as a nature hike through the Colleges’ Henry W. Hanley nature preserve, a 108-acre biological field station with 40 ponds, old fields, swamps and marshes.
Many places in the Finger Lakes are also on the schedule, including the Women's Rights National Historic Park in Seneca Falls, Rose Hill Mansion in Fayette and several area wineries.
As always, the Hobart Quadrangle will be a center of activity. Food, music and dancing are on the agenda for Friday and Saturday night. The latter will also feature some spectacular fireworks, a reunion tradition since 1998.
For more information visit the Reunion Web site.