Each spring, Hobart alumni gather on the shore of Seneca Lake for the Hobart Launch, a ceremony that welcomes graduating seniors into the Hobart Alumni Association. This year's Hobart Launch will begin at 4 p.m. Friday, May 12, at the Bozzuto Boathouse. Members of the Class of 2006 should line up at 3:45 p.m. in front of McDaniels House (645 South Main St.).
Presiding over the event will be director of alumni relations Jared Weeden ’91, Sean Kipperman '06 and featured alumni speaker K.C. Cassell '82.
At the Launch, each member of the Hobart Class of 2006 will receive a miniature wooden paddle, engraved with his name, class year and the Hobart College seal. The paddles, replicas of the paddle handed down at every Charter Day celebration since 1840, are given in remembrance of Agayentah, a Seneca warrior who died on the lake.
The Hobart Launch is an annual event, instituted in 2004.