Hobart and William Smith Colleges is engaged in a significant effort to minimize the availability of social security numbers and consequently the risk of identity theft to HWS students, faculty and staff. Recently, all HWS faculty and staff were informed of the switch from using the SSN to a campus wide ID number (CWID) as the record identifier in our administrative system. As a next step in this process, the Registrar's Office will issue new HWS ID cards displaying Campus Wide ID numbers to all current HWS faculty and staff (this does not apply to Sodexho employees).
HWS Faculty and Staff – Please pick up your new HWS ID card beginning Wednesday, July 5th in the Registrar's Office.
VERY IMPORTANT – All current HWS faculty and staff are required to have a new HWS ID card by August 25th; from that date on, only the new ID card will be accepted on campus. Faculty who are not on campus during the summer may pick up their new ID cards in the Registrar's Office at their earliest convenience upon their return to campus in late August.
You must have the new HWS ID card to:
1. Enter Saga dining services.
2. Check out library books.
3. Use your charge account at the College Store.
4. Cash checks.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Christina Jacobs at 781-3649. Thank you for your cooperation as we make this transition.