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The Hobart and William Smith Colleges’ Athletics Day of Donors returns on Wednesday, Feb. 23. Each of the Herons and Statesmen teams will compete to meet fundraising goals during the 24-hour challenge, which begins at noon Wednesday and runs through noon Thursday. Each of the Colleges’ 29 varsity teams (including the six teams making their debut

Zahra Arabzada ’19 returns to campus to discuss being a refugee while helping her family navigate immigration processes and exile. Recent graduate Zahra Arabzada ’19 will offer a public talk about refugee escape, diaspora and exile from Afghanistan to the United States, Germany and elsewhere at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 21 in the Sanford

200 years after Trinity Parish supported Bishop John Henry Hobart’s vision to found a college, the Hobart and William Smith community returned to Wall Street to mark our Bicentennial.  As a student at Hobart and William Smith, the Most Rev. Michael B. Curry ’75 D.D. ’20 recalled during his keynote address, he was inspired by

After four years of impressive play on the ice, members of the Hobart hockey Class of 2021 are working around the world in a variety of fields. During their four years of play on the Hobart hockey team, members of the Class of 2021 had a stunning track record on the ice, and their post-graduation

The Hobart College Bicentennial Kick-Off Celebration will be hosted at Trinity Wall Street in New York City, the home church of the College’s founder, Bishop John Henry Hobart, with an address from the Presiding Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church, The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry’75, D.D.’20. The Hobart College Bicentennial Celebration will kick

Teacher and former Peace Corps Volunteer Shanelle France ’11 to offer keynote address. Shanelle France ’11 will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Celebrating Excellence event on Thursday, Feb. 17 at 6 p.m. The annual event will highlight the achievements of William Smith students, induct the newest members of the Laurel Honor Society, and

Director of the Centennial Center Amy Forbes shares a story of significant mentorship. At the Centennial Center, a cornerstone in our student programming is creating mentorship relationships. Typically, we connect individuals in our HWS alum and parent network with current students who need real world advice on a project they’ve undertaken. We are dedicated to

Hobart College’s Charter penned in 1825 will be on display in the Warren Hunting Smith Library beginning in February. In the Spring of 2019, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian Tricia McEldowney and Archives Technician Brandon Moblo pulled a large flat archival box off the top of a storage rack in the library archives and uncovered

For the past decade, a dedicated group of Hobart and William Smith families have supported a host of HWS programs through generous gifts totaling more than $9 million. Established in 2012 in honor of Lyn and Lang L.H.D. ’12 Cook P’99, P’05, The Cook Parents Circle recognizes non-alum families who make a long-lasting commitment to

Blocker Fellow David Pessin ’23 examines sustainability practices in Freiburg, Germany. David Pessin ’23 is a 2021 recipient of the Julius G. Blocker ’53 Fellowship, which enables students to study abroad in Germany while researching a cultural studies project of their interest. A geoscience major with a concentration in atmospheric sciences, Pessin says sustainability offered