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The Hobart and William Smith Colleges sailing team capped the 2021 spring season with a 12th-place finish at the Gill College Sailing Coed Nationals. It was the program’s 20th appearance in the event. This year’s regatta saw 18 teams compete for the Henry A. Morss Memorial Trophy. On Monday, competitors completed 12 races in both

This spring, Kappa Sigma fraternity initiated Vice President for Enrollment and Dean of Admissions John Young as an honorary member. Vice President for Enrollment and Dean of Admissions John Young has served as advisor of the Delta-Phi Chapter of Kappa Sigma for the past five years. In honor of his mentorship and support of Hobart

Per tradition, members of the graduating Classes of 2020 returned to Saga for a champagne toast and remarks from a member of the faculty.  On the eve of their commencement, the Classes of 2020 returned to the Saga Dining Hall to reminisce, toast and receive well wishes from President Joyce P. Jacobsen, Chaplain Nita Byrd,

“My First-Year Seminar (FSEM) was “Genocide in the Modern Age” taught by Professor Richard Salter. It was a unique experience as it allowed me to get to know my advisor and provided a good foundation to succeed at HWS. Professor Salter focused on each of us as individuals, which made his advising process more personal.”

Having persevered through an unprecedented academic year, the Classes of 2021 received their diplomas during an in-person ceremony held on the Quad. The “once-in-a-lifetime” challenges of the pandemic have been a dramatic test of resiliency for this year’s graduates, as well as a “catalyst for thinking about the nature of work, what is important in

During Commencement weekend, graduating students, their families and members of the HWS community took time to celebrate, reflect and give thanks during the annual Baccalaureate ceremony. With prayer and music, the 2021 Baccalaureate ceremony highlighted the personal and spiritual journeys of members of the HWS community. In her keynote Baccalaureate Address, Associate Professor Emerita of

HWS seniors gathered for dinner, speeches and a champagne toast. Senior Week at Hobart and William Smith culminated with the traditional Senior Dinner on Thursday, a final bonding opportunity for the Classes of 2021 before Commencement. The evening began with a blessing from The Rev. Nita C. Johnson Byrd, Dean of Spiritual Engagement and Chaplain,

The Colleges celebrated the graduation of the fifth cohort of students who came to HWS through the renowned college access and youth leadership program. Hobart and William Smith celebrated graduating seniors who are part of the fifth cohort of Posse Scholars at the Colleges on Saturday, May 15. As Posse Scholars, the students are part

On Thursday, seniors will gather for dinner, speeches and a champagne toast. A yearly tradition, Senior Week at Hobart and William Smith culminates with the Senior Dinner. The occasion provides one last bonding opportunity for the Classes of 2021 before Commencement activities begin. At the dinner, seniors also receive important advice from a beloved member

At the Hobart Launch, alumni celebrate members of the Class of 2021. On Friday, May 14, the Hobart College Alumni Association will officially welcome graduating seniors at the annual Hobart Launch. The traditional celebration, which begins at 1 p.m. on Stern Lawn, includes the presentation of senior gifts and remarks from HWS alum leadership. “This