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Messages to the Community

August 16, 2021

Dear Members of the Hobart and William Smith Community,

This is an important week for all of us at the Colleges as faculty and staff prepare for the arrival of students and students not already on campus finalize packing and transportation details. Classes start in just a week and although we are thrilled to welcome everyone to campus, we do so mindful of a national surge of COVID-19 infection accelerated by the Delta variant. For students preparing to travel to campus, regardless of vaccination status and particularly if you are coming from a high transmission level area, we suggest you monitor your health carefully and strongly consider taking a COVID test before arrival to make sure you can start with optimal health conditions. So far all of our campus entry tests have been negative and our pre-orientation on-campus activities are proceeding without incident; we would like to continue on this good trajectory.

In preparation for the start of the semester, the Colleges continue to take steps to protect the health of our community. We have added four new sections to the COVID-19 Dashboard page that cover frequently asked questions regarding Academics; Campus Life & Housing; Testing, Health & Safety; and Athletics. Throughout the semester, this COVID-19 Dashboard will serve as the hub of information regarding all issues related to COVID-19 and we will archive all messages to the community here.

As we prepare for in-person classes, we remind you that if you have not already done so, to please alert the Colleges to your vaccination status. This remains critical as we track the community’s overall vaccination percentages. With over three-quarters of our students now having reported their status, we continue to trend at more than 95 percent vaccinated.

  • In order to receive keys for student housing, all students must update their vaccination status using the Student COVID-19 Vaccination Portal, even if they previously alerted the Colleges to their status via another process. Directions have been sent to all students and the Portal can be found on the Hubbs Health Center website. Any student who does not submit proof of vaccination will be considered non-vaccinated and will be tested upon arrival on campus and regularly thereafter until vaccination has been documented.
  • We encourage faculty and staff to submit vaccination information to the Colleges using the Employee COVID-19 Vaccine Confirmation Form.

Vaccination remains the very best way to protect everyone against the threat of infection. U.S. vaccines are available, safe and highly effective, and HWS will continue to encourage and assist our community members in accessing them. We are therefore offering three vaccine clinics for any member of the HWS community, including Sodexo employees:

  • August 16: 1-5 pm, Hubbs Health Center, first dose of Pfizer vaccine; to register, please click here.
  • September 7: 1-5 pm, Bristol Field House, first and second dose of Pfizer vaccine
  • September 27: 1-5 pm, Bristol Field House, second dose of Pfizer vaccine

As always, if you have any questions not covered on the COVID-19 page or if we can be of assistance in any way, please reach out to us.

Sincerely,

Sarah Kirk
Provost and Dean of Faculty

B.B. Barile
Associate Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students

COVID-19 Information and Data

Messages to the Community

COVID Update and Fall Break by Provost and Dean of Faculty Sarah Kirk and Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students B.B. Barile - October 4, 2021

Reflections and Updates from Campus by President Joyce P. Jacobsen - September 27, 2021

COVID and Homecoming & Family Weekend Updates by Provost and Dean of Faculty Sarah Kirk and Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students B.B. Barile - September 20, 2021

Campus Update by Provost and Dean of Faculty Sarah Kirk, Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students B.B. Barile and Deborah M. Drain, Director of Human Resources - September 13, 2021

Implementation of Airborne Infectious Disease Plan by Provost and Dean of Faculty Sarah Kirk, Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students B.B. Barile and Deborah M. Drain, Director of Human Resources - September 9, 2021

Weekly Update to the Community by Provost and Dean of Faculty Sarah Kirk and Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students B.B. Barile - September 6, 2021

COVID-19 Update and Vaccination Requirements by President Joyce P. Jacobsen, Provost and Dean of Faculty Sarah Kirk and Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students B.B. Barile - August 30, 2021

New Positive Cases Identified by Provost and Dean of Faculty Sarah Kirk and Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students B.B. Barile - August 25, 2021

Vaccinations and COVID Cases by President Joyce P. Jacobsen, Provost and Dean of Faculty Sarah Kirk and Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students B.B. Barile - August 23, 2021

Community Update: First Day of Classes by Provost and Dean of Faculty Sarah Kirk and Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students B.B. Barile - August 23, 2021

COVID-19 Dashboard and Vaccination Reporting by Provost and Dean of Faculty Sarah Kirk and Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students B.B. Barile - August 16, 2021

Ontario County Transmission Rate Moved to Substantial by Provost and Dean of Faculty Sarah Kirk and Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students B.B. Barile - August 12, 2021

Update to the campus community by Provost and Dean of Faculty Sarah Kirk and Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students B.B. Barile - August 9, 2021

Ontario County Moved to Substantial Transmission by Provost and Dean of Faculty Sarah Kirk and Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students B.B. Barile - August 2, 2021

COVID-19 Safety and Management by Provost and Dean of Faculty Sarah Kirk and Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students B.B. Barile - August 2, 2021

Summer 2021 update by Provost and Dean of Faculty Sarah Kirk and Vice President for Campus Life Robb Flowers - July 20, 2021

Fall 2020 Message Archive

CONTACT

General questions and comments should be directed to:

Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Geneva, NY 14456
(315) 781-3000

Questions regarding health issues should be directed to:

Hubbs Health Center
119 St. Clair Street
Geneva, NY 14456
Phone: 315-781-3600
Appt. Phone: 315-781-4530
Fax: 315-781-3802