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Messages to the Community

October 4, 2021

Good Morning,

As many of our faculty and students prepare for midterms and upcoming Fall Break, we are thankful for your help in maintaining a healthy environment through vaccinations, diligent mask wearing and following COVID-19 precautions. As of today, 7 positive cases remain, and 97% of our students, faculty and staff are fully vaccinated or within the two-week period following their final dose of vaccination. New York State recently updated their requirements for the HERO Act and while the HWS Logistics team continues to update the Colleges’ plans to reflect any changes, all new requirements are already in process here (such as required mask usage).

While COVID-19 management remains at the forefront, flu season is approaching. The Colleges will host our annual flu clinics throughout October, with the first two occurring Tuesday, Oct. 5 and Thursday, Oct. 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Vandervort Room for all members of the HWS community. Please bring your insurance card.

As fall truly begins in Upstate New York, the campus has been able to celebrate numerous team successes. William Smith College Head Soccer Coach Aliceann Wilber and the Heron soccer program recorded their 600th win with a 2-0 victory over Ithaca College last week. Wilber, now in her 42nd season and the only head soccer coach William Smith has ever had, holds a record of 600-139-60. Only one other coach in NCAA women’s soccer has reached the 600-win mark. Members of the Colleges’ Debate team qualified for the quarterfinal round at the 2021 World Universities Debating Championships and two of our students ranked eighth in the world in the English as a Second Language division, truly a remarkable accomplishment and a testament to the power of our Debate program. And over the weekend, the HWS sailing team claimed a 10-point victory in Kings Point Dinghy Open this weekend, finishing first in a field of 22 teams, while the Hobart soccer team used an eighth-minute goal to defeat Bard 1-0 on Cozzens Field.

It is wonderful to see the campus engaged in curricular and co-curricular activities. After this strong start to the academic year, you all deserve a restful Fall Break. We will not have a weekly message next Monday due to the break, but remain available if you have any questions or concerns. We wish you a good week and Fall Break!

Sincerely, 

Sarah Kirk
Provost and Dean of Faculty 

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

COVID-19 Information and Data

Messages to the Community

Weekly Update by Provost and Dean of Faculty Sarah Kirk and Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students B.B. Barile - October 18, 2021

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