+ Naomi Radtke Rowe – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
Day in the Life

Naomi Radtke Rowe ’22


My name is Naomi Radtke Rowe and I am a political science and religious studies double major with a minor in Latin American studies. I am originally from Portland, Maine. Besides working in the Office of Admissions, I am also involved with our Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning, the Pre-Orientation Adventure Program, Centennial Center for Leadership and HWS Student Government.


My typical Tuesday (pre-coronavirus of course!) looks something like this:

7:20 a.m. - Wake up and get ready for the day.


8:15 a.m. - Walk down to the library to print all the materials I need for my classes.


8:20 a.m. - Grab an iced coffee and bagel at Au Bon Pain (Asiago w/ Veggie Cream Cheese and Avocado).

8:45 a.m. - On Tuesdays, I have four classes in a row, by far my busiest day. I made this sacrifice so I don’t have classes on Fridays. My first class of the day is “Introduction to Feminist Theory” with Professor Dean. We have a 500-word paper due every class and we discuss the reading material and our write ups.


graphic10:30 a.m. - My second class of the day is “Creative Writing” with Professor Hamilton. Usually, we workshop each other’s poems and provide the author with feedback.


12:15 p.m. - I have “Asking Questions and Getting Answers” with Professor Salter. This is a religious studies research methods class and we primarily discuss readings and go over our ethnographic studies.

2 p.m. - I head to my “Public Speaking” class with Associate Director of the Centennial Center Cait Finn as part of my LEADS certificate program. Every other week we give speeches and our class gives feedback.

3:30 p.m. - Classes are finally over for the day and I head back to my dorm room to

relax and do some work for my Wednesday class.

6:30 p.m. - My friends and I grab dinner at Saga.


7 p.m. - I go to Campus Greens which is a student run sustainability club on campus. We talk about upcoming events and initiatives.

8 p.m. - We have a joint Hobart and William Smith student government meeting where we go over funding and club proposals.

9 p.m. - My roommate and I head back up to our room and relax for the rest of the night.

I’m happy to answer any questions you may have about academics or life on campus. Catch me at Naomi.radtkerowe@hws.edu any time.

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