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Day in the Life

HWS students share their daily routines, so you can get a sense of how you might spend your days on campus.

Important Dates

Common Application available online
Financial aid applications available online
Early Decision applications due
Early Decision II applications due
Regular Decision applications due
Enrollment deposit deadline

Meet the Classes of '24

Activists, artists, athletes, innovators, performers, scholars, the list of accomplishments goes on. Learn more about the newest members of the HWS community.

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HWS on Social

Engage with HWS on your favorite social platform using @HWSColleges and #HWSColleges. Connect with HWS students, clubs, offices and organizations on Instagram.

Our Guarantee

Our Guarantee

Through the Guaranteed Internship/Research Program (including a stipend for unpaid positions), Hobart and William Smith connects students to amazing opportunities around the world and across industries.

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Majors, Minors and Pre-Professional Programs

Across a multitude of academic programs, the flexibility of the HWS curriculum emboldens students to define their aspirations and discover new horizons.

Working closely with dedicated professors – experts who are as committed to teaching as they are to research – students deepen their understanding through individualized guidance and mentorship.

By design, learning extends the boundaries of the classroom, with students putting their education into action through research opportunities, internships, study abroad programs and athletics.

Explore the majors, minors and pre-professional programs at HWS

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First-Year Seminars

The only required course at HWS, seminar classes are small – usually about 15 students – which allows student and faculty members to develop close working relationships. Through the First-Year Seminar you will:

  1. Develop critical thinking and communication skills
  2. Understand the Colleges’ intellectual and ethical values
  3. Establish a strong network of relationships with peers and mentors
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