Explore HWS

Join President Joyce P. Jacobsen as she explores Hobart and William Smith Colleges. On social media, tag photos and ideas #ExploreHWS for possible inclusion on this page.

Pulteney Street Podcast

Join me as I explore the Colleges through interviews with some of the fascinating people who make the Colleges such a vibrant place.

Elizabeth Blackwell

In addition to being one of our most remarkable alumnae, Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell is also one of my childhood heroes.

Intercultural Affairs Blog

The Intercultural Affairs blog provides updates and photos of the many events happening at this vibrant hub of student activity.

Pulteney Street Survey

This overview of the lived experience of the Colleges’ coordinate structure includes links to the Board’s recommendations to contemporize coordinate to meet the needs of all students.

Tommy the Traveler

I’m just learning about the “Tommy the Traveler” incident that happened on campus in the early 70’s. This in-depth podcast includes first-person accounts of an event that helped shape our nation.

Pulteney Street Survey

The Colleges’ flagship publication is archived online, which has allowed me to browse profiles of hundreds of HWS graduates.


Whether you already follow Kevin Colton’s work or are new to his photos, his personal Instagram account is providing me with a fresh lens on the Finger Lakes region.

Centennial Center

There are hundreds of students on campus during the summer, some participating in programming created by the Centennial Center that prepares leaders and entrepreneurs to drive innovation.


Listen as Editor of the Herald Alex Kerai '19 interviews multiple alums about their career pathways. New episodes are added every two weeks.


The ambitious Trias Residency for Writers brings distinguished poets and fiction writers to HWS for a year, adding vitality to academic life on campus.


Have a suggestion for something you’d like President Jacobsen to explore on this page or cover in her podcast? Email your ideas to president@hws.edu.


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