Hobart and William Smith Colleges will celebrate the annual tradition of bringing alums, families and students together for three-days of Heron and Statesmen pride at Homecoming and Family Weekend. The event kicks off on Friday, Sept. 27, and invites the HWS community to come together for fun and festivities suited for all age groups.
On Friday, festivities kickoff with an invitation to all attendees to visit the Faculty Art Exhibit at the Davis Gallery at Houghton House. In the evening, join the fun and head to Quad-a-Palooza, where a barbecue dinner will include live music and activities for all ages. Performances during the evening will include the Black Tie Stereo band, as well as HWS a cappella groups. From 7:30 – 10 p.m. families can “Look Skyward” at the Richard S. Perkin Observatory, where a telescope will enable visitors to view objects trillions of miles away.
On Saturday, President Joyce P. Jacobsen will deliver the “State of the Colleges” address in the Vandervort Room at 9:30 a.m. Later, the Thomas B. Poole ’61 and Family Sports Dome will be officially dedicated. A student research symposium will be held from 2-4 p.m. in the Gearan Center.
On Saturday, attendees can cheer on Heron and Statesmen athletes. HWS teams playing during the weekend include: Hobart tennis, who will compete in the Northeast Regional Championships; William Smith field hockey against the University of Rochester at noon; Hobart football against Montclair State University at 1 p.m.; and William Smith soccer against Skidmore at 3 p.m.
Attendees of the Parent-Family Fair can learn more about campus resources. Participating departments include: the Salisbury Center for Career, Professional and Experiential Education, the Center for Global Education, Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning, Intercultural Affairs, and more.
Visit Homecoming and Family Weekend for more information.