Office of Student Engagement
300 Pulteney St.
Scandling Center, 2nd Floor
Geneva, NY 14456
Phone: (315) 781-3880

Office Hours: Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Student Engagement is excited to work with you to help create the best on-campus experience HWS has to offer!

We are a residential campus with a four-year resident requirement. First-year, sophomore, junior, and senior students must reside on campus. All students are required to live in on-campus housing because the residential experience is so integral to the liberal arts education at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Exceptions to this include graduate students, married couples, life-long learners, and other exclusions that are considered on an individual basis.

While on campus, there are many resources available to students to help with their residential experience. Students residing in our residential neighborhoods have access to a Community Assistant (CA) staff in. CAs are trained student staff members that offer peer assistance, develop community, and enforce The Colleges' Handbook of Community Standards. Each residential neighborhood also has a professional staff member who supervises the CA staff(s). These staff members are also available to provide support any time of the day or night.

HWS is home to more than 40 different residential buildings. We offer single gender and co-ed traditional residence halls, townhouses, fraternity and sorority houses, senior-only houses, and small, themed houses where students share a similar interest or cause.

We encourage you to get involved and fully immerse yourself in this community of learners. We wish you well on your journey here at Hobart and William Smith Colleges!


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