+ Orientation Timeline and Response Dates – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \



May 6, 2022

  • Orientation website is live!
  • Enrolled students can log in to the HWS Application Portal to receive their orientation credentials and instructions on completing the important tasks listed below.

June 6

  • Academic Preference/Interest Form must be completed and submitted
  • Incoming Student Housing Form must be completed and submitted
  • Photo I.D. task must be completed
  • Get Started task completed

July 8

  • Pre-Orientation Adventure Program application due

July 11

  • Medical Forms and Disability Disclosure must be completed and mailed to HWS

End of July

  • Course and Housing assignments will be available online

August 15-17

  • Orientation for international students

August 18-21

  • Orientation for all incoming students

Please Note: Transfer Students will be asked to complete all of the forms with the exception of the Academic Preference/Interest Form. Transfer students will work closely with their Dean and a temporary faculty adviser, who will connect with students over the summer to help with the transition to the Colleges.












For more information about any of these deadlines, contact the Orientation Office at (315) 781-3041 or at orientation@hws.edu.

If you’re having trouble logging in to the Orientation website to complete the tasks, contact the Help Desk at (315) 781-4357 or helpdesk@hws.edu.