It’s Going to be Fun,
by the Way.

Imagine spending four years surrounded by Statesmen and Herons (that’s what we call ourselves here) — the fun, smart, inspiring people who will be your adoptive family and constant companions.

Lake Effects

Continue your voyage on the longest and the deepest of the Finger Lakes with stupidly beautiful views.

Flex your acting chops at the stunning Gearan Center for the Performing Arts. Join The Executives hip-hop dance team. Learn fly fishing. Because, why not? Step beyond your own experience through events at the IC (our beloved Center for Intercultural Affairs).

Where there’s more opportunity in any given day than you’d ever be able to grab, but where you also can’t go wrong.

The Colleges are a place where classmates have your back and cheer you on. Where competition is reserved for the court or playing field (or lake, if you are water-inclined). Where the teams are really good (have you heard of Ali Marpet?) and the fans are really loud (have you heard of earplugs?).

Where there’s more opportunity in any given day than you’d ever be able to grab, but where you also can’t go wrong. Because all of it is interesting. (And all of it is here for you.)

Whoever you are and whatever your path, you’re always in sight of our beautiful lake — the perfect complement to the excitement on the shore and a constant reminder of your inspiring horizons and endless potential.

HWS Offers

  • 90+ student-run clubs and organizations
  • On-campus centers for cultural support and exploration
  • 23 varsity teams with plans for 35 and dozens of intramural sports
  • A thriving, residential community where students live on campus all four years
  • A lakefront campus with stupidly beautiful views

Don’t be fooled by our bucolic setting. There’s never a dull moment at HWS.

  • events

    Wednesday, Jan. 5, 3:30 p.m. Have your internship, afford it, too.

    Review the steps you need to take to secure guaranteed internship funding.

  • Monday, Jan. 24, 11:30 a.m. Cupcakes and Cocoa

    Indulge in a sweet treat and meet the members of CAB

    Have your cake
  • Saturday, Jan. 22, 4 p.m. It’s cool at The Cooler

    Hobart Hockey takes on Elmira

    Get to the game
  • Thursday, Feb. 1, 6 p.m. Play Trivia, Win Prizes

    How many random facts do you know?

    Take me to trivia
  • events

    Monday, Jan. 24 Welcome Back!

    First day of spring semester classes.

    Academic Calendar
  • exhibit

    Thursday, Feb. 17, 6 p.m. Women Moving Women Up

    Recognize remarkable William Smith women, including Laurel Society inductees

    Celebrate Excellence
One Campus
Many Paths

With Many Paths

We mean that figuratively, of course, and also very literally.

Here are just a few of the trails our students are blazing.

Your Success is Our Priority

The faculty, administration and students of HWS take an all-hands-on-deck, community-based approach to advising, mentoring, tutoring, applauding and supporting each other. Because we’re at our best when all of us are thriving and everyone has a place to belong.

  • Campus life

    Connect with all the resources needed to live in community with peers, learn from world-class faculty, and engage with staff ready to help in your transition.

  • Campus housing

    Enjoy life in a warm and welcoming, busy and electric 100%-residential campus community.

  • Activities and Organizations

    Join or lead one (or more) of our 90+ student-run clubs and organizations—or start a new one.

  • Athletics

    Compete on one of our 23 NCAA teams (men’s lacrosse is Division I; the rest are Division III). Twelve more sports are being added over the next few years.

  • Intercultural Affairs

    Contribute to initiatives and dialogues that build belonging, celebrate diversity and expand social justice.

  • Recreation

    Stay fit and balanced by choosing among an array of activities, fitness classes, intramural sports and campus events. And go jump in the lake!

  • Dining

    Choose among a variety of healthy, delicious, on-campus dining options—including the Cellar Pub and Au Bon Pain.

  • Sustainability

    Drawing clean energy from 20 acres of solar panels, the Colleges are on track to meet a goal of carbon neutrality by 2025.

  • First Generation Initiative

    First in your family to attend college? You’ll have a network of mentors and resources to guide you (and your family) through every step of your HWS journey.

  • LGBTQ+ Resource Center

    Build community in an environment that values and affirms the identities of LGBTQIA+ students, faculty and staff while also creating opportunities for allyship.

  • Counseling Center

    Whether it’s a class to reduce anxiety or stress, or a one-on-one counseling session, a network of peers and professionals are ready to support your journey.

  • Spiritual Engagement

    Celebrate and learn more about your religion and the faith traditions of those around you.

  • Mindfulness

    Blend your coursework and co-curricular activities with your mindfulness practice.