Virtual Pasta Night – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
The HWS Update

Virtual Pasta Night

To continue the tradition of bringing people together and sharing community, Pasta Night with Chaplain Nita Byrd was held online for the first time last week. The event, held via Zoom, took place on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. – the same time as the on campus Pasta Night series at the Chaplain’s home.

“We are trying to keep a sense of regularity and social contact among students,” says Byrd. During the event, attendees share both lighthearted and thoughtful conversation.

Participants, including Pasta Night regulars Edie Falk ’21 and Christina Hunter ’21, shared how they were coping with remote classes, while Byrd reflected on human resiliency and keeping calm during times of stress.

Students also brainstormed ways for the Office of Spiritual Engagement to continue to reach out to the HWS community during the crisis. “How can we hold out hope during a huge time of uncertainty? How can we provide levity and humor, but also encouragement?” Byrd asked. In the coming weeks, Virtual Pasta Night hopes to grow its attendee list in order to create space for students to stay connected to the HWS community.

On Mondays from 9-11 a.m., students remaining on campus can pick up a box of macaroni and cheese and other meal items in Demarest 22. Virtual Pasta Night will be held every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. The last event in the series will be held on April 29.

Join the Zoom session here: https://hws.zoom.us/j/904914400