+ Weekly Update for 11/15/21 – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \

Messages to the Community

November 15, 2021

Good afternoon,

Congratulations to our exceptional athletes and coaches who performed with immense skill this weekend. Win or lose, it was extraordinary to see the athleticism and sportsmanship of our students. Special congratulations go out to the William Smith Soccer Team and Head Coach Aliceann Wilber who, after beating Hamilton College 2-1 yesterday, advance to the third round of the NCAA Division III Women’s Soccer Championship for the sixth straight time.

Congratulations are also in order for the more than 90 students who participated in the Kinetic Dance Concert this weekend at the Smith Opera House. Formerly known as Koshare Dance Collective and the oldest continuous club at Hobart and William Smith, the students of Kinetic proved yet again that dance has the power to unite and inspire all of us. It was a wonderful series of performances.

As we look forward to November break and prepare for finals, a reminder that the rate of transmission of COVID-19 in Ontario County remains high. We continue to require everyone to wear face masks indoors and whenever it is not possible to stay three feet apart, and anticipate that this requirement will be in place at least for the remainder of the semester.

For those students preparing to travel outside of Geneva for break and who would like to be tested prior to leaving, walk-in testing is available Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The testing center at Hubbs will close on Tuesday, Nov. 23 at 2 p.m. and re-open on Tuesday, Nov. 30. Because the incubation period between the November break and Winter break is too short, we will not test students on reentry to campus after Thanksgiving.

As always, we encourage you to check the HWS calendar often to make sure you are aware of the many events happening on campus each week, and read the Update webpage that includes stories on the accomplishments and accolades of members of our campus community.

Sincerely,

Sarah Kirk
Provost and Dean of Faculty 

B. B. Barile
Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students

COVID-19 Information and Data

Messages to the Community

Final Week of the Semester by Provost and Dean of Faculty Sarah Kirk and Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students Becca B. Barile - December 6, 2021

Weekly Update by Provost and Dean of Faculty Sarah Kirk and Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students B.B. Barile - November 29, 2021

Weekly Update by Provost and Dean of Faculty Sarah Kirk and Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students B.B. Barile - November 15, 2021

Weekly Update by Provost and Dean of Faculty Sarah Kirk and Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students B.B. Barile - November 8, 2021

Weekly Update by Provost and Dean of Faculty Sarah Kirk and Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students B.B. Barile - November 1, 2021

Weekly Update by Provost and Dean of Faculty Sarah Kirk and Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students B.B. Barile - October 25, 2021

Weekly Update by Provost and Dean of Faculty Sarah Kirk and Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students B.B. Barile - October 18, 2021

COVID Update and Fall Break by Provost and Dean of Faculty Sarah Kirk and Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students B.B. Barile - October 4, 2021

Reflections and Updates from Campus by President Joyce P. Jacobsen - September 27, 2021

COVID and Homecoming & Family Weekend Updates by Provost and Dean of Faculty Sarah Kirk and Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students B.B. Barile - September 20, 2021

Campus Update by Provost and Dean of Faculty Sarah Kirk, Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students B.B. Barile and Deborah M. Drain, Director of Human Resources - September 13, 2021

Implementation of Airborne Infectious Disease Plan by Provost and Dean of Faculty Sarah Kirk, Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students B.B. Barile and Deborah M. Drain, Director of Human Resources - September 9, 2021

Weekly Update to the Community by Provost and Dean of Faculty Sarah Kirk and Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students B.B. Barile - September 6, 2021

COVID-19 Update and Vaccination Requirements by President Joyce P. Jacobsen, Provost and Dean of Faculty Sarah Kirk and Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students B.B. Barile - August 30, 2021

New Positive Cases Identified by Provost and Dean of Faculty Sarah Kirk and Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students B.B. Barile - August 25, 2021

Vaccinations and COVID Cases by President Joyce P. Jacobsen, Provost and Dean of Faculty Sarah Kirk and Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students B.B. Barile - August 23, 2021

Community Update: First Day of Classes by Provost and Dean of Faculty Sarah Kirk and Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students B.B. Barile - August 23, 2021

COVID-19 Dashboard and Vaccination Reporting by Provost and Dean of Faculty Sarah Kirk and Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students B.B. Barile - August 16, 2021

Ontario County Transmission Rate Moved to Substantial by Provost and Dean of Faculty Sarah Kirk and Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students B.B. Barile - August 12, 2021

Update to the campus community by Provost and Dean of Faculty Sarah Kirk and Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students B.B. Barile - August 9, 2021

Ontario County Moved to Substantial Transmission by Provost and Dean of Faculty Sarah Kirk and Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students B.B. Barile - August 2, 2021

COVID-19 Safety and Management by Provost and Dean of Faculty Sarah Kirk and Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students B.B. Barile - August 2, 2021

Summer 2021 update by Provost and Dean of Faculty Sarah Kirk and Vice President for Campus Life Robb Flowers - July 20, 2021

Fall 2020 Message Archive

CONTACT

General questions and comments should be directed to:

Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Geneva, NY 14456
(315) 781-3000

Questions regarding health issues should be directed to:

Hubbs Health Center
119 St. Clair Street
Geneva, NY 14456
Phone: 315-781-3600
Appt. Phone: 315-781-4530
Fax: 315-781-3802