+ Weekly Update for 11/29/21 – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \

Messages to the Community

November 29, 2021

Good morning,

After what we hope was a restful break, we welcome everyone back to campus as we begin the final week of classes.

Ontario County’s COVID-19 positivity rate remains high, with nearly 11% of county residents testing positive. Vaccination and mask wearing indoors remain the best defense; physical distancing when possible is also important. Beginning today through the last day of finals, we ask our community to limit non-academic in-person meetings such as staff meetings, club meetings or other gatherings. As many members of our community did travel over the break, limiting in-person meetings to essential or academic needs will help reduce the possibility of transmission. If you have questions about a meeting or gathering you already had planned, please contact either of us.

As of this morning, there are 5 members of the HWS community – faculty, staff or students – who have tested positive and who are in isolation. We are working with each individual to ensure they have the tools and resources necessary to teach and learn for the remainder of the term. The testing center at Hubbs will reopen tomorrow, Nov. 30, at 10:00 a.m., when we will continue our weekly testing of students who are not vaccinated as well as students who may have been exposed to COVID-19. If you are a student and symptomatic, you should call the Hubbs Health Center for an appointment. The center is open 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.

To support students’ success, in the run up to finals, which begin on Dec. 7, we remind you that Sunday through Thursday, the following academic buildings will be open until midnight:

·      Delancey House

·      Seneca Room

·      Demarest Hall

·      Trinity Hall

·      Merritt Hall

·      Science Building Complex (Lansing, Eaton, Rosenberg, Napier)

·      Gulick Hall

·      Smith Hall

·      Stern Hall

·      Emerson Hall Classrooms

·      1st floor Library (until 1 a.m.)

As we enter into Reading Days and Exams, beginning on Friday, Dec. 3 and continuing through 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 11, the first floor of the Library, the Baron Computer Lab in the Melly Library Atrium, Stern Hall, Gulick Hall, and Rosenberg Hall will remain open 24 hours.

Do not forget to attend StudyHub Live, sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning, where you can get academic support for your assignments or just general company and encouragement. The event is happening in Bartlett Theatre in Coxe Hall on Wednesday, Dec. 1 from 4 p.m. – midnight.

We encourage you all to take care of yourselves and wish everyone a successful week of classes.

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

COVID Weekly Update to the Community by Provost and Dean of Faculty Sarah Kirk, Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students Becca B. Barile, Dean of Hobart College Scott Brophy and Dean of William Smith College Lisa Kaenzig - January 17, 2022

Updates to Spring 2022 Opening by Provost and Dean of Faculty Sarah Kirk and Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students Becca B. Barile - January 10, 2022

Message to the HWS Community by President Joyce P. Jacobsen, Provost and Dean of Faculty Sarah Kirk and Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students Becca B. Barile - December 28, 2021

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