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Seneca Lake is a stunning backdrop to all that happens on our campus. Enjoy the view while immersing yourself in the vibrant community that lives on its shore.   

According to Forbes, “The Geneva area is the best place to situate yourself.” We couldn't agree more.

The Office of Admissions offers tours and information sessions Monday – Saturday as well as special events throughout the year.


One Visit

Can Change Your Life


  • Campus Visit

    Tour campus with a current student and meet with an admissions staff member to learn more about HWS.

  • On Campus Events

    More than a campus tour, Open Houses, Day-in-the-Life programs, and Junior Visit Days introduce you to a myriad of HWS community members and preview the opportunities you’ll have as an HWS student.

  • Visit Assistance

    Let the admissions staff help plan your visit. Contact the office at (315) 781-3622 or for assistance.

  • Virtual Engagement

    Can’t meet us by the lake? No problem. Get acquainted with HWS from wherever you are most comfortable.

  • Events Near You

    Our admissions team attends college fairs and high school visits across the globe. Meet us at an event closer to your home.

  • Interviews

    We strongly recommend interviews for all applicants. This is an opportunity for you to discuss your academic curiosity, your personal strengths and your goals for the future while learning more about the HWS experience. At the same time, we come to know more about who you are as a person from these conversations, and that’s important to us.

On the edge of a lake

At the center of everything


You’ll love Geneva and the diverse community that has worked together to create the renaissance we enjoy today.

  • Geneva & the Finger Lakes

    Our neighboring city and region create abundant opportunities for research partnerships, hands-on learning, community engagement and fun!

  • Places to Stay & Eat

    Geneva has experienced a surge in arts, food, culture and development. Make the most of your time in the area.

  • Campus Map

    Take a self-guided tour of campus, or simply find where to park using our interactive campus map.

  • HWS Public Art Map

    Follow along the Art Walk path and learn the stories behind each piece.

Safety Guidelines

Hobart and William Smith follow State health and safety guidelines related to Covid-19. At this time, fully vaccinated individuals are not required to mask on campus. Individuals who are not fully vaccinated are required to be masked while indoors in public spaces. Regardless of vaccination status, a mask is required if a faculty or staff member asks that someone do so within their office or classroom.

Tours and other admissions events are often attended by multiple families. If you would prefer to enjoy a more socially distant visit, please contact our office at (315) 781-3622 and we will be happy to make arrangements.