"Home Away from Home"


Writing Fellows & Q Fellows

This Sunday the IC hosted a Writing Fellows and Q Fellows Drop-In program for students looking for any help with their written academic assignments or mathematical assignments.

The Writing Fellows and Q Fellows are groups formed by the Center for Teaching and Learning, an on-campus hub for student support. Check out their website or stop by the office to seek help and support with your academic needs. They’re always offering programs and workshops for all different departments.


Q Fellow, Theresa Harvey WS’18, helping Gabriel Smith ‘H’18 with one of their assignments.

Open House at IC

Every year we welcome the HWS community to Intercultural Affairs to begin the fall semester with a happy gathering. We love meeting new faculty, staff and students and welcoming others back after our long summer break. We loved welcoming President Vincent back to IC and were honored to have Mrs. Vincent visit as well to become acquainted with our space and the programs we do.

As always, we welcome all of the HWS community to stop by to spend time here, do some homework and attend our events. For more programming, always check out our Facebook page or our Upcoming Events!

HEOP Ice Cream Social

Upperclassmen students mingled with first-year students at the HEOP Ice Cream Social. The HEOP academic opportunity program is an access and academic support program that by nature is fluid in its operation by creating a web of support for first generation and traditionally underrepresented populations in higher education. HWS finds importance in mixing class years and students with different major/minors to learn, grow and develop professionally and intellectually, thus the Ice Cream Social was the perfect way to meet others in different class years.

Alums: Coming Home!

It’s wonderful being back at HWS and reconnecting with all the folks that played a huge role in helping us get to where we are today, both personally and professionally.” Jade Vasquez WS’12  

“Driving down Pultney Street today, just over five years after graduation, evoked the same excitement as it did orientation weekend.  It was so nice to come back to the place where it all started and connect with the people who were so integral in helping me get to where I am today.” Rosemary Scheibel WS’12

Alumna Desislava Byanova Visits Campus

Desislava Byanova WS’10 visited the Hobart and William Smith campus with her younger brother, an incoming first year student. The IC was happy to see Desislava and share stories about the post-grad life.

So many great memories coming back and the same sense of community that made me feel at home even when my family was more than an ocean away (they are both from Bulgaria). Desislava Byanova, WS’10

Networking Opportunities

Mary Ann Rolfe and Chevanne DeVaney from Institutional Advancement, Darline Polanco Wattles from Intercultural Affairs, Solome Rose from the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and Brandi Ferrara from Career Services met this past week to plan network opportunities with alums during this upcoming academic year. Alums offer a lot of great advice and insight into the professional world, and we’re ecstatic when they’re willing to help students get their foot in the door.


We Welcome This Year’s Fulbright Teaching Fellows!

We give our Fulbright Teaching Fellows a warm welcome to the Hobart and William Smith Colleges campus for the 2017-2018 academic year.

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The Fulbright Scholarship Program is designed to give recent graduates, master’s candidates, doctoral candidates, and young professionals opportunities for personal development and international experience. Most grantees plan their own programs and projects may include university coursework, independent library or field research, classes in a music conservatory or art school, or special projects in the social or life sciences. For more information about the Fulbright Scholarship Program, check it out here!

When I arrived in the US and then on campus, I was amazed by the hospitality and friendliness of the people in this community. They make you feel welcome and are eager to share with you their knowledge and tips about their town. As a French FLTA, I was astonished to see how helpful, Caring and nice people can be here. I know that this year is going to be a wonderful experience, humanly and professionally! Megann Fedon, French Fulbright Teaching Fellow

Curious and open minds, enthusiastic eyes and warm smiles welcomed me on my arrival at HWS. As an ambassador, I am here to bring my culture and traditions closer to you and I just couldn’t have asked for a better welcome than this! Grazie! Alessandra Bottacin, Italian Fulbright Teaching Fellow

As an Iraqi Fulbright grantee, I feel very excited to teach Arabic and share my culture with the HWS community! Augar Khoshaba, Arabic Fulbright Teaching Fellow