Welcome to Hartwick. You're invited to view our slideshow tour, watch our video, and get to know our campus by using our interactive map. Enjoy your virtual visit, then plan to come see us in person.
Bresee Hall, constructed in 1928, is the original building on campus and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. (Hartwick College was founded in 1797 and its original building was north of Oneonta in Hartwick Seminary, NY.) Bresee is where your visit to Hartwick College begins. You may choose to take a Blue Key campus tour, attend classes, meet with a professor or a coach, eat lunch with a student host, and/or meet with an Admissions officer. To schedule a campus visit, please call 888-HARTWICK. You also may schedule a visit online.
Golisano Hall, a state-of-the-art academic building, opened Fall 2008. Golisano has been designed to link important academic and experiential learning resources, underscoring Hartwick's emphasis on sustainability. One of only 19 LEED-certified buildings in New York, Golisano Hall is ahead of the curve.
The Johnstone Science Center Complex and Miller Hall includes student and faculty research areas, departmental teaching laboratories, a Nursing laboratory, a computer laboratory, a three-room greenhouse, the Hoysradt Herbarium, mediated classrooms/lecture hall, a science communications center, and the related facilities of the Earnest B. Wright Observatory and the Robert R. Smith Environmental Field Station at Pine Lake. The renovation and expansion of Miller Science Building in 1999-2000 included the construction of the Johnstone Science Center, named in honor of John W. Johnstone '54, H'90.
Hartwick is a residentially based campus. Students may choose to live on co-ed or single-gender floors; a freshman hall; a substance-free hall; and, when eligible, an honors hall, an upperclass hall, a special interest house, or one of the townhouse units. Laundry facilities are located in every dorm along with at least one kitchen equipped with a fridge/freezer, stove/oven, and microwave. Every year up to 30 students also live at Pine Lake in cabins or the Robertson Lodge.
Golisano Hall, a state-of-the-art academic building, opened Fall 2008. Golisano has been designed to link important academic and experiential learning resources, underscoring Hartwick's emphasis on connecting the classroom to the world. Its "green" design makes it one of only 19 LEED-certified buildings in New York.
Anderson Center for the Arts offers students numerous studio art areas, including special opportunities in glassblowing, letterpress, book arts, and papermaking. Student artwork is displayed throughout, and Foreman Gallery shows student and contemporary art exhibits. The Music Department features world music, sound recording, and electroacoustic music studios. The building is home to two performance spaces, Anderson Theatre and the Music Circle.
In 2009, Hartwick College honored one of its own, christening the newly renovated gymnasium in Binder Physical Education Center Lambros Arena. The facility was so named to honor a man who has left an indelible mark on the facility, the College, and his native Oneonta: Nick Lambros '59. Lambros coached the men's basketball team to 353 wins in his storied 21-year career.
Dewar Union is the center of student activity on campus. Here you will find the cafeteria, known as The Commons, as well as Table Rock Café, which offers alternative dining services and a convenience store for late-night snack attacks. Dewar also houses student mailboxes and the College bookstore, a favorite place for Hartwick memorabilia and clothing items. Student organizations in Dewar include WRHO, the student radio station; Hilltops, the student newspaper; the yearbook office; Civic Involvement, which coordinates student volunteering; 50-50 Peer Counseling; Student Senate; and Student Union. Dewar also houses the offices of Student Affairs, Residential Life, Campus Safety, Challenge Education, Wellness Education, and Registration & Advising.
Clark Hall houses classrooms in a number of sizes and set-ups. It is home to faculty offices, the language lab, Writing Center, Neuroscience Lab, Technology Services, and a student computer lab. It is named for the Clark Foundation of Cooperstown, generous supporter of education in Otsego County, NY.
Hartwick is in upstate New York, in the historical town of Oneonta, a.k.a. the City of the Hills. Our 425-acres campus sits in the Susquehanna Valley in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick overlooks mile after mile of scenic hillsides from its perch atop Oyaron Hill.
You'd have a hard time finding a prettier campus anywhere. Our 425 acres sit in the Susquehanna Valley in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Because our campus is built into one of those hills, the view is spectacular everywhere you go.
First-year students live in one of our seven residence halls. You can live in an all-female residence at van Ess Hall; alongside Honors students in Holmes Hall; on a single-gender floor in the co-ed Smith Hall; or in Oyaron House, which is dedicated to substance-free living.
The Hawks' athletic facilities include Wright Stadium, featuring a Field Turf all-weather surface; Elmore Field; an eight-lane, 400-meter Balsam International synthetic track; two natural grass practice fields; and six tennis courts. Binder Physical Education Center is the hub for all indoor athletic activities, with full-size and recreational gymnasiums; dance studio; athletic training facility; strength training and fitness center; and the Moyer Aquatic Arena, one of the finest in the state.
Yager Hall is home to the Stevens-German Library, the Paul Fenimore Cooper Jr. Archives, the Department of Anthropology, the Yager Museum of Art & Culture, President's Office, and Slade Theatre. The Museum, which permanently houses more than 22,000 items, consists of nine interconnected, versatile gallery spaces that feature rotating exhibits of the permanent collections and special exhibitions. The Yager Bell Tower holds the original 1815 Hartwick Seminary Bell, which, by tradition, is rung only twice a year--at Opening Convocation and Commencement--the opening and closing of the academic year.
Portrait of a Mad Man, a seven-foot bronze sculpture by Roxanne Becofsky '11, graces the Arnold Rain Garden between Bresee and Golisano halls. The work, depicting a breakdancer, adds just the right complement of artistry and whimsy to the garden. The statue was purchased by Trustee Emerita Joyce Chesebro Buckingham and Harold C. Buckingham Jr. and donated to the College for all to enjoy.
The Hartwick College Library is named in honor of two sisters, Mrs. Orin L. (Helena Pruyn) Stevens and Mrs. Henry (Sarah Pruyn) German, philanthropists and generous donors to Hartwick College. The Stevens-German Library is a gateway to a scholarly collection that fully supports undergraduate research, state-of-the-art technology accessing worldwide information, and quality services that facilitate faculty research.
Need to kick back, reflect, or meditate? Get out of town! Pine Lake is the place. It's where we do some of our hands-on research, and it's a residential alternative to dorm life. There are 22 buildings, with residential living options for up to 30 Hartwick students, plus classrooms, a field station laboratory, the Vaudevillian theatre, picnic pavilion, waterfront, and a ropes course on the 100-acre lower tract.