Got Questions? Explore Hartwick History

Below find answers to student questions about the history of the college and its campus. If you would like to participate, please contact either College Archivist Rebekah Ambrose-Dalton at ambroser@hartwick.edu or Coordinator of the Yager Museum Donna Anderson at andersond@hartwick.edu.

Sponsored by Hartwick's 2013-14 Campus Theme, "Exploration".

BUILDINGS AND PLACES ON CAMPUS:

Why is there a statue of a giant gorilla standing behind Anderson Center?

Speaking of Anderson, who is Anderson, and why is this building round?

What did the fourth floor of Yager Hall look like in 1983?

What was on the site of Arnold Rain Garden before it was Arnold Rain Garden?

What was the first residence hall at Hartwick?

Was Dewar actually a residence hall? What happened to it?

Who is Elmore and why is the field named after him/her?

When was Pine Lake Environmental Campus purchased by the college? 

How did Hartwick acquire Table Rocks? 

Why is Van Ess named Van Ess?

What was the first residence hall at Hartwick?

Who was Golisano Hall named after?

CURRICULUM:

What year did the nursing program start?

FACULTY AND ADMINISTRATION:

Who was the first art professor hired at Hartwick?

Who was the first president of Hartwick College?

FACTS AND FIGURES:

What was the size of the original campus library?

How big was Hartwick's first graduating class?

How many people were in the first nursing class?

What were the first majors after Hartwick was no longer a Seminary?

What was the original cost of tuition when Hartwick was founded?

When did the college allow people of color?

SIGNS AND SYMBOLS:

What is the significance of Yager Bell Tower?

When did the college seal change and what does the current seal represent?

ATHLETICS:

When did Hartwick Soccer develop into a DI program?

When did Hartwick start it's Lacrosse Program?

When was the last time Hartwick won a football championship?