Hartwick Students to Donate Time to Local Community Clean Up

February 15, 2013

The Hartwick College Student Senate is organizing an initiative entitled "Cleaning Up Oneonta" to help keep the Oneonta community a clean and happy place to live.

Beginning this Sunday, February 17, Hartwick College students will be cleaning up the streets and yards of local Oneonta residents living between Spruce Street and Chestnut Street, and between West Street and Maple Street. Students will be sporting their Hartwick gear with garbage bags in tow, picking up any trash on the sidewalks or front yards of residents that may be left over from weekend activities. 

"The Student Senate is very excited for the new project to kick off," said Student Senate Vice President Katie Pennings '14. "It has been a work in progress, and we look forward to having students supporting the Oneonta Community and helping to give back wherever and whenever we can."

These students have volunteered to participate in this effort in order to help keep our community a place where everyone wants to live, and the invitation is extended to anyone who would like to join in this new venture.

Students will gather at 9 a.m. on Sunday mornings on the Hartwick College campus in order to head into town. If it is cold, as many winter days are, participants are invited to carpool around town in order to participate in the clean-up activities.

For more information about the new "Cleaning Up Oneonta" project, contact Pennings at

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Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,500 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick's expansive curriculum emphasizes an experiential approach to the liberal arts. Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a distinctive January Term, a wide range of internships, and vast study-abroad opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for not just their first jobs, but for the world ahead. A Three-Year Bachelor's Degree Program and strong financial aid and scholarship offerings keep a Hartwick education affordable.

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