New Hartwick students with Swoop mascot

Hawk for a Day (and Night): Get the Full Swoop

There is no better way to help you figure out if you’re meant to be a Hawk than to take a test drive of campus. That’s what this program is all about!

Let us schedule your day around what you need to experience to feel confident in the decision you’re about to make.

Sit in on a class, dine in our Commons, and let us know what else is important to do while you’re here so we can plan your experience.

You’ll make a day of it–and, if you’re interested in also experiencing res hall life through an overnight visit, you can opt to arrive the afternoon before your scheduled day and connect with a student host for the evening.

Be a Hawk for a Day (and Night, if you choose)

Wednesday, April 24
(optional overnight Tuesday, April 23)

Because your day will be customized, we will not be able to accommodate changes, including the addition of the overnight component, within 7 days of the event.

Hawk for a Day Schedule

We’ll customize your schedule based upon your interests and the information you share in your registration form. You will receive this schedule prior to the event.

While this is designed all around you as an accepted student, your parents are invited to learn what they want and need to know, so they can best support your decision. Let us know in the registration form if they have specific questions or wishes for the day.

Hawk for a Day (and Night)

Going to be a Hawk for a Night in addition to your daytime experience?

You and your parents must download and complete this 2024 Overnight Consent Form and submit it no less than 7 days prior to your arrival.

Hawk for a Day (and Night) FAQ

Students are matched with hosts based on preferences, interests, and/or major.

  • Blanket(s)
  • A pillow
  • A sleeping bag
  • Phone charger
  • Toiletries
  • Clothes for the next day

Bring something fun to do with your host! Do you like playing card games? Do you have a party game on a switch or small console that would be a blast to play together? Do you have a small hobby or craft that you would like to teach your host? Consider bringing something fun to do for any downtime that night.

Come with questions! The best way to have an amazing night is to ask many questions about Hartwick. Your host is your guide to what the next four years will be like- use their wisdom to your advantage!

As a community, Hartwick seeks to provide a safe and healthy environment for all. As an accepted student you are bound by the same code of conduct as our current students. Weapons of any kind, including knives, tobacco products, vaping pens and cartridges, drugs and associated paraphernalia and alcohol are not permitted.



Contact us at or 607-431-4150.

Students staying overnight (and their families) will be given a point of contact from the admissions office on the day of their arrival.