Life on the Hill

Celebrate Hartwick Traditions

From Welcome Weekend to Hawks' Night Fever, there are events and traditions each, and every Hawk is invited to join in to celebrate. Whether you're a first-year student or entering your fourth year, you'll experience Hartwick's vibrant campus community and feel a strong sense of pride being a Hawk.

Hartwick College Students during Wick Week with Swoop taking selfie
Hartwick College students on Frisbee Field with Guiding Eyes for the Blind puppy in training
Hartwick College Students looking at trail map before hiking Table Rock Trails
Hartwick College students in cardboard boat race at Pine Lake during True Blue Weekend
Hartwick College cheerleaders welcoming new students to campus during Wick Week
Hartwick College students during musical chairs contest at Hawks' Night Fever in Lambros Arena
Hartwick College students biking at Pine Lake Environmental Campus
Hartwick College football fans watching game from hillside of Wright Stadium

Find where you fit

Your FlightPath is more than just your academic journey; it’s your entire experience. It’s our way of making sure that every opportunity available is meaningful and relevant to you. Join one of more than 60 clubs and organizations, play a sport, start a research project, learn through an on-campus internship, become a campus leader -- you name it. . As a Hawk, you’ll discover that making friends comes naturally, and it’s easy to feel at home.

Where Hawks Gather

Between and after classes, you'll find other Hawks in places like Dewar Union, The Commons, and Stack's Lounge or Laura's lounge for a quick bite, trivia, or even stand-up comedy and poetry readings.

Your home at Hartwick

Living on campus, especially in your first year, is a big deal. We’re here to help you make that transition. Explore all the resources you might need during your time as Hawk.


From traditional residence halls to suite-style rooms, townhouses, and apartments, you’ll have options for living in a vibrant space where opportunities and experiences surround you.


The Commons, Table Rock, and John Christopher’s Café offer a lot of menu options and setups, whether you’re meeting up with friends, getting coffee with a professor, or grabbing quick coffee.


Hartwick invests in self-care resources so that you can invest in you.

Students interacting

Around Oneonta

Our college town is more than peaceful and picturesque: it’s also a thriving small city at the northern edge of the Catskill Mountains.

Explore Oneonta

Hartwick College students on Founders' Way

Campus Safety

We are dedicated to providing a safe and secure learning environment for everyone.

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Get answers to some of students’ most common questions.

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Other Ways to Get Involved

There’s more than one way to be engaged across campus. Check out these additional ways to connect with peers and experience campus life.

We’re here to help

Still have questions? Reach out to our Student Engagement team. That’s what we’re here for!