Move in Day 2016

Hartwick College Welcomes New Class and Returning Students

August 26, 2016

The Hartwick College experience began this week for new students. As they moved in, they took in new sights, made new friends, and began taking part in a variety of Welcome Weekend activities.

New students living on campus began the check-in process Wednesday morning, as they moved into residence halls and attended Welcome Weekend activities and events, all designed to acclimate them to the college environment. Residential students were able to settle in before a complimentary BBQ lunch was offered to students and their families on Frisbee Field.

Commuter students also started their experience Wednesday, with a customized welcome meeting, and will participate in all Welcome Weekend activities and events.

Returning student move-in begins at 8 a.m. on Sunday, August 28.

Yesterday, Opening Convocation marked the beginning of the new academic experience; the ceremony included a procession of new students, faculty, staff, and administrators in full academic regalia, and remarks by Hartwick College President Margaret L. Drugovich.

The new student festivities continue today and throughout the weekend. Other social highlights of Welcome Weekend include:

  • Hawk’s Pride Dinner and Men’s Soccer Game – 5:30 – 8 p.m., Friday. Lambros Arena/Elmore Field
  • Choose Your Own Adventure – 8 p.m., Friday. Lambros Arena
  • MISSION IMPROVable – 8 p.m., Saturday. Slade Theatre, Yager Hall

The full schedule of events, which includes important academic and technology sessions, as well as ‘Wick 101 classes, can be downloaded here.

The College’s incoming class boasts an academically accomplished and diverse group of 450 students:

  • They are residents of 22 states and 13 countries;
  • 49 are in National Honor Society;
  • Almost half participated in community service;
  • 94 students served as team captains on their high school teams;
  • Many are world travelers, having completed foreign exchange experiences in France; Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Costa Rica and Brazil;
  • 11 served as student-body or class presidents;
  • 17 performed a lead role or directed a drama production; and
  • Hartwick’s incoming class is diverse, with 25% percent being students of ALANA (African American, Latino/a American, Asian American, and/or Native American) descent.

“Talented high school seniors and transfers continue to find Hartwick attractive due to our unique focus of melding a traditional liberal arts curriculum with experiential learning opportunities, said Director of Admissions Lisa Starkey-Wood. “Our students recognize that when they finish their studies here, they will have been prepared well to meet any challenge as they pursue their career goals.

“We always look forward to welcoming the new class, and we are excited to see where their Hartwick journey takes them.”