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Hartwick College



Originally located near Cooperstown, NY, Hartwick Seminary became a four-year college in 1927 and held its first classes in the city of Oneonta in 1928.


Our purpose as a college of the liberal arts and sciences is to educate people who will thrive in and contribute to the world of the future; people who are prepared to meet the personal, intellectual, and social challenges of a rapidly changing and increasingly interdependent world.


Hartwick graduates will be noted as being able to thrive in a world of global interdependence in which people of the broadest range of national, ethnic, social, and personal backgrounds will interact personally and technologically.

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Student services

Staff will help you define and achieve your goals, and much more. These offices and programs include:

  • Career Services and Internships
  • Center for Student Success
  • Academic & Pre-Professional Advising
  • Office of the Registrar
  • Global Education
  • Community-Based Service Learning
  • Writing Center
  • Office of Academic Affairs
  • Office of Student Accounts
  • Intercultural Affairs 

Housing services

Hartwick College is a residential liberal arts college that provides housing for our full-time students.

From traditional corridor-style residence halls to suite-style rooms, townhouses and cabins at Pine Lake Environmental Campus, Hartwick College Housing offers many different opportunities and residential experiences.

Library services

The Hartwick College Library is named in honor of two sisters, Mrs. Orin L. (Helena Pruyn) Stevens and Mrs. Henry (Sarah Pruyn) German, philanthropists and generous donors to Hartwick College. Mrs. Stevens was a fashion consultant for Marshall Fields in Chicago until her retirement in 1952. Mrs. German was an elementary school teacher. 

Medical services

At Perrella Health Center, our mission is to help you understand and maintain your optimum physical, emotional, intellectual, and social well-being.

To achieve this goal we practice preventative healthcare, manage acute and chronic illness, and assist students in becoming educated healthcare consumers.

Student Life

Campus life

The land for the campus was donated by the City of Oneonta. Bresee Hall, today the oldest building on campus, was designed by noted architect John Russell Pope and built in 1928. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2004. The college's ties to the Lutheran Church ended in the 1960s and it now carries no religious affiliation. Following the elimination of 18 jobs in the summer of 2015, faculty voted "no confidence" in the college president. 

Sports facilities

Hartwick College's teams are known as the Hawks, its official mascot is Swoop the Hawk, and its colors are Wellesley Blue & White.

The college is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and competes at the Division III level for most sports as a member of the Empire 8 Conference.

Hartwick competes at the Division I level for two sports. The Hartwick women's water polo team is a member of the Collegiate Water Polo Association. Hartwick's Men's soccer won the NCAA Division I National Title in 1977; it has been an affiliate member of the Sun Belt Conference since 2014.

Student clubs

We enjoy everything from running around in the dirt to debating the ethics of the latest world news. But it’s friendship and awareness that keep us signing up for more.

The Office of Campus Activities and the Student Senate work together to support the efforts of more than 70 registered student clubs and organizations each year. This group of interests reflects our community’s diversity and contributes to the exciting co-curricular life here at Hartwick.


Hartwick College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE or “Middle States”), and the NY State Board of Regents. 

Oneonta, New York, United States