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Dear Parents,

Robert Sabbatini, Associate Dean of Students
Welcome to Hampden-Sydney College! We want you and your family to have the best possible experience while your loved one is attending H-SC, so we have suggested some goals for H-SC parents/family members and steps on how we will help you realize those goals.

Expected Parent/Family Benefits
  • Understand the developmental changes parents and families experience when children embark on their collegiate careers.
  • Be an effective mentor and coach for your college student.
  • Understand the college experience your student is having in today's (fast-paced, multi-tasking, technology driven) higher education environment.
  • Establish the appropriate level of involvement in your son's collegiate career that is beneficial to you, your child and the College community. Know when and how to empower your son to take responsibility, enabling him to grow into a mature, productive and independent adult.
We know how influential you are in the life of your son. It is our goal to provide you information about the key issues that face college students throughout the academic year. In turn, we hope that you will continue to provide encouragement and support through these challenging transitions.

We urge you to keep lines of communication open with your son and provide the support that he may need. But keep in mind that learning to independently overcome obstacles is every bit as valuable as anything learned in our classrooms. Do not be afraid to let your son take the initiative and develop into a resourceful young adult.

This Parent's Page serves as a gateway to timely information about topics ranging from academics to health and safety, and from finances to career decisions. It is also a great source of information about what is happening on campus, allowing you to explore everything we have to offer when you visit your son. You are committed to helping your son succeed, and so are we. We at Hampden-Sydney College share your desire to see your son graduate with a college degree. More than that, we want your son to leave H-SC with unforgettable memories, lifelong friends and the knowledge needed to succeed.  


Robert Sabbatini
Associate Dean of Students

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Hampden-Sydney College student and parent

Freshman Orientation, August 21-September 1, provides first-year students with the opportunity to connect with their classmates and the greater Hampden-Sydney community. Your student will explore the academic program, begin building relationships with his academic advisors, and learn about the resources available to him along his journey.

Upperclassmen check-in is Monday, August 24.

C Day, August 25, is a campus-wide, day-long tradition inviting students to explore interests, make connections, and celebrate the Hampden-Sydney community.

Classes begin Wednesday, August 26.


Hampden-Sydney College peer tutoringAcademic Services provide your students with the assistance they need to achieve their academic goals and to be successful during their academic careers. Encourage your son to visit the Office of Academic Success which provides advising, tutoring, workshops, and counseling services, the Ferguson Center for Public Speaking, the Writing Center, and the Office of Instructional Technology


Hampden-Sydney College family weekendMake your plans now for Family Weekend, October 2-4! 

Fall Break will begin following classes on October 16 and end October 20.

H-SC Homecoming is October 24th!

Hampden-Sydney Men in the News:

Tim Morgan '16 Interns in West Africa

Lawrence Bowers '16 Spends Summer in New York and Beijing

Robert Harriss '16 Teaches in Miami College Readiness Program

Holden McLemore '16 Interns with Fulbright Commission in Prague

Spencer Wiles '15 Receives NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship

Linh Nguyen '16 and Samuel Sheffield '17 Bring Supercomputing to H-SC

Alex Abbott '17 Examines Material World and Beyond in Summer Research 

Biology Research Students Stephen Woodall '15 and Travis Goodloe '16 Honored

John Wirges '15 and Aaron Gilani '15 Attend McDonald Cadet Leadership Conference

Two Students to Participate in Teach for America

Students Inducted Into Phi Beta Kappa

Inductions Into Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society

Pre-Health Students Selected for Centra Shadowing Program

Students Elected to ODK Honor Society

Adam Witham '16 Talks About Hilary Term at Oxford

Student Program Inspires Brian Collins '15 to Donate Bone Marrow

Stephen Woodall '15 Conducting Cancer Research 

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