New Student Orientation is August 19-30All other students report August 22.
IMPORTANT Messages to Parents

Dear Parents,Robert Sabbatini

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 are 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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Commencement at Hampden-Sydney College

New students arrive on campus August 19. Orientation for freshman and transfer students, August 19 - August 30, will connect your son with his classmates and the greater Hampden-Sydney community and provide him with information about how to succeed in college.

All other students report back to campus on August 22. Welcome back to The Hill!

Classes begin August 24. Ensure that your son is off to a great start by encouraging him to visit the Office of Academic Success and take advantage of all that it has to offer. 


Hampden-Sydney student and his parentsFamily Weekend begins September 9! Make your plans now for a weekend you will not forget.

Academic Services at H-SC provide students with the assistance they need to achieve their academic goals. Regularly visiting the Ferguson Center for Public Speaking and the Writing Center will encourage students to apply steady attention toward improving their writing and public speaking skills.


Hampden-Sydney College in the fallHomecoming is the weekend of October 7.

Fall Break begins Saturday, October 15. Classes resume Wednesday, October 19.


Students Take On the World, Summer Experiences

William Echols '17 Receives FEMA Incident Response Training

Caleb Mize '17 Interns with Fortune 500 Company

236 Seniors Graduate

Johnson '16 Signs with Houston Astros

Ten Students Inducted into Sigma Xi

12 Students Inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

Ten Students Inducted into ODK

Students Attend Model OAS

James Lau '17 Named Goldwater Scholar

H-SC Places 1st in Statewide Collegiate Ethics Bowl

Jake Edmonds '18 Shares His Beyond The Hill Experience in La Lechosa, Dominican Republic

Travis Goodloe '16 Awarded 1st in ASM Poster Competition

Taylor Meinhardt '16 Presents at Society for Cell Biology

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