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.
Sincerely, Robert Sabbatini
Associate Dean of Students