New Student Orientation - August 22
All other students report - August 25
Classes begin - August 27

C DAY, an H-SC tradition, is August 26!

Dear Parents,

Karin Gollin, Director of Civic Engagement & Student Affairs Operations
The Office of Student Affairs is looking forward to welcoming your sons to Hampden-Sydney College! C Day, a Hampden-Sydney tradition that welcomes students and celebrates community and brotherhood, will begin with Opening Convocation on Tuesday, August 26.

You might be interested in some of the changes to the H-SC Campus Store, particularly those that affect textbook purchases. By moving all of its textbooks sales online, the Campus Store now offers more buying options and lower costs, including rentals, e-books, new & used books, and guaranteed buyback. Online ordering for Fall 2014 is available now. The books typically arrive within 2 days of purchase. Please encourage your son to place his book order before heading back to campus, so they will be waiting for him when he arrives. You can also purchase  other school supplies and Hampden-Sydney gifts at the Campus Store's website

Parents of new students may want to visit the Orientation pages and the Orientation Schedule for more information on the programs and events that begin on Friday, August 22. As you prepare, you may find the "What to Bring" list helpful.

Please feel free to contact The Office of Student Affairs if you have questions, at (434)223-6128. For book order questions, please contact the Campus Store directly at (434) 223-6117.     


Karin Gollin
Interim Associate Dean of Students

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President Howard and students at Hampden-Sydney College First Year Student Orientation begins Friday, August 22. This is a time for your son not only to connect with classmates and the greater Hampden-Sydney community, but also to learn about how to succeed in college.

Sophomore and Upperclassmen check-in is Monday, August 25. Welcome back to The Hill!

C-Day, a day to celebrate the Hampden-Sydney community and brotherhood, will begin with Opening Convocation on Tuesday, August 26.

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Classes begin August 27. Now is a great time to familiarize yourself with the Academic Services that are available to your son, including: The Office of Academic Success, The Writing Center, The Ferguson Center for Public Speaking, and the Office of Career Education.


Family's celebrate at Hampden-Sydney CollegeMock Honor Trial is Tuesday, September 2. Freshmen are required to attend this school-wide event. During the Mock Trial, students will learn how H-SC's revered Honor Code is upheld by The Student Justice System.

Family Weekend is September 19-20! This campus-wide event offers families a taste of the Hampden-Sydney College student experience. Plan your visit early.

Interested in attending Hampden-Sydney Tiger athletic events? Visit the H-SC Athletics website for a full schedule and information.


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The Career Education and Vocational Reflection staff offers your college freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior individualized services to help him discover and reach his goals.


Friends and family cheer on the Hampden-Sydney College tigersHomecoming Weekend, a time for alumni, families, friends, and the community to come together and enjoy a fall weekend at H-SC, begins Friday, October 17. Hampden-Sydney Tigers will host soccer, rugby, and football games. Plan your visit.