Did you know that students rank sleep problems second only to stress in factors that negatively impact academic performance?* Because sleep is so important to college students’ physical and emotional well-being, the Wellness Center has launched a “Sleep Well Campaign” to introduce and reinforce positive sleep habits. The Wellness Center
consists of Student Health Services
, Counseling Services
, and Substance Education
The campaign includes:
- Sleep “Fun Facts” posted on electronic boards, such as “Sleeping directly after learning something new will improve your ability to remember it effectively.”*
- Sleep consultations, one or two sessions with a counselor to assess what may be getting in the way of good sleep and creating a doable improvement plan.
- Talks by local sleep researchers on sleep and academic performance, effects of alcohol on sleep, pros and cons of naps, and sleep and mood and physical health issues.
- Availability of sleep logs at the Wellness Center and information on sleep log apps.
- Tip cards on researched sleep well practices also known as “sleep hygiene.”
- MP3 links of relaxation activities including a sleep induction exercise:
If your student is among many who struggle with sleep, please consider encouraging him to check out the campaign and/or to stop by the Wellness Center. Student Health is available on a walk-in basis and Counseling is available by appointment, usually within a few days. We will be happy to work with him.
Warm winter regards,
Director, Wellness Center
*American College Health Association
**Payne et al (2012). Plos One, Memory for Semantically Related and Unrelated Declarative Information: The Benefit of Sleep, the Cost of Wake.
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Housing Selection Meeting, an information session about selecting housing for 2014-15, will be February 6 from 11:30-12:30.
The Office of Academic Success, the Ferguson Center for Public Speaking, and the Writing Center are here to help your son achieve his goals in academics, public speaking, and writing.
Good Men Plan: Diversity and Inclusion, a program for first-year students, is February 13 from 11:30-12:15.
Symposium on Masculinity and Creativity is February 26 - 27.
Visit the "H-SC After Dark" page for information about evening academic and social activities on campus.
Spring Break is March 8-16. Classes resume on March 17.
Fall Semester Registration begins March 20. Encourage your son to attend his Student Advising meeting to help him achieve his academic and personal goals.
H-SC Men's Chorus Spring Concert will be Saturday March 22, when students and returning alumni will celebrate director Frank Archer's last concert before his retirement. Repertoire from the choir's concert and touring history will be performed.
Greek Week begins March 31. This weeklong celebration of brotherhood revolves around Hampden-Sydney's social fraternities. The College Activities Council (CAC) sponsors a school-wide concert while individual fraternities host bands, special events, competitions, and service projects.
The Big Event, a day for Hampden-Sydney students to give back to the community, is Saturday, April 12.
Is he too busy to visit the Career Education Office during the day? We now have "Walk-In Wednesdays" when students can stop by the Bortz Library from 8-9 PM through the end of the semester. Career Education staff and Rotaract members can review resumes or answer questions about anything from graduate school to upcoming interviews!