Parents

Final exams are May 2-7.

Dear Parents,

Hampden-Sydney is committed to forming Good Men and Good Citizens, both inside and outside the classroom. This month we want to share with you two programs that provide opportunities for developing character and citizenship.

Karin GollinThe Civic Engagement & Service program provides opportunities for students to connect with our local community. Every spring we have a campus-wide day of service called The Big Event, in which students take on service projects across Prince Edward County. This year's Big Event is Saturday April 12, and we hope you will encourage your son to join in! In addition:
  • Students can join a range of groups that do volunteer service, such as the H-S Mentor Program - it matches students with a "little brother" in the local public schools to serve as a positive role model.
  • A course called Good Men Good Citizens combines the inter-disciplinary study of philanthropy with real-world experience. Not only do students in the class do internships in local nonprofits; they also form a Board to weigh actual grant requests and disburse $10,000 each year.*     
Hakeem CroomThe Inclusion & Intercultural Affairs program works to promote a culture of inclusion and respect on campus. A recent Good Men Plan event for freshmen, "Step Up H-SC: Inclusion and Brotherhood," highlighted the importance of intervening in acts of bias and bullying. During the program, a student panel shared personal stories about their experiences with discrimination or bullying and ways in which other students stepped up to help. Freshmen were given resource materials and a chance to discuss in small groups ways they might speak up in uncomfortable situations.   

Overall, the College works to provide students with both knowledge and experience that will help them make a positive difference in the world.  

Sincerely,  

Karin Gollin, Director of Civic Engagement  
and
Hakeem Croom, Assistant Dean for Intercultural Affairs  

* Thanks to financial support provided to the course by the Learning by Giving Foundation.

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CALENDAR HIGHLIGHTS

APRIL

Springtime at Hampden-Sydney College

Spring has sprung at Hampden-Sydney College!

Greek Week is March 31-April 6. This weeklong celebration of brotherhood revolves around Hampden-Sydney's social fraternities. This year's public Greek Week concert features Major & the Monbacks and AER on April 3.

Fall semester and May Term class registration is April 2-9.

Student working at the Big Event

The Big Event, a day for Hampden-Sydney students to give back to the community, is Saturday, April 12.

Final Convocation and presentation of awards is April 24 at 11:30 AM in Johns Auditorium.

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!


MAY

Commencement

Final Exams are May 2-7. 

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.

Commencement, May 10-11, is fast approaching! We look forward to seeing you on campus again. Plan your visit.

May Term, a consolidated academic session when a variety of departments offer classes both on campus and abroad, is May 20 - June 17. Registration for May Term begins April 2.