Last day of classes: April 28
Final Exams: May 1-6

Dear Parents,

Sandy Cooke, Director of Student Affairs Operations and Civic Engagement
Hampden-Sydney College is committed to forming Good Men and Good Citizens, both inside and outside of the classroom. This month we want to share three programs with you which provide opportunities for developing character and citizenship.

The 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 18, and we hope you will encourage your son to join in the fun! In addition, students can join a range of groups that conduct volunteer service, such as the H-S Mentor Program that matches students with a "little brother" in the local public schools to serve as a positive role model.  

The Fly Fishing Clinic is scheduled on April 17 & 18. The participants will have the opportunity to "Tie the Fat Albert Fly" with Harry Robertson on Friday from 3-7 p.m. On Saturday, they will have an introduction to fly fishing gear from 9-11 a.m., break for lunch, and return at 1:30 p.m. for the casting clinic. The fly rods and gear are furnished as needed and the cost is $40. Please register by contacting Patty Townsend at (434)223.6128 or

On Sunday, April 19 come celebrate living a healthy lifestyle - freedom from hurts, hang-ups, and habits - with the inaugural "It's Your Life 5k Run and Walk", sponsored by Hampden-Sydney College and Sweet Briar College.  After the 5k, join us for a cookout at College Church, sponsored by the Hampden-Sydney College Student Network. This event is free for all Hampden-Sydney and Sweet Briar students, $10 in advance for all others and $20 on the day of the race.

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

All the best,

Sandy Cooke
Director of Student Affairs Operations
and Civic Engagement   

Facebook iconFollow H-SC on Facebook and stay connected!



Morton in spring

Registration for fall semester courses opens April 1 and closes April 8.

The H-SC Men's Chorus will join the women's chorus of Longwood University as they present their Spring Concert on April 16.

The Big Event at Hampden-Sydney College

The Big Event, a day for Hampden-Sydney students to give back to the local community, is Saturday April 18.

The inaugural "It's Your Life 5k Run and Walk", sponsored by Hampden-Sydney College and Sweet Briar College on April 19, will celebrate healthy lifestyles and choices.

The Office of Academic Success is here to help your son accomplish his academic goals with workshops, tutoring, counseling, and more.

Final Convocation on April 23 marks the end of the 2014-15 academic year.

The last day of classes is April 28.



Commencement at Hampden-Sydney CollegeFinal Exams are May 1-6.

Commencement is Sunday, May 10. Visit the Commencement Family Information page and schedule for more helpful information.

May Term begins Tuesday, May 19.


Hampden-Sydney Men in the News:

Two Students to Participate in Teach for America

Students Inducted Into Phi Beta Kappa

Inductions Into Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society

Pre-Health Students Selected for Centra Shadowing Program

Students Elected to ODK Honor Society

Adam Witham '16 Talks About Hilary Term at Oxford

Student Program Inspires Brian Collins '15 to Donate Bone Marrow

Stephen Woodall '15 Conducting Cancer Research 

MORE Student Achievement Stories...