Soon many of your sons will be preparing to head home for the holidays. This is a demanding time of the semester and you may discover a level of stress that goes along with the end of any semester. If you do, I hope you will encourage your son to be especially mindful of healthy decisions at this stressful time. Eating right, getting plenty of sleep, and exercising are outstanding ways of de-stressing.
You might also want to direct him to our Wellness Center right in the heart of campus. The Wellness Center houses three key functions that are uniquely gifted in helping your sons reach and maintain balance in their lives: general health through Dr. Corbett, and Nurses Graham, Kiewiet De Jonge, and Faircloth; Substance Education with Assistant Dean of Students for Substance Education, Shawn White and her assistant, Mrs. Adrienne Traylor; and Counseling with College Psychologist and Director of the Wellness Center, Dr. Sherry Ceperich, mental health counselor, Mrs. Heather Hammock, and Mrs. Cynthia Devlin and Mrs. Pat Thorne, who provide us additional counseling expertise on a part time basis. Dr. Ceperich joined the Wellness team just a few weeks ago. In addition to being our College’s psychologist, Dr. Ceperich will be working with her Wellness staff to coordinate and broaden the services provided by our Wellness Center.
Have a wonderful holiday,
Dean of Students
is here to help your son with up-to-date wellness, health, and counseling information and services. Student Health Services is open during clinic hours on a walk-in basis. The Counseling Center offers individual or Group Counseling Sessions. We have compiled a resource page about specific health concerns like allergies, flu, contraception, or Lyme Disease for your convenience. The Prince Edward County Health Department is currently offering the following free vaccines: Tdap, HPV, and Meningococcal.
Hampden-Sydney Men in the News:
Movember is an annual month-long event when students grow moustaches to raise awareness about men's health and raise funds to support cancer survivors and cancer research.
Registration for spring semester classes is November 6-15.
Life is a Dream, the Theatre Department's fall play, will be November 7-8 & 14-15 at 8PM in John's Auditorium.
Career Education Services has a full schedule of fall workshops and events. Encourage your son to attend, then visit the Career Tiger Tracks, profession-specific resources to help your son realize his goals.
Thanksgiving Break will be Wednesday, November 27 through Sunday, December 1
Opportunities to share. ODK will be collecting contributions for Cares for Kids, Hampden-Sydney’s holiday gift program for local elementary-aged kids. All funds go to clothing and toys. The Fitness Center is collecting childrens' coats and outerwear. Students can also choose to buy gifts for a specific child by picking an “angel” from the H-SC holiday tree during the Tree Lighting.
Tree Lighting Ceremony is Tuesday, December 3 at 5:15 PM on Graham Hall Lawn, followed by the first annual student-led "Lighting of Venable" at 8 PM.
Men's Chorus Lessons and Carols is Friday, December 6 at 7PM in College Church.
Last day of classes is Tuesday, December 10.
Final Exams begin Friday, December 13 and end Wednesday, December 18.
Classes Resume on Wednesday, January 15.