Winter Break is December 15 - January 16. Classes resume January 18.
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Dear Parents,Annie Jones, Director of Wellness Center

This year, we have begun to include education about how to develop and sustain self-efficacy and resilience. Self-efficacy is a person's belief in his ability to achieve a particular goal. Resilience is the capacity to withstand stressors, cope with adversity, and complete goal-related tasks. Both help people generate and maintain a state of being that allows for optimal engagement with their activities, projects, and relationships. Psychological research indicates that they help individuals be less prone to depression. Health science research confirms that there is a correlation between self-efficacy, resilience, and decreased occurrences of cancer, heart attack, and stroke, as well as increased chances of recovery. Sociological and Education studies report that self-efficacy and resilience increase student retention and success. As students learn about and develop self-efficacy and resilience they will be better equipped to engage with, and benefit from, the many opportunities of a Hampden-Sydney education.

Please visit the Wellness Center and explore our resources. We invite you to ask questions, share information, and most importantly, remind your student that we are here for them. Best wishes to you and your loved ones throughout the holiday season.

Annie Jones
Director of the Wellness Center

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Christmas wreath at H-SC

The Men's Chorus will present "Go Tell It: Christmas in Context" on December 2nd.

Last day of classes is December 6. Final Examinations are December 9-14.

Winter Break is December 15 - January 16.

Spring semester classes begin January 18. View the full Full Academic Calendar


Snow looking through the Memorial GatesThe Professional Development Institute is a 2-day event before classes start, January 15-16, when students participate in professional development activities, from a recruiter panel to networking with Hampden-Sydney alumni.

New and transfer students report for Orientation January 15. 

Classes begin January 18. Welcome back to the Hill!

Aaron Dawley '18, Well-Rounded Liberal Arts Student

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Hunter H. Hoffler '19 Adds World Champion to Accomplishments

Patrick Woolwine '17 Works for Defense Contracting Firm

Tyler Langhorn '17 Finds Confidence in Prague

Hunter Williams '20 Makes Humanitarian Trip to Uganda

Josh Chamberlin '17, Saving Sea Turtles

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William Echols '17 Receives FEMA Incident Response Training

Caleb Mize '17 Interns with Fortune 500 Company

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