The staff of the Office of Academic Success
is ready to assist your son in addressing issues that can arise during the transition to college academic life including learning to manage time, balancing multiple activities, and learning self-advocacy. Among the services we provide are academic advising and planning, tutoring services, academic skills workshops, and one-on-one academic counseling.
Parents can help by being aware of what's going on in their sons' lives and encouraging them to take steps early to address problems. The question, "How are things going?" is often met with a response of "fine." Asking specific questions about your son's classes yield more productive results. "What are you learning in your history class?", "What was your score on your math test?", "What is your favorite class and why?", and "What are you finding most challenging?" are questions that can lead to fruitful conversations. Most students have had their first big round of tests and papers, so now is the time for students to start taking advantage of academic support. Midterm will be here soon and, before we know it, it will be time to think about classes for next semester. Here are some important dates to remember:
Encourage your son to visit his academic advisor and professors
- Deficiency notices are due to the Registrar: October 22
- Last day to withdraw from a class: October 31
- Registration for spring classes: November 5-14
during office hours, to use tutoring services
, and to visit the Writing Center
. Your guidance is invaluable in helping your son meet his goals and achieve academic success.
Sincerely, Christa D. Fye
Associate Dean for Academic Success
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Fall Break begins Friday, October 10, after classes end. Classes resume Wednesday, October 15.
Homecoming Weekend, a time for alumni, families, friends, and the community to come together and enjoy a fall weekend at H-SC, begins Friday, October 17. Hampden-Sydney Tigers will host soccer, rugby, and football games. Plan your visit!
The Career Education and Vocational Reflection staff offers your college freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior individualized services to help him discover and reach his goals.
Romeo and Juliet, presented by the Theater Department, opens November 6 and will play November 7, 13, 14 at 8 p.m. in Johns Auditorium.
The Men's Chorus Fall Concert - with special guests the Acousticals - will perform new selections and old favorites on Thursday, November 13 in Crawley Forum at 8 p.m.
Thanksgiving Break is Wednesday, November 26 through Sunday, November 30.
The Tree Lighting Ceremony and the Lighting of Venable Hall is Thursday, December 4. These annual traditions provide students with a break from end-of-semester studies with caroling, holiday snacks, and festivities.
Last day of classes is December 9.
Final Exams begin Friday December 12 and end December 17.
Holiday Break is December 18 through January 13. Spring semester classes begin January 14.