The spring term is underway and we have already had our first snow cancellation. Despite the cold temperatures our students have much to look forward to this semester. The Winter Ball is this weekend and Fraternity pledging is about to begin. With these wonderful distractions we will need your assistance helping your son stay focused on his academics. The College and the Office of Academic Success
offer many supports such as tutoring
, the Writing Center
, Speaking Center
, and faculty office hours to assist our students. Please encourage your son to avail himself of these resources early and OFTEN!
- If your son is still adjusting to the rigors of our curriculum, he may wish to consider weekly individual meetings with the staff in the Office of Academic Success. We also offer skills workshops to foster his growth.
- Sophomores will be declaring their intended majors in mid-February. Students still in discernment should meet with their current academic advisors or staff members in Career Education and Academic Success to aid them in their decision making.
- Upperclassmen will be polishing their resumes and pursuing summer internship or research opportunities. The Office of Career Education and Vocational Reflection is a remarkable resource for students looking to enhance their classroom learning with real world experience. There are small stipends available to students with summer internships through the Internship Scholarship Program. The deadline to apply for consideration is April 11th.
Don't hesitate to discuss these opportunities with your student. We would love to work with him.
Lisa A. Burns
Director for Academic Success
The Wellness Center encourages students to establish and maintain healthy habits, especially through the winter months - sleeping well, eating a balanced diet, making exercise part of the daily routine, and learning to manage stress and overcome obstacles. The Wellness Center can provide extra support through Health Services, Counseling, and Substance Education.
Academic Services at Hampden-Sydney provide your son with the assistance he needs to achieve his academic goals. Begin the semester right, and encourage him to utilize all we have to offer!
The Winter Ball, a much anticipated evening of dinner and dancing, is February 6.
American Buffalo, a play by by David Mamet, will be held February 18-19 and 25-26.
Spring Break is March 5-13.
Greek Week begins March 28.
Fall class registration will begin March 23 and close March 30. Please encourage your son to attend his meeting with his advisor.
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