We look forward to meeting you soon! Both the International Student Orientation and New Student Orientation are mandatory for all new International students. The International Student Orientation begins two days earlier than the orientation for all new students and is designed to address concerns specific to International students. During these two days, the college will provide you with important information about maintaining your visa status, campus employment oppotunities, and other issues related to living and studying at Hampden-Sydney College.
For more information please contact the Office of Global Education. Phone number (434) 223-6311
You have joined an elite group of men to study at this highly-ranked institution. Founded in 1775, the College is rich in history and heritage and is the 10th oldest college in the United States. We hope that you enjoy your time here. This site is set up to help you obtain information about international student on-campus activities and groups, Student Visas, employment and other immigration issues and policies.
For comprehensive information regarding being an International Student at Hampden-Sydney college, please refer to the International Student Handbook. For your convenience, answers to frequently asked questions are listed below.
Graham Hall, Second Floor
Contact: Jason Ferguson, Director of Admissions
Phone: (434) 223-6327
Contact: Marianne Catron, Student Accounts Manager
Phone: (434) 223-6223
Information about F-1 Visas
F-1 students must take a full-time course load at the college. I-20 forms will be issued to students wishing to apply for an F-1 visa and must remain current.
International students on non-immigrant visas (such ast the F-1 visa) are required to purchase a
Working while a student
As a student in the U.S. on an F-1 visa, students may not work on campus more than 20 hours a week when college is in session. To work on campus students must obtain a social security number. Students with F-1 visas are not allowed to work off campus.
Where to look for on campus job openings
Documents Required for Employment
Maintaining your legal status while enrolled at Hampden-Sydney College
Travel outside of the United States and reentry
Extension of stay
Lost or Stolen Visas
It is important to contact your country's embassy immediately if you suspect that your passport has been lost or stolen.
Renewing Your Passport
An international passport can be renewed in the U.S. through the Embassy of your country of citizenship.
Other Useful Information for International Students
Help with Rhetoric
Contact Dr. Schooling
ISI's Mental Health Awareness for International Students Video
ISI's Sexual Assault Awareness for International Students Video
Last updated: September 20, 2016