Obituaries, Death Notices, Funeral Arrangements

The Communications Office does not send obituaries to the media.  In those cases where the family seeks the aid of the College in preparing an obituary, the Communications Office will assist, but responsibility for content, final form, and distribution remains with the family.

In some cases the Communications Office will notify the media of the death of a current or former faculty or staff member.  The media may then pursue the matter with the family.

The deaths of alumni are noted in The Record.  Information should be sent to

The College does not post death notices, funeral arrangements, or obituaries on the Homepage or Website News.

Blast e-mails regarding deaths and funeral arrangements are not sent to Hampden-Sydney College constituents.  Exceptions may be requested by the Office of the President.

Regularly scheduled Tiger Headlines may note the death of a current or former faculty or staff member.