Hurricane Sandy - Update

October 29, 2012

Tuesday, October 30 - Hampden-Sydney College classes and offices are operating on a normal schedule.  Rain is predicted to continue throughout today tapering off tonight.  The College has had no loss of electrical service.

Hampden-Sydney College, classes and offices, operated on a normal schedule on Monday, October 29, and we anticipate the same on Tuesday.  Thus far the impact of Hurricane Sandy has been slight.  It is predicted that we will have somewhat heavier rain and stronger winds overnight.  The possible disruption of normal operations may be loss of power.

In the event of power loss Settle Hall (dining hall) and the Bortz Library are powered by generators and continue operations.

Be prepared for possible power outages by following the guidance from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM).   

In the case of any emergency, the College notifies faculty, staff, and students via the Emergency Notification System (ENS).  Faculty, staff, and students who have not done so are encouraged to register their cell phones with the ENS.  Register as follows:

  • Choose the "Users" link and login with your email id and password, then click on "Create a New Account."
  • The system will use your email id and password automatically to create your account.  Fill in your mobile phone number, accept the terms, and click "Create Account."
  • Your cell phone will receive a confirmation text message to which you should respond to activate the account. (There will be no mention of H-SC in this verification message.  It will come from e2Campus and Omnilert.  The message complies with FCC regulations and cannot be altered.)

Campus Police can be reached at 223-6164.  If there is no answer, call Farmville Police Dispatch at 392-3332.  They will contact Campus Police.  Of course, in the case of an emergency, dial 911.

Everyone should be familiar with H-SC emergency procedures at