New Student Summer Orientation Schedule

The Summer Orientation sessions for June 9 and July 14 are both full, but please visit the Freshman Forward web page for more offerings over the summer.  Summer Orientations are optional and everything you will need will be available at the August Orientation.


8:30 am - 5:00 pm - All Administrative Offices Open
8:30 am - 5:00 pm - Computing Center
8:30 am - 4:00 pm - Campus Store
8:30 am - 5:00 pm - Bortz Library
9:00 am - 3:30 pm - Post Office
6:00 am - 7:00 pm - TigerRec Fitness Center

Each New Student Orientation session's intended outcome is to embody one or more of the four pillars that represent the Hampden-Sydney Experience:

Better Learning      More Confident Men      Richer Community     Stronger Character   

Friday, June 9   OR   Friday, July 14

8:00 am - 8:45 am - All New Students Sign-In 
Brown Student Center
Richer Community 

8:45 am - 8:55 am - Welcome
Brown Student Center
Dr. Dennis Stevens, Provost
Richer Community 

9:00 am - 9:25 am - Career Education, Student Academic Support Team, Academic Program
Gilmer, Room 019
Dr. Mike McDermott, Interim Dean of the Faculty  
Mrs. Becca Shelton, Associate Director of Career Education
Mrs. Lisa Burns, Director of Academic Success  
Richer Community              

9:25 am - 10:00 am - Housing & Residential Life, Financial Planning
Gilmer, Room 019
Dean Robert Sabbatini, Dean of Students
Mrs. Zita Barree, Director of Financial Aid 
Richer Community 

10:00 am - 10:15 am - BREAK  

10:15 am -10:35 am - Student Activities & Organizations, Greek Life, First Year Experience, and Security
Gilmer, Room 019
Dean Richard Pantele, Assistant Dean of Student Activities & Organizations
Chief Mark Fowler, Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police
Richer Community 

10:35 am - 11:00 am - Wellness Center, Substance Education  and Study Abroad
Gilmer, Room 019
Mrs. Annie Jones, Director of the Wellness Center
Nurse Beth Graham, Director of the Student Health Center
Dean Shawn White, Assistant Dean of Students for Substance Education
Dr. Daniella Widdows, Director of Global Education and Study Abroad
More Confident Men | Richer Community | Stronger Character 

11:00 am - Students make their way to the Brown Student Center and Parents remain in Gilmer, Room 019 

11:00 am - 11:45 am - PARENT Session
Gilmer, Room 019
Dean Robert Sabbatini, Dean of Students
Dean Shawn White, Assistant Dean of Students for Substance Education
Mrs. Sandy Cooke, Director of Student Affairs Operations and Civic Engagement
Stronger Character | Richer Community 

11:10 am - 11:55 am - STUDENT Session
Brown Student Center
An open and honest peer to peer conversation led by current students. New Students will have the chance to ask questions.  
Stronger Character | Richer Community   

12:00 Noon - 1:00 pm - Lunch
Chalgrove Point Lake, outside Settle Hall (Rain location: Chairman's Room and Board Room, Settle Hall)
New students and their families are welcome to enjoy a meal together.    
Richer Community 

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm - Campus Tours    

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Design your afternoon (Optional Open Houses)
Wilson Center for Leadership
Atkinson Museum
Wilson Trail
Campus Store
TigeRec Fitness Center, Kirby Fieldhouse
Kirby Gymnasium, Kirby Fieldhouse
Fraternity Circle Tour
Viar-Christ Performing Arts Center, Brinkley Hall
Board Games/Video Games in the Brown Student Center   

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Individual appointments with various offices are available and may be scheduled by contacting:
Academic Success - Mrs. Lisa Burns (434) 223-6188
Disability Services - Mrs. Teresa Laughlin (434) 223-6286
Financial Aid - Mrs. Zita Barree (434) 223-6265
Business Office - Mrs. Marianne Catron (434) 223-6223
Ferguson Career Center - Mrs. Becca Shelton (434) 223-6106
Wellness Center - Mrs. Annie Jones (Counseling) (434) 223-6411 or Nurse Beth Graham (Medical) (434) 223-6167

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