New Student Orientation 2014 Schedule

August 22

8:30-11:30 am

8:30-1:30 pm

8:30-5 pm

Matriculation and Reception for Families, Bortz Library

Move-In, Freshman Dorms

Student IDs and Microsoft Office Installation, Computing Center

11-11:30 am Honors Program: Parent Info Session, Board Room, Settle Hall
11-12:30 pm Lunch, Pannill Commons, Settle Hall
12:30-1:30 pm Welcome to New Students, Families, & Friends, Venable Hall Front Lawn (Rainsite: Kirby Fieldhouse)


1:45-2:45 pm

Wellness Introduction: "Molecules That Mess With Your Mind," Johns Auditorium
3-4 pm Introduction to Academic Advising, Advisor's room


1:45-2:45 pm

Introduction to Academic Advising, Advisor's room

3-4 pm Wellness Introduction: "Molecules That Mess With Your Mind," Johns Auditorium
4-5:15 pm Free time to settle into your room
5:30-6 pm College Worship Service, College Church
5:30-7 pm Dinner, Pannill Commons, Settle Hall
7:30-8:45 pm Honor Code Small Group Sessions (coat & tie required), Residence Halls
9-10 pm The Hampden-Sydney College Honor Convocation (coat & tie), Johns Auditorium
10:15 pm

Hall Meetings with Resident Advisors

August 23

7:30-9 am Breakfast, Pannill Commons
9-10 am Group Advising Meetings, Advisor's room

10-11:30 am;

12-1:30 pm

Individual Meetings with Advisors, Advisor's room
11-12 pm Brunch, Pannill Commons
1:30-4:30 pm "Who Will Take the Hill?" Everett Stadium and other locations
4:30-5 pm  Class of 2018 Tree Planting, TBD
5-6:30 pm Dinner, Pannill Commons

7:30-9 pm

Movie or Basketball, Johns Auditorium or Fleet Gymnasium

August 24

8 am-noon Opportunities for Worship
10 am-12 pm Brunch, Pannill Commons
1:30-2 pm Rhetoric Editing Test, Gilmer Hall
2:15-4 pm Rhetoric Essay Test, Gilmer Hall
2-5 pm Rhetoric Proficiency Exam, Morton Hall Lobby (Transfers ONLY)
4:45-5:45 pm

Language Study Introduction, Gilmer and Morton Halls

5-6:30 pm Dinner, Pannill Commons, Settle Hall
7:00-8:00 pm "Legal Issues for College Students," Johns Auditorium

August 25

7:30-9 am Breakfast, Pannill Commons
9-10:00 am Group Advising and Academic Skills Sessions

10-11:30 am;

1-5:00 pm

Individual Meetings with Advisors
11-12:30 pm Lunch, Pannill Commons
12:30-1 pm Pre-Professional Info Sessions, various locations
1:30-5:00 pm Freshman Service Projects & Robert Russa Moton Museum trip
7:30-9 pm H-SC Step Up, Johns Auditorium
9:15-11 pm "Chill on the Hill," outside residence halls

August 26

11-6:30 pm C Day, One day when the entire H-SC community will gatherC Day.  C Day is an annual day when students, faculty, and staff make time to celebrate community, convocation, and class identity.  

(No classes or athletics)

August 27

8:30 am

7 - 8 pm 

Classes Begin

President and Mrs. Howard's Ice Cream Social for New Students &
Class of 2018 Photo, Middlecourt

August 29

7 pm First Friday at H-SC, Kirk Athletic Center (Snyder Hall)

Tuesday September 2

7:30-9:30 pm Mock Honor Trial, Snyder Hall