New Student Orientation 2015 Schedule

Each New Student Orientation session is intended to embody one or more of the four pillars of the Hampden Sydney Experience:

Better Learning      More Confident Men      Richer Community     Stronger Character

Friday, August 21

9:00-11:30 am

9:30-1:30 pm

8:30-5:00 pm

Richer Community
Matriculation and Reception for Families, Bortz Library

Move-In, Freshman Dorms

Student IDs, Computing Center

11:00-12:45 pm Richer Community
Lunch, Pannill Commons, Settle Hall
10:45-12:45 pm

Legacy Lunch, Everett Stadium Lounge, Everett Stadium
By invitation only, lunch for the sons of Hampden-Sydney alumni and their families

1:00-1:45 pm Richer Community
Welcome to New Students, Families, & Friends, Venable Hall Front Lawn (Rain site: Kirby Fieldhouse)

Students:

2:10-3:10 pm

3:30-4:30 pm

 

Richer Community
Wellness Introduction: "Molecules That Monkey With Your Mind," Snyder Hall, Kirk Athletic Center

Better Learning
Introduction to Academic Advising, Advisor's room

Parents:

2:10-3:10 pm

3:30-4:30

 

Better Learning
Introduction to Academic Advising, Advisor's room

Richer Community
Wellness Introduction: "Molecules That Monkey With Your Mind," Snyder Hall, Kirk Athletic Center

Students & Parents:

5:30-6:00 pm

Richer Community
Class of 2019 Student Ring-off, Bell Tower

SAY GOODBYE TO PARENTS, FAMILIES
5:30-7:00 pm Richer Community
Dinner, Pannill Commons, Settle Hall
7:30-8:45 pm Richer Community Stronger Character
Honor Code Small Group Sessions (coat & tie required), Residence Halls
9:00-10:00 pm Richer Community Stronger Character
The Hampden-Sydney College Honor Convocation (coat & tie), Johns Auditorium
10:15 pm

Richer Community
Hall Meetings with Resident Advisors

Saturday, August 22

8:00 am Richer Community
Breakfast, Pannill Commons
9:00-10:00 am Better Learning
Group Advising Meetings, Advisor's room

10:00-11:30 am;
12:00-1:30 pm

Better Learning
Individual Meetings with Advisors, Advisor's room

10:30-11:00 am

Richer Community
Resident Advisors Dorm Meet, Freshman Housing Areas
11:00-12:00 pm Richer Community
Brunch, Pannill Commons
1:30-4:30 pm Richer Community More Confident Men
"Who Will Take the Hill?" Everett Stadium and other locations
4:30-5:00 pm  Richer Community
Class of 2019 Tree Planting, Cushing Hall, front lawn
6:00-7:00 pm Richer Community
Cookout at the Kleins, Thornton Place

7:30-9:00 pm

Richer Community
Evening Activities

Sunday, August 23

8:00 am-noon Richer Community
Opportunities for Worship
10:00 am-noon Richer Community
Brunch, Pannill Commons
12:30-6:00 pm Richer Community
Massage and Smoothies, Pannill Commons, Tiger Inn
1:30-2:00 pm Better Learning
Rhetoric Editing Test, Gilmer Hall
2:15-4:00 pm Better Learning
Rhetoric Essay Test, Gilmer Hall
2:00-5:00 pm Better Learning
Rhetoric Proficiency Exam, Morton Hall, Room 121 (select transfers ONLY)
4:45-5:45 pm

Better Learning
Language Study Introduction, Gilmer and Morton Halls

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

Monday, August 24

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

10:00-11:30 am

Better Learning
Individual Meetings with Advisors

10:00 am-noon

Richer Community More Confident Men
Tiger Fair, Chairmans Room, Settle Hall

11:00 am-12:30 pm

Richer Community
Lunch, Pannill Commons, Settle Hall

1:00 - 5:00 pm

Better Learning
Individual Meetings with Advisors
5:00-6:30 pm Richer Community
Dinner, Pannill Commons, Settle Hall
7:30-9:00 pm Richer Community Stronger Character
H-SC Step Up, Johns Auditorium
9:15-11:00 pm Richer Community
"Chill on the Hill," outside residence halls

Tuesday, August 25

9:00 am-4:30 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)

7:00-8:30 am Richer Community
Breakfast, Pannill Commons, Settle Hall
9:00-10:00 am Richer Community
Opening Convocation (coat and tie required), Everett Stadium (Rain site, Kirby Fieldhouse)
10:15-11:00 am Richer Community  
Freshman Class Speaker & Introduction to the Good Men Plan, Johns Auditorium
11:00 am-1:00 pm Richer Community
"Picnic On The Point" Community Dinner & Student Engagement Fair, Chalgrove Point, (Rain site: Pannill Commons)
1:30-4:30 pm Richer Community Stronger Character
Freshman Moton Museum and High Bridge Trail Tour, Kirby Field House parking lot

Wednesday, August 26

8:30 am

7:00-8:00 pm 

Classes Begin

More Confident Men
President and Mrs. Howard's Ice Cream Social for New Students & Class of 2019 Photo, Middlecourt

Thursday, August 27

7:00-9:00 pm

Richer Community Stronger Character
Sex Signals, Johns Auditorium

Monday, August 31

4:30-7:00 pm Richer Community Stronger Character
TIPS (Training for Intervention Procedures) Blitz, Morton Hall classrooms

Tuesday, September 1

11:30 am-12:20 pm Richer Community Better Learning
Poker—Library Style! Library Orientation Tour, Bortz Library
7:30-9:30 pm Richer Community
Mock Honor Trial, Johns Auditorium

Tuesday, September 8

11:30 am-12:20 pm Richer Community Better Learning
Poker—Library Style! Library Orientation Tour, Bortz Library

Tuesday, September 15

11:30 am-12:20 pm Richer Community Better Learning
Poker—Library Style! Library Orientation Tour, Bortz Library