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

8:30-11:30 am

8:30-1:30 pm

8:30-5 pm

Richer Community
Matriculation and Reception for Families, Bortz Library

Move-In, Freshman Dorms

Student IDs and Microsoft Office Installation, Computing Center

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

Legacy Lunch, Chairman's Room, Settle Hall
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:

2:00-3:00 pm

3:15-4:15 pm

 

Richer Community
Wellness Introduction: "Molecules That Monkey With Your Mind," Johns Auditorium

Better Learning
Introduction to Academic Advising, Advisor's room

Parents:

2:00-3:00 pm

3:15-4:15

 

Better Learning
Introduction to Academic Advising, Advisor's room

Richer Community
Wellness Introduction: "Molecules That Monkey With Your Mind," Johns Auditorium

Students & Parents:

5:30-6 pm

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

SAY GOODBYE TO PARENTS, FAMILIES
5:30-7 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
9-10 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
9-10 am Better Learning
Group Advising Meetings, Advisor's room

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

Better Learning
Individual Meetings with Advisors, Advisor's room

10:30-11:00 am

Richer Community
Resident Advisors Dorm Meet, Freshman Housing Areas
11-12 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 pm  Richer Community
Class of 2019 Tree Planting, Cushing Hall, front lawn
6-7:00 pm Richer Community
Cookout at the Kleins, Thornton Place

7:30-9 pm

Richer Community
Evening Activities

Sunday, August 23

8 am-noon Richer Community
Opportunities for Worship
10 am-12 pm Richer Community
Brunch, Pannill Commons
12:30-6:00 pm Richer Community
Massage and Smoothies, Pannill Commons, Tiger Inn
1:30-2 pm Better Learning
Rhetoric Editing Test, Gilmer Hall
2:15-4 pm Better Learning
Rhetoric Essay Test, Gilmer Hall
2-5 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

5-6:30 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 am Richer Community
Breakfast, Pannill Commons
9-10:00 am Better Learning
Group Advising and Academic Skills Sessions

10-11:30 am

Better Learning
Individual Meetings with Advisors

11:30 am-1:00 pm

Richer Community More Confident Men
Tiger Fair & Lunch, Pannill Commons, Settle Hall, South Dining Hall
1:15-3:45 pm Richer Community Stronger Character
TIPS (Training for Intervention Procedures) Blitz, Morton Hall classrooms
7:30-9 pm Richer Community Stronger Character
H-SC Step Up, Johns Auditorium
9:15-11 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)

7-8:30 am Richer Community
Breakfast, Pannill Commons, Settle Hall
9-10:00 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
"Pig On The Point" Community Dinner & Student Engagement Fair, Chalgrove Point, (Rain site: Pannill Commons)
1:30-4:30 pm Richer Community Stronger Character
Freshman Service Projects, Pannill Commons, Settle Hall (various locations)

Wednesday, August 26

8:30 am

7-8:00 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

7-9:00 pm

Richer Community Stronger Character
Sex Signals, Johns Auditorium

Tuesday, September 1

11:30-12:20 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

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

Tuesday, September 15

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