Orientation Sunday, August 21

CLOSED - Bortz Library
9 am-7 pm - Fitness Center
9 am-5 pm - Pool

(NS) - Mandatory Event for New Students
(NTS) - Mandatory Event for New Transfer Students

8:00 am - 12:00 pm - Opportunities for Worship

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Various locations around Hampden-Sydney and Farmville
Refer to Local Church Profiles for information or contact the Orientation staff during brunch. The College Church service is on campus at 11 am. 

10:00 am - 12 pm - Brunch 

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Pannill Commons, Settle Hall

12:30 pm - 6:00 pm - Massages & Smoothies 

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Tiger Inn, Settle Hall

Need to de-stress between exams and your first weekend on the Hill? Stop by the Tiger Inn for a massage and smoothie compliments of Aqua Massage and More.

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm - Rhetoric Diagnostic Editing Test (NS) (NTS)
2:15 pm - 4:00 pm - Rhetoric Diagnostic Essay Test (NS) (NTS)

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Gilmer Hall  
Dr. Katherine Weese, Director of the Rhetoric Program and Professor of English

These two tests are required of all incoming freshmen. The test results, along with data used for initial placement such as SAT scores, will determine if new students are enrolled in the appropriate level of Rhetoric. The tests are also required of transfer students who have earned fewer than six hours of credit in writing courses.  Please bring two pens or pencils. 

 2:00 pm- 5:00 pm - Rhetoric Proficiency Exam (SELECT TRANSFER STUDENTS ONLY) 

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Morton Hall Room 121
Dr. Katherine Weese, Director of the Rhetoric Program and Professor of English.

This test is required of all transfer students who have earned at least six hours of credit in composition courses at other institutions and who have been previously notified to take this exam.  Please bring two pens.  The Rhetoric Program will provide a dictionary and a grammar handbook for each exam room.

Gilmer 005
Gilmer 019
Gilmer 025
Gilmer 105
Gilmer 125
Gilmer 220

4:45 pm- 5:45 pm - Language Study Introduction (NS) (NTS)

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See list of locations below
Dr. Julia Palmer, Associate Professor of Modern Languages

All students signing up for language study are required to attend one of the sessions listed for French, Spanish, German, Russian, Latin, Chinese, and Greek. Students will be given a short introduction to the study of languages at the College. Students who did not take the placement exam prior to arriving at H-SC will be required to do so at this session.

Spanish 100 - 200, Gilmer Hall 019 
Spanish 300, Gilmer Hall 025 
French 100 - 200, Gilmer Hall 105 
German, Gilmer Hall 124
Latin and Greek, Morton Hall 112
Chinese and Russian, TBA

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm - Dinner

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Pannill Commons, Settle Hall

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Legal Issues for College Students (NS) (NTS)

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Johns Auditorium

At this event, new students will have the opportunity to learn about the legal issues most often faced by college and university students around the nation. You will also learn specifics about laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia from some of the most prominent and experienced professionals currently working in local law enforcement and criminal justice. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions at the end of the discussion panel. This event is mandatory for all new students.