Orientation Sunday, August 23

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

(F) - Mandatory Event for Freshmen
(T) - Mandatory Event for Transfer Students


8:00 am - 12 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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Pannill Commons, Tiger Inn
Need to de-stress between exams? Stop by the Tiger Inn for a massage and smoothie compliments of Agua Massage and More.   

1:30 pm - 2 pm - Rhetoric Editing Test (F) (T)

2:15 pm- 4 pm - Rhetoric Essay Test (F) (T)

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Gilmer Hall   Morton Hall Lobby 
Dr. Katherine Weese, Director of the Rhetoric Program and Professor of English
These two tests are required of select incoming freshmen whose Rhetoric placement indicators were borderline or ambiguous. The test results will determine if new students are enrolled in the appropriate level of Rhetoric. Students who need to take these diagnostic tests will be notified by their advisor on Friday. 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. After you report to the Morton Hall Lobby to sign in, you will be directed to a classroom in Morton.                 

2:00 pm- 5:00 pm - Rhetoric Proficiency Exam (SELECT TRANSFERS 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 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.  

4:45 pm- 5:45 pm - Language Study Introduction (F) (T)

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See list of locations below
Dr. Dieudonne Afatsawo, Associate Professor of Modern Languages
Dr. Dirk Johnson, 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, Latin 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  

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm - Dinner

Pannill Commons, Settle Hall

7:00 - 8:00 pm - Legal Issues for College Students (F) (T)

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Johns Auditorium
Panel TBA
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.