Orientation Sunday, August 24

OFFICE HOURS

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
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
Pannill Commons, Settle Hall

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

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

Dr. Liz Rand, Director of the Rhetoric Program and Associate Professor of Rhetoric

These two tests are required of all new freshmen. They are also required of transfers who have earned fewer than six hours of credit in writing courses. Please bring two pens or pencils. Students may bring The Bedford Handbook for Writers, 6th ed., by Diana Hacker, if they wish. Students with last names beginning with the letters below please go to these locations:  

A - L
M - P
Q - T
U - Z
All Transfers

Gilmer Hall 019
Gilmer Hall 025
Gilmer Hall 105
Gilmer Hall 124
Gilmer Hall 125

2 pm- 5:00 pm - Rhetoric Proficiency Exam (SELECT TRANSFERS ONLY)
Morton Hall Lobby

Dr. Liz Rand, Director of the Rhetoric Program and Associate Professor of Rhetoric

This test is required only for 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 (The Bedford Handbook for Writers, 6th ed., by Diana Hacker) for each exam room.    

4:45 pm- 5:45 pm - Language Study Introduction (F) (T)
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
Spanish 300
French 100 - 200
German
Latin and Greek
Gilmer Hall 019
Gilmer Hall 025
Gilmer Hall 105
Gilmer Hall 124
Morton Hall 112

5 pm - 6:30 pm - Dinner
Pannill Commons, Settle Hall

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

Panel of local law enforcement professionals.

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.