Orientation Tuesday, August 23

11 am – 5 pm – Computing Center
11 am – 3:30 pm – Post Office
6 am – 8:30 am, 11:30 am – 11 pm – Fitness Center
6 am – 9 pm – Pool

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

7 - 8:30 am - Breakfast

9 - 10:00 am - Opening Convocation (NS) (NTS) (coat and tie required)

Richer Community
Everett Stadium (Rain Site: Kirby Fieldhouse)

Dr. Larry Stimpert, President of the College
Dr. Dennis Stevens, Provost and Dean of the Faculty
Mr. Eric McDonald '16, Student Body President

11:00 am - 1:00 pm - "Picnic On The Point" Student Engagement Fair (NS) (NTS)

Richer Community
Chalgrove Point (Rain Site: Pannill Commons)

Representatives from many of Hampden-Sydney's clubs, organizations, and social fraternities will have displays and information about their groups. Students can ask questions and sign up for organizations that interest them. Students who conducted summer honors research projects will also present their findings in the Tiger Inn.

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Strength Finder (NS) (NTS)

Better Learning More Confident Men Stronger Character 
Advisors' Rooms
Individual Advisors
Ms. Lisa Burns, Director of the Office of Academic Success 

During this session, new students will identify their strengths and weaknesses; moreover, Strength Finder will provide new students guidance on how to build on their strengths and weaknesses during their collegiate career. Mandatory for all new students.

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm - Dinner 

Richer Community
Pannill Commons, Settle Hall

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm - Will and Company Presents: In It Together (NS) (NTS) 

Richer Community Stronger Character 
Johns Auditorium 

The subjects presented in this 65-minute, 3-actor, multimedia production take us on a journey of inclusion through America's multicultural history, portraying; Prologue - a summary of race discrimination in American history. 

The Sedgwick Pie. The story of Elizabeth Freeman, the first African American Civil Rights activist, and her link to W.E.B. Dubois and Kevin Bacon. 

Birth Right. Three Asian Americans; Won Kim Ark, Takao Osawa, and Bhagat Singh Thind gained for all Americans, native-born and immigrant, the right to jus soli - "right of the soil."

Latina. Minimum wage, the eight-hour work day, and the right to organize in America were won, in great part, by three Latina activists for social justice: Emma Tenayuca, Luisa Moreno, and Lucy Parsons.

Native Honor. 90 African American, 60 Latinos, 30 Asian American, 1 woman, and 28 Native Americans have been awarded America's highest medal for courage.

Don't Sit On It. First came the Freedom Riders, and then the Sit-In Movement. The culmination of these amazingly courageous actions, by hundreds of Americans, black and white, was the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Epilogue. Are we at the 'one day' of Dr. King, or still looking at each other through our melanin-colored glasses?