Orientation Tuesday, August 25

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

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

C Day at Hampden-Sydney College is an annual day when students, faculty, and staff make time to celebrate community, convocation, and class identity. 

7:00 am – 8:30 am – Breakfast (F) (T)

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Pannill Commons, Settle Hall


9:00 am – 10:00 am– Opening Convocation (F) (T)

(Coat and tie required)

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Everett Stadium (Rain Site: Kirby Fieldhouse)

Dr. Christopher B. Howard, President of the College

Dr. Dennis Stevens, Provost and Dean of the Faculty

Matthew Goodrich  ’16, Student Body President


10:15 am – 11:00 am – Freshman Class Speaker & Introduction to the Good Men Plan (F)

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Johns Auditorium

Class Speaker- TBA

John Ramsay ’05, Director of Residence Life


11:00 am – 1:00 pm – “Picnic On The Point” Community Lunch & Student Engagement Fair (F) (T)

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Chalgrove Point (Rain Site: Pannill Commons)

 Enjoy a barbecue extravaganza on the shore of Lake Chalgrove. 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.


1:30 pm – 4:30 pm – Freshman Moton Museum & Highbridge Trail Tour (F) (T)

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Stronger Character

Kirby Fieldhouse, Parking Lot


5:00 pm – 6:30 pm - Dinner

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Pannill Commons, Settle Hall