Each academic year several College-owned houses are designated as Theme houses. Hampden-Sydney College student groups may apply to occupy one of these houses for a period of two academic years based upon the criteria listed below.
Each group interested in securing a theme house must submit a cover sheet, a housing room and roommate assignment roster with ID# and full student name. (Please note that this roster will be used to make housing assignments IF awarded and cannot be changed after it is submitted to our office.) Also required is a student written proposal to the Office of Student Affairs in Blake A anytime before and no later than the date designated in the Housing Selection Calendar. A committee of the deans of students and one member of the student senate housing committee will determine which group among those making application will occupy a house for a period of two years starting with the upcoming Fall semester. The decision will be based upon the strength of the proposal and a proven record of citizenship. Preference will be given to groups that have formal student senate recognition as a club or organization. Please be aware that students must have signed an online housing agreement in January and have an earned GPA of 2.0 or above to be eligible to live in a theme house.
New in 2016 - Awarded students will receive an e-mail requesting their confirmation of awarded housing. Failure by a student listed on the awarded roster to accept the Theme House award required in their assignment e-mail will void the housing status for the entire group and the house will be awarded to the next group on the waiting list.
No summer storage of personal property is permitted in any theme house.
The College reserves the right to revoke the group's occupancy at any time due to inappropriate behavior or failure to satisfy the obligations outlined in this material.
Theme Houses available for 2016-17 and 2017-18: