Theme Housing Selection Process

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.

Selection Criteria:

Each group interested in securing a theme house must submit a cover sheet and 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. 

The proposal should include the following:

a)       The group must identify the names of the students who will live in the house. Receipt of a theme house implies a commitment for both the group and each individual to the College to occupy and maintain full occupancy of the house for the duration of occupancy.

b)       The group must develop and identify a unifying theme or purpose for the house such as community service, language, environmental, etc.

c)       The group must identify, develop, and execute at least one specific program or project each semester that involves the H-SC community in a positive way. These projects must be pre-approved by the Office of Student Affairs.

d)       The group must submit a formal student written summary report at the conclusion of each semester outlining the activities and accomplishments for the reporting period.

e)       The group must have an active advisor from the H-SC faculty or staff.

f)        The group must identify a house manager who will serve as the liaison between the College and the group with regard to facility management issues. 

g)       Late applications will be considered only after all on-time applications have been considered.

h)       Failure to complete and sign an ONLINE Housing Agreement during the date specified in the Housing Selection Calendar will void the housing status for the entire group and the house will be awarded to the next group on the waiting list.  Students must register for the upcoming Fall courses during their registration period to secure housing.

Process Dates and Times can be found in our Housing Selection Calendar.

Room Rates:  Estimated room rent and technology fees for all Theme Houses will be the same as those for double or single rooms in the residence halls. 

Those figures are listed on the Housing Selection Calendar.  Actual figures are listed online when they are available during the summer at Tuition-and-Fees.

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 Housing Cover Page

House(s) available for 2015/2016-2016/2017 are: 

Jones House - Capacity = 4 (1 dbl/2 single bedrooms)

Melvin House - Capacity = 7 (3 dbl/1 single bedrooms)

Music House - Capacity = 9 (4 dbl/1 single bedrooms)

Reed House - Capacity = 6 (1 dbl/4 single bedrooms)

Awarded students follow login instructions to accept their awards and sign housing agreements.