General Housing Information

Housing Policy - The Key, our student handbook, contains valuable information about student life, including our Housing Policy.  Please read it and the Housing Agreement carefully, making particular note of the policies regarding damage to your room or residential hall. (No College furniture may be removed from your room at anytime

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New student housingCushing Hall, Carpenter X, Carpenter Y and the White House Complex house our new freshman students. Transfer students are normally housed together on the 2nd floor of Carpenter Z.

  • Our residence halls are air conditioned, have tile floors and all windows have venetian blinds.  All residence halls have single or double bedrooms.
  • The Whitehouse Complex East, West, North and South Houses (EH, WH, NH and SH), Cushing (CU) and Carpenter (CARP) X and Y Buildings have common bathrooms on the hall; Whitehouse Complex North, South, and West Colonnades (NC/SC/WC) rooms consist of suites (two double bedrooms) with a shared bathroom. 
  • Beds are extra long twin (36" x 80")
  • All rooms are furnished with a bed, desk, desk chair, dresser and closet or wardrobe
  • Refrigerators (UL listed and one per room) may be no larger than 4.3 cubic feet
  • Microwave ovens (UL listed and one per room ) may be no larger than 1000 watts
  • Things to bring with you include linens, laundry/cleaning supplies, academic, electronic and miscellaneous needs as listed on our printable What to Bring list.
  • The Business Office will cash checks for you. (Limited to $300.00)
  • Wireless and data coonections and basic cable service are included in your Technology fee.  During matriculation students without cell phones may request a phone be placed in their room.
  • Washers and dryers are available in the basements of Carpenter Z, Venable Hall, East House and West House.
  • Your RA will complete an online room check-in form with you when you move in.  This form will also be completed at check-out should you change rooms or when you move out at the end of the year.  A new form must also be completed for the new room assignment if you change rooms.
  • New student residence hall floor plans - VIEW FLOOR PLANS

Communication:  The College employs your H-SC e-mail account and your H-SC post office box to communicate critical College information about which you should know and for which you are held responsible. You should activate your H-SC e-mail account as soon as you receive your instructions included in your academic advising packet in June.  This will be critical in contacting your roommate in July.  As a student you are encouraged to develop the habit of checking each at least daily.              

Mail:  USPS, FedEx and UPS delivery is available through our post office in Graham Hall.  Packages should be addressed to:  Your Name, Hampden-Sydney College, Your Box Number-Graham Hall,   80 College Road, Hampden-Sydney, VA  23943

Residence Hall Closings:  Students must contact the Office of Student Affairs (x6317)  if they wish to stay on campus during Fall, Thanksgiving or Spring breaks and make other arrangements for meals if the dining hall will not be operating.   All residence halls are closed during the break between first and second semester.  Students must vacate their rooms the day of their last exam in December.  Students have a 24 hour window following their last exam in May to pack up and move out of their dorm room.   

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