Office of Student Affairs
P.O. Box 5
Hampden Sydney, VA 23943
Each year Hampden-Sydney enrolls about 50 Freshman Honor Scholars.
New Student FAQ
When will I receive information about housing at H-SC?
New student housing information and a Housing Questionnaire link will be mailed to deposited new students from the Associate Dean of Students office in mid-May. Room/roommate information and your Online Housing Contract, requiring your signature, is sent to New Student H-SC e-mail accounts in mid-June. Important Note: When your housing assignment is made, your online housing contract and room/roommate information will ONLY be accessible through your H-SC e-mail account. Please set up your account when you receive the information in your advising packet the first of June (or later if your are a late deposit).
Which residence halls are new students assigned to?
Freshman will live in Cushing, Carpenter X or Y, or the Whitehouse complex. Transfer students will be housed together in one of the Carpenter residence halls. You may review our New Student Residence Hall floor plans and room dimensions on our website http://www.hsc.edu/Student-Life/Residence-Life/New-Student-Housing.html. Whitehouse Colonnade (NC/SC/WC) rooms consist of suites with a shared bathroom. Whitehouse Houses, Cushing, and Carpenter buildings have common bathrooms on the hall.
What is in my room?
Your room will be furnished with a bed, desk and desk chair, dresser, and wardrobe/closet. No college furniture may be removed from your room at any time. The beds are extra long, twin-size (36"x80"). All rooms to which freshman will be assigned have tile floors and are air-conditioned. All rooms are furnished with venetian blinds. The College provides a voice mail number for each occupant and students may request a phone be placed in their room if they do not have a cell phone. Your room is equipped with basic television cable service, and you may add premium channels if you wish, at additional cost, once you arrive. All rooms are connected to the College's computing services. If you have any questions concerning computers, telephones, or television service, please contact the Computer Center Help Desk at 434-223-6373 or the Computing Center web site.
What should I bring? (What should I leave at home? -- See detailed check list.)
Detailed check list You may bring a refrigerator (no larger than 4.3 cubic feet) and a microwave oven (no larger than 1000 watts). Both the refrigerator and microwave must be UL listed. Only one refrigerator and microwave per room is permitted. The College does not rent refrigerators or microwave ovens. You will need to bring your own bed sheets and mattress cover (extra long, twin-size (36"x80"), towels and pillow(s). You should also plan to bring a study lamp. Halogen lamps are not permitted. Former students suggest you may wish to bring a small set of tools: flat and phillips head screwdrivers, adjustable crescent wrench, hammer, pliers, etc. Your posters and pictures may be hung by tape, but no holes may be made in walls or ceilings.
Where may I cash checks or do laundry?
The college Bookstore will cash checks for you. Washers and dryers are located in the basements of Carpenter Z, Venable, East House and West House.
What type cleaning service is available for my room?
Our College custodians will empty trash cans in common areas and clean the bathrooms on the halls and in Colonnade suites but students are responsible for the cleanliness of their rooms.
Should I buy carpet for my room?
We suggest you wait until you arrive on campus and get a general view of your room before purchasing an area rug for your room.
Where will I send and receive mail and packages?
Our Post Office assigns each new student a box office box. If you wish to have boxes or packages shipped to you by USPS, (FedEx and UPS deliver and pick-up at our post office), please address each package to:
Your Box Number, Graham Hall
80 Graham Circle Drive
Hampden-Sydney, VA 23943
How will my professors and other College officials be in contact with me?
The College employs your H-SC e-mail account, your H-SC post office box and the voice mail technology to communicate critical College information about which you should know and for which you are held responsible. You are encouraged to develop the habit of checking each at least daily.
What do I have to do if I have a vehicle or bicycle on campus?
You may register your vehicle or bicycle online before you arrive on campus, but you will still have to pick up your decal when you arrive on campus. You may go directly to the Campus Police office or stop by their station during New Student matriculation in Crawley Forum. AVOID FINES - All vehicles and bicycles must be registered with Campus Security within 48 hours of being brought on campus.
May I keep a pet in my room?
No pets may be kept on campus by students living in residence halls, fraternity houses, or College-owned housing. No pets are allowed in other College buildings, and no pets belonging to students who live off-campus may be brought onto the campus unless they are on a leash. No warm-blooded, feathered, or poisonous animals, or snakes, caged or uncaged, are allowed in the residence halls, college-owned cottages, or fraternity houses. They are also prohibited from visiting. Animals are both a health hazard and a nuisance for the hall community.
Where can I get a new Student Health Form if I lose the one that was mailed to me?
You can print out a new form online by going to the Student Health Services website. They will be able to assist you with any of your health issues or concerns when you arrive on campus.
When will I find out my student ID or school e-mail address?
The Office of the Dean of Academic Success will mail this information to you around the middle of June.
What is the College policy for married students?
Married students who live with their spouses and seek on-campus housing must make arrangements for housing through the Associate Dean of Students. This should be done in February for current students and a request indicated on the May Housing Questionnaire for new incoming students. Generally, married students live in the Blake Apartments, when available, or off campus.