Office of Student Affairs
P.O. Box 5
Hampden Sydney, VA 23943
Hampden-Sydney has chapters of Phi Beta Kappa and Omicron Delta Kappa.
All freshmen must live in college residence halls unless they are married or are communter students living in the area with their parents. With the exception of married students living in the area with their wife, commuter students living in the home with their parents, and fifth-year men (one who has completed eight full, full-time semesters), all other students are required to live in and maintain residence in a College-owned facility. Only registered students and College-assigned occupants may reside in College-owned facilities. The College may make exceptions to this housing policy for students wishing to live off campus, normally only when enrollment exceeds housing capacity. Traditional off-campus selection is included in the online room choosing process outlined under Housing Assignments. Leases or rental agreements should not be signed until the Online Selection process is complete.
Though the College tries to grant the preference of each student in making housing assignments, the College's policy of trying to maintain full residence halls must be adhered to. This means that, on occasion, some assignments may have to be changed if there are vacancies in the residence halls. Roommate requests are granted whenever possible for upperclassmen; however, some changes may be necessary in the interest of the total housing program. The Associate Dean of Students, who will grant roommate requests made by June 1, assigns roommates for freshmen.
No items (e.g., flags, banners, tapestries, posters, etc.) may be displayed in the windows of any College-owned housing facilities. Only College-issued blinds are approved for installation in windows. No flags, banners, tapestries, commercial advertisements, etc. may be displayed outside any College-owned housing facility.
Housing Assignments for upperclassmen are determined by the online room choosing process. The rising senior with the highest overall academic standing is given the first chance to make a housing selection. Selection times then run down through the classes in order of hours earned and grade point average. Students who sign a TBA Housing Contract will have their housing assignment made by the Associate Dean of Students before the start of the Fall Semester. TBA assignments will be based on available housing options and the requests made by the student. More information about this process is available on the Residence Life website.
Room changes for upperclassmen are granted by the Associate Dean of Students based on meetings held with the students interested in moving or bringing a roommate into a partially full double occupancy room, suite, quad, or apartment. Room changes must be approved before any student begins to relocate. Only under special circumstances will freshmen be allowed to make a room change before November 1. According to the Housing Contract, unapproved room changes will result in a fine of up to $300.
A roommate's right to free access to his room at all times must not be abrogated by visitation by guests. A roommate's concurrence is necessary in order for a room to be used for visitation. A roommate must not be deprived of his right to privacy, study time, or sleep because of a guest.