Learning at Hampden-Sydney doesn't have to stop in the summer. Enroll in May Term courses to boost your GPA, catch up or get ahead on course credits, and experience unique classes not offered during the traditional academic year. Courses are offered on campus, off-campus, and online.

If you choose to study abroad or away during May Term, visit the Office of Global Education's H-SC Programs Abroad.

May Term Courses

Beginning one week after Commencement, these special summer courses carry regular academic credit. The maximum load that a student may carry during the May Term is two courses (with any co-requisite laboratories).

Explore May Term 2020 Courses

Course Registration - H-SC Students

Application and Registration - NON-H-SC Students

Housing Questionnaire for May Term

Class Availability

The College will attempt to offer all courses listed. Insufficient enrollment, however, or other factors beyond the College's control may dictate schedule changes.

Eligibility

Students who are in good standing at Hampden-Sydney or other colleges are eligible for admission to May Term; those on academic suspension from Hampden-Sydney or another institution are  not eligible. Admission to the May Term in no way assures admission to a degree program at Hampden-Sydney College.

Credits earned during the May Term are applicable to degree programs and are transferable to other institutions. Acceptance of May Term credits by other institutions depends on the policy of those institutions. For Hampden-Sydney students on academic probation at the end of the spring semester, grades and quality units for May Term courses have no effect on the probation until the completion of the subsequent semester.

Application and Registration

Currently enrolled Hampden-Sydney College students should register on-line for May Term 2020 courses via the College's Tiger Web using their ID number and current PIN.  (Note: Students registering for May Term Abroad programs should coordinate with Dr. Daniella Widdows, Director of Global Education and Study Abroad.)  After logging into Tiger Web, use the "Course Search" area to select the term "2019-2020 Summer" and hit the "Search" button. You will then see a full list of May Term 2020 courses.

Current Hampden-Sydney students:

Register on TigerWeb

Students who are not enrolled at Hampden-Sydney:

Apply and Register


Non-Discrimination Policy
Hampden-Sydney College, while exempted from Subpart C of the Title IX regulation with respect to its admissions and recruitment activities, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, handicap, sexual orientation, or veteran status in the operation of its education programs and with respect to employment. For information on this non-discrimination policy, contact the Office of Human Resources, Box 127, Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden-Sydney, VA 23943 (434) 223-6220.

May Term Calendar

 

Registration Begins, Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Check-In*, Monday, May 18, 2020

Classes Begin, Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Add Period Ends, Wednesday, May 20, 2020

No Classes/Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, 2020

Classes End, Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Study Day, Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Final Exams, Thursday-Friday, June 18-19, 2020

*Check-in
All on-campus May Term students must check-in at Parents and Friends Lounge (Venable Hall) on Monday, May 18, 2020, between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Students should be prepared to finalize their schedules, arrange for housing, and pay all fees.

Fees

Due by Monday, May 18, 2020 (subject to change without notice) From the first day through the fifth day of classes, 75% of tuition charges will be refunded.

Tuition $615 per credit hour

Withdrawal and Refund

Students who choose to withdraw from the May Term must receive approval from the Director of May Term. To withdraw, a student must complete the proper forms and submit them to the Registrar. Withdrawal from a course or from the May Term does not guarantee a refund of fees paid.

A student who withdraws from a course on or before Wednesday, May 20, will receive no grade in that course. A student who withdraws from a course after May 20, but before the last five days of class, will receive a grade of "W."  A student who withdraws from a course during the last five days of class will receive a grade of "WF" in that course. This applies to all the courses taken by a student who withdraws from the May Term.

Refund Policy

Students who withdraw from on-campus May Term courses and residence halls, upon receiving appropriate approval, will forfeit May Term charges as follows:

  • From the first day through the fifth day of classes, 75% of tuition charges will be refunded.
  • From the sixth day through the tenth day of classes, 50% of tuition charges will be refunded.
  • After the tenth day of classes, no refund of tuition charges will be made.

Following registration, there is no refund of room and telecommunications charges. However, pro-rata refunds of board charges will be made. There is no refund of any charges for students who are suspended or expelled for disciplinary reasons. The Director of May Term may consider exceptions to these policies and grant pro-rata refunds under extenuating circumstances, e.g., death, medical reasons, military obligations.

Refund policies for off-campus May Term programs can be found in the application packets for those programs.

There are no refunds of technology fees.

Student Services

Counseling and Career Services
The Center for Counseling and Career Services provides students with a wide range of counseling and other services. The Center will make referrals to other offices on and off campus when necessary.

Campus Store
The College Campus Store will be open Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. throughout the May Term 2020.

Relaxation and Recreation
The atmosphere at Hampden-Sydney during May term is quiet and relaxed. However, students may also find exciting recreational opportunities on campus, most of which are free. The Tiger Inn, Hampden-Sydney's student union, will be open nightly. This facility is equipped with ping-pong tables, pool tables, and dart boards, as well as a large screen television. Athletic facilities on campus include a fitness center and weight-lifting room, swimming pool, handball and racquetball courts, basketball courts, softball fields, and tennis courts.  

Policies

College Regulations
All rules and regulations of the College, in particular the Honor Code and residence hall regulations, apply during May Term.

Incompletes Policy
A student who receives a grade of "Incomplete" for the spring semester, but who wishes to enroll in May Term, has until the fifth day of May Term to resolve the grade of "I." If the incomplete has not been resolved (i.e. a grade submitted by the professor to the registrar) by the fifth day of May Term (5:00 p.m., Monday, May 25, 2020) the "I" is automatically converted to a grade of "F" on the student's transcript. Further, if the work completed and the resulting cumulative academic record warrants suspension, the student shall be withdrawn from any May Term courses in which he is enrolled.

Withdrawal
Students who choose to withdraw from the May Term must receive approval from the Director of May Term. To withdraw, a student must complete the proper forms and submit them to the Registrar. Withdrawal from a course or from the May Term does not guarantee a refund of fees paid. A student who withdraws from a course on or before Wednesday, May 20, will receive no grade in that course. A student who withdraws from a course after May 20, but before the last five days of class, will receive a grade of "W."  A student who withdraws from a course during the last five days of class will receive a grade of "WF" in that course. This applies to all the courses taken by a student who withdraws from the May Term.

Readmission Policy
Hampden-Sydney students who have been dismissed for academic reasons, or who are not in attendance during the spring semester of the academic year 2019-2020, must complete the reenrollment process and be accepted to Hampden-Sydney College as a regular student before they will be admitted to May Term. The application for reenrollment may be found via the College's Tiger Web using their ID number and current PIN and must be filed with the Office of Student Affairs by April 1, 2020.  For more information, please contact the Office of Student Affairs at 434.223.6340.