Experience summertime at Hampden-Sydney while studying outside of the traditional academic year. May Term can help you get ahead by offering a variety of courses on- and off-campus as well as online. You may also choose to study abroad during May Term. For more information about that program, visit the Office of Global Education's May Term 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 2018 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 2018 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 "2017-2018 Summer" and hit the "Search" button. You will then see a full list of May Term 2018 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 27, 2018

Check-In*, Monday, May 21, 2018

Classes Begin, Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Add Period Ends, Wednesday, May 23, 2018

No Classes/Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, 2018

Classes End, Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Study Day, Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Final Exams, Thursday-Friday, June 21-22, 2018

*Check-in
All on-campus May Term students must check-in at Parents and Friends Lounge (Venable Hall) on Monday, May 21, 2018, 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 21, 2018 (subject to change without notice) From the first day through the fifth day of classes, 75% of tuition charges will be refunded.

Tuition $600 per credit hour
Single Room $780
Double Room $600 per person
Board $600
Books $50-$200 (estimated)
On-campus language immersion program $350
May Term / Summer abroad additional fees
Injury/Sickness Insurance $21.50 per week
Study Abroad fee -- summer $312

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 23, will receive no grade in that course. A student who withdraws from a course after May 23, 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.

10 Week Virtual Class Refund Policy ·        

  • Students may drop without record with 100% refund of tuition after one class period.
  • Through the second week of classes, 75% of tuition charges will be refunded.
  • Through the fifth week of classes, 50% of tuition charges will be refunded.
  • After the fifth week of classes, there is no refund of tuition.

There are no refunds of technology fees.

Class Hours

Courses will be taught on the following schedule Monday through Friday during May Term:

"A" period:  8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. 
"B" period:  10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. 
"C" period:  1:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. 
"D" period:  3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

*On-line courses, TBA

Room, Board, and Transportation

Housing
New in 2018 studens must complete the Housing Questionnaire for May Term if they are taking courses on campus and live in College-owned housing or off-campus. Room assignments are made on a first come-first served basis according to the date teh housing forms are received. The College reserves the right to change room assignments and to require residents to move to different accommodations if the College deems it expedient. Residents must furnish their own blankets, linens, towels and soap.

Board
All May Term students in residence anywhere on campus must participate in the board plan. The plan includes Monday dinner through Friday lunch during the week of May 21 and Sunday dinner through Friday lunch for the remaining weeks of May Term.

Automobiles
All motor vehicles must be registered with the Campus Security Office ($15 charge for anyone whose car was not registered with H-SC during the 2017-2018 year). Cars already registered during 2017-2018 will keep the same stickers. A fine of $30 will be assessed for students who fail to register their cars. The zone parking plan will not be used during May Term; however, all other parking regulations will be in effect.

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 2018.

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., Tuesday, May 29, 2018) 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 23, will receive no grade in that course. A student who withdraws from a course after May 23, 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 2017-2018, 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, 2018.  For more information, please contact the Office of Student Affairs at 434.223.6340.

Language Immersion Program

SPAN 201-202 on campus is an immersion course. Classes are from Monday to Friday, including tutoring sessions, meals and evening cultural activities. All students enrolled in the 201-202 immersion course are required to participate in all activities. Students taking the on campus SPAN 201-202 immersion class must enroll in both 201 and 202. Students may request an exemption from living on campus during May Term. In order to request an exemption students need to speak directly with the professor(s) who will be teaching the course.

Because added events and tutoring provided by the program, students must also pay $350 non-refundable fee in addition to the cost for course credits.