The Office of Academic Success is here to assist all Hampden-Sydney students in setting and reaching your academic goals. Attending college is a wonderful opportunity that can be both exciting and confusing at times. We are here to help you develop the skills necessary for effective performance in and positive adjustment to the college learning environment. We are here to help you succeed!

Academic Counseling

Individual appointments are available to discuss academic issues and skills development. Contact us!

Academic Skills Workshops

Workshops are available throughout the semester on a weekly basis or are available by appointment for Residence Life, Athletics, Greek Life, and Student Organizations. Topics include goal-setting, time management, note-taking, reading skills, active learning, test taking and preparation, charting academic progress, and dealing with stress.

Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m. in the Dupont Room of the Bortz Library (Rm 200)

  • January 31st            Goal Setting and Motivation
  • February 6th            Majors and Careers (Tuesday, 4:00 p.m.)
  • February 7th            Organization and Procrastination
  • February 13th          Library Research (Tuesday, 4:00 p.m.)
  • February 14th          Test-taking skills
  • February 21st          Reading, Listening, & Note-taking
  • February 28th          Mid Term Flight Check
  • March 21st              Addressing Deficiency Notices
  • March 28th              Planning for Fall 2018 Registration
  • April 4th                  Improving Your Memory
  • April 18th                Semester Wrap-up...Preparing For Finals

Each session will be half workshop/half discussion...come with ideas! PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED!

Call Lisa Franklin-Prioleau, 434-223-6687, for more information

The Advising Program

All freshmen and transfer students are assigned an Academic Advisor who will assist in class selection, study skills development and transition to Hampden-Sydney College. Advisors are here to help you achieve your academic and personal goals by successfully guiding you through Hampden-Sydney's academic curriculum and helping you build connections with community resources and campus & peer support services.

Learning Disability Accommodation Requests and Recommendations

Academic assistance and appropriate accommodations are provided to students with diagnosed learning disabilities. Further information about the procedure to request accommodations may be obtained from the Office of Academic Success.

Disability Policy

Pre-Term Workshops

Programs are offered before each semester to help selected students develop and improve academic skills.

Probation Program

Students on Academic Probation, those returning after Academic Suspension, and those with excessive Mid-Term Deficiencies will receive individualized assistance in improving skills and performance through Academic Counseling, specialized workshops and utilization of other campus resources.


Tutors are available for assistance with Biology, Economics, History, Greek, Latin, Philosophy, Psychology and Western Culture. (Tutors are available for other subjects through the appropriate academic department.) No appointment necessary!

What to bring:

  1. positive attitude
  2. course textbook and notes
  3. writing utensil
  4. specific questions which address area(s) of difficulty
  5. copy of the assignment (where applicable)
Peer Tutoring Schedule (pdf)

Office of Academic Success

Bortz Library, Rooms 231-235
Hampden-Sydney College | Hampden-Sydney, VA 23943-0685
Phone (434) 223-6286 | (434) 223-6188
Fax (434) 223-6244

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