Unless specified, attendance at all events is Mandatory for New Students and New Transfer Students. Personal plans, athletic practices, and other activities must yield to this schedule.

Please perform the self-symptom checklist each day, maintain social distance, and wear face coverings at all events. Observe all signs designating traffic flow. If you feel ill, please stay in your residence hall and notify your Resident Advisor.

For questions or concerns, please contact Sandy Cooke, Director of Student Affairs Operations and Civic Engagement, at (434) 223-6340 or scooke@hsc.edu.


Thursday, August 20


THURSDAY CAMPUS BUSINESS HOURS

6 am – 1 pm, 4 - 7 pm - Fitness Center, Kirby Fieldhouse  
6 am – 1 pm, 4 - 7 pm - Leggett Pool, Kirby Fieldhouse
7:30 am - 4 pm - Student Health
8:30 am - 5 pm - Administrative Offices Open
8:30 am - 5 pm - Computing Center, Bortz Library
8:30 am - 4 pm - Campus Store, Graham Hall
8:30 am - 5 pm - Bortz Library 
8:30 am - 5 pm - Post Office, Brown Student Center 
8:30 am - 5 pm – Counseling Center 


9 - 11:30 am - Matriculation for all New Students
Brown Student Center

Matriculation is the process of officially enrolling at Hampden-Sydney College.  All new students will check in, pick up their room keys, receive The Key, review health forms, and be issued a decal for their registered vehicles.   The process should take 15-20 minutes.  Please note that there will be a one-way traffic flow through this process, with social distancing markers on the floor.

A student must register their vehicle online before matriculating. If you have not registered online beforehand, have your vehicle license plate number and year information with you at matriculation. If you are  not bringing a vehicle to campus, students must fill out the online waiver form.

If you decide to bring a vehicle on campus later during the academic year, you must go to the Business Office to pay the vehicle decal fee and then go to Campus Police to pick up your decal within 48 hours of bringing the vehicle on campus.  Ticketing for parking violations and vehicles with no decals or no decals displayed will commence on the first day of classes.

Students should take their bicycles to the Campus Police Department in order to register for bike decals.

9 - 11:30 am – Reception for Families and Friends
Tiger Inn, Brown Student Center
Families are invited to pick up refreshments and then move to outdoor spaces for safely distanced conversation while their new student completes the Matriculation process.

9:30 am - 1:30 pm – Residence Halls Open for New Student Move-In
Cushing Hall, Carpenter Dorms, Whitehouse
All residential students should report to their assigned housing following Matriculation. There they will meet their Resident Advisors and check into their rooms. 

11 am – 12:45 pm – Lunch Provided by the Office of Student Affairs
The Dining Hall, Pannill Commons
Pannill Commons is first come, first served. Please enjoy the outdoor options if seating in Pannill Commons is not available. Thank you.

11:30 am – 12:45 pm – First Generation Lunch
Board Room, Pannill Commons
At this lunch, H-SC honors the accomplishments of students who will be the  first in their family to complete a four-year bachelor's degree, and their families whose support has helped make this possible. For more information, please contact Dr. James Frusetta at (434) 223-7206 or jfrusetta@hsc.edu.

1 - 1:45 pm – Welcome to New Students – STUDENT ONLY EVENT
(Families are invited to watch the welcome via the Hampden-Sydney College Facebook Page)
Venable Hall Front Lawn (Rain Site: Kirby Field House)

Dr. Larry Stimpert, President of the College
Dean Jason Ferguson, Dean of Admissions
Dr. Mike McDermott III, Dean of the Faculty
Mr. Phil Pullen ‘21, Student Body President
Dean Robert Sabbatini, Dean of Students

Students and their families will learn what a Hampden-Sydney education means and gain insight into the next four years.

Introduction to Academic Advising(Attendance Mandatory for Students)

2:10 – 3:10 pm - Parent Session (Free Time for Students)
3:30 – 4:30 pm - Student Session (Free Time for Parents)

Students and their family members will meet with advisors for a brief discussion about the role of the advisor and general academic requirements. There will be an opportunity to ask questions about the academic program, and each student will sign up for an individual session with his advisor for Friday to discuss his specific academic plan. During Free Time, parents and students are encouraged to explore the Brown Student Center, visit the Esther Atkinson Museum, browse the Campus Store, or meet with RAs and Student Life staff.

Dr. Viktoria Basham

Morton 216

Ms. Lisa Burns

Bortz 200, DuPont Room

Dr. Evan Davis

Parents and Friends Lounge, Venable

Dr. Nicholas Deifel

Gilmer 019 w/ Wolyniak

Dr. Jana DeJong

Brinkley 004

Dr. Eric Dinmore

Pannill Center for Rhetoric and Communication 105, Pannill Commons

Dr. Kevin Dunn

Gilmer 222- one parent only please

Dr. John Eastby

Johns Auditorium 101

Dr. Ashleigh Elser

Johns 207

Dr. Jacob Euteneuer

Pannill Center for Rhetoric and Communication 106, Pannill Commons

Mr. Jason Ferguson

Kirk Athletic Center 310

Dr. James Frusetta

Johns 008

Dr. Rachel Goodman

Gilmer 023

Dr. Ivo Gyurovski

Gilmer 024

Dr. Kristian Hargadon

Gilmer 105

Dr. Matthew Hulbert

Morton 320

Dr. Robert Irons

Morton 223

Ms. Teresa Laughlin

Bortz Cabell Room

Dr. Noemi Martin Santo

Brinkley 102

Dr. Daniel Mossler

Bortz 219- one parent only please

Dr. Nicholas Nace

Pannill Center for Rhetoric and Communication 107, Pannill Commons - one parent only please

Dr. Ryan Pemberton

Wilson Center 201

Dr. Herbert Sipe

Gilmer 220

Lt. Col. L. Rucker Snead

Fellowship Hall (lower level), College Church

Dr. Tara Stephan

Brinkley 104

Dr. Michael Strayer

Brown 208

Dr. Hugh O. Thurman

Gilmer 025

Dr. Alfonso Varona

Brinkley 101, Thompson Commons

Dr. Jennifer Vitale

Crawley Forum - main floor

Dr. Michael Wolyniak

Gilmer 019 w/Deifel

Ms. Mengfan Ying

Brown 203

4:50 pm – Class of 2024 Student Ring Off
Bell Tower
At this time, we will ring the bell at the beloved Bell Tower 24 times to ring in the start of the first year at H-SC for the class of 2024.

**New Students Say Good-Bye to Parents and Families**

5 – 7:00 pm – Dinner
The Dining Hall, Pannill Commons

7:45 pm – Meet Your RA at Your Residence Hall (Attendance Mandatory - Coat and Tie Required)
Residence Halls
All new students should be in their rooms and be ready no later than 7:45 p.m. for their Resident Advisors to take them to the  COVID-19 presentation and Honor Convocation.

8 – 8:30 pm – COVID-19 and the Importance of Public Health Measures  (Attendance Mandatory - Coat and Tie Required)
Kirby Field House

Dr. Kristian Hargadon, Elliott Associate Professor of Biology

This talk will highlight important background information on COVID-19 and emphasize the importance of key public health measures necessary to mitigate transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus

8:30 – 9:30 pm  - The Hampden-Sydney College Honor Convocation (Attendance Mandatory - Coat and Tie Required)
Kirby Field House

Mr. Brennan Vaught ‘21, Student Court Chairman
Dr. Larry Stimpert, President of the College
Dr. Mike McDermott, Dean of the Faculty

The most important event during Orientation, the Honor Convocation, will teach students what the Honor Code means at Hampden-Sydney.  At the conclusion of the event, every student will sign the Honor Code Pledge.  In addition, students will be formally welcomed into the Hampden-Sydney College Brotherhood. 

9:15 pm – Hall Meetings with Resident Advisors
Residence Halls

Students will meet with their hall mates and Resident Advisors to discuss community life outside of residence halls and have questions answered.

Friday, August 21


FRIDAY CAMPUS BUSINESS HOURS

6 am – 1 pm, 4 - 7 pm - Fitness Center, Kirby Fieldhouse  
6 am – 1 pm, 4 - 7 pm - Leggett Pool, Kirby Fieldhouse
7:30 am - 4 pm - Student Health
8:30 am - 5 pm - Administrative Offices Open
8:30 am - 5 pm - Computing Center, Bortz Library
8:30 am - 4 pm - Campus Store, Graham Hall
8:30 am - 5 pm - Bortz Library 
8:30 am - 5 pm - Post Office, Brown Student Center 
8:30 am - 5 pm – Counseling Center 


7:30 – 8:30 am – Breakfast
The Dining Hall, Pannill Commons

8:30 – 9:30 am – Group Advising Meetings
Same locations as “Introduction to Academic Advising”

9:30 – 11:00 am
Individual Advising Sessions (By Appointment Only; Attendance Mandatory)

Please also use this time to complete the online course Mental Well-being for Students during COVID-19.  For more information, please contact Shawn White at SWhite@hsc.edu.

11 am – 1:00 pm – Lunch
The Dining Hall, Pannill Commons

11 am – 2:30 pm
Individual Advising Sessions (By Appointment Only; Attendance Mandatory)

2:30 – 3:00 pm – Rhetoric Placement Editing Test    
3:15 – 5:00 pm – Rhetoric Placement Essay Test (Attendance Mandatory)

Room Last Name
Gilmer 019 A to C
Gilmer 025 D to E
Gilmer 023 F
Gilmer 105 G to Helf
Gilmer 024 Hen to Hub
Gilmer 005 Hud to J
PCRC* 106 K to Li
PCRC* 107 LL to Ma
Morton 112 Me to Mor
Morton 113 Mos to N
Morton 120 O to Pi
Morton 121 Po to Rei
Morton 216 Ren to Sha
Gilmer 124 Shi to Smi
Morton 224 Sn to Te
Morton 316 Th to Wad
Morton 317 Wal to Willett
Morton 320 Williams to Y

* - Pannill Center for Rhetoric and Communication

5 – 7:30 pm – Dinner
The Dining Hall, Pannill Commons

8:15 – 9:15 pm – Legal Issues for College Students (Attendance Mandatory – Casual Attire)
Kirby Field House

At this event, new students will have the opportunity to learn about the legal issues most often faced by college and university students around the nation.  They will also learn specifics about laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia from some of the most prominent and experienced professionals currently working in local law enforcement and criminal justice. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions at the end of the discussion panel. 

Saturday, August 22


SATURDAY CAMPUS BUSINESS HOURS

Special Hours"
9 am – 5 pm – Fitness Center, Kirby Fieldhouse
9 am – 3 pm – Pool, Kirby Fieldhouse
11 am – 4 pm – Campus Store


10 – 11:00 am – Brunch
The Dining Hall, Pannill Commons

11 am - 12:00 pm – Language Study Introduction
All students signing up for language study are required to attend one of the sessions listed for  Spanish, French, German, Latin, Greek, Chinese, and Russian.  Students will hear a short introduction to the study of languages at the College. 

Dr. Julia Palmer, Associate Professor of Modern Languages

Spanish 100-200, Kirby Field House
Spanish 300, Gilmer Hall 025
French 100-300, Gilmer Hall 105
German, Gilmer Hall 124
Latin* and Greek, Morton Hall 112
Chinese, Gilmer Hall 005
Russian, Gilmer Hall 220  

*Placement tests are required for students interested in Latin.

12 – 12:30 pm – Pre-Law Session (Optional)
Morton Hall, Room 224

Dr. Warner Winborne, Associate Professor of Government and Foreign Affairs

Hampden-Sydney College has a strong tradition of placing students in top law schools and many of our alumni go on to prestigious and important careers in law. The Pre-Law Session will explore the wide range of possibilities and opportunities for students interested in a career in the legal field as well as the steps to get there while at the College.

12 – 12:30 pm - Pre-Med Session (Optional)
Gilmer Hall, Room 019

Dr. Kristian Hargadon, Elliott Associate Professor of Biology

Students interested in careers or graduate education in the health sciences (including medical school, dental school, and other professional programs in the health sciences) should attend this information session to learn about the exciting programs and opportunities that H-SC offers its pre-health students.  Information about course and extracurricular requirements that must be completed during the freshman year and beyond in order to pursue these paths will also be provided.  

12 – 12:30 pm - Pre-Engineering Session (Optional)
Gilmer Hall, Room 025

Dr. Trey Thurman III, Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy

The Cooperative Program in Engineering with University of Virginia and the Dual-Degree Program in Engineering with Old Dominion University will be reviewed. Educational opportunities at the College supporting these programs will be discussed.

12 – 12:30 pm - ROTC Leadership Program  (Optional)
Wilson Center, Room 101

Lt. Col. Rucker Snead (USA, Ret) ’81, Associate Dean for ROTC, National Security Studies, and Wilson Leadership Fellows

This session provides an opportunity for freshmen to learn more about the opportunities available through participating in the Army ROTC Program at H-SC. 

1 - 2 pm – Active Shooter Safety Training (Attendance Mandatory)
Kirby Field House

3 - 4:30 pm – Man Up Against Sexual Misconduct: Title IX Info (Attendance Mandatory)
Kirby Field House

Ms. Melissa Wood, Title IX and 504 Coordinator

The program provides a definition of rape and consent in reference to sexual activity. Man Up also provides safe and positive options for bystander intervention as well as information on risk reduction. Additionally, Man Up discusses the intersection of alcohol and sexual assault, frames sexual assault as a moral issue, deconstructs the impact of rape on the survivor and community, and debunks myths surrounding rape.  This program is Title IX compliant and is therefore mandatory.

5 – 7:15 pm – Dinner
The Dining Hall, Pannill Commons
Students pick up their "Who Will Take the Hill?" t-shirts at dinner in Pannill Commons.

8-10 pm – Midnight – Who Will Take the Hill?

8 – 10 pm
Report to your RA and figure out the clues needed to TAKE THE HILL. Clues will be emailed to all students' hsc.edu address at 8 pm SHARP. Don’t forget to bring the black light flashlight located in your welcome bag you received during matriculation. Good luck!

10 pm
All meet at Carpenter residence hall lawn to submit your results from WWTTH and for the evening cook-out!

Sunday, August 23


SUNDAY CAMPUS BUSINESS HOURS

Special Hours:
9 am – 5 pm – Fitness Center, Kirby Fieldhouse
9 am – 3 pm – Pool, Kirby Fieldhouse


8 am – 12:00 pm – Opportunities for Worship (Optional)
Various locations around Hampden-Sydney and Farmville
Refer to Local Church Profiles for information. The College Church service is on campus at 11 am.

10 am – 1:30 pm – Brunch
The Dining Hall, Pannill Commons

1 – 5:00 pm – Substance Education (Attendance Mandatory – Casual Attire)
(Please refer to your RA for room assignment)

Shawn White, Assistant Dean of Students for Substance Education

1:00 pm – Carpenter X residents report to Gilmer Hall / South Colonnade residents report to Pannill Commons
2:15 pm – Cushing residents report to Gilmer Hall / 4th Floor residents report to Pannill Commons
3:30 pm – Whitehouse residents report to Gilmer Hall / North & East House residents report to Pannill Commons

Information will be presented on alcohol and other drug effects, risk factors, and intervention guidelines.

5 – 7 pm – Dinner 
The Dining Hall, Pannill Commons

7:30 pm - Opening Convocation
Hampden-Sydney College Facebook Page, Facebook Live
The official opening ceremony of Hampden-Sydney College’s 2020-2021 academic year. All students are expected to tune in.

Monday, August 24

Classes begin

Tuesday, August 25

4 – 7:30 pm – Student Engagement Fair
Chalgrove Point
(Rain Site: Kirby Field House)
Representatives from many of Hampden-Sydney’s clubs and organizations will have displays and information about their groups. Students can ask questions and sign up for organizations that interest them.

8 - 9 pm – Introduction to DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) (Attendance Mandatory)
Kirby Field House
     John Hollemon, Dean of Inclusive Excellence
Whether it involves a classroom, Residence Hall, or overall campus, creating a welcoming and equitable environment requires deliberate effort and commitment.  Through interactive and engaging workshops, the H-SC Office of Equity and Inclusion will highlight key concepts and a basic understanding of issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion within our community.

Thursday, August 27

7:30 - 8:30 pm – Mock Honor Trial (Attendance Mandatory - Coat and Tie Required)
Kirby Field House

This presentation explores the types of cases that come to the Student Justice System and how the system works. Students will be able to witness Court procedures and learn more about the Honor Code.