Attendance is required at events noted.  This means personal plans, athletic practices, and other activities must yield to this schedule.

Please send us a usable photo (Driver's License, Passport, etc.) for your H-SC I.D. card. The photo should be a .jpg or .jpeg, 600x800 pixels, be solely of the student, face forward and clearly show your eyes, NO hats or sunglasses, and no offensive language on clothing. Please submit the photo with your Winter Orientation registration or send directly to scooke@hsc.edu.

Please perform the self-symptom checklist each day, practice social distancing, and wear face coverings at all events. If you feel ill, please stay in your residence hall and notify your Resident Advisor. At all events and in all orientation spaces, please be alert to signs designating traffic flow and distancing rules.

For questions or concerns, please contact Sandy Cooke, Director of Student Affairs Operations and Civic Engagement (434) 223–6340; cell (434) 547-6662 or scooke@hsc.edu.


Saturday, January 9, 2021

9 - 10 am - New and Transfer Students Check-In & Matriculation
(Mandatory for New Students)
Office of Student Affairs, Brown Student Center, 3rd Floor
Students may arrive anytime during this period to receive keys to their room and move in.  

9 – 11:30 amResidence 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. 

11:30 am - 1 pm - Welcome Lunch for Parents & New Students with Dr. Daniella Widdows, Director of Global Education and Study Abroad
(Mandatory for New Students)
Pannill Center for Rhetoric and Communication, Pannill Commons (ground floor)
Dr. Daniella Widdows, Director of Global Education and Study Abroad
Students and their families may meet with Dr. Widdows and learn about international study opportunities and the process to follow to participate in international study programs.

1 - 1:45 pm - Introduction to the Academic Program and Advising
(Mandatory for New Students)
Pannill Center for Rhetoric and Communication, Pannill Commons (ground floor)
Ms. Lisa Burns, Director for Academic Success
Ms. Teresa Laughlin, Disability Services Coordinator and Academic Counselor
Students and their family members will meet the student's advisor for a brief discussion of 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 academic advisor to discuss a personalized academic plan.

Visit the Campus Store at Graham Hall today between 11 am - 3 pm.


Say Good-Bye to Parents


2 - 5:30 pm - Individual Meetings with Advisor
(Mandatory for New Students)
Bortz Library, Room 231
Ms. Lisa Burns, Director for Academic Success
Students will use this time to set their academic plan. Those students not meeting with Ms. Burns at this time will have free time.

6 - 7:00 pm - Dinner with Faculty, Student Officers, and Staff
(Mandatory for New Students)
Pannill Center for Rhetoric and Communication, Pannill Commons (ground floor)
Dr. Walter C. (Mike) McDermott III, Dean of the Faculty
Ms. Sandy Cooke, Director of Student Affairs Operations and Civic Engagement
Mr. Phil Pullen ‘21, Student Body President
Mr. Brennan Vaught ‘21, Student Court Chairman
Mr. Charlie Lemon ‘21, Head Resident Advisor
Students will learn more about what to expect from a Hampden-Sydney education and their future on The Hill.

7:15 - 7:45 pm - Language Study Introduction
(Mandatory for New Students)
Pannill Center for Rhetoric and Communication, Pannill Commons (ground floor)
Room 106 (French, German, Spanish, Russian and Chinese)
Room 105 (Latin and Greek)
Dr. Julia Palmer, Associate Professor of Modern Languages
Dr. Rob Irons III, Associate Professor of Classics
All students signing up for foreign language study are required to attend one of the sessions listed for Spanish, French, German, Latin, Greek, Chinese, and Russian. Students will be given a short introduction to the study of foreign languages at the College.   

9 - 9:30 pm - The Hampden-Sydney Honor Code
(Mandatory for New Students - Please wear coat and tie to this event)
Parents and Friends Lounge, Venable Hall
Mr. Phil Pullen ‘21, Student Body President
Mr. Brennan Vaught ‘21, Student Court Chairman
Students will learn what the Honor Code means on the Hampden-Sydney campus and gain a better understanding of it. At the end of the session, every student will sign a pledge indicating his awareness and support of the Honor Code.


Sunday, January 10, 2021

10 am - 5:00 pm - Fitness Center open, Kirby Field House
10 am - 3:00 pm - Pool open, Kirby Field House

Current Students return to campus

8 – 9 am –Breakfast
Pannill Center for Rhetoric and Communication, Pannill Commons (ground floor)

9 am - 11:30 am - Rhetoric Placement Exam
(Mandatory for New Students)
Pannill Center for Rhetoric and Communication, Pannill Commons (ground floor)
Room 106
Dr. Nicholas Nace, Assistant Professor of Rhetoric
All new students with fewer than six hours of transfer credit in composition courses should report to Morton 121 to take the Rhetoric Program editing and essay placement tests. These tests will determine if students have been placed initially into the appropriate level of Rhetoric. Students should bring two pencils or pens.      

9 am - 11:30 am - Rhetoric Proficiency Exam
(Select Transfer Students Only)
Pannill Center for Rhetoric and Communication, Pannill Commons (ground floor)
Room 107
Dr. Nicholas Nace, Assistant Professor of Rhetoric
This test is required of all transfer students who have earned at least six hours of credit in composition courses at other institutions and who have been previously notified to take this exam.  Please bring two pens. The Rhetoric Program will provide a dictionary and a grammar handbook.  

12:15 - Shuttle to Lunch at Fishin' Pig
Meet at Brown Student Center, 2nd Floor Lobby
Lunch and transportation is provided by the Office of Student Affairs.  

12:30 - 1:30 pm - Lunch with the Ferguson Career Center Staff
Fishin' Pig
Dr. Vince Decker, Assistant Director of Career Education and Advising
Students are welcome to have lunch with Dr. Decker and career services staff at our local favorite, Fishin' Pig! Find out more about how his office can help with career planning, resumes, internships, job hunting, interviewing, networking, and applying to graduate schools.

2 - 5:30 pm - Individual Meetings with Advisor
(Mandatory for New Students)
Bortz Library, Room 231
Ms. Lisa Burns, Director for Academic Success
Students will use this time to set their academic plan for the future. Those students not meeting with Ms. Burns at this time will have free time.  

5-7 pm - Dinner in the H-SC Dining Hall
Pannill Commons
Meet the Orientation and Service Leaders for dinner in the H-SC Dining Hall.


Monday, January 11, 2021

7:30 am - 4 pm - Student Health Center
8 am - 1 am - Bortz Library
8:30 am - 5 pm - All Administrative Offices Open

8:30 am - 5 pm - Computing Center, Bortz Library
10 am - 3 pm - Campus Store, Graham Hall
6 am - 10 pm - Fitness Center, Kirby Field House
3 pm – 7 pm – Pool, Kirby Field House

First Day of Classes

7:30 am - 7:30 pm - Dining Hall Open
Pannill Commons
The dining hall will be open during normal hours today and for the remainder of the semester.  

Dining Hall Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
7:30 - 9:45 am Breakfast
9:45 - 11 am Continental Breakfast
11 am - 1:45 pm Lunch
1:45 - 5 pm Light Lunch
5 - 7:30 pm Dinner  

Saturday & Sunday
10 am - 1:30 pm Brunch
5-7 pm Dinner    

7:30 am - 4 pm - Student Health
Wellness Center
Students who still need to complete their health forms must visit the Student Health today.  

8:30 am - 5 pm - Business Office
Cabell House
Students will need to visit the Business Office to settle any outstanding balances or handle other financial issues today.   

8:30 am – 5:00 pm – Campus Police
Bush House
A student must register their vehicle online before matriculating. If you have not registered online beforehand, take your vehicle license plate number and year information to the Campus Police Station in Bush House to receive your vehicle sticker. If you are not bringing a vehicle to campus, students must fill out the online waiver form at HSC.edu, click on Current Students, then Living at H-SC, then Waive Parking Fee. 

5 - 6:30 pm - Spring Club and Organizations Fair
South Dining Room, Pannill Commons
Come and check out all the clubs and organizations available to you on campus.


Wednesday, January 13, 2021

6 pm - 8:00 pm - MAN UP Against Sexual Misconduct and Substance Education
(Mandatory for New Students)
You will receive a Zoom invite at your hsc.edu email address
Ms. Melissa Wood, Title IX and 504 Coordinator
Shawn White, Assistant Dean of Students for Substance Education
This Title IX program provides a definition of rape and a definition of 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.  Information will also be presented on alcohol and other drug effects, risk factors, and intervention guidelines. 

Office of Student Affairs


For questions or concerns, please contact
Sandy Cooke, Director of Student Affairs Operations and Civic Engagement
(434) 223-6340; cell (434) 547-6662
scooke@hsc.edu

Brown Student Center
Hampden Sydney, VA 23943

Student Affairs Staff