Summer Orientation is a way to get to know the Hampden-Sydney community and all it has to offer early. If you can't make it in person, we offer you a variety of ways to access the information you'll need to make a smooth transition in the fall, including live Zoom sessions, YouTube videos, and documents. Additionally, we look forward to seeing you at the Fall Orientation in August when everything you need will be available.

Summer Orientation is offered June 17, 18, 19, 22, 23 or 24

Daily Schedule on campus

Schedule is the same for each day


8:30 am - 5 pm - All Administrative Offices Open
8:30 am - 5 pm - Computing Center
8:30 am - 4 pm - Campus Store
8:30 am - 5 pm - Bortz Library
9:00 am - 3:30 pm - Post Office

8 - 8:45 am

All New Students Sign-In 
Brown Student Center 
Continental Breakfast will be served in the Tiger Inn

8:45 - 8:55 am

Brown Student Center, Tiger Inn
Dr. Mike McDermott, Dean of the Faculty

9 - 9:25 am

Academic Program, Student Academic Support Team, and Study Abroad
Gilmer Hall, Room 019
Dr. Mike McDermott, Dean of the Faculty  
Ms. Lisa Burns, Director of Academic Success  
Dr. Daniella Widdows, Director of Global Education and Study Abroad

9:25 - 10 am

Housing and Residential Life, and Financial Planning 
Gilmer Hall, Room 019 
Dean John Hollemon, Associate Dean of Students for Housing and Residence Life 
Mrs. Zita Barree, Director of Financial Aid 
Mrs. Marianne Catron, Student Accounts Manager

10 - 10:15 am - BREAK  

10:15 -10:35 am

Student Activities and Organizations, Greek Life, Security,  and Career Center
Gilmer Hall, Room 019
Dean Richard Pantele, Associate Dean of Students for Student Engagement and Judicial Affairs
Chief Mark Fowler, Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police
Ms. Stephanie Joynes, Director of the Ferguson Career Center

10:35 - 11 am

Counseling Services, Student Health, Substance Education, and High Adventure
Gilmer Hall, Room 019 
Ms. Betty Blevins, Director of Counseling
Nurse Barb Kiewiet de Jonge, Director of the Student Health Center
Dean Shawn White, Assistant Dean of Students for Substance Education 
Mr. Scott Schmolesky, Director of High Adventure

11 am

Students go to the Brown Student Center
remain in Gilmer Hall, Room 019 

11 - 11:45 am

PARENT Session 
Gilmer Hall, Room 019
Dean Robert Sabbatini, Dean of Students
Dean Shawn White, Assistant Dean of Students for Substance Education
Mr. Chad Eisele, Director of Athletics
Ms. Sandy Cooke, Director of Student Affairs Operations and Civic Engagement

11:10 - 11:55 am

STUDENT Session 
Brown Student Center, Room 208 
An open and honest peer-to-peer conversation led by current students. New Students will have the chance to ask questions.

Noon - 1 pm

Dining Hall, Pannill Commons
New students and their families are welcome to enjoy a meal together.

1 – 1:45 pm

Campus Tour
Departing at 1pm, Orientation Leaders will take students and their families on a short tour of campus to include the Wellness Center and the freshmen residence halls.

2 – 4 pm

Student-only advising sessions, H-SC student I.D. card and vehicle decal pick-up, meet with various offices, and attend open houses

  • Student Only Advising Sessions
    (Students will sign up for a time slot during event day registration - 20 minute appointments with 10 students each)
    Bortz Library, 2 nd Floor (Main Floor)
    Ms. Lisa Burns, Director for Academic Success
    Learn how to log into Tiger Web, make alterations to your schedule, and how to order your textbooks.

  • H-SC Student I.D. Card
    Bortz Library, Fuqua Computing Center, Ground Floor
    Visit the Fuqua Computing Center to pick up your new H-SC Student I.D. card, learn how to put your email account on your phone, and get answers to all your IT questions.

  • H-SC Student Vehicle Decals
    Bortz Library, 2 nd Floor (Main Floor)
    Pick up your vehicle decal or bring your license plate number to register.

  • Individual appointments with various offices may be scheduled by contacting:
    Business Office - Ms. Marianne Catron (434) 223-6223, Cabell
    Disability Services - Ms. Melissa Wood (434) 223-6061, Health Center
    Financial Aid - Ms. Zita Barree (434) 223-6119, Graham Hall
    Ferguson Career Center – Ms. Stephanie Joynes (434) 223-6106, Brown Student Center, 2 nd Floor
    Flemming Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation – Dr. Andrew King (434) 223-6408, Brown Student Center, 2 nd Floor

  • Optional Open Houses
    Atkinson Museum
    Brown Student Center
    Campus Store, Graham Hall
    Fuqua Computing Center, Bortz Library, Ground Floor
    Freshmen Residence Halls
    Global Education and Study Abroad, Blake A, 1 st Floor
    Hike the Wilson Trail
    Fleet Gymnasium, Kirby Fieldhouse
    TigerRec Fitness Center, Kirby Fieldhouse
    Wilson Center for Leadership
Virtual Campus Map

Virtual Summer Orientation

via Zoom Meeting

If you are not able to join us for Summer Orientation, you may attend a Zoom presentation live each day! It will take place from 9 a.m. to noon on June 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, and 24.   

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 820 4133 8058
Password: 139937

If you need assistance with joining the Zoom meeting, please email Andrew Marshall at If you are unable to join us for a Zoom meeting, everything you will need will also be offered during Fall Orientation! 

Join Zoom Meeting

Summer Orientation Playlist

via YouTube

If you are not able to join us for Summer Orientation in person or via live Zoom session, you may watch a series of YouTube presentations and introductions to get you started.

Virtual Summer Orientation Video Playlist

Welcome from the President

Part 1: The Academic Program

Part 2: Student Housing & Finances

Part 3: Student Life, Campus Safety, & Career Education

Part 4: Student Health and Wellness

If you need assistance, please email Andrew Marshall at

Summer Orientation Playlist

Offices and Services Information

via pdf document

Additionally, here you can access the information that each office is presenting during Summer Orientation in document format.

Summer Orientation Information and Introductions

Academic Success FAQs

Business Office FAQs

Career Services FAQs

Counseling Services FAQs

Disability Support Services FAQs

Financial Aid FAQs

Global Education FAQs

High Adventure FAQs

Housing and Residence Life FAQs

Student Health Services FAQs

If you need assistance, please email Andrew Marshall at