Attendance is required at all events except meals unless listed in this schedule as optional. This means personal plans, athletic practices, and other activities must yield to this schedule.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

11:00 am - 4:00 pm - Campus Store open, Graham Hall

9:00 - 11:00 am - New and Transfer Students Check-In & Matriculation
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.  

11:30 am - 1:00 pm - Welcome Lunch for Parents & New Students with Faculty and Staff
Chairman's Room, Settle Hall

Dr. Walter C. (Mike) McDermott III, Interim Dean of the Faculty
Ms. Sandy Cooke, Director of Student Affairs Operations and Civic Engagement
Mr. Samuel Murphy '18, Student Body President
Mr. Bobby George '18, Student Court Chairman
Mr. Steven Dvornick '18, Head Resident Advisor

Students and family members will learn more about what to expect from a Hampden-Sydney education and their future on The Hill.   

1:00 - 1:45 pm - Introduction to the Academic Program and Advising 
Chairman's Room, Settle Hall

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.  

* * * * * * Say Good-Bye to Parents * * * * * *   

2:00 - 5:30 pm - Individual Meetings with Advisor 
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.      

6:00 - 7:00 pm - Dinner with Dr. Daniella Widdows, Director of Global Education and Study Abroad
Chairman's Room, Settle Hall

Dr. Daniella Widdows, Director of Global Education and Study Abroad
Mr. Tillmon Cook '18, Study Abroad Alumnus

Students may meet with Dr. Widdows and learn about international study opportunities and the process to follow to participate in international study programs.   

7:15 - 7:45 pm - Language Study Introduction 
See list of locations below

Dr. Julia Palmer, Associate Professor of Modern Languages

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.  

Spanish 100 - 200, Gilmer Hall 019
Spanish 300, Gilmer Hall 025
French 100 - 200, Gilmer Hall 105
German, Gilmer Hall 124
Latin* and Greek, Morton Hall 112
Chinese and Russian, Gilmer Hall 220  

*Placement tests are required for students interested in Latin.

9:00 - 9:30 pm - The Hampden-Sydney Honor Code 
Parents & Friends Lounge, Venable Hall (Please wear coat and tie to this event)

Mr. Samuel Murphy '18, Student Body President
Mr. Bobby George '18, 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 14, 2018

9:00 am - 5:00 pm - Fitness Center open, Kirby Field House
9:00 am - 3:00 pm - Pool open, Kirby Field House

**Current Students return to campus**

7:30 - 9:00 am -Breakfast
Pannill Commons, Settle Hall                  

9:00 am - Noon - Rhetoric Diagnostic Exam 
Morton Hall, Room 120

Dr. Katherine Weese, Director of the Rhetoric Program and Professor of English

All new students with fewer than six hours of transfer credit in composition courses should report to Morton 120 to take 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. 

9:00 am - Noon - Rhetoric Proficiency Exam (SELECT TRANSFER STUDENTS ONLY)
Morton Hall, Room 121

Dr. Katherine Weese, Director of the Rhetoric Program and Professor of English

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.  

12:30 - 1:30 pm - Lunch with the Ferguson Career Center Staff
South Dining Room, Pannill Commons

Ms. Stephanie Joynes, Director of the Ferguson Career Center
Ms. Jennifer Allen, Recruiting Coordinator & Sr. Secretary

Students are welcome to have lunch with Ms. Joynes and her staff in the South Dining Room and find out more about how her office can help with career planning, resumes, internships, job hunting, interviewing, networking, and applying to graduate schools.   

2:00 - 5:30 pm - Individual Meetings with Advisor 
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.  

6:00 - 8:00 pm - Dinner at Charley's Waterfront Café
Meet at the Brown Student Center, 2nd Floor Lobby
Dinner and transportation is provided by the Office of Student Affairs.


Monday, January 15, 2018

7:30 am - 4:00 pm - Student Health, Wellness Center
8:30 am - 4:00 pm - Campus Store, Graham Hall
8:30 am - 5:00 pm - All Administrative Offices Open

9:00 am - 5:00 pm - Computing Center, Bortz Library
6:00 am - 10:00 pm - Fitness Center, Kirby Field House

First Day of Classes

7:30 am - 7:30 pm - Dining Hall Open
Pannill Commons, Settle Hall
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 - 4:00 pm - Student Health, Wellness Center
Students who still need to complete their health forms must visit the Wellness Center today.  

8:30 am - 5:00 pm - Business Office, Cabell House
Students will need to visit the Business Office to settle any outstanding balances or handle other financial issues today.   

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - MAN UP Against Sexual Misconduct and Substance Education 
Brown Student Center, Room 208

        Sue Carter, Director of Human Resources & Title IX 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 interaction 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.


Wednesday, January 17, 2018   

5:00 - 6:30 pm - Spring Club and Organizations Fair
Board Room and Chairman's Room, Settle Hall
Come and check out all the clubs and organizations available to you on campus.

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