Summer Orientations is a way to get to know the Hampden-Sydney community early. If you can't make it, however, everything you need will be available at the Fall Orientation in August.


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

June 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, or 27

(Schedule is the same for each day)

8:00 - 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 - Welcome 
Brown Student Center, Tiger Inn 
Dr. Larry Stimpert, President of Hampden-Sydney College

9:00 - 9:25 am - Career Education, Student Academic Support Team, Academic Program
Gilmer, Room 019 
Ms. Stephanie Joynes, Director of the Ferguson Career Education
Ms. Lisa Burns, Director of Academic Success  
Dr. Mike McDermott, Dean of the Faculty

9:25 - 10:00 am - Housing & Residential Life, Financial Planning 
Gilmer, 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   

10:00 - 10:15 am - BREAK    

10:15 -10:35 am - Student Activities & Organizations, Greek Life, and Security 
Gilmer, Room 019 
Dean Richard Pantele, Assistant Dean of Student Activities & Organizations
Mr. Andrew Marshall, Area Coordinator for Room Assignments and Greek Life 
Chief Mark Fowler, Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police

10:35 - 11:00 am - Wellness Center, Substance Education, and Study Abroad 
Gilmer, Room 019 
Ms. Annie Jones, Director of the Wellness Center
Nurse Beth Graham, Director of the Student Health Center
Dean Shawn White, Assistant Dean of Students for Substance Education 
Dr. Daniella Widdows, Director of Global Education and Study Abroad

11:00 am - Students make their way to the Brown Student Center and Parents remain in Gilmer 019   

11:00 - 11:45 am - PARENT Session 
Gilmer, Room 019 
Dean Robert Sabbatini, Dean of Students
Dean Shawn White, Assistant Dean of Students for Substance Education
Mr. Chad Eisele, Director of Athletics
Mr. Davis Yake, Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations and Compliance
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 - 1:00 pm - Lunch 
Graham Hall (Rain location: Chairman's Room and Board Room, Settle Hall)
New students and their families are welcome to enjoy a meal together.  

1:00 - 2:00 pm - Campus Tour
Meet the Orientation Leader at the designated sign at lunch.  Leaving at 1 p.m., they will take you on a tour of campus to include the Computing Center, Wellness Center, and Fraternity Circle.  The tour will conclude at the freshmen residence halls.  

2:00 - 2:45 pm - Information Technology
(Students, please bring your phone to this session)
Gilmer, Room 019
Ms. Kim Fish, Manager of Client Services
Information on the technology available to you as well as the services in the Computing Center. We will show you how to put H-SC email on your phone.   

3:00 - 5:00 pm - Student-Only Advising Sessions
(Students, you will have a chance to sign up for a time slot during event day registration - 20 minute appointments with 10 students each)
Bortz Library, 2nd Floor (Main Floor)
Ms. Lisa Burns, Director for Academic Success
Learn how to log into Tiger Web, make alternations to your schedule, and learn how to order your textbooks.  

3:00 - 5:00 pm - Photo I.D. Pictures
Bortz Library, Fuqua Computing Center, Ground Floor
Visit the Computing Center to have your photo taken for your new Hampden-Sydney College I.D. card.

3:00 - 5:00 pm - Individual appointments with various offices may be scheduled by contacting:
Disability Services - Ms. Teresa Laughlin (434) 223-6286
Financial Aid - Ms. Rachel Napier (434) 223-6119
Business Office - Ms. Marianne Catron (434) 223-6223
Ferguson Career Center - Ms. Stephanie Joynes (434) 223-6106

3:00 - 5:00 pm - Optional Open Houses
Atkinson Museum 
Brown Student Center
Campus Store 
Fuqua Computing Center
Freshmen Residence Halls
Global Education and Study Abroad
Kirby Gymnasium, Kirby Fieldhouse 
TigerRec Fitness Center, Kirby Fieldhouse 
Viar-Christ Performing Arts Center, Brinkley Hall

H-SC Virtual Campus Map