Summer Orientation 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 19, 20, 21, 24, 25, or 26

(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. Mike McDermott, Dean of the Faculty

9:00 - 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 - 10:00 am - Housing & Residential Life, Financial Planning 
Gilmer Hall, Room 019
Mr. Andrew Marshall, Area Coordinator for Room Assignments and Greek 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 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 - 11:00 am - Wellness Center, Substance Education, and High Adventure 
Gilmer Hall, Room 019
Ms. Betty Blevins, Director of Counseling, Wellness Center
Nurse Beth Graham, Director of the Student Health Center
Dean Shawn White, Assistant Dean of Students for Substance Education 
Mr. Scott Schmolesky, Director of High Adventure

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

11:00 - 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 - 1:00 pm - Lunch 
Chairman's Room and Board Room, Pannill Commons
New students and their families are welcome to enjoy a meal together.  

1:00 - 1:45 pm - Campus Tour
Leaving at 1 p.m., Orientation Leaders will take you on a short tour of campus to include the Wellness Center and the freshmen residence halls.

2:00 - 4:00 pm - Student-only advising sessions, H-SC student I.D. pick-up, vehicle decal pick-up, office open houses

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 alterations to your schedule, and learn how to order your textbooks.  

H-SC Student I.D.
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.

Vehicle Decals
Bortz Library, Fuqua Computing Center, 2nd Floor (Main Floor)
Register your vehicle, pick up your decal or complete the form to waive your fee.

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

Optional Open Houses
Atkinson Museum 
Brown Student Center
Campus Store 
Fuqua Computing Center
Freshmen Residence Halls
Global Education and Study Abroad
Hike the Wilson Trail
Fleet Gymnasium, Kirby Fieldhouse 
TigerRec Fitness Center, Kirby Fieldhouse 
Viar-Christ Performing Arts Center, Brinkley Hall

H-SC Virtual Campus Map