An unforgettable weekend on The Hill is right around the corner. We hope you take the opportunity to register and join us for Reunion Weekend 2018. These events are an opportunity to connect with Hampden-Sydney friends, relive college memories and get a firsthand look at what is happening on campus today.  We are pleased to offer Summer College programming for the inclusion of all reunion weekend participants.  Do not miss out on this incredible weekend to experience the best of H-SC all over again!


Friday, June 1
11:00 am - 6:00 pm 
Crawley Forum  

Saturday, June 2
8:00 am - 2:00 pm 
Crawley Forum  

Check out is Sunday by 1:00 PM


10:00 AM - The Manor Golf Course
Golf Outing (Advance registration required)   

11:00 AM - Graham Hall 
Admissions Campus Tour
A Garnet & Grey Society tour guide will lead you on a campus tour.  Visit the old sites, take in the new, and tell us your stories from the Hill!

1:00 PM -
Screening of the film Shorty

3:00 PM - Crawley Forum
Good Men, Good Citizens Alumni Panel
Featuring returning reunion year alumni as they discuss how their H-SC education prepared them for, and continues to serve them in their professional careers and personal lives of consequence as good men & good citizens.  Moderated by Rucker Snead '81.    

4:00 - 5:30 PM - Atkinson Museum
Cocktail Reception
Join us for the presentation of the Esther T. Atkinson Award for Historical and Cultural contributions by Alumni to H-SC.  

4:30 PM - Tiger Inn Patio 
Bourbon, Wine, and Beer Tasting

Sample spirits produced by Hampden-Sydney brewers, distillers, and vintners.  

6:00 PM Barbecue Dinner 
Reconnect with old friends and faculty members in a casual dinner atmosphere.  

7:30 PM - Crawley Forum
Summer College Keynote Address
The Book & Beyond:  Innovation In and Out of the Classroom -Dr. Sarah Hardy
Dr. Hardy will discuss the innovative practices of experiential learning that are being implemented throughout our curriculum. 
Keynote Address is open to ALL Reunion and Summer College attendees  

8:00 PM - Tiger Inn Live Music & Stargazing
Relax and enjoy the tunes of Dr. Ken Townsend and friends while hanging out at the new Tiger Inn. Test your knowledge over a rousing game of trivia with classmates, faculty, staff, and friends of the College community.   

8:00 PM - 10:30 PM - Brown Student Center
Movies, Games & Popcorn for Kids
Unwind with your classmates in the Tiger Inn and let the kids have a ball upstairs while you catch up downstairs.


7:30- 9:30 AM - Pannill Commons

All Day - The Manor Golf
Call (434) 392-2244 for reservations.  

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM - Wilson Trail
Active Learning: Biodiversity Walk on the Wilson Trail - Dr. Bill Shear 
Start the morning with an informative walk along the Wilson Trail led by Dr. Bill Shear as he identifies and discusses the rich biodiversity that we have on campus.   

8:30-9:30 AM Everett Stadium
Morning Yoga
Stretch and breathe as you greet the morning with sun salutations while enjoying the scenery over Fulton Field.  

9:00 AM- Graham Hall
Admissions Campus Tour
A Garnet & Grey Society tour guide will lead you on a campus tour.  Visit the old sites, take in the new, and tell us your stories from the Hill!

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM Crawley Forum
Hidden History: Uncovering the Foundations of Our Past
Come learn of the history beneath our feet!  Dr. Charles Pearson with lead a discussion and site visits over the recent archaeological discoveries on campus.  

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Canvas & Cookies for Kids
Join Lesley Stimpert as she invites children to exercise their imaginations while enjoying a fun story, creating an original work of art to take home, and snacks!   

10:00 AM 11:00 AM - Snyder
All-Alumni Hampden-Sydney Celebration
and 50th Reunion Class Photo

All reunion & Summer College participants are invited to hear an update on the College from President Larry Stimpert, remarks from Dean of Admissions Anita Garland, and the announcement of reunion class gifts.  

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM - Chairman's Room

Panel:  The Good Man & Good Citizen of Today
Join members of our faculty and staff: Dr. Elizabeth Deis, Dr. Kristian Hargadon '01, Dr. Saranna Thornton, & Alex Abbott '17, as they discuss the topic of educating the contemporary H-SC man.  Moderated by Rucker Snead '81.  

12:00 - 1:30 PM - Bortz Library 4th Floor
Patrick Henry Society Induction Luncheon
A luncheon honoring the Class of 1968 on the occasion of their 50th Reunion and their induction into the Society. 
Class of 1968 and Patrick Henry Society Members  

12:15 - 1:45 PM - Pannill Commons 
All Alumni Lunch
Enjoy lunch with classmates, Summer College attendees, faculty, staff, May term students, and H-SC community members.  Athletic Director Chad Eisele will discuss the athletic program over lunch. 
Classes of 1973 - 2013  & Summer Colllege attendees

Afternoon Activities  

2:00 PM 
40th Annual Graves Thompson Tennis Challenge
(Advance registration required)  

2:00 -5:00 PM 
Children's Session: "Mad Scientists"
Join H-SC Summer Research interns as they explore the weird and wonderful sides of science through hands on learning opportunities that allow kids to satisfy their curiosity and become mad scientists for an afternoon!
Ages 7+  

Extended Summer College Sessions  

2:00 - 4:00 PM
H-SC Outdoors       
Join Dean of Students Robert Sabbatini and meet the College's new High Adventure coordinator as they share in the experience of the many outdoor activities that enhance students' H-SC experience.  

2:00 - 4:30 PM
Psychology of Negotiation     
Think you have what it takes to seal a deal?  Dr. Ivo Gyurovski '09 leads an exploration of the psychological principles that govern the process and outcomes of a negotiation utilizing role-play and reflection. 

Summer College Session I

2:00 - 3:30 PM
Photograms and Photogenic Drawings
Join Dr. Pam Fox as you explore Hampden-Sydney's new darkroom! Participants will make Photograms in conjunction with a discussion about early photography processes such as Photogenic Drawing.

2:00 - 3:30 PM
Physics of Everyday Stuff -FULL
Have you ever wondered how your cell phone works? Or maybe your car engine? Even your fridge? Come explore the physics that happens all around you every day with Dr. Matt Goodson.  

2:00 - 3:30 PM
Self Defense
Dr. Dennis Stevens, the College's provost, will teach you a few basic self-defense moves that anyone can learn at any age. Open to both men and women.  

2:00 - 3:30 PM
The Chemistry of Food & Drink
The chemistry of a perfectly seared steak and a smoky, Islay scotch are remarkably complex. Dr. Nick Deifel will cover some of the known chemical transformations that occur as a steak browns, a scotch ages, and as a pickle brines. 

2:00 - 3:30 PM
The Chemistry of Paper Making
Dr. Paul Mueller will explor the basic concepts and chemistry of transforming pulp into paper.  Attendees will increase their understanding by participating in hands-on learning experience.  

Summer College Session II  

3:45 - 5:15 PM
Photograms and Photogenic Drawings   

3:45 - 5:15 PM
Physics of Everyday Stuff  

3:45 - 5:15 PM
Self Defense  

3:45 - 5:15 PM
The Chemistry of Food & Drink  

3:45 - 5:15 PM
The Chemistry of Paper Making  

4:00 - 5:00 PM
Dr. Bill Porterfield's "Things That Might Have Happened at H-SC Last Century"
Join the master story teller himself as he recounts the tales of things that might have happened on campus during the last 100 years.  

Evening Activities  

5:00 - 6:30 PM - Main Floor, Bortz Library
After Hours Social at Bortz Library
All Reunion and Summer College attendees and their guest are invited to a beer and wine social.   

6:30 - 8:30 PM - Various Locations
Individual Class Cocktails and Dinners  

8:30 pm
Band at the Bell Tower
Finish the weekend with a party band at one of the most iconic spots on campus!

Saturday Evening Dinners, Reunion Classes

6:30 - 8:30 PM - Various Locations
Individual Class Cocktails and Dinners will be held throughout locations on campus.  Join fellow classmates and their families over dinner in a relaxed atmosphere.


7:30- 9:30 AM - Pannill Commons

9:00 AM - College Church
Closing Presentation:  Looking Behind to Look Ahead:  Educating the Good Man and the Good Citizen of the 21st Century
 with introduction by Jim Sims
Join Dr. Jim Pontuso as he explores the tried and true principles and practices of educating the Good Man & Good Citizen.  

11:00 AM - College Church
College Church Service
Celebrate the conclusion of reunion weekend and honor the lives of those classmates who have passed away.
All Reunion and Summer College attendees are welcome.