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Calendar Highlights




Fall Semester Parent Sessions

Recognizing that you want to be involved in your son's college experience, we'll be hosting information sessions for parents not only during Family Weekend, but also throughout the fall semester.

What is the Ferguson Career Center?

Saturday, September 8, 9:30-10:15 AM
Saturday, September 15, 9:30-10:15 AM
Friday, September 28, 3:30-4:00 PM                    

As an excellent centerpiece for all that students are learning and doing on campus, the Ferguson Career Center offers a wide range of services from Career Strategy/Resume Development to Networking, Interview Preparation and Salary Negotiation. This session will highlight what parents can do to support their student for what's ahead, while providing salary data, industry timelines, and how students can prepare for our H-SC Career Fair on September 27th. Parents who would like to connect the Ferguson Career Center to their employer for internships/full-time positions can contact Stephanie Joynes at or register as an employer contact on Handshake.
Brown Student Center, Room 208

Study Abroad Information Session

Saturday, September 29, 30-11:00 AM                  

Although students are typically the primary decision-maker when it comes to study abroad, you are an important part of a network of support for H-SC students who study abroad. If you are interested in learning about study abroad opportunities, costs, safety and how it works at H-SC, you'll want to attend this session with the Director of Global Education and students who have recently returned from studying abroad.                
Bagby Hall, Room 217

Prepping for the Big Game (The Test)

Saturday, September 8, 10:30-11:15 AM
Saturday, September 15, 10:30-11:15 AM
Saturday, September 29, 10:30-11:15 AM                

In this Academic Success session, parents will learn how to encourage their son to break down preparations for his big exams, much like a football team prepares for the big game. Warm-ups, game film, practice drills and more so that your son can be competitive in the finals!
Bortz Library, duPont Room

His Health, Well-being and Safety

Friday, September 28, 2:30-3:30 PM

Meet the team of professionals who provide care for your son.  The Director of Student Health will elaborate on how your son can take ownership of his health.  The Director of Public Safety and the Chief of Police will elaborate on how your son's safety is his office's first priority.  Our Assistant Dean for Substance Education will talk about informed decision-making and the activities and strategies H-SC to address alcohol and other drug issues on campus.  Find out what Title IX is and how it may affect your son from the Director of Human Resources and Title IX Coordinator.
Gilmer Hall, Room 019

Civic Engagement, Residence Life, and the Outdoor Experience

Friday, September 28, 2:30-3:15 PM

Meet the team that oversees the student experience and find out what's happening on The Hill.
Brinkley Hall, Thompson Commons

Hike the Wilson Trail

Friday, September 28, 3:30 PM

Be part of the Outdoor Experience by hiking the Wilson trail!  Hike led by Director of High Adventure, Scott Schmolesky, will depart from the Trail Head and is expected to last 1 - 1 ½ hours.
Wilson Trail Entrance

Preparing men of character for lives of consequence

Friday, September 28, 3:30-4:00 PM

Hampden-Sydney prepares men to be leaders. Our students are given opportunities to explore, practice, and hone their leadership skills so they can go on to become tomorrow's CEOs, business founders, military officers, college presidents, and civic and political leaders. The Wilson Center for Leadership in the Public Interest hosts lectures, forums, symposia, and excursions that help develop effective and ethical leaders. With direction from current and former leaders, students gain an understanding of the challenges confronting the United States and the world.                       
The Wilson Center for Leadership in the Public Interest   

What was he thinking?!

Saturday, September 29, 10:30-11:15 AM

Using Francis Jensen, MD's bestselling book 'The Teenage Brain' as a foundation, faculty from Hampden-Sydney College's Department of Psychology will discuss students' cognitive and emotional development across the college years. This session is designed to educate parents on brain functioning and development and help them to understand how the challenges that confront college students, including disrupted sleep, drug and alcohol use, stress, sport and concussions, and emerging mental illness can interact with and impact these changes. This session will also help parents to learn about those resources and interventions that are available to and recommended for students to help them to navigate this challenging developmental period.
Gilmer Hall, Room 019  

Commencement 101

Saturday, November 10, 9:45-10:15 AM

Want the inside scoop on the path to your son's graduation?  This session will cover all things graduation related in advance of a December mailing to parents.  The session is open to all parents, not just those with a current senior.
Brown Student Center, Room 208  

Coffee with the President

Saturday, November 10, 10:30-11:15 AM

Hear from President Stimpert in a relaxed and casual atmosphere.
Brown Student Center, Tiger Inn

Student Stories and News

Read about the exciting things happening at Hampden-Sydney!

Student Stories

Alumni Stories

News at Hampden-Sydney

College Events Calendar

College Events Calendar

Athletics Schedule

Athletics Schedule

Lewis Brooks '19

Thanks to a lot of self-discipline and hard work, cross Country runner Lewis Brooks '19 broke the school record for the 8K.

Lewis Brooks '19

Office of Student Affairs

Brown Student Center
P.O. Box 5
Hampden Sydney, VA 23943
(434) 223-6128

Student Affairs Staff