Commencement 2018: Saturday, May 12

Commencement 2018 will soon be upon us! We look forward to seeing family and friends at this weekend-long celebration. Here you will find all you need to know to make your plans.

Commencement Weekend Schedule

Campus Map

Will you or someone you know be unable to attend Commencement in person? Please enjoy following along on Hampden-Sydney's live video stream at 10 AM.

  • Commencement 2018 graduates at Hampden-Sydney College

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  • Commencement 2018 high-five at Hampden-Sydney College

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  • Commencement 2018 celebration at Hampden-Sydney College

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  • Commencement 2018 graduate with diploma at Hampden-Sydney College

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  • Commencement 2018 graduate and diploma at Hampden-Sydney College

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  • Commencement 2018 bagpipe procession at Hampden-Sydney College

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  • Commencement 2018 faculty waving at Hampden-Sydney College

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  • Commencement 2018 champaigne toast at Hampden-Sydney College

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  • Commencement 2018 parent hugging graduate at Hampden-Sydney College

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  • Commencement 2018 graduate at Hampden-Sydney College

    Commencement 2018

Travel and Accommodations

If you haven't already, please make your travel arrangements now. The Visit H-SC page will help you find accommodations, dining, and local attractions.

Visit H-SC

Ordering Announcements

You may submit your order online at www.collegegrad.herffjones.com or call (800) 837-4235. In addition to the announcements, you may choose to order personalized stationary, thank you notes, and other printed items. It is suggested that you order by January 31, 2018.

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Student Regalia

Seniors received their regalia in August 2017. Academic hoods will be distributed during lineup on Commencement morning.

Traffic And Parking Information

Parking will be directed by Campus Police and event staff. On Friday, May 11, Via Sacra will be closed during Baccalaureate. On Saturday, May 12, Via Sacra will be closed to general traffic from 9 a.m. until after the conclusion of the Commencement Ceremony.

Handicapped Parking And Special Services

On Saturday, May 12, the College will provide student-driven golf cars to transport guests with mobility issues to the Commencement Ceremony, luncheon, and parking areas.

Handicapped parking is available immediately behind Venable Hall.

ASL services available by request to: ccary@hsc.edu

Hampden-Sydney Campus Map

Inclement Weather

Annual Pronouncement Of Weather

"...And there shall be no rain."

However, if we do have an accidental shower that does not stop, the rain locations are as follows:

  • Baccalaureate Service: Kirby Field House
  • Senior Reception: Snyder Hall, Kirk Athletic Center
  • Commencement Ceremony: Kirby Field House
  • Commencement Lunch: Pannill Commons

Please monitor the College website Friday afternoon and early Saturday morning for updates in case of inclement weather.

Photography

Professional Photography

There will be professional photographers and videographers onsite to capture this special moment.
www.gradimages.com
www.memoriesvideography.com/colleges/

Personal Photography

Parents are encouraged to photograph their graduate under the following guidelines:

  • Prior to the procession near the Bell Tower
  • During the procession from the left or right of the sidewalk
    (No one will be permitted in the path of the procession)
  • As the graduate exits the stage, there is a small space to the right for this purpose. Please be mindful of others trying to do the same.