• Commencement 2018 graduates at Hampden-Sydney College

    Commencement 2018

  • Commencement 2018 high-five at Hampden-Sydney College

    Commencement 2018

  • Commencement 2018 celebration at Hampden-Sydney College

    Commencement 2018

  • Commencement 2018 graduate with diploma at Hampden-Sydney College

    Commencement 2018

  • Commencement 2018 graduate and diploma at Hampden-Sydney College

    Commencement 2018

  • Commencement 2018 bagpipe procession at Hampden-Sydney College

    Commencement 2018

  • Commencement 2018 faculty waving at Hampden-Sydney College

    Commencement 2018

  • Commencement 2018 champaigne toast at Hampden-Sydney College

    Commencement 2018

  • Commencement 2018 parent hugging graduate at Hampden-Sydney College

    Commencement 2018

  • 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

Announcements can be ordered on the Balfour website. Simply enter your location and school, and choose your preference. In addition to formal announcements, you may choose to order personalized stationary, thank you notes, and other printed items.

Balfour Announcements

Student Regalia

Seniors will receive their regalia during the Senior Fair in April 2019.

Traffic And Parking Information

Parking will be directed by Campus Police and event staff. On Friday, May 10, Via Sacra will be closed during Baccalaureate. On Saturday, May 11, 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 11, 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/Videography

GradImages photographers will be onsite to capture this special moment.

Pre-Register for Photos


Memories Videography will be filming the ceremony.

Order Your Video

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.