When you enter the gates of Hampden-Sydney, you're not just beginning college. You're joining a brotherhood older than America itself.

Lifelong friendships are not just a side effect of the Hampden-Sydney experience-they are the foundation of the College's culture and the cornerstone of its brotherhood.

At Hampden-Sydney, you'll live and learn alongside your brothers, challenging and testing one another and yourself. You'll laugh, struggle, and strive, succeed together and, at times, fail together. You'll lift each other up, hold each other accountable, and, above all, grow. Because of this brotherhood, you'll find yourself transformed into the best possible version of yourself.

The school offers such a unique environment and special community. It’s a school that fosters incredibly strong relationships and friendships. During college years, you figure out who you are, and with the people you go through that process with, you create bonds that don’t fade away.

Mac Freeman ’89, Senior Vice President, Denver Broncos

This brotherhood lasts far beyond graduation.

As you enter life after the Hill, you'll belong to one of the top ten alumni networks in the country, with a built-in network of partners, mentors, and advisors who will champion you throughout your life.

Hampden-Sydney men are fused by the transformative experiences of the Hill. 

When you encounter a fellow Hampden-Sydney man, you can be confident that his character and sense of honor match your own. You'll find that you've both signed the Honor Code, and that you both live as gentlemen "at all times and in all places." You've sweated through the three-hour Rhetoric Proficiency Exam. You've mastered the wisdom of the ancients and apply their lessons today.

Beyond textbooks, you've studied To Manner Born, To Manner Bred: The Hip-pocket Guide to Etiquette for the Hampden-Sydney Man. You've tailgated together at football games and cheered the Tigers on the basketball court, witnessed breathtaking sunsets on the way to the Commons, danced to live music on fraternity decks, fished Chalgrove Pond at sunrise, mountain biked the Wilson Trail. And, in the end, you've walked across the stage of Venable Hall and received your degree before a crowd of your brothers, cheering and shouting your name.

Above all, you've entered as youths, and emerged as men.

Only a select few can claim the same distinction.

  • Students hoist the winner overhead at H-SC cornhole game

    Play Together.

  • H-SC baseball team warms up

    Compete Together.

  • Students having lunch in the Pannill Commons

    Eat Together.

  • Students work at computers in the Bortz Library

    Learn Together.

  • Students hiking the Wilson Trail together at H-SC

    Explore Together.

  • H-SC men cheer at a game

    Celebrate Together.

  • Students doing a beautification project for their volunteer service

    ServeTogether.

  • Students celebrate for the camera at Commencement 2017

    Succeed Together.

Hunter Williams '20

Hunter Williams '20 returned to Uganda for a second humanitarian trip.

Hunter Williams '20