With the majority of our students living on campus, you'll develop close-knit relationships and a lifelong brotherhood of support. A home away from home, H-SC not only provides a secure and supportive living environment, but also provides ample open space for you to relax and enjoy life.


Depending on whether you prefer historic dormitory-style housing or a more independent lifestyle, upperclassmen can choose traditional double-occupancy rooms or select from a number of alternatives, including suite-style apartments and college-owned cottages and houses. More than 95% of students live on campus.

Hampden-Sydney is my home away from home, and I could not think of anywhere else I would rather be.

Jordan Beck ‘18


Pannill Commons offers a variety of cuisines and features amenities such as a fire brick oven, build-your-own salads and sandwiches, a fresh orange juice squeezer, and an open hibachi grill. If you prefer a "grill-style" dining experience, the Tiger Inn in the Brown Student Center offers a relaxed atmosphere including leather couches, flat-screen televisions, and pool and ping pong tables.


Whether you choose to stay on campus or go off campus for your fun, you will find countless ways to spend your hard-earned downtime.

The Brown Student Center

The Brown Student Center, a beautiful new facility that became the central hub of student life in 2017, is a great place to socialize, shoot pool, and watch TV. Don't forget to check out the menu in the Tiger Inn café or relax by the fire-pits overlooking Chalgrove Pond. Brown houses the offices of Students Affairs, The Student Court, Student Government, Career Services, the Flemming Center for Entrepreneurship, a gameroom, the Post Office, and the Tiger Inn.

  • Students lounging in a dorm lounge area
  • Student browsing the options in the dining hall
  • Student studying on a couch in the library
  • Student working on a laptop in the library
  • Students enjoying lunch and conversation in the dining hall
  • Students lounging in the "great living room" of Brown Student Center
  • A view of Cushing Dormitory and students walking
  • Student playing pool in Brown Student Center


New Student Housing

Curious where you might live?
Take a peek!

New Student Housing

Housing on the Virtual Map

Take a virtual tour of student housing on Hampden-Sydney College's virtual map!

Housing on Virtual Map

Max Dash '18

Recent Hampden-Sydney graduate Max Dash '18 devoted the bulk of his senior year to honors research, delving deep into what he calls a very personal, passion-driven project. The creative work thrust the English major deep into Tiger athletics past and present, analyzing the relationship between sports narratives and American culture.

Max Dash '18

Office of Student Affairs

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

Student Affairs Staff