The Founders Lot is a special parking and tailgating lot reserved for our donors who are members of The Society of Founders. The Founders Lot is intended to promote a festive game-day atmosphere, where guests can enjoy the company of others while cheering on the Tiger football squad. Founders Lot pass holders are encouraged to arrive early to games and host tailgate parties before, during, and shortly after each home Hampden-Sydney football contest. While the Founders Lot is designed to be relaxed and inviting, we ask that all Founders and guests abide by the following rules and guidelines:

  • The Founders Lot will open at 8:00a.m. on home game days. Founders Lot pass holders arriving early may wait in line for the lot to open, but no admission will be granted before 8:00a.m.
  • Parking in the Founders Lot is by permit only on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations are not required and will not be taken.
  • Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control licenses permit alcohol in the Founders Lot between 8:00a.m. and 4:00p.m.
  • Founders Lot passes are not transferable to students. Students are allowed in the Founders Lot but are prohibited from driving a vehicle into the lot, unless accompanied by the pass holder.
  • Founders and their guests are subject to the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Underage consumption of alcohol is not permitted.
  • Please enter the Founders Lot as directed by Campus Security, RMC staff, and directional signs. Clearly display your parking pass in your windshield. Campus Security will greet you at both gates and guide you to available parking.
    • Entry prior to 10:00a.m. - Follow College Rd, then enter the Founders Lot at gate on Right, just past the Hampden House.
    • Entry after 10:00a.m. - Turn Right onto Crawley Drive, follow signs past student parking and behind the Carpenter dorms to the back gate
  • Each Founders pass entitles the holder to bring one (1) vehicle into the Founders Lot and use one (1) parking space.
  • Large grills and smokers may be used in the Founders Lot. Please consider other guests when setting up your grill, particularly in regards to using additional spaces in the Founders Lot and monitoring the direction of smoke and/or fumes.
  • Fraternity house stages, bleachers, or other large platforms are not allowed in the Founders Lot.
  • If you are unable to bring your own tables, wooden picnic tables are placed around the Founders Lot, and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • When parking along the front railing, please ensure your vehicle is pulled completely into the space to allow for a lane of egress between the first and second row of cars.
  • The College reserves the right to ask Founders Lot guests to move or dismantle problematic equipment, or to cease certain activities that may be unbecoming of the venue.
  • Recreational Vehicles (RVs) are not permitted in the Founders Lot.
  • Solicitation is allowed in the Founders Lot only with prior approval from the College Advancement Office.