The Office of Academic Success is here to assist all Hampden-Sydney students in setting and reaching your academic goals. Attending college is a wonderful opportunity that can be both exciting and confusing at times. We are here to help you develop the skills necessary for effective performance in and positive adjustment to the college learning environment. We are here to help you succeed!

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Academic Counseling

Individual appointments are available to discuss academic issues and skills development. Contact us!

Academic Skills Workshops

Workshops are available throughout the semester on a weekly basis or are available by appointment for Residence Life, Athletics, Greek Life, and Student Organizations. Topics include goal-setting, time management, note-taking, reading skills, active learning, test taking and preparation, charting academic progress, and dealing with stress.

Fall 2022
All sessions located in Bortz Library, duPont Room 200 |  4 pm

Wednesday, August 31 
LAY THE GROUNDWORK: Impress Your Professors 

Wednesday, September 7 
MAKE IT STICK: Learn More from Readings

Wednesday, September 14 
TAKE IT WITH YOU: Learn More from Lectures 

Wednesday, September 21 
WORTH REMEMBERING: Learn More from Studying

Wednesday, September 28
LIBRARY RESEARCH: Develop Research Skills for Papers 

Wednesday, October 12 
THINK AHEAD: Map Out Spring Courses Now

Wednesday, October 19
DEFICIENCY NOTICES: Plan Your Turnaround Strategy 

Wednesday, October 26
MAJORS & CAREERS: Plan Your Major & Resume Assistance 

Wednesday, November 2 
SHOW WHAT YOU KNOW: Test Taking Strategies 

Wednesday, November 9 
KEEP GOING: Maintain Motivation and Focus

Wednesday, November 16
SEMESTER WRAP-UP: Papers & Projects Due Shortly

Contact Carter Shotwell at x6324 or cshotwell@hsc.edu for more information.

The Advising Program

All freshmen and transfer students are assigned an Academic Advisor who will assist in class selection, study skills development and transition to Hampden-Sydney College. Advisors are here to help you achieve your academic and personal goals by successfully guiding you through Hampden-Sydney's academic curriculum and helping you build connections with community resources and campus & peer support services.

Pre-Term Workshops

Programs are offered before each semester to help selected students develop and improve academic skills. The Student Success seminar is scheduled for August 16th and 17th, 2022.

Please click this link to register.

Probation Program

Students on Academic Probation, those returning after Academic Suspension, and those with excessive Mid-Term Deficiencies will receive individualized assistance in improving skills and performance through Academic Counseling, specialized workshops and utilization of other campus resources.

Tutoring

Tutors are available for assistance with Biology, Economics, History, Greek, Latin, Philosophy, Psychology and Western Culture. (Tutors are available for other subjects through the appropriate academic department.) No appointment necessary!

What to bring:

  1. positive attitude
  2. course textbook and notes
  3. writing utensil
  4. specific questions which address area(s) of difficulty
  5. copy of the assignment (where applicable)
Tutoring Schedule

Office of Academic Success


Bortz Library, Rooms 231-235
Hampden-Sydney College | Hampden-Sydney, VA 23943-0685
Phone (434) 223-6286 | (434) 223-6188
Fax (434) 223-6244
E-mail lburns@hsc.edu

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