Your Step-by-Step Guide to Preparing for Your First Year at Hampden-Sydney College
All across campus, individuals are looking forward to your arrival this coming August!

This page will help you navigate the exciting transition between choosing Hampden-Sydney and matriculating for the fall semester. Here you will find information and step-by-step instructions relevant to both academic and student life, as well as useful contact information.

As you Enter These Gates (download pdf )

Step 1. Summer Orientation

Summer Orientation | June 2024

We hope you will join us to spend a day on campus as part of our Summer Orientation. Available dates for summer 2024 are June 19, 20, 21, 24, or 25.

Register for Summer Orientation

Summer Orientation Schedule

Questions about Summer Orientation can be directed to Ms. Sandy Cooke at or (434) 223-6340.

Brotherhood Before the Hill | June 21-23, 2024

Get a jump on making lasting college friendships by joining us for our Brotherhood Before the Hill summer adventure program. Join your future H-SC brothers on outdoor excursions that will develop your leadership skills and familiarize you with the Central Virginia area. Excursions include airsoft, ropes course, hiking, kayaking and other activities that will bring you closer to your fellow H-SC brothers. This program will take place the weekend of June 21–23 and requires a $350 nonrefundable fee. Overnight accommodations will be provided at H-SC. Enrollment is limited to 14 students.

If you are interested in this program, please register for the Friday, June 21 Summer Orientation session. Brotherhood Before the Hill will begin immediately following orientation events.

Register for Brotherhood Before the Hill

Questions about the Brotherhood Before the Hill program can be directed to Ms. Sandy Cooke at or 434-223-6340.

Step 2. Access your “Enrollment Checklist”

Throughout the H-SC admission process, you have been using your admission portal to track your application status. Now, this will also be your go-to place to complete pre-enrollment tasks.

When you log in to your portal, you should see your Enrollment Checklist.

This checklist will make it easy for you to see what enrollment tasks remain to be completed.

Questions can be directed to our Admissions Office at 434-223-6120.

Step 3. Register for student housing

and complete your housing questionnaire and vehicle registration

Vehicle Registration

Vehicle registration is available immediately. The link to the online form is located in your admission portal  in your Enrollment Checklist.

After you complete the online form, a parking sticker will be assigned to you. The sticker will be issued to you either at Summer Orientation or at the matriculation check-in on August 22, 2024.

Housing Questionnaire

If you have not completed your housing selection, your preferred housing  selection will occur in the order in which you submitted your enrollment deposit. You must complete your Housing Questionnaire located in your admission portal to begin the housing selection process.

Please contact Jeff Norris at for all questions regarding housing selection.

Living and Learning Communities

In the Housing Questionnaire, you will be given the opportunity to opt into the College’s Living and Learning Program. In Living and Learning Communities, groups of 8–12 freshmen share a freshman academic advisor, are enrolled together in a class, and live together in the same residence hall. These themed communities bring students together for a shared academic and co-curricular experience that improves the quality of classroom time and arms freshmen with the personal connections and self-advocacy skills essential for a successful and fulfilling college experience.

Communities for 2024–2025 will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis with a deadline of May 15.

Questions about the Living and Learning Program can be directed to Dr. Matthew Hulbert at or (434) 223-6215.

Explore 2024-25 available communities

Step 4. Complete your Academic Interest Survey

and connect with Academic Success

You will be assigned an academic advisor in mid-May and will receive a notification with an introductory profile in your admission portal at in your Enrollment Checklist on June 1st. Your academic advisor will assist you with your transition to H-SC academics and its policies and procedures.

The members of the Office of Academic Success will be working with your assigned advisor to develop a first semester course schedule for you. To assist in this process, you should complete the online Academic Interest Survey no later than May 31. This survey is designed to give you the opportunity to expand upon your academic interests and goals. The link to this survey is found in your admission portal at in your Enrollment Checklist.

In addition, if you have taken International Baccalaureate (IB), Advanced Placement (AP), or dual enrollment (DE) courses while enrolled in high school, please request your final official scores/transcripts be sent from the institution (IB scores must be received from, AP scores from, and DE final official transcripts from the college or community college through which you were registered).

These documents should be addressed to:

Registrar's Office
Hampden-Sydney College
P.O. Box 668
Hampden-Sydney, VA  23943

Community college transcripts can also be sent electronically to Cindy Toone at

Finally, you may have received classroom accommodations due to attention issues or a learning disability while in high school. Classroom accommodations may be appropriate for you to properly access course materials and assessments. Please contact our Disability Services Coordinator, Dr. Melissa Wood at to learn where to send your confidential documentation to ensure your accommodations are in place for the start of the fall term.

Questions regarding academic advising should be directed to Ms. Lisa Burns at or (434) 223-6188.

Step 5. Email, ID Cards, & Technology Resources

H-SC Email

To retrieve your username and password for your H-SC email account:

  • Log in to your TigerWeb account. If you attend Summer Orientation, you will be given your TigerWeb credentials at that time. If not, these credentials will be mailed to you in late June.
  • Select “Documents & Forms” from the navigation bar at the top of the page.
  • On the navigation bar on the left, select “Computing Center Forms”.
  • Under the “Email Login Retrieval” section of this page, you will be asked to enter the last 4 digits of your Social Security Number and your home zip code. Next click the “Get Login Info” button.
  • Your email address and password information will be displayed in a pop-up window. You can use your email address and password to log in to your H-SC email account by clicking the “Email” link on the “Current Student” portal page.

Student ID Cards

ID cards will be distributed at Summer Orientation or at matriculation check-in on August 22.


If you plan to purchase a new computer, you can review our recommended configuration and check for educational pricing for college students with Apple and Dell on our Computing Center web page.


You do not need to bring a printer with you, as public printers are available in various labs and other locations on campus. If you do bring a printer for your room, it must be a wired (USB) printer, as wireless printers do not work well with the campus WiFi system and can cause wireless interference.

Microsoft Office Suite

You do not need to purchase Microsoft Office Suite. Hampden-Sydney College has a Microsoft site license that entitles students to install the Microsoft Office Suite on up to five devices. Installation instructions are listed on our Computing Center website.


Wireless is available throughout campus in all academic buildings and student housing. All student rooms also include a wired Ethernet jack for each student. Personal routers with WiFi are prohibited.

Step 6. TigerWeb

available after Summer Orientation

TigerWeb is the college’s primary system for maintaining grades, schedules, transcripts and other important information.

All students are assigned a student ID and TigerWeb password. If you attend Summer Orientation, you will be given your TigerWeb credentials at that time. If you do not attend Summer Orientation, these credentials will be mailed to you.

In the weeks leading up to matriculation, you will use TigerWeb to do several important things:

  1. View your fall course schedule;
  2. View your transcript to check for transfer, AP, or Dual Enrollment credit;
  3. Retrieve your H-SC email credentials; and
  4. View your bills and set up for your student accounts.

Once you have your TigerWeb credentials (student ID and assigned password), you can log in to TigerWeb by going to  Current Students on the Hampden-Sydney website, and then selecting the TigerWeb button.

Once you are logged in to TigerWeb, select the “Student” tab. From this tab, you will be able view your course schedule and academic transcript, as well as add and drop courses during open registration.

If, at any point, you misplace or forget your TigerWeb ID or password, go to TigerWeb and please follow the instructions under “Forgot TigerWeb Password?” located on the left side of the page.

Questions about TigerWeb can be directed to our Campus Computing Center at (434) 223-6911.

Step 7. Complete your health forms

and complete the 3rd Millennium Program

Student Health Forms

Health forms (physical exam (available to print), insurance card, immunization records, emergency treatment consent, and health history) are located under your Enrollment Checklist in your admission portal. These forms are linked to our Student Health Portal and will be available after you receive your student ID and H-SC email address at Summer Orientation. All forms are required to be completed no later than August 1.

Tips for accessing the Student Health Portal:

  • Hampden-Sydney Student Health Portal (, not the admission portal or TigerWeb
  • First-time users click register before attempting to log in
  • Use your student ID number as your username
  • Make sure your Hampden-Sydney email is set up, as this is where your password for your login will be sent
  • Make sure you check your H-SC junk mail folder if you do not receive your password in your inbox

For questions about student health, please contact Student Health Services at (434) 223-6167

3rd Millennium

Hampden-Sydney College enrolls each incoming student into THREE Online Courses through 3rd Millennium Classrooms and requires completion of these courses by August 1. Access to the courses will be available in your Admission Portal in your Enrollment Checklist starting Wednesday, June 19.

3rd Millennium Courses include:

  1. Alcohol Wise
  2. Wellbeing 101
  3. Consent and Respect

Each course educates and empowers your decision-making skills as you enter college, and guides you to make healthy choices for yourself and others. Allow one hour for each course and prepare to complete the courses in multiple sittings. Your responses are strictly confidential.

Remember, you are enrolled in these courses now and must complete all 3 of the courses by August 1.

To get started, please access: 3rd MILLENNIUM CLASSROOMS – STUDENT LOGIN

Go to the STUDENT box and click ENROLL NOW

Select the FORGOT PASSWORD link

Enter your H-SC Email for 3rd Millennium to send a password “reset link” to you. Check your inbox for the link to set a password soon after you request it. Otherwise, the link will expire within 10 minutes. 

Once you have accessed your account, each course will be listed on your 3rd Millennium Classrooms dashboard. After you complete a course, the course will be checked off to indicate completion.

For technical difficulties, contact 3rd Millennium at (888) 810-7990 or via email at

Hampden-Sydney College expects you to complete Part One of the courses by August 1. Part Two is offered in October and is optional.

Step 8. Review your course schedule

and check for DE/AP credit

Reviewing your Fall Semester Schedule

If you are unable to attend the H-SC Summer Orientation, you will be able to view your fall semester course schedule in TigerWeb when you receive your Tiger Web password in the mail following Summer Orientation..

To view your schedule:

  1. Log in to TigerWeb.
  2. Go to the “Student” tab.
  3. Select “My Course information” from the left-side list.
  4. “My Class Schedule” will appear on this page. This will include course title, number, and section.

You will have an opportunity to discuss and make changes to your first semester schedule in consultation with an academic advisor at two points: once during Summer Orientation and again during Fall Orientation. In between these times, questions regarding your schedule can be addressed by contacting your academic advisor or by contacting Ms. Lisa Burns at or (434) 223-6188.

To check for transfer credit, Dual Enrollment credit, or AP credit:

Once you have your records sent to the Registrar’s Office by the appropriate entity (see Step 4, earlier in this booklet), you can see the updates to your transcript in TigerWeb:

  1. Log in to TigerWeb.
  2. Select the “Student” tab.
  3. Select “My Unofficial Transcript” from the left-side list.

Step 9. Financial Aid and Billing

Check Your Financial Aid Status

To ensure that all financial aid is credited to your account prior to the first fall semester billing, please check for any missing documents by June 15. If any financial aid documents are needed from you, a letter or e-mail will be sent providing detailed instructions. Additionally, please refer to the Financial Aid Checklist located in your admission portal.

Tuition and Fee Payment

Once registered for housing and classes, you will be billed for tuition, fees, room and board. You willaccess billing through CASHNet via TigerWeb (we do not send bills by postal service).

Payment is due August 1 for Fall and January 1 for Spring.

Tuition and fees may be covered by certain types of aid from outside agencies which will be invoiced after classes start. Under special  circumstances, outside agencies providing tuition assistance may be billed at later dates. If you do not qualify for these types of aid, you must pay tuition and fees not covered by financial aid by the due date.

How to Pay

  • You can pay in person with cash or check at the Business Office or by mailing a check to the Business Office address listed at the top of your bill.
  • You can arrange for automatic deduction from your bank account or credit card by enrolling in the monthly payment plan in CASHNet.
  • You can pay online with credit card or e-check.

Paying Your Tuition Bill Online
A student can pay online by e-check or credit card or set up an Authorized Payer to pay online.

Authorized Payer
An Authorized Payer(s) will be able to:

  • View the student's Tuition and Fees billing in CASHNet.
  • Make payments on the student's account using credit card or e-check. 

Both the Authorized Payer and Student will be able to view all payments made to the account by the Authorized Payer.

Setting up an Authorized Payer
Authorized Payer(s) must be signed up by the student through CASHNet via TigerWeb:

  1. Log in to TigerWeb,
  2. Select the Student tab,
  3. Select Account Information,
  4. Select the link “Pay/View Student Account.” Under the “My Account” tab, you will see a heading for payers with a link to send a payer invitation.  After clicking send payer invitation, enter all data required.

Once the Authorized Payer is established, he/she will receive an email with information regarding the login, password and web link that will enable him/her to access the account.

Paying online with credit card or e-check through TigerWeb:
E-check payments are free. For payments made with MasterCard, VISA, American Express or Discover, the account holder will be charged a nonrefundable 2.85% fee.

To pay online:

  1. Log in to to TigerWeb
  2. Select the Student tab
  3. Select Account Information
  4. Select the link “Pay/View Student Account”

TuitionPay Monthly Payment Plan
You may choose to pay your semester expenses in full by the aforementioned due dates or make monthly payments through an interest-free CASHNet Installment Payment Plan. This payment plan allows one to spread the annual cost over a period of months. You may access information on the Installment Payment Plan via the Authorized Payer website or by calling 1 (888) 381-8054. 

For questions or additional information, please consult the Payment Methods page on the H-SC website or contact the Director of Student Accounts at (434) 223-6223 or

Step 10. Pack for H-SC

What is already in your room:

extra-long twin bed, 36” x 80” (pillows not provided)
desk and desk chair
closet or wardrobe
heating and air conditioning
basic cable
ethernet jacks

Note: No college furniture may be removed from your room at any time

What you need to bring:

linens, XL twin 36” x 80”
school supplies
laptop/notebook computer
coat and tie
shower shoes
bath tote
wash cloths
Iron/ironing board/steamer
clothes hangers
sewing kit
laundry basket/bag
detergent/fabric softener
small first aid kit

Coordinate with roommate, if items are desired:
microwave (UL listed; up to 1000 watts)
refrigerator (UL listed; up to 4.3 cubic feet)
coffee maker
vacuum cleaner/floor sweeper
area rug
floor lamp
Halogen lamps are not permitted
cleaning supplies
dish soap
air freshener
paper towels
Storage containers/crates
clothes hangers
Command™ hooks
HDMI cord
surge protectors (built-in 15 amp circuit breaker required)

mattress cover/topper
window curtains
certified fire-retardant
electric wax burner
bicycle & bicycle lock

Please Leave These At Home:

extension cords
cube adapters
multi-prong cords
electric grills (George Foreman™, etc.)
air fryers
electric or kerosene heaters
hot plates or toaster ovens
lofts or waterbeds
paintball/BB guns/airsoft guns
dart boards
inflatable pools or hot tubs

Posters, flags, banners etc. must be behind glass or Plexiglas, in such a manner that no part of the item can be exposed to open flame*. You cannot put holes in the walls in order to hang up posters.

*Each student is allowed to display one (1) 3’x5’ poster or flag on his wall, uncovered. Additional poster or flag decorations are prohibited under Fire Safety rules and regulations in The Key.

Student Life and Housing Odds and Ends:

  • Your mailing address (for all USPS, UPS, and FedEx deliveries) is:

    ( Your Name)
    Hampden-Sydney College 
    Brown Student Center, Suite ( Your H-SC P.O. Box #)
    172 Via Sacra
    Hampden-Sydney, VA 23943
  • The College Business Office will cash checks for you. (Limited to $300).
  • A Truist ATM is available in the Brown Student Center.
  • Washers and dryers are available to students and are located in three freshman locations free of charge: Basements of Carpenter Z, East House, and West House.
  • Use of tobacco and vaping products are prohibited in all student living areas.

Step 11. Move in at H-SC

Freshmen move-in will occur on Thursday, August 22, 2024, unless you are moving in early with athletics, the Wilson Center for Leadership, or other specialized academic programs. At that morning’s matriculation, you will check-in and receive your room key, Student ID, and parking sticker (if you have previously registered your vehicle). Following matriculation, Resident Advisors and other student leaders will be on hand to help you unload your car and move into your room.

Fall Orientation schedule

Stay Connected!

Join and Follow

Parents Stay Informed

  • Visit the Parents web page to stay up-to-date about what's going on at the College throughout the year.
  • Follow Hampden-Sydney College's official Facebook Page to see what's happening on The Hill.

Additional Resources

More detailed information about life at H-SC can also be found in our primary publications:

  • For information regarding the academic program, including academic requirements, academic programs, and course listings, please see the Academic Catalogue.
  • For information regarding student life, including student clubs and activities and the student justice system, please see our student handbook, the Key. All students will receive a copy of the the Key upon matriculation.
  • A broad overview of student life is available on the H-SC Student Life website.
  • More detailed online information, including quick links to TigerWeb, Directories, and email can be found on the Student Resources and Current Students page.

Academic Calendar

Contact Student Affairs

Administrative Offices