8 - 8:30 am - All New Students Sign-In 
Tiger Inn, Brown Student Center 
Breakfast will be served in the Tiger Inn for students and their families.

8:30 - 8:40 am - Welcome 
Brown Student Center, Tiger Inn 
Dean Jason Ferguson, Dean of Admission

9 am - Academic Program, Student Academic Support Team, Career Center, Equity and Inclusion, and Civic Engagement
Snyder Hall, Kirk Athletic Center
Dr. Eric Dinmore, Elliott Professor of History and Associate Dean of the Faculty   
Dr. Michael Wolyniak, McGavacks Associate Professor of Biology
Ms. Lisa Burns, Director of Academic Success  
Ms. Stephanie Joynes, Director of the Ferguson Career Center
Dean John Hollemon, Dean of Inclusive Excellence
Ms. Sandy Cooke, Director of Student Affairs Operations, Orientation, and Civic Engagement

9:45 – 10 am - BREAK  

10 am - Meet the Office of Student Affairs
Dr. Richard Pantele, Dean of Students
Dean Dwayne Bowyer , Associate Dean of Students for Student Conduct & Character, and Director of Greek Life
Dean Renae Mancastroppa, Associate Dean of Students for Student Development and Well-being 
Dean Jesse Schrader, Associate Dean of Students for Campus & Residential Life
Chief Mark Fowler, Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police
Dr. Clarence Merckerson, Director of Counseling Services
Ms. Kim Ball, Director of the Student Health Center
Mr. Scott Schmolesky, Director of High Adventure
Ms. Sandy Cooke, Director of Student Affairs Operations, Orientation, and Civic Engagement

11 am - Students make their way to the Board Room, Pannill Commons, and Parents remain in Snyder Hall, Kirk Athletic Center

11 -11:55 am - PARENT Session 
Snyder Hall, Kirk Athletic Center
Dr. Richard Pantele, Dean of Students

11:10 - 11:55 am - STUDENT Session 
Board Room, Pannill Commons 
An open and honest peer-to-peer conversation led by current students. New Students will have the chance to ask questions.             

Noon - 1 pm - Lunch 
Dining Hall, Pannill Commons
New students and their families are welcome to enjoy a meal together.

1 -1:45 pm - Campus Tour
Leaving at 1 pm, Orientation Leaders will take students and their families on a short tour of campus to include the Health Center, Counseling Center, Atkinson Museum, Campus Store, and the Freshmen Residence Halls.

2 - 4 pm - Student only advising sessions and one-stop-shop for becoming a student at H-SC

Student Only Advising Sessions
(Students will be assigned a time slot for a 20-minute appointment with their advisor)
Bortz Library, 2 nd Floor (Main Floor)
Ms. Lisa Burns, Director for Academic Success
Learn how to log into Tiger Web, make changes to your schedule, and learn about your textbooks.

One-stop-shop at Bortz Library

  • H-SC Student I.D. Card
    Bortz Library, 2 nd Floor (Main Floor)
    Pick up your new H-SC Student I.D. card.
  • H-SC Student Vehicle Decals
    Bortz Library, 2 nd Floor (Main Floor)
    Pick up your vehicle decal or bring your vehicle information and license plate number to register.
  • Ferguson Career Center
    Bortz Library, 2 nd Floor (Main Floor)
    Visit with the Ferguson Career Center staff after your advising session. There you will sign into Handshake with your Hampden-Sydney user ID and password. We encourage you to complete your profile in order to get the best job recommendations, messages, and events that matter to you.
  • Fuqua Computing Center
    Bortz Library, 1 st Floor (Ground Floor)
    Visit the Computing Center and learn how to put your hsc.edu email account on your phone and get answers to all your IT questions.
  • Information Tables
    Bortz Library, 4th Floor
    When you finish with your advising appointment and one-stop-shop items, please proceed to the 4 th floor of the Bortz Library to visit with the faculty and staff involved with Public History, Global Education and Study Abroad, Compass, Business Office, TigerRec Fitness Center, High Adventure and Outdoor Education, and Flemming Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

2 - 4 pm - Parent Information Tables
Bortz Library, 4th Floor
Please join us on the 4 th floor of the Bortz Library while your son is meeting with his advisor and visiting the one-stop-shop. You will have the opportunity to visit with the faculty and staff involved with Public History, Global Education and Study Abroad, Compass, Business Office, TigerRec Fitness Center, High Adventure and Outdoor Education, and Flemming Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

2 - 4 pm - Optional Open Houses

  • Atkinson Museum 
  • Brown Student Center
  • Campus Store, Graham Hall
  • Financial Aid, Graham Hall
  • Fleet Gymnasium and TigerRec Fitness Center, Kirby Fieldhouse 
  • Freshmen Residence Halls
  • Hike the Wilson Trail, trailhead located behind Hampden Units
  • Wilson Center for Leadership