The long wait is finally over, and Hampden-Sydney is excited to finally be able to properly celebrate the College’s 245th graduating class. Commencement for the Class of 2020 will be held on April 24, 2021, on the lawn of Venable Hall. As originally planned prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, political theorist, New York Times best-selling author, and Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist George Will will deliver the commencement address. After a year of uncertainty and change, the College looks forward to welcoming the sons of the Class of 2020 home to the Hill.
Given guidelines established by the governor, commencement ceremony attendance will be limited to registered guests of the members of the Class of 2020. All attendees will be expected to wear masks and adhere to social distancing guidelines set forth by the CDC and the Commonwealth of Virginia. Those not attending in person will be able to watch the ceremony via livestream.