Ambitious plans have been underway for several years to enhance the quality of campus facilities and the student experience at Hampden-Sydney College. Building on that momentum, the College will soon launch a major residence hall renovation project, which President Larry Stimpert recently announced to the campus community.
The project, which has been approved by the Board of Trustees and will largely be funded by proceeds from an approximately $43 million bond issue, will begin this summer and take place over three to four years. The plan involves renovating the Alphabets, the Carpenter Houses, Venable Hall, and Whitehouse. The College is partnering on these renovation projects with MCWB Architects, a firm widely respected for its historic preservation work at sites across the country, including Monticello, Montpelier, and Mount Vernon.
“One of Hampden-Sydney’s greatest strengths is our fully residential campus experience,” President Stimpert said. “The COVID-19 pandemic has further reinforced the value of a close-knit community in which students live, learn, and grow together. This project is an essential next step in our efforts to further strengthen the quality of the student experience and ensure that our residence halls not only meet the needs of our students today, but also continue to serve as beloved homes away from home for future generations of Tigers.”