Your adventure is about to begin!

2024 Summer Orientation is June 19, 20, 21, 24, & 25

Summer Orientation will connect you with your classmates and the Hampden-Sydney community and provide you with information about how to succeed in college. You will have the opportunity to explore our academic program, begin building a relationship with an academic advisor, and learn about the resources available to help you on your journey. During Orientation, you will meet new and current students, and explore our beloved campus through social events. You will find that here at Hampden-Sydney you are not just "at college;" you are involved in a community that challenges you to become the best man you can be.

Summer Orientation Schedule

Register for Summer Orientation

Can’t make it to your Summer Orientation? No problem! Join us on Friday, June 21 from 9 – 11 AM for the live stream. The recorded version will be posted here after Summer Orientation. 

Brotherhood Before the Hill is June 21-23, 2024

Get a jump on making lasting college friends by joining us for Brotherhood Before the Hill. We'll prepare you to meet the challenges and opportunities of the world before you even begin your first day of college. Join your future Hampden-Sydney brothers on outdoor excursions that will develop your leadership skills and familiarize you with the Central Virginia area. Excursions include ropes course, kayaking, airsoft, and other activities. Overnight accommodations will be provided at Hampden-Sydney College. Programs are available for any enrolled student in the Class of 2028. Enrollment is limited to 14 students.

If you are interested in attending, please register for the Friday, June 21st Summer Orientation date. We will start the program immediately following Summer Orientation.

Total cost: $350 non-refundable fee

Register for Brotherhood Before the Hill

Fall Orientation is August 22-29, 2024

Can't make it to Summer Orientation? Then we look forward to seeing you prior to the beginning of classes for Fall Orientation. Required of all new students, Fall Orientation will connect you and your classmates with the Hampden-Sydney community. This opportunity will provide you with the skills and information to be successful here.

Fall Orientation First Day Schedule

In the meantime, if you need more information, call Sandy Cooke at (434) 223-6340. We wish you success and encourage you to take full advantage of all that the College has to offer.

Please see the Academic Calendar for information regarding the dates of classes, breaks, and holidays.

What to Bring

Here is a tried and true checklist that includes what you should (and should not) bring to college.

What to Bring

New Student Housing

As a first year student, you will live together with your brothers in Cushing Hall, the Whitehouse Complex, or Carpenter X or Y. Check out more information about your new home away from home!

New Student Housing

New Student Resources

You are new here. Let us provide you with some basic information and resources to help you get started.

New Student Resources

General Travel Information

We can help you plan your trip with a virtual map, directions, accommodations, dining options, and area attractions.

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For Parents and Families

Stay connected with us while your son is at H-SC. Here you will find updates, services, and news throughout the year, just for you.

Parents & Family

Office of Student Affairs

Sandy Cooke
Director of Student Affairs Operations, Orientation, and Civic Engagement
(434) 223-6340

Office of Student Affairs
P.O. Box 5 | Hampden Sydney, VA 23943
(434) 223-6128

Student Affairs Staff