Class of 2022 | Saturday, May 14

10:00 am | Commencement Ceremony
Fleet Gymnasium at Kirby Field House

Please note changes to locations due to inclement weather:

Full Commencement Schedule

*Inclement Weather Announcement*

We have made the difficult decision to move this weekend’s events indoors due to the increasing likelihood of inclement weather. While we regret that circumstances have necessitated this change, we believe this is the safest course and ensures the most enjoyable experience for you and your families. Please review the following details as you prepare for the weekend’s events:

Baccalaureate Service
Friday’s Baccalaureate Service will now be held in Fleet Gymnasium at Kirby Field House at 5PM. Immediately following the service, the Senior Reception will be held in Snyder Hall at Kirk Athletic Center.

Commencement Location, Tickets, and Seating
Commencement will be held in Fleet Gymnasium at Kirby Field House on Saturday at 10 AM. Each graduate will receive eight (8) tickets for guests to attend the ceremony in Fleet Gymnasium. These tickets will be in seniors’ campus mailboxes by 10 AM on Friday. If you have a guest who utilizes a wheelchair or walker, please email ccary@hsc.edu no later than noon on Friday, and please be sure to include the student’s name.

On Saturday morning, guests will be able to begin seating in Fleet Gymnasium at 7:30 AM. Once the ceremony has begun, the doors to the gym will be closed and we will not allow further seating. Any guests arriving after the doors have been closed may view the ceremony through the live video streaming available at locations on campus (described below).

Parking
Parking will be directed by Campus Police and event staff. Those who need handicap parking should alert the staff directing traffic. Handicap parking is limited, so guest drop-off at Kirby Field House will be permitted. The driver must remain with the car and immediately move to the next available parking area. We will continue our golf cart shuttles from parking to the ceremony site so long as it is safe to operate them.

Senior Lineup
Graduates should report to Fleet Gymnasium’s Court 3 in regalia (cap, tassel, and gown) no later than 8:30AM. If you do not have your regalia, please email ccary@hsc.edu to make arrangements. Breakfast biscuits will be provided for graduates.

Other Viewing Locations

Commencement Livestream

Additional guests are encouraged to watch the livestream of Commencement at other viewing areas on campus. Johns Auditorium and Bortz Library will be open and are handicap friendly. Those at home may also watch the ceremony via livestream.

Commencement Reception
The Commencement Reception will be held in Snyder Hall at Kirk Athletic Center immediately following the ceremony.

Interactive Campus Map

Printable Map

  • Commencement 2021 graduates line up under the Bell Tower

    Hampden-Sydney College Commencement 2021

  • Commencement 2021 graduates in regalia process through the Bell Tower

    Hampden-Sydney College Commencement 2021

  • Commencement 2021 graduates Tyler Howerton at the podium delivers an address to the crowd

    Hampden-Sydney College Commencement 2021

  • Commencement 2021 graduates tap their diplomas together as the process

    Hampden-Sydney College Commencement 2021

  • Commencement 2021 graduate give a standing ovation

    Hampden-Sydney College Commencement 2021

  • Commencement 2021 graduate and commissioned officer embrace

    Hampden-Sydney College Commencement 2021

  • Commencement speaker Chris Stirewalt gives his address at the podium

    Hampden-Sydney College Commencement 2021

  • Commencement 2021 graduate walks down the aisle with diploma in hand

    Hampden-Sydney College Commencement 2021

  • Commencement 2021 graduate holding a cigar and smiling

    Hampden-Sydney College Commencement 2021

  • Faculty playing the bagpipes as the process at Commencement 2021

    Hampden-Sydney College Commencement 2021

Travel and Accommodations

If you haven't already, please make your travel arrangements now. The Visit H-SC page will help you find accommodations, dining, and local attractions.

Visit H-SC

Ordering Announcements

Announcements can be ordered on the Balfour website. Simply enter your location and school, and choose your preference. In addition to formal announcements, you may choose to order personalized stationary, thank you notes, and other printed items.

Balfour Announcements

Student Regalia

Seniors will receive their regalia during the Senior Fair on April 12, 2022. Hampden-Sydney College provides cap, tassel and gown for every graduate. There is no preorder necessary.

Questions about regalia should be addressed with the Office of College Events via email to ccary@hsc.edu.

Prior to Commencement, cap, tassel, and gown will be worn at Final Convocation on Thursday, April 28, 2022.

Traffic And Parking Information

2022 Inclement Weather Parking

Parking will be directed by Campus Police and event staff. Those who need handicap parking should alert the staff directing traffic. Handicap parking is limited, so guest drop-off at Kirby Field House will be permitted. The driver must remain with the car and immediately move to the next available parking area. We will continue our golf cart shuttles from parking to the ceremony site so long as it is safe to operate them.

ASL services available by request to: ccary@hsc.edu

Hampden-Sydney Campus Map

Inclement Weather

2022 Inclement Weather Changes

We have made the difficult decision to move this weekend’s events indoors due to the increasing likelihood of inclement weather, including the high probability of thunderstorms. Both Baccalaureate and Commencement will be held in Fleet Gymnasium at Kirby Field House. While we regret that circumstances have necessitated this change, we believe this is the safest course and ensures the most enjoyable experience for you and your families. Please review the details above under “Inclement Weather Announcement” as you prepare for the weekend’s festivities.

Photography

Professional Photography/Videography

We are proud to have partnered with GradImages and Memories Videography to commemorate your son’s graduation.

  • GradImages, the photographer for Commencement, is offering a 20 percent discount for those who preregister. GradImages will capture the diploma hand-off onstage and a celebratory shot of your graduate as he leaves the stage. Should you wish, you may linger after the ceremony and GradImages will also take family or small group photographs. After the ceremony you can find images online using the graduate’s last name, Hampden-Sydney College and 2022.
  • Memories Videography provides a professionally edited video keepsake of the event in digital, DVD or Blu-ray format. The final product includes footage you won’t find anywhere else.

We hope that you’ll make use of their services and allow yourself to enjoy the day “in the moment.”

Livestreaming Service

For your convenience, Commencement will be livestreamed by BoxCast at the following link:

Boxcast

Obligations of Seniors

Business Office
Students must have all financial obligations settled with the College before they may receive their diploma or have transcripts released. Please contact the Business Office at (434) 223-6223 if you have any questions regarding financial obligations.

Room Check-Out and Key Return
Seniors should make an appointment with their RA to complete official room check-out. Rooms should be clean and free of debris or personal property. Failure to check-out of the room with the RA will result in a $50 fine in addition to any charges for debris or damage.

All College-owned student residences will be closed, locked, and vacated at 7:00 p.m., Saturday, May 14. Keys must be returned to Buildings & Grounds by 7:30 p.m.