Class of 2022 | Saturday, May 14

10:00 am | Commencement Ceremony
Venable Lawn

Full Schedule

  • 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.

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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.

Traffic And Parking Information

Parking will be directed by Campus Police and event staff.

Handicapped Parking And Special Services

On Saturday, the College will provide student-driven golf cars to transport guests with mobility issues to the Commencement Ceremony and parking areas.

Handicapped parking is available immediately behind Venable Hall.

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

Hampden-Sydney Campus Map

Inclement Weather

Annual Pronouncement Of Weather

"...And there shall be no rain."

Commencement 2021 will be held outdoors at the Everett Stadium—rain or shine.

If we do have inclement weather that includes lightning, the ceremony may be postponed until conditions improve. Please note that the ceremony will go on so long as it is safe to do so. Participants and their guests should prepare for any weather conditions.

The College will provide clear rain ponchos to graduates if weather dictates. Supply is limited so we will be unable to extend this courtesy to guests.

Photography

Professional Photography/Videography

GradImages is the College’s official photographer for Commencement. Seniors will be given an opportunity to take formal cap and gown pictures during the Senior Fair on April 12, 2022.  They will also capture the official handshake and the celebratory moment as the graduate exits the stage on Commencement day.

There will be an opportunity, and a designated area, for additional professional photos with family members or small friend groups after the ceremony. Graduates and their family members may view the GradImages photos online after the ceremony. There is no obligation to purchase photos.

The College will also provide professional videography of the ceremony. Professionally edited digital, dvd or blu-ray copies may be ordered online at www.memoriesvideography.com. During the lineup at the Bell Tower, the videographer may approach graduates for soundbites about their time “on the Hill.” (Any inappropriate language or content will be edited out.)

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.