With the majority of our students living on campus, you'll develop close-knit relationships and a lifelong brotherhood of support. A home away from home, H-SC not only provides a secure and supportive living environment, but also provides ample open space for you to relax and enjoy life.


Depending on whether you prefer historic dormitory-style housing or a more independent lifestyle, upperclassmen can choose traditional double-occupancy rooms or select from a number of alternatives, including suite-style apartments and college-owned cottages and houses. More than 95% of students live on campus. New Student Housing | Current Student/Upperclassmen Housing


Pannill Commons offers a variety of cuisines and features amenities such as a fire brick oven, build-your-own salads and sandwiches, a fresh orange juice squeezer, and an open hibachi grill. If you prefer a "grill-style" dining experience, the Tiger Inn in the Brown Student Center offers a relaxed atmosphere including leather couches, flat-screen televisions, and pool and ping pong tables.


Whether you choose to stay on campus or go off campus for your fun, you will find countless ways to spend your hard-earned downtime.

Hampden-Sydney is my home away from home, and I could not think of anywhere else I would rather be.

Jordan Beck ‘18

The Brown Student Center

The Brown Student Center, a beautiful central hub of student life, is a great place to socialize, shoot pool, and watch TV. Don't forget to check out the menu in the Tiger Inn café or relax by the fire-pits overlooking Chalgrove Pond. Brown houses the offices of Students Affairs, The Student Court, Student Government, Career Services, the Flemming Center for Entrepreneurship, a gameroom, the Post Office, and the Tiger Inn.

  • A view of The Grove residence hall and students sitting at a  firepit
  • Students lounging in the "great living room" of Brown Student Center
  • Student smiling and drinking in the dining hall
  • Student studying on a couch in the library
  • Students and a dog sitting around a firepit
  • Students lounging in a dorm lounge area
  • Student working on a laptop in the library
  • Students playing pool in Brown Student Center


New Student Housing

First year students live together in Cushing Hall, the Whitehouse Complex, or Carpenter X and Y.

New Student Housing

Current Student Housing

Upperclassmen can choose traditional double-occupancy rooms or select from a number of alternatives.

Housing/Residence Life

Jason Hill '22

With COVID-19 came changes to Hampden-Sydney’s academic and social structure, but Resident Advisor Jason Hill ’22 tells us how the fabric that holds the Hampden-Sydney brotherhood together remained strong. 

Jason Hill ’22

Office of Student Affairs

Brown Student Center
P.O. Box 5
Hampden Sydney, VA 23943
(434) 223-6128

Student Affairs Staff