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You will have the chance to be the face of H-SC at public events, build meaningful relationships with prospective students and their parents, call or write letters on behalf of the College, and help us bring the most qualified and talented students to The Hill.  Competition for our top students is fierce, making the challenge before us a daunting one.  However, we are convinced that with the focused and concentrated support of our alumni, Hampden-Sydney will continue to reach her goals and fulfill her mission to produce Good Men and Good Citizens.

Contact Prospective Students

Throughout the year we have many occasions where we need help contacting prospective students.  These calls can vary in purpose from attempting to produce applications to yielding candidates who have already been accepted.  Because of this variety, calls are made and letters are written throughout the year; therefore we are looking for individuals to help throughout the entire year as well as those who have the ability to contribute more selectively.  

Have Prospective Students Contact You

We often have students ask about alumni in their areas.  We are trying to create a database that those students would be able to access so that they could find and contact alumni close to them.  This is an area that would take little effort on your part and can be a major benefit to our office as well as the College as a whole.  If you would be willing to have students contact you, please follow the like below to the online sign up form.


The admissions office routinely hosts students and their parents at a variety of locations to build interest in the College.  These receptions can be separated into two main categories: application generation and yield, and they are held in select areas with high levels of interest for prospective students.  These gatherings have typically been held at the homes of alumni or area restaurants based on the size of the crowd and the needs of the event.  If you would be willing to contribute to a reception in your area or if you would be willing to attend an event at your home please let us know!  The needs of your area may not always make having a reception possible, but we hope that you will not hesitate to let us know of your willingness to help.

College Fairs

Throughout the fall, members of the admissions staff visit High Schools throughout the country during the day and spend their nights working a table at a College Fair.  Although we are able to make it to many of these events, we are not able to cover all of the Fairs to which we are invited.  Most events allow an alumni representative in place of a member of the admissions staff to represent Hampden-Sydney. Below you will find a link detailing what is required to work a fair as well as another link allowing you to find fairs in your area.  We would greatly appreciate your help in making it to as many of these valuable events as possible. 

Working a fair


The Admissions Process

The world of admissions may be a mysterious and confusing place for many of you, especially since it is to us every now and then.  If you would like to learn more about the basics of the process can click on the links below for a basic outline of what takes place over a typical year in our office.

Stages of the Admissions Process

The Admissions Calendar

Visit the Admissions Webpage

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