Family Weekend is a time for families to experience the Tiger spirit that embraces our students on campus throughout the academic year. This weekend of fun-filled events offers you a taste of the true Hampden-Sydney College student experience as we showcase our academic excellence and welcome you into our vibrant community.
- “WHO HAS THE MOST TIGERIFFIC TAILGATE?” contest!
Saturday, September 30
Enter your tailgate for judging and you may just win exclusive bragging rights! $50 entry fee, ALL proceeds go to the Hampden-Sydney College Literacy Fund. Tailgates will be judged in the following areas: Most Creative, Most Tiger Spirit, Best Overall and Best Food. Enter as many contests as you would like with just one entry fee.
- Sunday, October 1st HAMPDEN-SYDNEY DAY AT NATIONALS PARK
Washington Nationals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
3:05 PM Tickets are value-loaded for food or merchandise purchases. Join current students, alumni, family and H-SC friends to cheer on the Nats! Don’t want to drive? Ride with us! Bus departs promptly at 11:00 am. Return time is estimated at 10:30 pm. Advance purchase is required for this event. We have reserved a block of seats specifically for Hampden-Sydney, so purchase your tickets now!
Section 137 (Right Field Corner) – $50/ticket Link for Tickets: https://groupmatics.events/event/hsc
Please join us for the Club’s October luncheon featuring Athletic Director, Chad Eisele.
Eisele comes to Hampden-Sydney from Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois, where he served as director of athletics for more than a decade. Eisele also served as Knox College’s head football coach for three years and as head men’s tennis coach for two years. Prior to his tenure at Knox College, Eisele served as the head football coach at Minnesota State University Moorhead and at Lake Forest College, where he was named Midwest Conference Coach of the Year in 2002. He began his career as an assistant football coach at Wayne State University.
“Chad Eisele is a terrific addition to the Hampden-Sydney community,” said President Larry Stimpert. “He brings significant experience as a coach and as a leader in developing and managing a Division III athletic program. More than a quarter of our students participate in intercollegiate athletics at Hampden-Sydney, and more than two-thirds participate in intramural and club sports. Athletics – and the lessons young men derive from athletic participation – are vital aspects of the Hampden-Sydney experience. Chad is qualified to build on Hampden-Sydney’s long and outstanding tradition of athletic competition and to strengthen every aspect of our athletic program.”
Do not miss your chance to hear Chad speak about the College’s athletic program and have a chance to engage in some informative Q&A
We can’t wait to welcome you back for another
terrific Homecoming weekend on the Hill!
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13
If you are back on campus on Friday evening, come pull up a chair in the new Tiger Inn located in the Brown Student Center. Dr. Townsend and Dr. Cabas will be performing live music from 7-9 PM. Reconnect with friends – or make some new ones – inside of the T.I. or around the fire pits outside on the patio overlooking Lake Chalgrove. Now serving new menu items and old favorites! Buy a round for a fellow Tiger alumnus through our #BeerForMyTigers Homecoming kick-off.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14
Alumni Bike Ride
Two Riding Options:
20 Miles of road surface
9 miles of mountain surface along the Wilson Trail
Meet at the Pavillion at Tadpole Hole (Behind Kirby Field House) beginning at 8:00 AM
Riders depart at 9:00 AM
Each ride last approximately 2 hours
Bikes are available through the office of Student Affairs. Please indicate on the registration form if you require a bike from the College.
Questions? Email: Whit Brooks ’01 at email@example.com
Join your Hampden-Sydney College Alumni Association on the Hampden House Lawn
Check out the H-SC Alumni Association on the Hampden House Lawn for free swag and information on staying connected with your alma mater and fellow Tigers. Activities on the lawn all day for kids and adults of all ages: lawn games, face painting, photo booth, and more! Concert and craft beer kicks off at 4:00 PM!
H-SC Football vs. Newport News Apprentice
1:00 PM — Fulton Field
Concert and Craft Beer
4:00 PM — Hampden House Lawn
Featuring the band YARN
Craft beer provided by South Street Brewery
and Blue Mountain Brewery
H-SC Soccer vs. Lynchburg College
7:00 PM — Miller Field
The action on the field doesn’t end after football. Be sure to cheer on our Tigers as they take on the Lynchburg College Hornets.
Full schedule of events online!
Contact the Alumni Office at (434) 223-6776 for any questions.
Remember to check back frequently for schedule updates and announcements at hsc.edu/alumni