by Swagablog in September

Tailgate Like a Pro

Autumn in America is about many things: falling leaves, milder temperatures, and for some confused people, pumpkin spiced lattes. But if there’s one thing above all that defines fall in college towns, living rooms, and backyards from sea to shining sea, it’s football.  And on Saturdays in certain locales like Hampden-Sydney, Virginia, football is synonymous […]

by Swagablog in October

DJ Dean’s List

Turn on the tunes and turn up your GPA.

by Swagablog in October

Top-5 Trails in the Heart of Virginia

Despite the absence of those pesky 14,000 foot peaks you might find out west, the Heart of Virginia boasts some of the finest hiking and mountain biking trails in the Commonwealth. The rolling geography is challenging enough to test your mettle and yet level enough to avoid any next day soreness. And the variety of […]

by Swagablog in August

The Eagle Scout population here? Let’s just say they’re not endangered.

In the labyrinth of secret societies across human history, one stands out for its mysterious traditions and shadowy rites of passage. This group is so cloaked in secrecy that we are hesitant to speak its name, because the first rule of Eagle Scouts is “You do not talk about Eagle Scouts.” Wait… whoopsies! We made […]

by Swagablog in July

Some may say “Go Get ‘Em, Tiger.” We literally teach you how.

Sure, the Princeton Review ranks our alumni network #2 in the country. But having access to a lifelong network of partners, mentors, and champions doesn’t mean you get to just coast into a cushy career. Success is about hard work. Fortunately, we have some folks on campus whose mission is helping you find your way. […]

by Connor Rund in July

Five Questions to Ask Any College Rep

“Judge a man by his questions, rather than by his answers.” Voltaire

by Swagablog in July

Advice to incoming Hampden-Sydney freshmen

While this advice is focused specifically on the experience at Hampden-Sydney College, it undoubtedly applies to every incoming college freshman.

by Connor Rund in June

Hot Takes on Hot Sauce

Few things are as much of a staple in my diet as hot sauce. Breakfast, lunch, or dinner, the odds are good I’m going to find a way to spice things up. I’ve even been known to plan my meal around the type of sauce I’m feeling that day. That’s dedication, fellas.   I’m pretty […]