A Day in the Life “It’s very clear to me why I chose to come to this school. There’s no place like it in the world. It’s truly a unique community of wonderful people.” My Life Outdoors I love being outdoors, especially kayaking around Briery Creek. Our campus and the surrounding area offer the opportunity to do pretty much any kind of outdoor activity. Whenever I get what I call “the outdoorsman itch,” all I have to do is step outside my dorm. 12:30 pm - 3:50 My Extended Family It’s not uncommon for our entire community to come together to eat meals in the Commons. Recently, we had a family style night in our dining hall. Brotherhood is not just a selling point, it is an authentic part of our campus culture. Matthew R. Goodrich Year: Senior Hometown: Charlottesville, Virginia Major: Psychology, with a minor in Rhetoric Career Plans: Commercial Real Estate Courses This Semester Middle East Survey Environmental Chemistry Rhetoric and Culture Drawing Rhetoric Capstone Senior Seminar for Psychology Activities Student Body President Young Life College Leader Lifeguard for the TigerRec Kappa Alpha Order fraternity Intramural Sports Alarm goes off Cup of coffee and read The Word Breakfast in the Commons Report to Student Government office to respond to e-mails, review student government activities, and do a little homework. Work out in the TigerRec Lunch: Commons, Granny B’s, Uptown Cafe, Fishin’ Pig (just a few of my favorite spots around town) Class Ideally, I’m outside doing some sort of activity. Typically, I’m in meetings for student government or Young Life College Dinner in the Commons or the Tiger Inn Hit the books in the library Hang out on my back porch with friends. Snooze-time 7:00 am 7:30 8:30 9:30 10:30 11:30 4:00 - 6:00 6:30 7:30 - 10:00 10:00 - 11:30 11:45 My Advice to Prospective Students Think of Hampden-Sydney as a door of opportunity. If you open it, you will experience a liberal education in its finest form, one that will develop your intellectual and moral capacities and prepare you to respond creatively to life’s challenges.
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