Senate Programs

As the primary leadership body at Hereford, the Senate seeks to create programs and events that meet the wants and needs of all students in the community. Many of these are enriching, others are community-building, and some are just plain fun. Descriptions of several large-scale and repeatable events can be found below. 


Hereford Saplings

The Sapling Program pairs new Herefordians with returning Herefordians to help introduce them to the Hereford and UVA community. This program first launched during the 2015-2016 academic year. 

Breakfast Club

HSS sponsors weekly breakfast every Tuesday morning at 7:30 AM in the Hereford Hub for all members of the Hereford community. There are typically bagels, pastries, coffee, and orange juice available on these days!

Insomnia Cookie Nights 

Every Thursday evening at 9:00 PM, HSS provides a study break with warm, assorted, cookies in the Hereford Hub! Don't forget to bring your green Hereford plates and cups for milk!

Field Trips

HSS sponsors two annual field trips. The fall trip is typically planned by the social committee and travels to one of the area theme parks while the spring trip is planned by either the Sustainability or Awareness committee and offers an opportunity to engage with Hereford's interests. Past trips included a visit to nearby organic Polyface Farm and a day-trip to Washington D.C. to visit the Museum of the American Indian.