Hampton University

Other universities simply teach history. Hampton University puts you right in the middle of it. Because, as you'll soon discover, you're not just a part of Hampton University - Hampton University is a part of you. While our roots reach deep into the history of this nation and the African-American experience, our sights are set squarely on the horizons of the global community of the 21st century.

Master's Programmes

Computer Science & IT (3)
Business & Management (1)
Education & Training (1)
Engineering & Technology (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)



In order to provide the masses of refugees some kind of education, Mary Peake, a free Negro, held her first class, which consisted of about twenty students, on September 17, 1861 under a simple oak tree. This tree would later be known as the Emancipation Oak. Today, the Emancipation Oak still stands on the Hampton University campus as a lasting symbol of the promise of education for all.


An aggressive attitude toward progressive education is at the heart of Hampton University. Comprised of over 80 academic programs ranging from Engineering to Journalism & Communications, HU can help you reach your career goals – and exceed your dreams.


At Hampton University groundbreaking research is underway in labs across campus, focused on producing technology and innovation that will help drive tomorrow's discoveries. With advancing programs in the sciences, engineering, health, computing, architecture, the community and related areas, Hampton University is committed to educating future leaders.


The Career Counseling and Planning Center provides on-going services during the entire period of a student's involvement with the University. The Center also offers up-to-date career planning information, assistance with selection of a major field of study, self-assessment and evaluation, individual appointments for career counseling, information sessions from corporate representatives, internships and cooperative education opportunities, job listings, on-line recruiting, mentorship opportunities, and workshops on resume writing, interviewing, job search, dining and dressing for success.

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Student services

The Division of Student Affairs supports the academic mission of Hampton University by providing services which assist students in identifying, clarifying, and achieving their educational goals. In addition to direct assistance to students, the Division is charged with developing programming which enhances the learning environment on campus and improves the quality of life for students and others.

Housing services

With a stylish mix of 24 modern and historic residence halls, living on the Hampton University campus is as comfortable as it is fulfilling. Whether you're overlooking the Hampton River or in the middle of campus, you'll find a wide variety of spacious fully-equipped rooms to choose from. Plus, when you're living on campus, you're already close to exciting university sporting and cultural events.

Library services

There are currently six libraries under the Hampton University library structure, four of which are located on Hampton University's main campus. The William R. and Norma B. Harvey library is the main academic library. The 125,000 square foot building is designed to deliver the library's services and resources to the academic community in the most efficient way.

ICT services

The Center for Information Technology (CIT) provides technology leadership and support to Hampton University. In its unique role, the CIT serves as the primary source of information technology services and support for students, faculty, staff, and researchers. The Center for Information Technology offices are located on the fifth floor of the William R. & Norma B. Harvey Library.

Medical services

The Hampton University Health Center provides acute care services by a physician or nurse practitioner during clinic hours. A current validated student I.D. and the completion of a student information form are required on each visit prior to receiving medical care.

Services Covered:

  • Routine medical care
  • Follow-up care/referral assistance
  • Patient education health/counseling services

Student Life

Campus life

Hampton University is nestled along the banks of the Virginia Peninsula, near the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. The surrounding city of Hampton features a wide array of business and industrial enterprises, retail and residential areas, historical sites, and miles of waterfront and beaches. Attractions such as Fort Monroe, NASA Langley Research Center, and the Virginia Air and Space Center add to the splendor – and just plain fun – of the HU campus.

Sports facilities

  • Armstrong Stadium – Football
  • Armstrong Stadium Football Office Complex – Football Coaches Office
  • Convocation Center - Basketball
  • Holland Hall - Volleyball
  • Neilson-Screen Stadium - Tennis
  • Woodlands Golf Course - Golf
  • Lady Pirates Softball Stadium – Softball Stadium
  • Holland Hall - New Football Locker-room

Student clubs

Hampton University currently hosts over 55 student organizations to help you learn new things, meet new people, and build a wealth of memorable experiences. And if we don't have the club you're looking for, grab a few friends and start one!


Hampton University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates and degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, master's, education specialist, professional, and doctoral levels.

Student Reviews

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When I went to this University it was on a study aboard program my other school in the Bahamas set up due to Hurricane Dorian and our school getting destroyed, my transition to this school was long and exhausting because there was so much needed to be done because the students had already started their class sessions but, through all of that I manage to have a wonderful...

My experience at Hampton University
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

It was a learning experience.

Hampton, Virginia, United States

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