Hampton University

Hampton, Virginia, United States
Rich in history, steeped in tradition, Hampton University is a dynamic, progressive institution of higher education, providing a broad range of technical, liberal arts, and graduate degree programs. In addition to being one of the top historically black universities in the world, Hampton University is a tightly-knit community of learners and educators, representing 49 states and 35 territories and nations.



The year was 1861. The American Civil War had shortly begun and the Union Army held control of Fort Monroe in Hampton, Virginia at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. In May of that year, Union Major General Benjamin Butler decreed that any escaping slaves reaching Union lines would be considered "contraband of war" and would not be returned to bondage.


Placing its students at the center of its planning, the University provides a holistic educational environment. Learning is facilitated by a range of educational offerings, a rigorous curriculum, excellent teaching, professional experiences, multiple leadership opportunities, and an emphasis on the development of character which values integrity, respect, decency, dignity, and responsibility.


Research and public service are integral parts of Hampton's mission. In order to enhance scholarship and discovery, the faculty is engaged in writing, research, and grantsmanship. Faculty, staff and students provide leadership and service to the University as well as the global community.


With exciting career opportunities and competitive salaries and benefits, Hampton University is a great place to work.Join the hundreds of faculty and staff in a historic institution with an eye toward the future. Hampton University is an EEO/AA Employer.


Student services

They have recently revamped the website to emphasize the focus on the three most important elements of the program – increasing student retention, graduation, and matriculation rates to graduate school; supporting initiatives to better inform and engage parents, corporate partners, and faculty liaisons in the effort to meet our students' needs; and creating a culture of service in the students.

They are excited that you elected to join Student Support Services (SSS), a federal TRIO Program that has been an integral part of the Hampton University community for the past 40 years.

Housing services

With a stylish mix of 20 modern and historic residence halls, living on the Hampton University grounds 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.

Hampton University provides a variety of services to assist students as they progress in their collegiate careers–from comprehensive academic support such as tutoring and study skills training; to conflict resolution and counseling services; to on-campus housing, financial aid, and career placement assistance.

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 Harvey Library houses the Center for Information Technology (CIT)
  • William H. Moses Jr.
  • Architecture Library
  • Music Library
  • Nursing Library

ICT services

The Center for Information Technology offices are located on the fifth floor of the William R. & Norma B. Harvey Library.

Medical services

The Health Center provides outpatient health care for Hampton University students. Health services are provided by a staff consisting of physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, medical laboratory technician and medical office personnel who are committed to maintaining a maximum level of wellness for each member of the University community.

Student Life

Campus life

The comprehensive student-specific services are designed to help students meet the challenges of a rigorous university experience, enabling them to reach their fullest potential and to prepare for successful lives after they graduate.

The Office of Off-Campus Housing has prepared a property listing to assist those students who are unable to be housed on campus and those who choose to live in the surrounding communities.All students must provide the Office of Off-Campus Housing with an address as soon as suitable accommodations are acquired.

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

With over 110 student-run organizations at Hampton University, you'll be sure to learn new things, meet new people, and build a wealth of memorable experiences. And if they don't have the club you're looking for, grab a few friends and start it!

  • Blue Lightning Pep Squad
  • Calliope Literary and Film Society
  • Catholic Campus Ministry
  • Chemistry Club
  • Chi Eta Phi Sorority
  • DC/MD Pre-Alumni
  • Financial Management Association
  • Freshman Class
  • Golden Key Honor Society
  • Graphic Association
  • Habitat for Humanity Club
  • Hampton Players & Company
  • American Institute of Architecture Students
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • American Marketing Association
  • American Meteorological Society
  • Kappa Delta Pi Education Society
  • Kappa Tau Alpha


Hampton University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, master’s, education specialist and doctorate levels. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Hampton University. The Commission requests that it be contacted only if there is sufficient evidence that appears to support an institution’s significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard.

Hampton, Virginia, United States