A Letter From the Director
Dear Prospective Pre-College/Summer Bridge Students:
Hampton University is genuinely concerned with the difficulty many students have transitioning from high school to college. The Hampton University Pre-College/Summer Bridge program is a five week residential program designed to aid with that transition. It is the programs' goal to expose students to the full range of university resources and facilities and to improve its participant's skills necessary for academic success. Our program includes a comprehensive summer orientation, course credits toward graduation, and remediation courses in writing and math as needed.
As the Dean of Students, it is my pleasure to invite you to what promises to be a rewarding summer. As a Hampton University alumna, I am committed to the principles that the University upholds and I embrace the nurturing environment that Hampton has to offer its students.
The Pre-College/Summer Bridge program is a once in a lifetime experience. We have high expectations and only expect the very best that you have to offer. This is a fast paced program; therefore we would like for you to come ready to give it your all. My staff and I wish you well, whether you are preparing to celebrate your high school graduation or are anxiously looking forward to entering your senior year of high school. We are looking forward to your arrival to your future, "Home by the Sea." If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time.
Derrick R. Boone, MAS
Dean of Students
Director of Freshman Studies
Director of Pre-College Program
P.O. Box 6191
Hampton, Virginia 23668