New Student Orientation

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1. Greetings from Hampton University, your future "Home By The Sea." View Table of Contents (click here)

New Student Arrival & Check-in dates

Friday, August 21, 2015 Saturday, August, 22, 2015
Only students living in:
Virginia Cleveland, Kennedy, and Harkness Hall
Only students living in:
Twitchell, Kelsey, Moton, Pierce and James Halls
Check-in by first letter of last name:
8:00a.m. (A-D)
9:00 a.m. (E-J)
10:00 a.m. (K-R)
11:00 a.m. (S-Z)
Check–in by first letter of last name:
8:00a.m. (A-D)
9:00 a.m. (E-J)
10:00 a.m. (K-R)
11:00 a.m. (S-Z)
Classes for the fall semester begin on Monday, August 31, 2015.

During the orientation period, you will participate in many exciting activities and programs that have been planned to orientate you to the University. Your participation and attendance are required. You will receive a complete program upon your arrival. Please note that there will be a daily program requiring proper attire (i.e. skirts, dress slacks, dress shirts, and ties). On Friday, August 28, 2015 the New Student Orientation Week will culminate with a memorable "New Student Induction Ceremony." Young ladies will be required to wear white dresses or suits and young men must have dark suits with a dress shirt and dress shoes. Please read and pack according to the Hampton University Dress Code.

View the parents' orientation schedule »

Remember to pre-register for all of your classes between May 18, 2015 and June 26, 2015. It is imperative that each student have a complete medical form on file and all financial obligations are satisfied. Please know that the Freshman Studies Office is located on the second floor of the Student Center. Our telephone number is 757.727.5243. The staff is eagerly anticipating your arrival and look forward to helping you to make your freshman year exciting and productive.

2. University Shuttle Stops View Table of Contents (click here)

Friday, August 21, 2015 and Saturday, August 22, 2015

  • Virginia Cleveland Hall
  • Twitchell Hall
  • Davidson Hall
  • Kelsey Hall
  • Kennedy Hall
  • Moton Hall
  • James Hall
  • Harkness Hall
  • Wilder Hall
  • Pierce Hall
  • Convocation Center
  • Ogden Hall
  • Lot 11
  • Lot 10
  • Student Center
  • Health Center

The University shuttle will run every 15 to 20 minutes from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

Please note that the parking lot across the street from Virginia Cleveland is temporary parking. After you have unloaded your belongings, move your car to a permanent parking place.


3. Department of Freshman Studies Services View Table of Contents (click here)

3.1 Freshman Studies Services

  • Arrival and Check in
  • Academic Counseling
  • Freshman Record Book
  • New Student Orientation week & Positive Transition
  • Registration
  • Personal & Social Counseling
  • Freshman Class Events
  • Spring Semester Seminar Series
  • Academic Advisement
  • Academic Support Services
  • University 101 Program
  • Ongoing Orientation

4. University Resource Persons / Offices View Table of Contents (click here)

Service Persons Telephone
Academic Affairs Dr. JoAnn Haybert, Executive Vice-President and Provost 757.727.5201
Administrative Services Dr. Barbara Inman, Vice President for Administrative Services 757.727.5264
Academic Technology Mall Dr. Trina Coleman, Asst. Provost for Technology 757.727.6988
Admissions Mrs. Angela Boyd, Dean of Admissions 757.727.5328
Assessment Center Mrs. Cristina Lynch, Director 757.727.5913
Bills, Fees and Tuition, Student Accounts, Student Financial Records Ms. Nellie Crawford, Assistant VP for
Business Affairs and Comptroller
Business Affairs Mrs. Doretha Spells, VP for Business Affairs and Treasurer 757.727.5213
Career Center Mrs. Vivian David, Director 757.727.5331
Emergency Switchboard Operators 757.727.5000/5666
Financial Aid, Scholarships and Work Study Mr. Martin Miles, Director 757.727.5332
Dr. Freddye T. Davy Honors College Dr. Sabin Duncan, Director 757.727.5076
William R. and Norma B. Harvey Library Mrs. Tina Rollins 757.727.5371
University Health Services Dr. Bert Holmes, Jr., University Physician 757.727.5315
New Student Orientation
Freshman Studies / University 101
Mr. Derrick R. Boone, Dean of Students
Director of Freshman Studies,
Housing for Men Mr. Woodson H. Hopewell, Dean of Men 757.727.5303
Housing for Women Miss Jewel B. Long, Dean of Women 757.727.5486
Off-Campus Housing Ms. Sheila Taylor, Director 757.727.6746
Religious Counseling Rev. Debra Haggins, University Chaplain 757.727.5340
Shipping and Receiving Mr. Darryl Brown, Supervisor 757.727.2550
Student Activities Mr. Anzell Harrell, Director 757.727.5691
Student Counseling Center Dr. Linda Kirkland-Harris, Director 757.727.5617
Student Support Services
Tutorial Services(eligibility requirements)
Mr. Mikael L. Davis, Director 757.727.5611
Testing Services/ Compliance and Disability Services Mrs. Sonja Vega, Director 757.727.5493
Transfer Students Mrs. Cristina Lynch,
Director (30 credits or more)
International Students Mrs. Ebony Majeed, Director 757.728.6914
Tutorial Services (eligibility requirements) Mr. Mikael L. Davis 757.728.6505
University Police Mr. David Glover, Chief of University Police 757.727.5259

5. Freshman, First Year Student Miscellaneous Fees View Table of Contents (click here)

Quintessence X Class Dues of $45.00 (Cash Only) Includes Your Quintessence X T-Shirt, and Freshmen Class Events:

Freshman Class Events

  • Homecoming Bazaar
  • Homecoming Float
  • Freshman Ball
  • Freshman Picnic
  • Freshman Week Activities
  • Freshman T-Shirt
  • Other Class Activities During the Academic Year

6. What Do I Need to Bring? View Table of Contents (click here)

Hampton University

Here is a recommended checklist for Incoming Freshman. Of course every student may have different needs, but this gives you a good start. Items we consider essential are starred (*).

Download the checklist (PDF) »

Bed and Bath

  • Mattress Pad *
  • Pillow(s) and Pillow Cases *
  • Extra-Long Twin Sheets *
  • Comforter *
  • Blanket *
  • Towels and Washcloths *
  • Shower Shoes/Flip Flops *
  • Shower Caddy
  • Hangers
  • Mirror-Full Length
  • Trash Can Liners (8 gal.)

Laundry Supplies

  • Detergent
  • Dryer Sheets
  • Drying Rack
  • Fabric Softener
  • Iron (auto shut-off)
  • Ironing Board
  • Laundry Bag/Basket

Hygiene Supplies

  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Ear Plugs
  • First Aid Kit
  • Thermometer
  • Personal Hygiene Products/Toiletries *
  • Soap/Shampoo
  • Hair Products/Hair Dryer
  • Toothbrush/Toothpaste
  • Shaving Accessories
  • Makeup/Moisturizers
  • Prescription Medications *


  • ATM Card *
  • Checkbook *
  • Credit Cards *
  • Drivers License *
  • Insurance Cards *
  • Passport/Visa
  • Social Security Card
  • Lock Box


  • Alarm Clock
  • Camera
  • Cell Phone & Charger
  • Computer/Laptop
    Don't forget the laptop’s charger and locking cable.
  • Ethernet Cable
  • Power Strip w/Surge Protector (UL approved)
  • Printer & Ink Cartridges
  • Computer Paper


  • Backpack
  • School Supplies
  • Pens/Pencils
  • Scissors/Stapler
  • Spiral Notebooks
  • Tape/Post-its
  • Calculator
  • Dictionary/Thesaurus
  • Calendar
  • Message Board (Dry erase board)
  • Flashlight
  • Umbrella/Raingear
  • Sunglasses
  • Fan (large and/or clip)


Casual clothing: appropriate for the seasons
Business Attire: White Blouse(no ruffles, no deep necklines) Hosiery
Dresses, Business Suit

Casual clothing: appropriate for the seasons
Business Attire: Blazer (Brown, Gray, Dark Blue, or Beige) White Dress Shirt
Black Dress Shoes
Long Black Socks
Casual Slacks
Dark Suit

*Student's Attire Must Adhere To Hampton University’s Dress Code*


7. Travel Information and Directions View Table of Contents (click here)

7.1 Driving Directions

To generate custom driving directions visit the Driving Directions page.


7.2 If You are Coming by Plane

There are two major airports within close driving distance of Hampton University, Norfolk International Airport (ORF) and Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport (PHF). Transportation options to the campus are available from each.

7.3 Area Hotels

All listed establishments are within fifteen minutes from Hampton University.

Additional lodging information is located on the page:

Crown Plaza Hampton Marina 757-727-9700
Ramada Inn at Hampton 757-827-7400
Hampton Inn & Suites 757-249-0001
Howard Johnson Inn 757-838-0200
LaQuinta Inn 757-827-8680
Holiday Inn Express 757-838-8484
Comfort Inn 757-827-5052
Courtyard by Marriott 757-838-3300
Red Roof Inn 757-838-1870
Candlewood Suites 757-766-8976
Embassy Suites 757-827-8200
Hilton Garden Hotel 757-310-6323
Spring Hill Suites 757-310-6333

8. Computer Literacy Requirement View Table of Contents (click here)

As of August 2014 for some CSC 120, Intro to Computers, remains a university requirement. If CSC 120 is part of your curriculum, then you take it as indicated. If CSC 120 is not part of your curriculum, you can take it as an elective if you choose to do so begining in the Fall 2015.

During the fall semester, we will offer instructor-led sections, on-line sections, and an element K section. This course is designed to develop and train students in the areas of software application and computer concepts. The specific software applications taught, MS Office 2007, include MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, and MS Access.

Some students must complete CSC 120, or demonstrate computer proficiency, before they graduate. The University recognizes that a number of students may already be proficient in Microsoft Office 2007. In addition, these same students may already possess a working knowledge of computer concepts.

In order to meet the needs of these students, there is a means where by students can opt to test out of CSC 120. In order to take part in this option, a student must demonstrate proficiency in the areas mentioned above, beyond a basic knowledge. HU has partnered with the online software tutorial, Element K, to provide students with an opportunity to assess their proficiency level.

The Element K tutorial is not designed to teach the exam, nor provide a quick means of leaning the applications. It is simply a tool students may use to assess their proficiency level. The University and the Department of Computer Science strongly encourage all students wishing to test out of CSC 120 to use these tutorials before they take the Exit Exam.

A suggested means to measure proficiency is to complete all the lessons in each level for each application and take the follow up assessment at the end of each lesson. If you score above 80% in all lessons, you are a good candidate for the Exit Exam. In order to receive an Element K account and subsequently take the Exit Exam, you must enroll in the CSC 120-EK section and submit unofficial transcripts from HU to Ms. Hayden during the semester you wish to test.

As mentioned earlier, if this course is already a part of the curriculum for your major, you take the course as indicated in your curriculum outline. If you successfully test out of the course, you will receive a letter grade indicating your level of performance. If you have any additional questions, please contact Angela Hayden by calling 757.727.5552, or by sending a message to


9. Health Requirements View Table of Contents (click here)

The Office of the Health Center wishes to thank you for selecting Hampton University for your future career education and professional development. Every effort is being made by the University to make your admission and/or registration process proceed as smoothly as possible. All health requirements, in accordance with state law, should have been met by May 1, 2015. The Medical Records form you received in your admission packet must be completed in its' entirety (i.e. physical examination and immunization records, etc.). Please be advised that the meningitis vaccination is a mandatory health requirement for admission to this University. In addition, a parental signature is required on the form if the student is under eighteen (18) years of age. Failure to comply with these requirements may result in suspension of your registration process; subsequently your selection of classes and canceling of your housing request. Documentation should be mailed to:

Hampton University Health Center
55 East Tyler Street
Hampton, VA 23668

Please disregard this notice if you have already submitted the above mentioned documents.

Thank you for your cooperation in this matter and we look forward to assisting you in any way possible.
If you have any questions, please call 757-727-5315.