New Student Orientation & Registration Guide

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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 Wednesday, September 2, 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


School Supplies

  1. A positive attitude!
  2. All original correspondence
  3. #2 pencils / pens
  4. Loose leaf paper
  5. Backpack
  6. Computer (Desktop or Laptop)
  7. Computer paper
  8. Reference books
    (i.e. dictionary, thesaurus)
  9. Planner

Bathroom Supplies

  1. Caddie carrying case
  2. Shower shoes
  3. Toiletries
  4. Towels / wash cloths
  5. Air freshener
  6. Lotion
  7. Shower Cap

Room Supplies

  1. Radio/headset
  2. Television
  3. Alarm Clock
  4. Iron/ironing board
  5. Spray starch
  6. Linen
  7. Desk Lamp
  8. Laundry detergent
  9. Clothes basket
  10. Hair Dryer

Miscellaneous Supplies

  1. Bible, spiritual books
  2. Prescribed medications
  3. Vitamins
  4. Umbrella
  5. Stamps, stationery
  6. Emergency numbers
  7. Ipod/CDs
  8. Batteries
  9. Flashlight


All Students

  1. Pants
  2. T-Shirts
  3. Shorts
  4. Dress attire
    • a)Business Suits
    • b)Church Wear
  5. Semiformal attire
  6. Beach attire
  7. Jeans
  8. Shoes (formal and casual)
  9. Windbreakers/ Winter Attire
  10. Robe
  11. Slippers
  12. Pajamas
  13. Watch


  1. White Blouse
  2. Hosiery
  3. Pumps
  4. White dress
  5. Black Suit
  6. Ball Gown


  1. Black Suit
  2. Tuxedo
  3. White Dress Shirt
  4. Tie(s)
  5. Black Dress Leather Shoes
  6. Brown Dress Shoes
  7. Long Black Socks
  8. Casual Slacks

*Student's Attire Must Adhere to the Hampton University 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.

10. Registration and Schedule Planning View Table of Contents (click here)


Although advisors attempt to provide students with the best available information, the student ultimately selects the courses and constructs his or her program to his or her own satisfaction. It is the student's responsibility to see that program requirements are met and that the proper course for the intended major are taken in the proper sequence.

Now that you've been admitted to Hampton University, it is time to start thinking about the classes you will take this fall. Because we want you to start your college career off right, this information packet will guide you through the process of selecting and registering for courses. Early registration is encouraged since some classes will close due to the number of students attempting to register.

Registration is the process of setting up a class schedule and reserving a place for you in each of those classes. The attached Curriculum Guide identifies the courses that are required for your major during your first year at Hampton University. You must register for one section for each of the course designated for the first year at Hampton University. You MAY NOT deviate from the courses that are outlined for you. By doing this, you could delay your progress in your selected degree program.

Plan your schedule carefully. A Schedule Planning Worksheet is enclosed for your use. Record information about each section in which you would like to register.

  • Make sure you have the proper Course Reference Number (CRN) for each of your courses. This is a five-digit (5) number and is required to identify the department, course and section you are selecting when registering. Each course will have a unique five-digit CRN. Course Reference Numbers change with each semester.
  • Make sure there are no time conflicts among the classes you select. Check the days and times on which selections are offered.
  • Prepare a list of alternate sections for each course by listing the alternate CRNs, in case your first choice(s) is not available.

10.1 Registration Process

Once you have selected courses and planned your schedule, it is time to register for those courses. Hampton University uses an automated system called HUNet for registration. HUNet allows students to register for classes and to adjust their schedule by using a computer with internet access.

You will need two numbers to identify yourself - your HUID number and your Personal Information Number (PIN). Please keep both of these numbers confidential - the combination of the two will allow access to your personal records, and knowledge of these two numbers could allow unauthorized persons to add or delete classes in your schedule. The web system will ask for these two numbers each time you log-on.

A guide for accessing the HUNet web system is enclosed. Please remember your PIN. If you need technical assistance logging-in, please contact the Registrar Office by email Once connected, you must check for holds and, then register for courses.

  1. Check for Holds. All holds must be cleared before any registration activity can occur. Holds arise from your failure to meet academic requirements; submit important paperwork, like your immunization record or physical exam report; or from a need for you to make arrangements regarding your financial matters. If you have holds on your account, you will be prevented from registering.
  2. Register for Courses. To register for a course, use the 5-digit Course Reference Number (CRN) listed beside each course section. The system will prompt you for each entry and will respond to tell if you have been registered in the class. Any special conditions will also be noted at the time you request the class. If the class is closed, you will be given assistance in finding another section. Be sure to write down alternative choices of class sections before you access the system.

Once you have registered for one section of every first semester course listed on your Curriculum Guide, you have successfully completed the registration process! You are halfway through enrolling at Hampton University for the fall.

10.2 Choosing a Math Course

You will be permitted to enroll in the math course required by your major if you meet the following criteria. Otherwise, you must begin at a lower level math course to prepare for the required entry-level course. Your course selections will be monitored by the University, and you will be required to change your schedule if you do not meet the requirements outlined below. Pay close attention to the majors designed for each math course.

Math Course Determining SAT/ACT Required Prerequisites Math GPA Other
MAT 100 Less than 400 math SAT or less than 17 math ACT Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry Less than a "C" All majors
MAT 105 At least 400 math SAT
or at least 17 math ACT
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry At least a "C" For Science, Business, and Engineering major
MAT 109 At least 400 math SAT
or at least 17 math ACT
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry At least a "C" For Liberal Arts majors
MAT 110 At least 450 math SAT
or at least 20 math ACT
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry At least a "C" For Liberal Arts majors
MAT 117 At least 450 math SAT
or at least 20 math ACT
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Pre-calculus or Math Analysis or Elementary Functions At least a "B" in PreCalculus/Math analysis/Elementary Function For Science, Business, and Engineering majors. You must have had "Pre-calculus" within last 2 years
MAT 118 At least 470 math SAT
or at least 22 math ACT
Calculus At least a "B" For Science, and Business majors. You must have had "Calculus" within last 2 years
MAT 130 At least 490 math SAT
or at least 23 math ACT
Calculus At least a "B" For Science, Business and Engineering majors. You must have had "Calculus" within last 2 years
MAT 151 At least 500 math SAT
or at least 26 math ACT
Calculus At least a "B" or better For Science, Business and Engineering majors. You must have had "Calculus" within last 2 years

10.3 Choosing an English Course

If you have taken the Advance Placement test in English and earned a score of  at least 3your AP test will give you credit for ENG 101. Therefore, your English Placement coming into Hampton University will be ENG 102. Please note that no credits are granted until official AP scores have been received in the Office of the registrar. Be advised that taking AP classes without taking the AP exam will not give you credits.

If you have verbal SAT score of 580 or higher, and have a verbal ACT score of 25 or higher, please register for ENG 102H. You will automatically be given credit for ENG 101 if you earn a grade of "C" or better in ENG 102H.

If your verbal SAT score is less than 580 or your verbal ACT score is less than 25 and no AP or IB credits are forthcoming, please register for ENG 101.

The University will monitor your English course selections and will require that you adjust your schedule if your selections are not appropriate. A course change may affect your entire schedule, so please choose courses carefully.

10.4 Choosing a University 101 Course

All freshmen are required to take University 101. When registering for University 101 please be advised that the course is major/school specific. You must register for the lecture according to your major, this is done by selecting both CRN number for the section assigned to your major or school then clicking the select button at the bottom of the page.

Step 1

Register for the University 101 – Each section is major/school specific, please register for the course according to your major in the system. If you have recently changed your major or if your major is incorrect in the system, you must register for the UNV101 section that is required for your current major that is listed in the system. Please be advised that University 101 Honors is not major/school specific and is open to anyone who is interested in taking the honors version of the course. It is recomended that all students who are recieving a Hampton University awarded academic scholarship (Achievement Scholars, Hampton Scholars, Merit Scholars, Presidential Scholars, or Trustee Scholars - and those interested in applying to the HonorsCollege), register for University 101 Honors. Please note that the University 101 content is consistent across all majors/schools.

University 101 Course Selection Guide

School of Education and Human Developement
Biology Middle Secondary
Computer Science Secondary Level
English Secondary Education
Health & Physical Education
Interdisciplinary Studies For Elementary Education
Mathematics Secondary Level
Music Education Emphasis
Psychology Learning Behaviors Disorders
Recreation & Tourism Management
Sports Management
School of Science
Biology (Cell and Molecular)
Biology (Intergrative)
Biology (Pre-med)
Biology Scholars
Chemistry (Forensic)
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Communicative Sciences Disorders
Marine & Environmental Science
Physics Pre-Medical
School of Engineering & Technology
Aviation Computer Science
Aviation Electronics
Aviation Management Air Traffic Control
Flight Education
Chemical Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Computer Engineering
School of Liberal Arts
Comprehensive Art
Criminal Justice
English (Arts, Expression)
English - Creative Writing
English Film Studies
Graphic Design
International Studies
Liberal Studies
Music (Recording Technology, Performance)
Political Science
Theater (Performance, Technical)
School of Business
Business Administration (5MBA)
Investment Banking
School of Journalism & Communications
Strategic Communications
School of Pharmacy
School of Nursing
Pre-Professional Nursing

10.5 The Honors Program

Students who have been awarded university academic scholarships -Achievement Scholars, Hampton Scholars, Merit Scholars, Presidential Scholars, or Trustee Scholars - and those interested in applying to the HonorsCollege, in addition to the above must do the following:

  1. Register for an honors section of University 101. Honors sections are designated with an "H" or a "Q".
  2. Register for one honors class from the list of honors courses offered. Those classes include but are not limited to BIO 101HR, 103Hr, 105HR, 106HR, COM103 HR, ENG 102HR, FRE101H, FRE 201H, HEA 200H, HIS 106HR, HIS 107H, MAT 151H, MAT 152H, MSC 201H, POL 202HR, SOC 205 H, 210 HR, SPA 101 H, 102 H, SPA 201H, 202H.

11. How to Register for Classes Online View Table of Contents (click here)

Please read these directions completely.

You will not be able to register prior to your scheduled day or outside of the scheduled days of registration for your term. All students must register. You can only register if you have paid the advanced deposit. Make sure you register for the courses listed on the form titled Curriculum Guide.

Plan your schedule carefully. A Schedule Planning Worksheet is enclosed for your use.
Record information about each section in which you would like to register.

  • Make sure you have the proper Course Reference Number (CRN) for each of your courses. This is a five-digit (5) number and is required to identify the department, course and section you are selecting when registering. Each course will have a unique five-digit CRN. Course Reference Numbers change with each semester.
  • Make sure there are no time conflicts among the courses you select. Check the days and times on which sections are offered.
  • Prepare a list of alternate sections for each course by listing the alternate CRN's, in case your first choice(s) is not available.

Use the Curriculum Guide to assist in your preparations.

12. Accessing HUNet View Table of Contents (click here) - Registration Process

The online registration process is a function of the Hampton University student portal (HUNet). This system will prompt you through the registration process.

  • All registered courses will appear on the screen;
  • All open and closed sections will be displayed, and;
  • All holds will be identified.

Click here to view / download the HUNet Registration Process walk-through.

Once you have completed your changes, you should print your schedule. To print your schedule:

  • Select the "Student and Financial" tab;
  • Select "Registration;"
  • Select "Student Detailed Schedule;"
  • Select the print icon.

Review the Frequently Asked Questions section to gain valuable registration information prior to clicking on the link below to begin the registration process.

13. Frequently Asked Questions View Table of Contents (click here)

What is Registration?
Registration is the process of setting up a class schedule and reserving a place for you in each of those classes. You must pay the advance deposit in order to pre-register for classes.
What is HUNet/HamptonYou?
HUNet/HamptonYou is the Hampton University Intranet Communication Portal. Designed as a "one stop shop" solution, you can register for classes, check grades, view your account, manage your email and more.
Who is my academic advisor?
Counselors in the office of Freshman Studies academically advise freshman who are undecided majors. All other students should contact their major departments if they have any questions or concerns. If you haven't yet chosen a major; (which is perfectly normal!); a counselor in Freshman Studies will remain your advisor throughout your freshman year.
Will Hampton University accept my Advanced Placement credit?
Students who enter Hampton University with Advanced Placement (AP) scores 3, 4, or 5 in areas equivalent to General Courses will be given credit. The credit will appear on your transcript and be treated the same as transfer credit. You must send your scores directly to the Registration Office.
Does Hampton University accept CLEP credit?
Yes. The University recognizes acceptable College Level Examination Program (CLEP) scores from their General Examinations and Subject Examinations as the basis for academic credit.
Does Hampton University accept my dual-enrollment classes?
Many community colleges have programs through which students can take college level classes at their high school. Hampton University will accept the credit as long as the course appears on an official transcript is sent to the Admissions Office. We will treat the class as transfer credits.
Does Hampton University accept IB Credits?
Yes. Hampton University recognizes the rigorous academic preparation, The IB credit and placement chart provides guidance to students who have taken IB examinations. Please contact the Office of Testing Services for score interpretation at 757-727-5493.

If you have additional questions or simply need help, please contact the Office of Freshman Studies by calling 757.727.5243 or by sending an email message to

If you have additional registration related questions, please contact the Office of the University Registrar by sending an email message to

You are now ready to begin the registration process. Visit (This link will open in a new window.)