New Student Orientation

Congratulations on your acceptance to Hampton University!

As a new Hampton University student, we want you to feel right at home at your new “Home By The Sea”, we feel your excitement, so let’s get ready to set sail! New Student Orientation Week is designed to help you, our newest students, transition into college life and the Hampton Way. We anticipate that you all will have lots of questions, rest assure that our staff is here to assist you, making your transition as smooth as possible. During New Student Orientation Week you will be provided with information about campus resources, programs and services. Additionally, you will be paired with an upperclassman member of The Greer Dawson Wilson Student Leadership Program who will serve as your guides during NSO Week and beyond.

New Student Orientation Week gives you the required tools needed to navigate through campus, and introduces you to the Pirate Community and the many aspects of Hampton University, to include, Student Life, Academic Policies, and The Student Code of Conduct. You will be introduced to Faculty, Staff and other members of the Pirate family that will help you start your journey on the right path.

Once you have completed orientation, you would have taken part in one of our long-standing traditions. On Friday, September 2nd, 2022, 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 wear dark suits with a dress shirt, tie and dress shoes. Once the Ceremony is concluded you will officially be declared a Hamptonian!


Plan and Prepare to Arrive

Please follow the check-in instructions provided to you by the Office of Residence Life. That information contains your residence hall assignment along with your specific move-in day and time.


Friday August 26, 2022:

Harkness Hall
Kelsey Hall
Virginia-Cleveland Hall
Virginia Cleveland Suites


Saturday August 27, 2022:

James Hall Suites
Kennedy Hall
Twitchell Hall