Hampton University is on a 314-acre campus in the urban setting of Hampton, Virginia, not far from Norfolk.
There are many activities and organizations for Hampton University students to join – including band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? Hampton University has fraternities and sororities.
Hampton University has the Student Government. In fact, more students participate in the Student Government than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at Hampton University include Student leaders, Student Union Board, Student recruitment team and Resident assistants.
Hampton University students' favorite campus traditions are Homecoming, Founder's Day and Convocation.
This table offers information on housing at Hampton University.
|On-Campus Housing||Yes||Required for freshman|
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Priortiy given to freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||Yes|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||67%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||2,748|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||33%|
Hampton University offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through freshman year. First year students are given priority for on-campus housing.
The majority of Hampton University students live on campus. In 2022, 67% of undergrads at Hampton University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 33% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Hampton University. There are 2,748 spots available in on-campus housing for all 2,863 undergraduates. First year students are not allowed to park a car on campus.
Hampton University offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.
At Hampton University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Hampton University:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Indoor Track||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Tennis||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Track And Field||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Cross Country Running||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Golf||NCAA Division 1||Intercollegiate Club Teams||√||√|
|Sailing||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport||√||√|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
Hampton University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Hampton University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Hampton University, take Interstate 64 to Hampton, VA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Newport News/Williamsburg International airport.
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