University College is an innovative learning community where faculty and staff of diverse cultures and perspectives work collaboratively to educate and to motivate learners of all ages. We enhance knowledge, encourage problem solving, and promote critical thinking skills that will improve and enrich the lives of individuals, families, and communities in a global society.
While our roots reach deep into the history of this nation and the African-American experience, our sights - like yours - are set squarely on the horizons of the global community of the 21st century.
Rich in history, steeped in tradition, Hampton University is a dynamic, progressive institution of higher education, providing a broad range of technical, liberal arts, and graduate degree programs. In addition to being one of the top historically black universities in the world, Hampton University is a tightly-knit community of learners and educators, representing 49 states and 35 territories and nations. Hampton University is nestled along the banks of the Virginia Peninsula, near the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. The surrounding city of Hampton features a wide array of business and industrial enterprises, retail and residential areas, historical sites, and miles of waterfront and beaches. Attractions such as Fort Monroe, NASA Langley Research Center, and the Virginia Air and Space Center add to the splendor - and just plain fun - of the HU campus.
As a student at Hampton University, you'll work hard toward earning the degree that will take you places. But what about the rest of your life on campus?
When you're not studying, you'll find tons of things to do and places to visit both on and off campus to entertain, enliven, and empower you. Whether you're working out at the Student Center or participating in our annual Black History Extravaganza, your leisure time at HU is sure to be as mentally and spiritually rewarding as your studies. Perhaps even more so.
Hampton University currently hosts over 110 student organizations to help you learn new things, meet new people, and build a wealth of memorable experiences. And if we don't have the club you're looking for, grab a few friends and start one! With an event calendar full of attractions, prepare to be entertained with dozens of concerts, recitals, theatrical performances, and movies throughout the year.
“It has been one of the best educational experiences I've had. The college itself has such a rich history, it offers everything. I love it.”
Business Major, HUUC
“At Hampton, we are known as a Hampton family by the sea. We feel very at home here, like a small, little community.”
Hispanic/Initiative Internal Committee Member
“If you're an Hispanic/Latino in this area, and looking to further your education whether an associates, bachelors or even certificates, I would look into the Latino Initiative at Hampton University.”
General Studies, HUUC