Friday, March 18, 2011
Get Connected with Hampton University @ High School Day
All high school students are invited to be part of the Hampton University experience for a day. HU is hosting its 33rd annual High School Day April 1 on the university campus. The event gives a preview of what HU offers academically and culturally, by having representatives from various areas on-hand to answer questions and provide prospective students with information.
This year’s event theme is “Get Connected with Hampton University @ High School Day.” Melinda N. Gainer, assistant director of undergraduate admission and coordinator of campus visitation/special events, said High School Day offers a well-rounded glimpse of the university that students and parents will appreciate.
“We’re using every available social avenue like Facebook, Twitter and blogs, as well as regular mailings to encourage this year’s high school day audience to get connected with Hampton University,” Gainer said. “We’re evolving along with our prospective student body, and want them and their families to feel especially welcomed and informed at what might become their Home by the Sea.”
On campus activities that day include an outdoor soundstage and vendor bazaar, performances by the HU Terpsichorean Dance Troupe and the Hampton University Choirs. There’s also an academic fair where prospective students can speak to faculty and staff from various academic departments.
Under HU President Dr. William R. Harvey, HU had several milestones in 2010 including hosting President Barack Obama as the university’s 140th commencement speaker and the grand opening of The Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute (HUPTI), the largest of its kind in the world and the eighth proton facility in the U.S.
Academically, HU continues to excel. It is listed in the top 10 ranking in the Research Category of the 2010 Washington Monthly College Guide, and is ranked fourth in the 2011 edition of the U.S. News and World Report Historically Black Colleges and Universities rankings. Also, the school remains ranked among the top 10 schools to graduate blacks with biology, communications, journalism and psychology degrees, by Diverse Issues in Higher Education.
For more information or to register online for High School Day, visit www.hamptonu.edu/highschoolday or call the HU Office of Admission at 757.727.5329. Registration materials, including a schedule for the day, a map of the campus, and departmental phone numbers and locations, will be mailed. Attendees can also register on-site event day, starting at 7:30 a.m. in the HU Convocation Center. Follow @_HSD2011 on twitter to receive live event updates and visit the Hampton University High School Day 2011 Facebook Page.