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Open House


Spring Open House

Saturday, March 30, 2019
10:00 am - Joseph G. Echols Memorial Hall

Open House will be a day for you to learn more about NSU’s outstanding academic programs as well as get a sense of student life on campus. Experience what makes NSU a special place! 

Click here to register now for the Spring 2019 Open House!!


A full schedule of Open House activities will be given to you when you arrive at the Joseph G. Echols Memorial Hall. Below is a synopsis of what you can expect when you attend this event.

Check-in - Joseph G. Echols Memorial Hall 
Check-in for Open House will be at the Joseph G. Echols Memorial Hall from 8 to 9:30 a.m. The day’s activities will begin with welcoming remarks at 10 a.m. We hope that you and your family will take advantage of this amazing opportunity to learn more about NSU.

University Greetings - Joseph G. Echols Memorial Hall

NSU students and administrators will welcome you to campus. Featuring the Spartan Legion Marching Band, NSU Theater Company, Alumni. Afterwards, NSU Student Ambassadors will guide you on your campus tours.

Campus Tours

Take a tour of the Norfolk State University Campus areas to include Nursing and General Education Building, Lyman Beecher Brooks Library, Student Services, Student Center feat. NSU Bookstore, Chic Fil A, Tropical Smoothie, G.W.C. Brown Memorial Hall and Residence halls.

Parent & Counselor Sessions - G.W.C. Brown Memorial Hall Theater

Engage and learn about NSU “Sound of Progress” that has evolved the campus into one of the leading higher educational institutions.

The “Behold” Luncheon – Location TBA

Academic Marketplace – Student Center Room 138 B-C

Meet with faculty and students in your academic areas of interest from various offices on campus that provide services and resources to students, including:

Academic Departments

College of Liberal Arts College Of Science, Engineering, and Technology
Ethelyn R. Strong School of Social Work School of Business
School of Education Honors College
NSU Online  


Student Organization Fair - Student Center Room 149

Meet with over 100 of our wonderful student organizations covering areas of interest including:

  • The National Panhellenic Council
  • Council of Independent Organizations
  • Student Ambassadors

The Spartan Hub – Location TBA

Have the opportunity to go thru the admissions process, applying for financial aid, submit additional documents and payments.

Spartan to Spartan Student Panel Discussion - Nursing & General Education Building Room 205

Interact with current NSU students that share the experiences that lead them to the path of earning their Spartan Shield.

Spartan Carnival Bazaar - TBD


If you have questions about NSU Open House or visiting campus, call the Office of Admissions at (757) 823-8396 or email

Overnight accommodations

Overnight accommodations on campus are not available. However, there are several hotels within close proximity to campus for our NSU visitors.

Special accommodations

If special accommodations are needed due to a disability, contact O.A.S.I.S at (757) 823-8325 at least two weeks before the Open House.

Cannot attend?

If you are not able to attend Open House, we encourage you to attend a Campus Tour or Transfer Thursday information session.  Please visit our Campus Visit website for times and locations.

“We See the Future in You”