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Take college to the next level by engaging in academic and extracurricular activities at Norfolk State University.


Enhance Your College Journey at Norfolk State University

As a Norfolk State University student, you’re a vital member of our campus community and your success is our success. That’s why we offer many exciting resources to help you make the most of your college journey.

Interested in displaying your athletic skills? Try out for some of our campus sports — including football, basketball, softball, volleyball, soccer, bowling and e-sports. If you’d rather explore your musical or performative side, check out the amazing Spartan Legion Band, NSU Cheer Squad and NSU Dance Theatre. With over 100 clubs and organizations, there’s always something for everyone at NSU.

Academics at Norfolk State University

Whether you’re looking for academic assistance with your classes or you want to discover what academic paths are right for you, our academic affairs and student affairs offices work together to offer co-curricular programs both inside and outside the classroom to help you succeed academically and professionally.

Want to improve your writing and communication skills? The passionate professional writing consultants and tutors in our Writing Center provide strategies for improving writing and feedback in any discipline, such as essays, research papers, personal statements, summary reports, resumes, cover letters, emails and scholarship and graduate application materials.

Settling into college and creating successful study routines can be challenging. To help you build the strongest academic foundation possible, our student success center  provides academic advising, learning assistance programs and a Summer Bridge program to make you a successful Spartan.

Undecided on a Major?

We get it. With so many possible academic and career possibilities, it can be challenging to nail down the one that’s perfect for you and your professional goals. To help you get started on the right path and learn more about your personality and interests, we offer several assessment tests that can give you a better understanding of yourself and possible career opportunities.

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Services and Resources

We take immense pride in campus life at Norfolk State University. Studies have shown that students who live on campus are more successful in their academic studies and report a higher level of collegiate satisfaction. That’s why we make sure that every aspect of student life is accessible and fun for every Spartan.

Get around campus and Hampton Roads easily with a Hampton Roads Transit (HRT) GoPass 365. Ride any HRT bus, ferry or light rail route as many times as you want. Plan your trip and check hours of operation for Hampton Roads Transit. 

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Career Services

It’s never too early to begin planning for the career of your dreams. We have a remarkable team of caring and dedicated advisers and counselors who are here to help you find and apply for your ideal jobs.

From helping you find internship opportunities and crafting the best resume to applying for graduate school, our career services department will make sure you’re ready for the next stage in your journey.


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MyNSU and SpartanCard

MyNSU is the portal at Norfolk State University for faculty, staff and students. Enjoy easy access to the information that is important for your success at NSU with a mobile  and traditional site . Stay connected to Norfolk State University. 

Your SpartanCard is the official identification card for Norfolk State University and ensures the safety and security of buildings and people on campus. While on campus, all students, faculty, staff and affiliates are required to carry their SpartanCard.

SpartanBucks is a prepaid, stored-value account that is part of your SpartanCard. It’s the convenient, cashless way to pay for purchases on and off campus. The campus area’s most popular businesses accept SpartanBucks. The bucks never expire and can be used 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  Learn More About the NSU SpartanCard.


Dining Services and Meal Truck

Our campus is amazingly diverse, and the dining experience we offer reflects that. Thompson Hospitality provides NSU with high-quality, nutritious foods that capture the taste buds of all while meeting the unique dietary needs of every Spartan. If you’re looking to satisfy your cravings with healthy culinary choices, check out our menu  and answer any questions you may have about our meal plans .

COVID-19 Updates

Norfolk State University remains committed to the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit the coronavirus website for information and updates.

Find important COVID-19 information and updates