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Parents & Families

The Future of Your Family Is the Future of Ours

Whether your student has just begun exploring Norfolk State University or you’re already a proud Spartan parent, we welcome you to the NSU community.


Join Your Student on Their Spartan Journey

Spartan pride runs deep — generations deep for some families. The NSU family has been growing since 1935, when the university was founded.

At NSU, you and your student will join a long tradition of academic, personal and professional excellence dedicated to the cause of furthering social justice and equity around the world.

As an NSU parent, you’ll feel the unbreakable Spartan bond, because this is your journey, too.

Admissions and Aid

Considering Norfolk State University for your student’s education is the most important first step you can take for your child’s success. It means you’re committed to making sure that your student receives an exceptional educational experience, surrounded by like-minded scholars and peers.
In addition to offering high-value and affordable degree programs, we also offer many scholarships to help lessen the financial burden on you and your student.

Explore the application and financial aid process
Learn more about tuition and fees

Academic Programs

With more than 64 undergraduate majors, minors and graduate programs, we have something to satisfy every Spartan’s curiosity. Whether your student is interested in acting or researching the latest biological breakthroughs, they’ll receive the tools to succeed both academically and professionally in our high-quality degree programs.

Explore academic programs at Norfolk State University

Student Advocacy

The mission of the Office of Student Advocacy and Family Relations is to build and maintain positive relationships with students’ families within the university community. We provide family engagement activities, outreach and education opportunities to keep parents and families informed and an active part of the Spartan journey.

Learn more about Student Advocacy at Norfolk State University 

Campus Safety and Security

We know how hard it can be when your student moves to campus. That’s why we prioritize creating and maintaining a safe community for every Spartan. From highly trained campus police to a state-of-the-art emergency alert program to “blue light” call boxes, our campus provides a safe and secure atmosphere.

Learn more about our campus safety and security


NSU Virtual Tour

Welcome to the cutting-edge, 134-acre campus of Norfolk State University, where your student’s future is our future. At NSU, life beyond the classroom is about opportunities to get involved, make friends and become the leader your student was always meant to be. We could try to describe the beauty of our campus, but it’s something that you need to see for yourself.

Take a virtual tour of Norfolk State University

Housing and Residence Life

Moving to campus can be very exciting for both you and your student. Living independently is empowering and helps with self-development and growth.

When you drop your student off on campus and they begin their Spartan journey, you of course want to know that they’ll be comfortable and feel safe. We offer many resources for you to learn how to apply for housing, read about life on campus and answer any questions you may have about living on campus.

Explore housing and residence life on campus
Learn about parking services on campus

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