Communications and Marketing

Dissemination of Information

Please be reminded that mass dissemination of information—on and off campus—is subject to the University’s Dissemination of Public Information policy.

50-01: Dissemination of Public Information

Policy Statement
The Office of Communications and Marketing has been designated by the President as the primary contact for news media issues and for coordination of dissemination of information to the public. This office is also responsible for ensuring University-wide compliance with this policy.

All due diligence must be taken to ensure that information originating from the University is accurate, complete, reflects the official position of the Norfolk State University organization and is released to the media and target publics in a timely manner.

See the full policy here

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Bb Student Mobile App - Update

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

There has been an update to the Bb Student mobile app to fix the issue of not being able to hide courses. Please ensure you update the app to access this feature. 

Posted by: School of Extended Learning/NSU Online
Dr. Hailu Abatena

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Hailu Abatena.  He was a faculty retiree in the School of Social Work.  He served as the Chairman of many University-wide committees, including the University Review Committee and the Shared Governance Committee.  He also served as a member of the Faculty Senate Executive Committee. A celebration of life service will be held on Friday, September 2, 2016 at 11:30 a.m., at Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home, 601 N. Witchduck Rd., Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462.  You may offer your condolences at


Posted by: Dr. Archie W. Earl, Sr., Former President of the NSU Faculty Senate
Tuesday Tip: Hide/Unhide Courses in Blackboard

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Do you have courses that you have previously taken appearing in your “My Courses” list in Blackboard that you no longer want to see? Follow these easy instructions by clicking here. This information and more can be found in Blackboard under the Student and Help tabs.

Posted by: School of Extended Learning/NSU Online
Blood Drive

Monday, August 29, 2016

Blood Drive


 Student Center


 September 1

11:00 am – 4:00 pm


To schedule and Appointment visit

Sponsor Code: Spartans



Posted by: Student Governement Association
Faculty - Blackboard ‘Beginning of the Semester’ Orientation Sessions

Monday, August 29, 2016

Blackboard Orientation Sessions for Faculty will be held virtually on the dates shown below. We will be discussing, among other things, the ‘Beginning of the Semester Checklist’, Best-practices for Respondus Lock Down Browser, and the incredible resources available on the Faculty tab in Blackboard.

You can join with a computer, tablet, or smartphone by clicking here  on the date and time of your preference. 

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 12 noon

Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 12:30 pm

The Blackboard Orientation sessions will be recorded, just in case you are unable to attend one. A link will be sent out to all Faculty teaching online.

If you have questions about the orientation sessions or any of the material discussed, please contact Mark Eulo at

See you online!

Posted by: School of Extended Learning/NSU Online
HRT GoPass365 2016-2017 is Now Available!

Friday, August 26, 2016

Students, Faculty/Staff get your pass for $225!                 

To purchase a HRT GoPass, funds must be placed on your NSU SpartanCard via one of the methods below:

a. Visit the Cashier’s Office (2nd Floor, Student Services Center).

b. Use the Spartan Card Kiosk (1st Floor, Student Center in the main lobby under the television).

c. Go online to

 Students will be able to use their Financial Aid Funds to place money on their Spartan Card beginning August 8, 2016.

To pick up your HRT GoPass365 2016-2017 you must come to the (Student Center), distributing in two locations for your convenience:

  2nd Floor, Game Zone, see Mr. James Singleton (Monday –Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

  3rd Floor, Office of Student Activities, see Mrs. Barbara Johnson (Monday –Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

Posted by: Student Center and Student Activities
Register Today for the NSU Homecoming Parade

Friday, August 26, 2016

Attn: All NSU Campus Departments and Student Organizations!


We are now accepting applications for this year’s parade, which will be held on Saturday, October 29, 2016.

Our theme is “Homecoming 2016: 81 Shades of Green & Gold.”


To register, please visit the following link:


The registration deadline for your organization to enter the parade is Friday, October 14, 2016 at 11:59 p.m.


Do not delay, apply today. We look forward to your participation!


Posted by: Homecoming Parade Committee
Blackboard & More Orientations - In Case You Missed It!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

If you were unable to attend the Blackboard & More Orientations and would like to view the recordings, click the links below.

August 18, 2016

August 19, 2016

August 23, 2016

If you have questions pertaining to the material reviewed, please contact Shelley Scott-Johnson at

Posted by: School of Extended Learning/NSU Online