In honoor of the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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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Attention Faculty: Video & instructions to Export/Import Course Content

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Greetings Faculty!
Please click the link below to access a short, thorough video tutorial that will walk you through the process of exporting and importing your course content from one course to another. Also, when you access the video, you will have the opportunity to see the written procedures for your use. To view the video, you will need to authenticate using your NSU credentials.

Please contact OEL for additional help 757-823-8066.

Posted by: Office of Extended Learning
Join the Hampton Roads Go Red for Women Digital Luncheon

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Go Red for Women Digital Luncheon
February 5, 2021, 12–1 p.m.
2020 was the year everything changed. It challenged everything we knew, shifted our realities and rocked us to the core. But through it all, we didn't quit. We didn't turn away from the challenges. We proved our resilience. Now let's take that determination, that drive, that fight we have in us and use it to inspire others. To demand health equity. To take control of our health. To lead with empathy and fight for our communities.
Let 2021 be the year we embrace the change, and boldly and proudly live fierce and improve the lives of women, no matter the circumstances. That’s why we’re going digital and bringing our 2021 Go Red for Women Luncheon to
. … As part of this digital experience, we’ll highlight our dynamic women of Impact nominees and present this year's inaugural award.
Together with you, we are living fierce—channeling heartfelt intensity into advocating, motivating and educating people so they are empowered to live longer, healthier lives.
Join us as we live fierce and fight for a healthier Hampton Roads at this year's Go Red for Women Luncheon.

Register at

Posted by: Communications and Marketing
Spring 2021 Senior Clearance Information

Sunday, January 17, 2021

  • All Incomplete (I) and In Progress (IP) grades from PREVIOUS SEMESTERS must be graded PRIOR TO submitting graduation application.  Any applications received which have Incomplete or In-Progress courses will not be accepted and returned to department chair.
  • Taking courses at another institution, be it by way of Cross Registration (Virginia Tidewater Consortium) or transfer, during the semester that you intend to graduate, can adversely affect graduation as all grades MUST be posted by the Norfolk State University senior grade due date.  Note: NSU has no control over when other institutions submit grades for NSU students.
  • Degree candidates who apply to graduate and do not complete program requirements will be required to complete a new application for the semester that requirements are completed. An additional $30.00 graduation application fee will be charged. 


Important Dates to Remember:

Friday, February 12                           
Deadline to apply for May 2021 Graduation, applications are due to your academic department

Friday, February 26    
May 2021 Graduation Applications are due to the Office of the Registrar

Friday, April 16                                 
Deadline to Drop a Course for spring 2021

Friday, April 16                                 
Last day to submit a May 2021 Graduation Application, if planning to participate in Commencement

Wednesday, May 5                            
Senior Grades are due to the Office of the Registrar

Wednesday, May 12                          
Email sent to all Undergraduate and Graduate Candidates stating conferral of degree and eligibility to participate in commencement

Saturday, May 15                             
May 2021 Commencement


Posted by: Office of the Registrar
Merry Christmas from the NSU Vocal Jazz Ensemble

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

To help get you in the spirit of the season, the NSU Vocal Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Mr. Frank Elliott, has created a virtual performance of the holiday favorite, Jingle Bells.  Please click below and enjoy the hard work of our Vocal Jazz students.  Best wishes for a happy and safe holiday season!

Click here to listen and watch

Posted by: NSU Vocal Jazz Ensemble
Catch Spartan Basketball Teams on Streaming, TV After the New Year

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

The Norfolk State basketball teams open the New Year with their first MEAC games Jan. 2-4.

The NSU women's basketball team hosts North Carolina Central on back-to-back days Jan. 2-3. Tip-off is at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 2 and 1 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 3. Both games will be available on Spartan All-Access video streaming. Fans can still sign up for a season subscription or single-game passes by visiting

The NSU men will welcome Howard University to Echols Hall for two games on Jan. 3-4. The teams match up at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 3 and the game will be available on ESPN+. The Monday, Jan. 4 contest between the teams will be broadcast live on ESPNU beginning at 7 p.m. Both games are part of the MEAC's TV package and thus are not available through NSU's streaming package.

For more information on how to sign up for ESPN+ or ESPNU, visit or contact your cable or satellite provider.

Posted by: Athletics
Updated Spring 2021 Academic Calendar

Monday, December 21, 2020

The updated spring 2021 academic calendar is available and posted on the Office of the Registrar’s webpage. The new start and end dates are as follows:
•    Spring 2021 - 20/2 - Wednesday, January 27 - Friday, May 7
•    Spring 2021 - 20/2A - Wednesday, January 27 - Friday, March 12
•    Spring 2021 - 20/2B - Monday, March 15 - Friday, May 7
•    Spring 2021 - 20/2C - Wednesday, January 27 - Friday, March 12
•    Spring 2021 - 20/2D - Monday, March 15 - Friday, May 7
This calendar is subject to change. If it is modified, a communication will be sent to the University community.

Posted by: Communications and Marketing
Spartan Health Center and Annex Hours

Monday, December 21, 2020

Keep using your face masks/coverings to reduce flu and COVID-19 exposure. Do not forget to get a flu shot!

Spartan Health Center (757-278-3360) and Health Center Annex (757-278-4129)

November 30, 2020 through December 23, 2020: Hours will be 8 am-12 noon
December 24, 2020 through January 3, 2021: Closed
January 4, 2021 to January 15, 2021: Hours will be 8 am-12 noon
January 18, 2021: Closed in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
Tuesday, January 19, 2021: Resume regular hours of  8 am-5 pm

For non-urgent medical concerns call 757-278-3360. For medical emergencies call NSU Police at 757-823-9000

All visit types are by appointment for Fall 2020-Spring 2021. Please call SHC at 757-278-3360 or Health Center Annex at 757-278-4129 before coming to the office. Walk-in appointments are suspended.

Posted by: Communications and Marketing
Gate 1 Closed for New Construction Until Mid-February

Monday, December 21, 2020

Due to construction, Gate 1 is scheduled to be closed until mid-February 2021. Construction at Gate 1 will include widening the entrance for improved vehicular access to campus, a new prefabricated guardhouse (similar to the one shown at the left), new landscaping and additional lighting. Please use Gate 8 (Majestic Avenue/Middle Towne Crescent) to enter campus. Thank you for your patience as we make improvements for the continued growth of Norfolk State University.

Posted by: Communications and Marketing