Multi-Use Facility

University Relations

The Office of University Relations is the first point of contact for media outlets. Each year University relations issues dozens of press releases, media advisories and tip sheets reporting university accomplishments, including grants received, new academic programs, conferences and upcoming events and other faculty and student achievements, University Relations also regularly contacts local and regional media representatives about feature stories on campus.

Areas of responsibility include:

Press Conferences and Media Interviews

Press conferences represent one way to handle a major announcement of interest to several reporters. These announcements often relate to major donations to the University, represent a significant change in policy, procedure or administration or serve as a medium by which the University President may make a statement to a variety of reporters at one time.

Responses to Reporters

University Relations staff members frequently receive media queries looking for campus experts to comment on a variety of subjects. The staff arranges media interviews and photographs with University staff and faculty.

Speakers Bureau

University Relations staff members frequently receive queries from the community looking for faculty and staff experts to speak on a variety of subjects. The staff arranges the speaking engagements.

Internal Communications

If you have a story idea, contact the Office of University Relations.

Production of Publications

Publications Produced by the Office of University Relations

Hampton Life

Hampton Life is the faculty and staff newsletter, is published monthly by the Office of University Relations.

Student Connection

Student Connection is the student newsletter, it is published monthly by the Office of University Relations.

President's Annual Report

President's Annual Report is the official annual publication presented to the Board of Trustees. The publication provides an overview of campus achievements and activities each year, along with financial reporting.

Expertise Guide

Expertise Guide is the annual listing of the university's experts. Faculty and staff who are knowledgeable about a wide range of subjects relating to their educational expertise, research projects or hobbies are included. The Expertise Guide is available online.

Alumni Magazine

Alumni Magazine is the official biannual magazine published for Hampton University alumni. The magazine includes features about alumni and other articles about the University.