Get ready to meet your bright future where Virginia meets the sea.
The Chesapeake Bay offers students many opportunities to grapple with real life challenges such as tidal erosion and saving the sea turtles. Some of our students even study aboard a research vessel docked in our historic port.
Our students have held internships at agency sites including Norfolk Southern, the FBI, U.S. Marshals, the Environmental Protection Agency, Delouitt Touche, the Virginia Stage Company and The Virginian-Pilot. The community has opened its arms to embrace the experiential needs of our students and often these encounters have led to full-time employment upon graduation.
Enjoy the nightlife and the history of downtown Norfolk and walk the cobblestone streets where young patriots dreamed up a bold new country. Live beside one of the world’s largest pleasure beaches where biking, surfing, fishing and sunbathing are everyday events. See a Broadway show or a world-premiere opera. It’s an environment that gives a new meaning to life beyond the classroom.
"The College is near the beach, near concert venues, near Busch Gardens - you are just a few miles away from everything."
Enjoy year-round waterfront festivals, eclectic restaurants and assorted museums. Explore the decks of the USS Wisconsin, the largest and last battleship ever built by the U.S. Navy. Head to the ballpark for a night of baseball – beautiful Harbor Park is the 12,000-seat home of the AAA Norfolk Tides, affiliate to the Baltimore Orioles, the top minor league affiliate to the New York Mets. Or, check out the Norfolk Admirals, the American Hockey League affiliate to the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning at the Norfolk Scope – also home to Arena Racing USA.
"The beach? It’s great. On the weekends, everyone goes. You always see someone you know."
Head down to the Virginia Beach oceanfront and walk along the boardwalk, which hosts an array of festivals featuring famous musicians and bands from Caribbean to country to beach music. Check out the East Coast Surfing Championships or the North American Sand Soccer Championship, the world’s largest single-weekend sand soccer festival.
Learn more about the Hampton Roads region of Virginia.
Popular Area Attractions
- Town Point Park and Waterside Festival Marketplace on the Elizabeth River
- The Chesapeake Bay and Chick’s (Chesapeake) Beach
- Virginia Beach Resort Area and the Boardwalk
- East Coast Surfing Championships
- First Landing State Park
- Norfolk Tides AAA Baseball
- Norfolk Admirals Hockey
- Norfolk Botanical Gardens
- Chrysler Museum of Art
- Virginia Arts Festival
- Theater, Symphony, Ballet and Opera Companies
- Concert venues: Verizon Amphitheater, nTelos Pavilion at Harbor Center and the NorVa
- National Maritime Center
- USS Wisconsin
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