Anniversaries – Kick-Off Celebration
Friday, October 20, 2017 | 8PM | Convocation Center
Brian Culbertson electrified concert goers at the 2017 Hampton Jazz Festival, and he’s back! The international award-winning multi-instrumentalist returns to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Hampton University and Hampton University President, Dr. William R. Harvey’s 40 years of unparalleled leadership. This can’t miss event will be at the Hampton University Convocation Center, Oct. 20 doors opening at 7 p.m. show beginning at 8 p.m.
William R. Harvey Executive Leadership Summit
November 1-3, 2017 | 9AM | Student Center Ballroom
The Executive Leadership Summit builds on Dr. William R. Harvey’s forty years of success as President of Hampton University. As a bridge builder, President Harvey established the Executive Leadership Summit as a means of reaching out to individuals at colleges, universities, and to other institutions who aspire to become executive leaders as well as those who seek professional retooling.
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Veteran’s Day Celebration
November 11, 2017 | 10:30AM | Turner Hall
Hampton University will continue the 150/40 dual anniversaries celebration with a roundtable disscuion recognizing the university’s contributions to the United States Armed Forces over the last 150 years, Saturday Nov.11 at 10:30am.
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Opening of Exhibition Pathways to Education: 1868-2018
Friday, January 26, 2018 | Hampton University Museum
This exhibit will explore through objects and photographs the 150 year history of Hampton University, beginning with its founding through present times. The history of the Hampton University Museum founded in 1868, will also be showcased. A public platform featuring two individuals with unique connections to Hampton University will share personal and family insights on the lives of two extraordinary men and their roles at Hampton University on opening night of the exhibit. The Conversations will be free and open to the public, and offer a cordial atmosphere allowing the audience to engage with featured guests and ask questions.
Founder’s Day Ceremony
Sunday, January 28, 2018 | 11:30 AM | Ogden Hall
The University will celebrate its founder General Samuel Chapman Armstrong.
Visit By Gen. Armstrong’s Great-Grandson
Sunday, January 28, 2018 | 6PM | Student Center Ballroom
This event is a public platform featuring Mr. Samuel Armstrong Howe, who will share personal and family insights on the life of General Samuel Chapman Armstrong and his role at Hampton University. Held in the Student Center, the Conversation will be hosted and moderated by Attorney Paul C. Harris. The Conversation is free and open to the public, and offers a cordial atmosphere, allowing the audience to engage with featured guest and ask questions, both during the Conversation and at a casual reception that will follow.
Evolution of the Hampton Student
Saturday, February 24, 2018 | 7PM | Student Center Ballroom
This is a Steve Jobs-style presentation that tells a story and paints a picture of how the role of students at Hampton has evolved over the years, from the inception of the institution in 1868 until now – from a time when practical experience in trades and industrial skills were emphasized and students were able to pay their way through school by working in various jobs on campus (Booker T. Washington literally had to sweep his way into school) up to now when only a small percentage of student participate in work-study programs. This presentation also will cover the evolution of the educational experience itself, from a time when Hampton students were taught basic reading, writing, arithmetic, and grammar, as well as various housekeeping skills and trade skills up until when students study computer science, engineering and cyber security. The presenter will be a first-rate storyteller with the ability to give the audience a transformative experience that is unique, inspiring, and unforgettable.
Black Family Conference Opening Session (School of Liberal Arts)
March 14-16, 2018 | 7PM | Ogden Hall
The Annual Black Family Conference will honor the Harvey family for its 40 years of service.
Read-In Principles of Leadership
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 | 6PM | Ogden Hall
This year’s read-in selection is The Principles of Leadership: The Harvey Leadership Model by Dr. William R. Harvey. Click here to purchase.
Founding Day Celebration
Sunday, April 01, 2018 | 10AM | Hampton University Chapel
On Easter Sunday, Hampton University will commemorate its 150th year Anniversary as well as celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Dr. William R. Harvey through fellowship at the Memorial Church. A guest minister will provide the sermon and the Hampton University “His Chosen Sounds” Gospel Choir will provide musical selections. The Student Government Association will end the service with a special tribute.
First Lady’s Luncheon – Invitation Only
Saturday, April 14, 2018 | 1:30PM | Hampton University Student Center
The First Lady’s Luncheon will honor Mrs. Norma B. Harvey for her service and commitment to Hampton University for 40 years. The Luncheon will include a guest speaker, musical performances, and a video tribute. The proceeds from the event will support the Norma B. Harvey Scholarship Fund. This event is by invitation only.
Saturday, April 28, 2018 | 6PM – 11PM | Hampton Roads Convention Center
The Anniversary Gala will commemorate the 150th Anniversary of Hampton University and the 40th Anniversary of our illustrious President, Dr. William R. Harvey. The Anniversary Gala is a fundraiser which will provide guests with an evening of entertainment, camaraderie, and lasting memories.
WRH Anniversary Day Chapel Service
Sunday, July 1, 2018 | 11AM | Memorial Chapel
Hampton University will celebrate the 40th Anniversary for President, Dr. William R. Harvey through fellowship at the Memorial Church. There will also be civic tributes to Dr. Harvey during the service.
Association of African American Museums Annual Conference
August 8-11, 2018| ALL DAY | Campus Wide
The Hampton University Museum, Hampton University and the Hampton Convention and Visitors Bureau will host the 2018 Association of African American Museums Annual Conference. The timing of the conference suits both of our organizations as we celebrate commemorative moments in our institution’s histories
The three day conference will include pre-conference workshops; evening receptions at neighboring cultural institutions as well as conference workshops and post conference workshops. Post conference workshops will also be planned by the host committee.