Unlike other people I will simply state the
facts and then if you want my opinion you can
simply continue reading afterwards.
Hampton University attracted
me because of their standards. Lets face it people we
all are humans and have sexual desires but Hampton U.
does not want us to engage in this type of
lust but we are adults and they understand that. But
to keep freshman in line, and I am a freshman,
we have curfews and are often punished for things other
people do. In fact last night when I fell asleep
early in preparation for a test I was awaken by
my roomate for another “mandatory” meeting.
I was very aggravated but I thought this is
in the best of my interest. Come to find out
some nasty low lives urinated in the garbage cans in
the bathrooms, many people didnt flush the toilets, and trush
was covering the floor. The dorm director told each floor
to clean the floor under them. “Ha ha,” I said
thinking to myself I am on the first floor I
will not have to clean a bathroom. We had to
walk all the way to the 5th floor bathroom and
And for the
people who are curious as to the punishments of being
late, I was late on the first day. My idiot
roomate, who constantly nags me like a little school
girl, got us a ride off campus and we got
back 4 mins late. He was partly at fault, but
I know I could have stayed in the room. Anyways
the R.A.'s tried to sneak us in but the dorm
director caught us. He made us sweep all the stairs
in the building and take all the trah out. If
you think that was difficult you should have heard what
happened last year. We have stables on campus and 2
guys who were late were forced to shovel horse manure.
Dorms at every college will have
faults so dorms are something to me that is minute,
something that can easily be looked over.
The classrooms in some areas are terribly overcrowded.
In one class we had 60+ people in what was
smaller than an average high school classroom. After everyone who
came early crowded into the limited space 20 people still
couldnt get in. 20 people had missed class everyday because
of the space. Out of 1 month of class, 3
times we met a week, I only got into the
class twice. We have finally been relocated and my teacher
can now get us into one room but he tells
us in one week we are having a test. In
other areas of Hampton such as the Scripps Howard school
we have spacious rooms. This building is beautiful. It is
very comfortable and I enjoy going to a place I
dont have to fight over a seat at.
The difficulty of classes is a large spectrum.
For an example in one class my psch teacher is
trying to teach us how to right a proper essay.
“How do you think we got to college?” In other
classes you have to be on top of your materials.
My political science class is difficult. I study constantly for
that class but if you do not come in with
questions they often times will not be addressed. Thats why
it is imperative that a student studies because proffesors are
teaching a large majority and it is impossible for them
to understand all of our problems.
are busy. It is a students responsibility to catch them.
In order to ask them a question your body must
take action. Teachers are sometimes lazy but stay on them
because it is your money!
financial aid department is screwed up. I cant say anything
positive about that. I got nasty with a secretary looking
for my scholarship money. “Get up woman like it is
your money you are looking for!” Let me stop.
The social life is boring. Va is boring.
But hey lots of my friends go to the mall
and clubs and we have fun together. This is simple
to solve. If you want to have fun get friends.
If you want to be lonely stay in your room.
Pharrell the rapper often comes to Hampton and he is
a lot of fun.
my opinion. Turn away if you dont want to read.
Hampton is disgusting and I am outraged by the
administrative system. I have constantly been promised money to help
I am one of 7 students who
was promised a scholarship and then all of a sudden
after Hampton is like “Pay Me! Pay Me! Pay Me,”
my money to help support me is gone. The orchestra
teacher told me he was going to give me a
scholarship for helping him out. Comes to find out people
who had scholarships prior to mine havent even gotten theirs.
College food is nasty but Hampton's food just
took booty bad food to a new level. They have
failed many tests and have the nerve to lie in
my face about it. One guy I asked at the
cafeteria about the food said he wouldnt eat it. And
to tell you the truth all of the people who
work at the Cafe stopped eating the food.
Overall I hate the dorms, the food, the education is
ok, the area is dull, the people are nice, but
there are a lot of snooty people. I dont like
the school and I do plan on transferring. But dont
let this get you down. You may like it because
we all see different things in life.