Hampton University, a historically black college, offers displaced Hurricane Dorian students a free semester
In an effort to help students and families affected by Hurricane Dorian, Hampton University has forged an agreement with the University of the Bahamas-North to allow students who have were affected by Hurricane Dorian to continue their education on the historically black university’s Virginia campus.
“I think this agreement is something that can be helpful to a great number of students and families and is part of something I’ve tried to do my entire career — helping people to achieve and meet their goals,” Hampton University President Dr. William R. Harvey said in a statement on Thursday.
Harvey and University of the Bahamas president Dr. Rodney Smith came to this agreement after Hurricane Dorian devastated the Bahamas with high winds and rain for more than two days earlier this week, causing extensive damage and a rising death count.
Smith is the former administrative vice president and chief planning officer at Hampton University.
The pact calls for students from the University of the Bahamas-North to be able to attend classes at Hampton for the fall 2019 semester and receive room and board for one semester for free.