A historically black college is offering displaced University of Bahamas students a free semester

Hampton university students sitting on campus steps

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

September 10, 2019

A historically black university is stepping up to help students in the Bahamas who are affected by Hurricane Dorian.

Hampton University announced Thursday it would be partnering with the University of the Bahamas to allow students who have been displaced by the storm to spend the fall semester on its campus in Hampton, Virginia, tuition-free.
"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 William R. Harvey said in a statement.
Rodney Smith, the President of the University of the Bahamas, is the former administrative vice president and chief planning officer at Hampton.
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