Christopher Newport University takes pride in our breathtaking, 260-acre campus in historic Newport News, Va. Come discover the boundless energy of our students, as well as cutting-edge facilities few schools can rival: the David Student Union, Ferguson Center for the Arts, Trible Library, state-of-the-art academic buildings and dazzling residential halls.

Next door you will discover a peaceful, 550-acre woodland park housing The Mariners' Museum, which boasts one of the world’s largest maritime collections. Or take a short drive to enjoy the splendor of Colonial Williamsburg or the rolling waves of Virginia Beach.

Come see if the CNU experience is the perfect fit for you. Schedule your visit today.

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Comfort Inn
(757) 249-0200
12330 Jefferson Ave.
Newport News
4.7 miles from CNU
Comfort Suites Airport
(757) 947-1333 / (866) 348-7755
12570 Jefferson Ave.
Newport News
6 miles from CNU
100% Non-Smoking
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson
Reservations: 1-800-596-2375, (757)327-0722
1069 J. Clyde Morris Blvd.
Newport News
4 miles from CNU
100% Smoke & Pet free
Ask about CNU Discount

Courtyard Newport News
(757) 842-6212
530 St Johns Road
Newport News
4.5 miles from CNU

Crowne Plaza Hampton Marina Hotel
(757) 727-9700
700 Settlers Landing Road
12.5 miles from CNU

Extended Stay America Hotel
(757) 873-2266
11708 Jefferson Ave.
Newport News
1 mile from CNU

Hampton Inn Newport News
(757) 838-1400
3101 Coliseum Drive
7.18 miles from CNU

Hampton Inn Newport News / Yorktown
(757) 989-8977
151 Ottis Street (off Victory Blvd.)
Newport News
5.8 miles from CNU

Hampton Inn and Suites
(757) 249-0001
12251 Jefferson Ave.
Newport News
4.7 miles from CNU

Holiday Inn and Suites
(757) 596-6417
943 J. Clyde Morris Blvd.
Newport News
3.5 miles from CNU
Ask about CNU Parent discounts!

National Bed and Breakfast / Country Inn Directory
Virginia Tidewater / Hampton Roads Bed and Breakfast


Microtel Inn Newport News
(757) 249-8355
501 Operations Drive
Newport News
4.6 miles from CNU

Newport News Marriott @ City Center
(757) 873-9299
740 Town Center Drive
Newport News
3 miles from CNU

Magnuson Hotel & Convention Center
(757) 873-6664
1000 Omni Blvd.
Newport News
3.5 miles from CNU

Point Plaza Suites at City Center
(757) 599-4460
950 J. Clyde Morris Blvd.
Newport News
3.5 miles from CNU

Savannah Suites - Newport News
(757) 951-0180
11715-B Jefferson Ave.
Newport News
2.1 miles from CNU

Jameson Inn and Suites
(757) 951-1177
21 Old Oyster Point Road
Newport News
4.8 miles from CNU 

Studio Plus Hotel
(757) 882-8847
12359 Hornsby Lane
Newport News
5 miles from CNU

Towne Place Suites Newport News
(757) 874-8884
200 Cybernetics Way
5.7 miles from CNU
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Restaurants and Eateries
99 Main
(757) 599-9885
99 Main Street
Newport News (map)
Al Fresco
(757) 873-0644
11710 Jefferson Ave.
Newport News (map)
Circa 1918
(757) 599-1918
10367 Warwick Blvd
Newport News
Crab Shack
(757) 245-2722
James River Bridge
Newport News (map)
Gah Bua Kham Thai Restaurant
(757) 838-0341
2270 Executive Drive
Hampton (map)
Hayashi Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi
(757) 223-5783
City Center
111820 Merchants Walk
Newport News (map)
Nawab Indian Cuisine
(757) 591-9200
11712 Jefferson Ave
Newport News (map)
Panera Bread
(757) 595-4447
12368 Warwick Blvd.
CNU Village, across from campus

Newport News 
Plaza Azteca
(757) 599-6727
12428 Warwick Boulevard
Newport News (map)
Tucanos Brazilian Grill
(757) 597-9500
11820 Fountain Way
City Center
711 Lakefront Commons
Newport News (map)
Salsa's Mexican Restaurant
(757) 596-6080
City Center
704 Mariner Row
Newport News (map)
Schlesinger's Chop House
(757) 599-4700
Port Warwick (Jefferson Ave.)
Newport News (map)
(757) 599-4144
12368 Warwick Blvd.
CNU Village, across from campus
 Newport News 
Sushi Yama Japanese
(757) 596-1150
11745 Jefferson Ave
Newport News (map)

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CNU is located in the heart of one the nation’s most historic - and beautiful - areas. Just a short drive away are significant historic sites, such as Colonial Williamsburg, and great beaches on the Virginia coast. (each link below opens a new window)

  • Colonial Williamsburg,  just 20 minutes away, is the nation's largest outdoor living history museum. Pre-Revolutionary times come alive through reconstructed homes, stores, and taverns populated by interpreters and actors.
  • Virginia Beach offers world-class beaches, great water sports, and a rich nightlife - just 45 minutes from campus.
  • Norfolk, the Mid-Atlantic region's most dynamic and progressive cultural center, is 30 minutes from CNU. With a sparkling downtown waterfront and a proud maritime heritage, Norfolk was recently dubbed a "cultural center of note" by The New York Times.
Catch the Spirit of CNU at a Saturday Open House! 

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions would like to invite you to one of our Open House events. Come see for yourself why CNU is one of the "hottest schools" in Virginia.  During Open House you will:

Join us on campus for an information session and a campus tour. These sessions last two hours and provide valuable insights into the CNU community. Your visit begins with a presentation by a knowledgeable Admissions Officer, followed by a student guided tour of our campus. You will enjoy seeing the brand new Trible Library, the beautiful David Student Union, our dazzling residence halls and much more!

First-time Freshmen
Information sessions and tours are available Monday through Friday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and Saturday at 11 a.m. Tours begin in the Admissions Welcome Center located in the David Student Union. You may schedule your visit online or call us at (757) 594-7334. We ask that you schedule your visit at least one week in advance. Please see the "Getting Here" and "Hotels & Restaurants" tabs above for directions and local accommodations information.

Transfer Students
Information Sessions and tours are available by reservation Monday through Friday at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Please schedule your visit at least a week in advance by calling Transfer Affairs in the Office of the Registrar at (757) 594-7155.  We look forward to seeing you!

Overnight Visits
Please consider participating in our overnight program the Friday before Open House.  Staying overnight with a current CNU student is a wonderful way to make the most of your visit to CNU. If you have any questions about the overnight program please contact