Plan your summer visit with us! Remember, college is all about finding the “perfect” fit: the size, the place, the people. Come see for yourself why Christopher Newport University is truly an incredible place — an excellent education, amazing opportunities, a community dedicated to your success and a stunning campus. 

Schedule a campus tour     Schedule an interview

While you enjoy the break from school, we hope you’ll include CNU in your summer travel plans. Whether you’re headed to the beach, looking for some fun at Busch Gardens or Water Country USA, exploring Colonial Williamsburg or visiting any of the other nearby attractions, we’ll be open through the summer and hope to see you on campus!

We can’t wait to meet you! Come visit CNU this summer and tour the campus. You can even schedule an interview while you're here so we get to know you better. Interviews are required of all scholarship applicants, and strongly recommended for all students who plan to apply for admission to CNU. Schedule your visit now and as our special guest, we’ve arranged discounts at many local attractions so you and your family can enjoy all Hampton Roads has to offer. Click on the links below to redeem your discounts!

Note: CNU will be closed and tours will be unavailable on the following dates:
Friday, July 18
Saturday, July 19
Friday, July 25
Saturday, July 26

If you plan to visit our campus during the summer months (mid-May through mid-August) please understand that you will not experience the usual hustle and bustle of our vibrant campus community. We will do our very best to show you our beautiful campus facilities this summer but invite you to return during the academic year to acquaint yourself with the people and activities that make CNU so special. 

There is ongoing construction on campus, so allow additional time for check-in and look for directional signage. If you have any special assistance needs, please call us at (757) 594-7015 at least two weeks prior to your visit. We will make every effort to accommodate your requests. 

Busch Gardens Water Country USA Go Ape Treetop Adventure
Peninsula Fine Arts Center The Mariners' Museum and Park Virginia Living Museum
Yorktown Victory Center Jamestown Settlement Virginia Air & Space Center

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.

  • 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.

Along with visiting our campus, find something to do for everyone in the family! From camping, parks, beaches, historic sites, museums, golfing, concerts, amusement parks and more – there is sure to be something for everyone.

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Amusement Parks

Beaches

Camping

Concert Venues

Golfing

Historic Sites

Museums and Attractions

Parks

For an extensive list of things to do in the area visit the Virginia is for Lovers website.

If you’re flying to the area, you have several choices of airports. You can also get to Newport News by train or by bus. Parking is available throughout the campus. (view campus map)


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Driving Directions



From Richmond, Charlottesville, & Northern Virginia

  • Take I-64 East to Exit 258-A, J. Clyde Morris Boulevard South (Rt. 17).
  • Continue straight and cross Warwick Boulevard.
  • The street becomes Avenue of the Arts.
  • Bear to your right on Avenue of the Arts.
  • Turn right out of the roundabout and into the University.

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From Winchester & Northwestern Virginia

  • Take U.S. 66 East to Rt. 17 South to Fredericksburg.
  • I-95 South to I-295 South to I-64 East.
  • I-64 East to Exit 258-A, J. Clyde Morris Boulevard South (Rt. 17).
  • Continue straight and cross Warwick Boulevard.
  • The street becomes Avenue of the Arts.
  • Bear to your right on Avenue of the Arts.
  • Turn right out of the roundabout and into the University.

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From Martinsville/Danville

  • Take U.S. 58/460 East to I-664 North.
  • I-664 across the Monitor-Merrimac Bridge-Tunnel.
  • I-64 West to Exit 258-A, J. Clyde Morris Boulevard South (Rt. 17).
  • Continue straight and cross Warwick Boulevard.
  • The street becomes Avenue of the Arts.
  • Bear to your right on Avenue of the Arts.
  • Turn right out of the roundabout and into the University.

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From Chesapeake, Suffolk, & Portsmouth

  • Follow routes to and across the Monitor-Merrimac Bridge-Tunnel.
  • I-64 West to Exit 258-A, J. Clyde Morris Boulevard South (Rt. 17).
  • Continue straight and cross Warwick Boulevard.
  • The street becomes Avenue of the Arts.
  • Bear to your right on Avenue of the Arts.
  • Turn right out of the roundabout and into the University.

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From Norfolk & Virginia Beach

  • Take I-64 West to and across the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel.
  • Continue on I-64 West to Exit 258-A, J. Clyde Morris Boulevard South (Rt. 17).
  • Continue straight and cross Warwick Boulevard.
  • The street becomes Avenue of the Arts.
  • Bear to your right on Avenue of the Arts.
  • Turn right out of the roundabout and into the University.

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From Eastern Shore

  • Take U.S. 13 South to and across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel ($10 Toll).
  • U.S. 13 South to the Northampton Boulevard interchange of I-64.
  • I-64 West to Exit 258-A, J. Clyde Morris Boulevard South (Rt. 17).
  • Continue straight and cross Warwick Boulevard.
  • The street becomes Avenue of the Arts.
  • Bear to your right on Avenue of the Arts.
  • Turn right out of the roundabout and into the University.

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From Roanoke/Lynchburg/Petersburg

  • Rt. 460 East to I-664 North.
  • I-664 to and across the Monitor-Merrimac Bridge-Tunnel.
  • I-64 West to Exit 258-A, J. Clyde Morris Boulevard South (Rt. 17).
  • Continue straight and cross Warwick Boulevard.
  • The street becomes Avenue of the Arts.
  • Bear to your right on Avenue of the Arts.
  • Turn right out of the roundabout and into the University.

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From Northern Neck

  • Take Rt. 17 South into Newport News.
  • Continue straight and cross Warwick Boulevard.
  • The street becomes Avenue of the Arts.
  • Bear to your right on Avenue of the Arts.
  • Turn right out of the roundabout and into the University.

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Hotels

  • 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 and Suites
    (757) 327-0722
    1069 J. Clyde Morris Blvd.
    Newport News
    4.7 miles from CNU
    100% Smoke & Pet free
    Ask about CNU Discount

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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)
  • Azzuri
    (757) 926-4890
    7 Hidenwood Shopping Center
    Newport News (map)
  • Salsa's
    (757) 596-6080
    704 Mariners Row
    Suite 110
    Newport News (map)
  • Schooners
    (757) 599-4144
    12368 Warwick Blvd.
    Ste 107
    Newport News (map)
  • Vinny's Pizza & Pasta
    (757) 594-3354
    748 J Clyde Morris Blvd.
    Newport News (map)

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