About Hampton Roads
Centrally located on the U.S. East Coast, EVMS serves the southeastern region of Virginia known as Hampton Roads. The region comprises seven major cities: Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Newport News, Hampton and Suffolk.
EVMS’ main campus is situated in the heart of the historic Ghent neighborhood in Norfolk.
The total population of Hampton Roads exceeds 1.5 million people. Consistently earning high ranks in various “quality of life” surveys, the region abounds in cultural, educational and economic opportunities. Seven colleges and universities, as well as two community college systems, offer ample educational opportunities in the area. International trade, shipbuilding, health care, tourism, military bases and agriculture provide a diverse economic base with a wide range of employment possibilities.
The coastal region of Hampton Roads boasts a year-round balmy climate. Winters are mild, while the autumn and spring seasons are delightful. Summers are warm, yet tempered by breezes from the Atlantic Ocean, Chesapeake Bay and neighboring waterways.