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Whether you chose to find a place to live in during the summer or you wait until you arrive for the fall semester, moving to a new place has to be made with good planning and careful choice. You'll need to have all your utilities in place in your residence before the day you anticipate to move. Before you move in, check your place and see whether your shower is functioning as well as any other services you have requested. If one of the companies you've contracted hasn't provided the service yet, contact them again to make sure everything is working and functional before you move in.


To have electricity connected, contact Dominion Power at (888) 782-0455. This company serves the entire Hampton Roads area.

Water & Sewage

In most cases water and sewage will be provided with your rent, but not in all cases. If they are not included, you'll need to contact the water and sanitation office. Depending on where you will live in the Hampton Roads area in one of these numbers:

  • Norfolk (757) 664-6701
  • Chesapeake (757) 382-3550
  • Portsmouth (757) 393-8524
  • Virginia Beach (757) 385-4631
  • Suffolk (757) 514-7000
  • Newport News (757) 962-1000
  • Hampton (757) 247-8421
  • Williamsburg (757) 220-6188

Natural Gas

To have Natural Gas, you can contact either one of these two companies:

  • Columbia Gas of Virginia at (866) 543-8911 (serves Chesapeake, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Suffolk)
  • Virginia Natural Gas at (866) 229-3578, (serves all the Hampton Roads Area)

Cable & Internet Providers

Contact these companies:

  • Cavalier Telephone at (757) 248-4000 (serves the entire Hampton Roads area)
  • Charter Communications at (888) 438-2427 (serves Currituck, Franklin, Isle of Wight, Smithfield, Southampton and Suffolk)
  • Cox Communications at (757) 222-1111 (serves the Greater Hampton Roads area)
  • Verizon Communications at (757) 954-6222 (serves the Greater Hampton Roads area)