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University Life

Norfolk, Virginia

A Cultural Crossroads

Here, where the city meets the sea, life can overflow with sport, music, art, culture, and activity. Or, it can be quiet, reflective, and studious. How you plug into ODU's electrified atmosphere is up to you.

Experience at ODU spans borders, languages and time. Cultures converge. Viewpoints are respected. On one of the most diverse campuses in Virginia, there is no end to the fascinating mix of stories you'll hear, people you'll meet, and the interests you'll share.


Students Dance with Big Blue

Getting Involved

Getting involved is a great way to meet people, enhance your leadership skills, find your niche, and make a difference. Join an organization, go to programs, participate in activities, volunteer, and be a leader. Become a success. You won't regret it!



Housing

Roommates Chat

Living on one of the most diverse campuses in Virginia, there is no end to the fascinating mix of stories you'll hear, people you'll meet, and the interests you'll share.

Dining

Students Dine in Webb

Whether it's a quick bite on the go or a casual sit-down with your friends, we offer friendly, comfortable and fun campus restaurants serving up a variety of enticing cuisine every day.

Culture & Entertainment

ODU Gordon Gallery-WAR Conflict & Its Legacy

From fine art and thought-provoking lectures, to concerts, performances and movies, Old Dominion offers culture, arts and entertainment to suit any taste.


Sports & Fitness

Student Runs on Indoor Track

Sports and Fitness is about allowing the Modern Mind to thrive in a charged atmosphere, where life overflows with activity, sport and movement of all kinds.

Equity, Accessibility & Diversity

Students Walk to Class

Monarchs of all backgrounds are encouraged and supported to strive for the highest academic and social standing.

Parking/Transportation

Visitor Lot

Catching a ride and getting around the Hampton Roads area is easy with all the different options that ODU provides.