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Parents & Family

Thank you for your confidence in sending your "favorite" student to Old Dominion University.

The building blocks for student success are all here. ODU's strong tradition of educational quality and leadership, outstanding faculty and talented student body combine to create a university community that is both challenging and supportive.

This site will help you keep in touch with the university and learn more about Old Dominion University.

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Student Success

We want our students to have all of the tools necessary to be successful at ODU and in their careers. Take a look at what's in our toolkit.

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Communication is one of the keys to a successful college career, and families play a fundamental role in keeping the lines of communication open. Stay informed!

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From theatre arts to nursing to modeling and simulation, ODU offers over 60 undergraduate academic programs. Learn more about our programs and schedules.


Money Matters

Higher education gives a great return on investment and Old Dominion University offers a wide variety of financial aid options including loans, grants, scholarships and student employment.

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Campus Life

Learning happens in every corner of the campus. Being involved will help your student develop leadership skills, new friendships and civic pride. Explore life on ODU's campus.

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Family Connection

ODU offers a variety of opportunities and resources to ensure your connection remains strong with your student.