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ODU Campus Master Plan

Open Forums & Department Meetings

September 20
Faculty Open Forum
3-4:30 p.m.
Webb University Center
North Cafeteria
September 27

Faculty Open Forum

3-4:30 p.m.

Constant Hall 1005

October 1

Student Government Assoc.

3:30 p.m.

Webb University Center, BOV Room
October 9

Student Open Forum

7 p.m.

Webb University Center, North Cafeteria

October 10

Office of Research

9 a.m.

IRP 1, Room 2300

University Advancement

10:30 a.m.

Kornblau Alumni Center

Student Open Forum

12:30 p.m.

Mills Godwin Building 102

October 11

Academic Affairs

3 p.m.

Constant Hall 1005

October 14

Student Engagement & Enrollment Services

1 p.m.

North Cafe, Webb University Center

Human Resources

2:30 p.m.

Spong Hall 1505

October 15

Administration & Finance

2:30 p.m.

Big Blue Room, Ted

Lambert's Point Civic League
7:00 p.m. Lambert's Point Community Center
October 16
Athletics 8:15 a.m.
Big Blue Room, Ted
October 17
Larchmont Civic League
7:30 p.m. Larchmont Methodist Church
October 24
College of Business
10:30 a.m.
Constant Hall 2003
October 25
College of Engineering 1:00 p.m. ECSB Auditorium (1200)
College of Arts & Letters
2:30 p.m. BAL 9024
October 31
College of Health Sciences
9:00 a.m.
HS Bldg 2113
College of Education
1:00 p.m.
Education 118
Sciences 2:30 p.m.

ECSB Auditorium 1202

November 13
Real Estate Community
8:30 a.m. Big Blue Room, Ted

Project Schedule


  • November-Project kick-off
  • November-December - Data gathering and analysis
  • November-January - Precinct Plans: Stadium, Webb Center


  • January-February - Focus group sessions
  • January-June - Precinct Plan: University Village
  • March - Alternatives analysis
  • April-May - Master plan conceptual development
  • June - Issue Plan for review and comment
  • July - Issue final Campus Master Plan and Precinct Plans

Previous Meetings

Tuesday, January 15

12:15 - 1:30p

Student Leaders Open Session
Webb Center - President's Dining Room

3:30 - 4:30p

Student Government Association
Webb Center - Board of Visitors Room

6:30 - 7:30p

Lambert's Point Civic League
Lambert's Point Recreation Center

Wednesday, January 16

10:00 - 11:15a

Research Foundation
IRP1 - Suite 2200 (Conference Room)

1:30 - 2:45p

Deans Meeting
Batten Arts & Letters 9024 - Burgess Room

3:30 - 4:15p

Staff Open Forum
Webb Center - James/Lynnhaven River Room

4:30 - 6:00p

Education Foundation, Athletic Foundation, Community Development Corp, Alumni Association
Constant Center - Multipurpose Room

7:00 - 8:00p

Student Open Forum
Webb Center - Isle of Wight Room

7:30 - 8:30p

Larchmont/Edgewater Civic League
Larchmont United Methodist Church

Thursday, January 17

8:30 - 9:30a

Real Estate Foundation
Downtown Norfolk - Wilcox & Savages Bldg.

3:30 - 4:30p

Faculty Senate Executive Committee
Webb Center - Rabbi Reich

7:00 - 8:00p

Highland Park Civic League
Immanuel Presbyterian Church

Wednesday, January 23

1:30 - 3:00p

Staff Open Forum
Webb Center - James/ Lynnhaven River Room

3:30- 5:00p

Faculty Open Forum
Webb Center - James/ Lynnhaven River Room

Thursday, January 24

8:30 - 10:00a

Department Chairs Meeting
Alumni Center

Friday, February 15

(rescheduled from January 25)

3:00 - 5:00p

Faculty Open Forum
1002 Constant Hall

Dear Campus Community:

Last week the Board of Visitors approved the Old Dominion University Master Plan, which organizes and develops the physical space of the campus to support the future goals of the university. The planning committee worked for almost a year on the project. The process included collecting qualitative data, in the form of input from on- and off-campus groups; organizing quantitative data, in the form of a space analysis guided by SCHEV guidelines; developing planning objectives; examining arrangements for precincts (academics, housing, dining, and recreation and athletics); drafting a plan and sharing it with groups on- and off-campus; and making revisions based on comments received before submitting a final plan for consideration by the Board of Visitors.

As with any campus master plan, the timeline for Old Dominion's plan will extend at least 20 years. Because remaining within the existing university boundaries was one of the main planning objectives, creating new academic, residential and other spaces will involve redevelopment of the campus to organize areas more logically. Also, most new construction will be taller than existing structures.

The College of Health Sciences, for example, will move into the academic core of the campus with the other colleges. Its new facility will be on the site of the current Education Building; the Darden College of Education will be moving into a new facility in the next five years. As a second example, a complex of new six-story residence halls will be built around Foreman Field (which will serve as recreation space) so that students can be closer to the academic core of the campus.

A new football stadium will be built in the athletics precinct on the west side of campus. A preliminary design study will be conducted to determine characteristics, including size, fan amenities and transportation strategies for game days.

For the academic buildings, acquiring funding from the Commonwealth of Virginia, as well as planning and construction, will take years. Facilities constructed from other funds may come sooner, but they will also take years to plan and build.

The ODU Master Plan is comprehensive and there is much to be done in the years ahead. We believe it is a good, solid plan and one that will allow the university to better accommodate future students, faculty and staff and serve the entire Hampton Roads area.

I wish to thank to everyone who contributed to the development of this successful plan.

David F. Harnage Chief Operating Officer

December 2013 Master Plan Presentation