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ODU Virginia Beach Regional Center:Resources for Students

Virginia Beach Higher Education Center Learning Commons

Learning Commons

The Meyera Oberndorf Learning Commons is the central area for students. Pick up interlibrary loan materials, use a computer, visit the Career Management Center and more all in one convenient location.

Academic Planning

Academic Support Services

Student success is a key goal of the Virginia Beach Regional Center. Get the fast track to the resources you need along with critical contact information.

Learning Commons Help Desk at Perry Library

Writing Center

Instead of providing a proofreading service, the Writing Center offer tutoring sessions that assist students in learning to proofread their own work, in getting projects started, and in developing the writing process for a paper.


Online Resources

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Cyber Services

Career Management Center @ Virginia Beach

Students and alumni may access free career assistance at almost any time of day at our Career Management Center satellite office inside the Learning Commons.

Students Taking a Test

Testing Services

Students can meet proctored exam guidelines by scheduling an exam at the Virginia Beach Regional Center.

Student News & Events:

Check out the ODU-Virginia Beach Learning Commons/Academic Support Services and its many services and helpful staff.

Academic Support Services:
Visit our Academic Support Services page for a listing of VBHEC academic support services.

Degree Program Comparison Chart - ODU and ODU Virginia Beach

Programs available at ODU Virginia Beach

Many of the admission applications can now be completed online. Check out the online application process from the Admissions website if you are looking into Freshman, Graduate, Non-degree, Reactivation/Readmission, or Transfer admission.

Non-Degree Admissions and Registrations:
Non-Degree admission and registration assistance is available by appointment. Call Chantel Ross at 368-4100 or email Chantel at cross@odu.edu. Appointments are available Monday through Thursday, 8:30am to 7pm during normal VBHEC operating hours. Check the Center and University calendar for holiday closings. Admission and registration assistance is also available on the main campus in Norfolk at the Admissions Office, phone 683-3685, and the Office of the Registrar, phone 683-4425, in Rollins Hall.

Non-degree Registration Information - Check out the PDF file with many questions answered on how to be admitted and registered as a new non-degree student.

Book Purchases:
Students can purchase books through Old Dominion University Bookstore at the beginning of each semester in Room 167 for classes offered at ODU-Virginia Beach. Students can also purchase books online through ODU Express. The new online bookstore replaces MBS Direct as the textbook source for ODU's Distance Learning students and is managed by efollett.com, a division of Follett Higher Education Group, which also manages the Old Dominion University Bookstore.

Computer Network Account Required:
Computers running Windows and equipped with internal CD-ROM are available in the Learning Commons. These computers are linked to the main Old Dominion University campus via a high speed network connection. An individual Student LAN (computer) account is required to use the computers in the Learning Commons, as well as the computers in the instructional labs.

Details on University student computer accounts are available on the Information Technology Services webpage at. For questions regarding student computer accounts, please contact the ITS Technical Support Center at (757) 683-3192.

Wireless Local Area Networking (WLAN):
WLAN is now available at VBHEC. You must have a valid Old Dominion University account (MIDAS ID) and a laptop with wireless capabilities. For more information on requirements go to the Wireless LAN web page of ITS.

Lactation Room:
A lactation room is provided for nursing mothers on the first floor. Please request use of the room from a staff member at the Administrative or Learning Commons desk.

Contact and Support on ODU main campus:
The ODU main campus Administrative Services Office provides customer service for telephone or walk-in customers. The hours for walk-in traffic are from 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday in the lobby area of Rollins Hall at Old Dominion University main campus.

Evening service is available by telephone and email only, from 5 - 10pm, Monday through Friday. The only exception being Fridays that proceed a university holiday. To reach the office, call 757-683-3030 or email at tuition@odu.edu.

Services offered include general university information, registration information, student financial account assistance, financial aid assistance, and other student related services.

What is Degree Works?

This short YouTube video is provided to help you navigate DegreeWorks and interpret what you see in your DegreeWorks evaluation report.

Academic Advising

Check out our Advisor Directory listing for degree program advisor contact information.

Technology Delivered Instruction Classroom:

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