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About ODU Operating Status

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The safety of the our community is the top priority of Old Dominion. In times of inclement weather or other situations, it may be necessary for the university to close or delay the opening the Blacksburg campus or other university locations across the state.

Decisions to alter the university's normal schedule or operations are made with considerable consultation from many university units and off campus agencies. As decisions are made, the university will communicate them to students, faculty, staff, and others immediately using ODU Alerts, the university homepage, this status page, and on official social media channels.

Depending on the nature of an event that affects university operations, ODU will strive to provide students, faculty, and staff a clear timeline for decisions to assist in planning and when to expect future decisions and/or updates.

ODU Operating Status levels:

  • Normal Operating Status - All campuses are operating on regular academic and work schedule
  • Modified Operating Status - All or some campuses may be operating on a delayed or modified schedule. Please pay attention to ODU alerts for more information.
  • University Status: Closed - All campuses are closed. Please pay attention to ODU alerts for more information.

Crisis & Emergency Management Plan

Emergency Plans

The ODU Office of Emergency Management develops and maintains tiered planning programs that promote readiness at the lowest operational level.