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Students enrolled at any ODU location or in any ODUOnline course may register to take a proctored exam at this convenient location at the border of Chesapeake, Portsmouth and Suffolk. Use the Online System to make an appointment. Some professors may direct students to register via Canvas.

  • Students enrolled in courses at ODU Tri-Cities can expect exam support during regularly scheduled class time. It is the student's responsibility to be aware of changes made by the professor.

  • Reservations are required and must be made 48 hours in advance by all ODUOnline students and students registered at main campus or other Regional Higher Education Centers.

  • Students enrolled at ODU Tri-Cities but taking an exam outside the scheduled class time must also reserve a space 48 hours in advance.

  • Appropriate official photo ID required (ODU student ID, state-issued, military or passport).

  • Limited spaces are available. All students must utilize our online system to make an appointment. Appointments are no longer taken over the phone.

  • Test begins no later than the scheduled time (no late admissions).

  • Please arrive 10-15 minutes before start time.

  • No eating or drinking is allowed in the testing room.

  • All electronic devices (e.g. cell phone, beeper, PDA, etc.) are strictly prohibited.

  • Testing ends promptly at 4:30 PM. Please be sure to make your appointment so you have enough time to finish your exam. If you're unsure of your exam length, we recommend making a morning appointment.

  • No-show appointments are subject to loss of future testing privileges. If you cannot make your appointment, please cancel using the online system. If you have trouble please contact our office by phone, 757-686-6220, or e-mail, tchec@odu.edu. Testing Center seats are at a premium, and no-shows impact other students. We appreciate your consideration for your fellow student.

  • If you did not receive a confirmation e-mail stating you have an appointment, that means you are not registered. Be sure to click all the way through to complete your appointment registration. All confirmed appointments are automatically sent a confirmation e-mail immediately following your registration. If needed, don't hesitate to contact our office confirming your appointment.

  • The University Honor Code is always in effect.

  • Please also familiarize yourself with the Code of Student Conduct.


The Tri-Cities Center has limited spaces available that meet the unique privacy requirements of ProctorU exams.

When you reserve a space at the Tri-Cities Center using the online system, you are reserving a quiet space to take the exam. ODU personnel DO NOT proctor the exam. You are not guaranteed a computer. Two ODU laptop PCs can be checked out (subject to availability). These laptops cannot be taken outside of the Tri-Cities Center. We strongly encourage you to bring your laptop as an option.

Please remember that you must make two reservations: one with ProctorU and one with ODU Tri-Cities.

Visit proctoru.com to set up an account and to schedule your exam (check with your instructor about what days/times your exam will be open.) A ProctorU Prep Guide, FAQ and full requirements are available at https://online.odu.edu/online-experience/coursework/proctoru.

A USB webcam and a headset are available for checkout at the Reception desk.

Please contact ProctorU with any technical questions you may have. Other testing related questions can be addressed to Ms. Tamara Barnes at 757-686-6220 or tchec@odu.edu.

Where do I go?

Go to the Reception Desk in the Atrium of the ODU Tri-Cities Center.

The address is: 1070 University Blvd, Portsmouth, VA 23703

Where do I park?

Parking is free! Use any available space.

What are the hours?

Testing hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

What if I have more questions?

Contact the Testing Coordinator, Tamara Barnes at 686-6220 or TBarnes@odu.edu