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LeADERS is a new experience for ODU undergraduate that prepares them for careers, graduate school, and life-long learning through hands-on learning experiences.

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Learning Communities are groups of students who connect what they are learning with what they want to do: their majors, career choices, and/or their hopes for a better world. Learning Community students take one or more courses together and are open to students living on- or off- campus.

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Did you know that innovation, active learning, critical thinking, and creativity are top skills that employers want? The Center for High Impact Practices wants to help you develop these skills while you resolve important issues facing ODU students.

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Old Dominion created eleven "design thinking" teams, six made up of students and five of faculty members, who focused on a specific issue or barrier with the goal of increasing the enrollment and retention of underrepresented students.

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At INNOVATE Cyber you will work within a team to identify a challenge or issue related to cybersecurity. Using the design thinking approach to problem-solving, you will be empowered to express your ideas, think creatively, and research within a high-impact team environment to identify solutions. Design thinking focuses on creating innovators--a human-centered method for creative action that leans heavily on empathy, observation, interviewing, and brainstorming.

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ODU's E-Collaborative would like to extend to you an invitation to join us at this year's Program Acceleration for Collaborative Entrepreneurship (PACE) Institute which will provide ODU faculty and administrators an active role in showcasing their innovative leadership, scholarship, teaching, service, and community engagement.

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ODU is committed to the academic excellence of all students and provides a variety of resources to support student success.

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Presidential Inauguration

ODU commemorated the inauguration of President Brian O. Hemphill, Ph.D., during Homecoming Weekend 2022. Relive the historic weekend.

Fall Open House

It's time to fall in love with ODU! Join us for our last Open House event of the semester on Saturday, November 19.

Commencement 2022

Visit the Commencement Office for information on event times, caps & gowns, tickets and more!