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The institute serves as a hub where industry practitioners, students, faculty and community can connect and collaborate to develop solutions to challenges in our maritime, industrial and logistics ecosystem.


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Why Maritime at ODU?

ODU's proximity to the Port of Virginia and its thriving maritime industry makes it an ideal place to study maritime and supply chain management. It is the only university in the United States that offers a "Maritime and Supply Chain Management" undergraduate major and one of only two universities to offer a "Maritime" undergraduate major.

Graduates of our programs are currently employed by:

  • Colonna's Shipyard
  • Huntington Ingalls
  • Marcom Services
  • Enviva
  • Busch Vacuum Solutions
  • Givens
  • Cornerstone Systems
  • Target
  • Norfolk Southern
  • The Port of Virginia
  • Marine Oil Service
  • ZIM Integrated Shipping Services
  • Maersk
  • Others....

250+

students have completed ODU's maritime & supply chain management program



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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.

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Commencement 2022

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