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Rendering of the new chemistry building

New Chemistry Building

Monarchs Unveil New Chemistry Building


A message from the Dean

We are incredibly excited about the new Chemistry building under construction on Elkhorn Avenue! This state-of-the-art building will include teaching and research facilities that will enhance the educational experience for our students. Approximately 5,000 ODU students take Chemistry each year in preparation for most STEM-H majors. In our new building they will find undergraduate teaching laboratories, a tutoring/active learning center, cutting edge research laboratories, and faculty offices all under one roof. It's going to be an amazing facility. At ODU we will offer a chemistry education experience that will be rivaled by very few schools in the Commonwealth of Virginia. We are transforming science education at ODU and you can help. Please consider supporting our educational and research mission through philanthropy.


A look at the New Chemistry Building

First Floor Tour


Second Floor Tour




Take a sneak peek of the building


Michael and Kimthanh Lê Planetarium/Digital Theater

Monarch's Premiere Planetarium/Digital Theater will be equipped with 3-D model simulation, free-flight navigation through the Universe, and a cutting-edge laser projector rival to any on the East Coast.





Leave Your Legacy Inside the Building

Imagine seeing your name or a loved one's name on one of our interactive learning centers, or on a research integrated lab or perhaps on the premiere planetarium and digital theater. Your gift will enable us to provide cutting edge STEM-H research and educational opportunities for Old Dominion students.

Please contact Krista Kimme for more information on how you can get involved in this transformative project for the College of Sciences.



Krista Kimme

Krista Kimme

    Major Gifts Officer, Special Projects
    4417 MONARCH WAY
  • NORFOLK, VA 23529
  • 757-756-7226
  • kkimme@odu.edu


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