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Mission Statement

The Theatre Program follows a five part mission, designed to complement the larger mission of the University, while emphasizing the unique qualities that our form offers within society:

  1. to prepare students as effective leaders in society through a solid liberal arts education;

  2. to prepare a new generation of theatre artists as entrepreneurs;

  3. to educate tomorrow's arts advocates about the importance of a society's cultural expression;

  4. to preserve and expand the tradition of theatre through creative research;

  5. to enrich the cultural and educational life of the Hampton Roads community.

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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!