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University Life

A Cultural Crossroads

Here, where the city meets the sea, life can overflow with sport, music, art, culture, and activity. Or, it can be quiet, reflective, and studious. How you plug into ODU's electrified atmosphere is up to you.

Experience at ODU spans borders, languages and time. Cultures converge. Viewpoints are respected. On one of the most diverse campuses in Virginia, there is no end to the fascinating mix of stories you'll hear, people you'll meet, and the interests you'll share.

Unity Day: An Ebony Affair Fall'15

Getting Involved

Getting involved is a great way to meet people, enhance your leadership skills, find your niche, and make a difference. Join an organization, go to programs, participate in activities, volunteer, and be a leader. Become a success. You won't regret it!

Housing & Residence Life

Scotland House

Get the most out of your college experience by living with us. There is a place for you in our on-campus residence halls or University Apartments.

Monarch Dining Services

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Offering friendly, comfortable and fun campus restaurants that serve up a variety of enticing cuisine every day.

Culture & Entertainment

ODU Gordon Gallery-WAR Conflict & Its Legacy

From fine art and thought-provoking lectures, to concerts, performances and movies, Old Dominion offers culture, arts and entertainment to suit any taste.

Sports & Recreation

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ODU delivers superb programs, facilities and services to promote healthy and active lifestyles that allow our Monarch community to live and learn well.

Diversity at ODU

2015 Pawt he Pavement

Old Dominion University is a vibrant and diverse campus. We embrace our diversity and ensure that we strive toward creating an inclusive and welcoming community.

Transportation & Parking Services

Transportation & Pakring Service Front Office

Our mission is to provide high quality, dynamic transportation and parking services to the Monarch community.

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Experience Guaranteed

Enhance your college career by gaining relevant experience with the skills and knowledge needed for your future career. Discover our experiential learning opportunities.

First Fridays

Get an inside look into your major of interest when you speak to professors and current students at our monthly First Friday events.

Spring Open Houses

Explore our beautiful campus and its community! Join us for our Spring Open House events in February and March.