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To show support and gratitude for health care workers, first responders, and other essential workers keeping communities safe during the COVID-19 emergency. Old Dominion University is illuminating its Education Building blue during May, as part of the national #LightItBlue campaign. Photo Chuck Thomas/ODU

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Give the Gift of Licensure

Too often our students are delayed or stopped from advancing in their programs simply because they cannot afford the licensure test fees. These costs create financial barriers that disproportionately affect our first-generation college students, students of color, and students receiving financial aid. (More)




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April Taylor Martin Art Show

April Taylor Martin Organizes Art Showcase

Ms. April Taylor Martin, a Ph.D. student in the Educational Leadership program, organized a art showcase to highlight the work of Portsmouth teachers. The Showcase is on display until January 26 at The Book Club on High Street. (More)


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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!