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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

Education Building: The Gateway to Campus

New Education Building


  • LEED Silver Certified 120,245 square feet
  • Student-focused Career and Advising Resource Center
  • Five stories, with large multipurpose auditorium
  • 11 University classrooms with capacity to hold 500 students
  • 151 faculty offices
  • Nine laboratories for science, technology education, mathematics and industrial technology
  • Dedicated space for:
    • Monarch Teach program
    • The Virginia Early Childhood Policy Center
    • The ODU Literacy Center
  • Learning Commons

Interested in reserving a room in the Darden College of Education & Professional Studies? Simply complete the online room request form.

Darden College Multipurpose Auditorium Request Form Darden College Dissertation Room Request Form (only for Darden College Faculty/Staff Use) DCEPS Other Room Request Form

  First Floor

  • Multipurpose auditorium, a unique venue with the flexibility to transform the space for large or small events
  • Career and Advising Resource Center: educational and professional support for students throughout their academic journey
  • 11 University classrooms
  • Mursion Lab: a mixed-reality teaching environment that simulates a classroom experience

  Second Floor

  • Teacher Education Services
  • Faculty Departments: Counseling and Human Services, and Educational Foundations and Leadership
  • Break room featuring small table, and chairs and television

  Third Floor

  • Learning Commons: a supportive space for students to study, equipped with tables and computers
  • Learning Resource Center: a collaborative hub where students design, create and extend their learning via tech tools, educational software, trade books, and support services
  • Faculty Department: Teaching and Learning
  • Dean's Office

  Fourth Floor

  • STEM laboratories with mobile and flexible chairs, transforming the traditional classroom into a more interactive, dynamic teaching and learning environment
  • Faculty Department: STEM Education and Professional Studies
  • Break room featuring small table, chairs and television

  Fifth Floor

  • Doctoral Defense Room
  • Dean's Conference Room

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