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Housing & Residence LifeWhitehurst Hall

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Whitehurst Hall overlooks the Lafayette River and offers gorgeous waterside views. Just outside is Whitehurst Beach, a unique spot on campus where volleyball games, a challenge course, a pier, and beautiful sunsets on the water await you!

This residence hall houses the largest population of freshmen on campus. Whitehurst Hall offers double-style rooms with bunkable beds which connect to the neighboring room by a private adjoined bathroom.

Students enjoy an active community with an open main lobby that serves as a fun and vibrant place to make new friends, watch TV by the fireplace, or even play a game of foosball! Whitehurst Hall also features smaller community spaces great for studying and small gatherings.

Whitehurst Hall features:

  • Double rooms
  • Located by Lafayette River and Whitehurst Beach
  • Largest population of freshmen

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Hall Details

Building Size 594
Location Residences on The Elizabeth
Hall Single gender within room
Hallways Co-ed
Room Style Double occupancy
Bathrooms Shared between 2 rooms
Dining Plan Required
Break Housing Not open over break (Thanksgiving, Winter & Spring)

On Campus Address:

Resident's Name
1715 W. 48th Street
Room #
Norfolk, VA 23508

Hall Phone Numbers:

757-683-4748 (Neighborhood Desk)
757-683-6828 (Residence Hall Director)

Neighborhood Desk Hours:

Residence Hall communities offer 24-hour desk services.

For additional assistance outside the above hours, students should seek assistance at the neighborhood desk located in the Powhatan Apartments.

Bedroom Features

  • Adjustable Extra Long Twin Bed (36"x80")
  • Desk
  • Dresser
  • Chair
  • Closet with clothes rod and shelf

Room Layouts

Whitehurst Floor Plans

Bathroom Features

Each bathroom is furnished with one toilet and one shower with a shower curtain/rod. A sink with mirror is provided in each bedroom. One bathroom shared between two rooms.

Living-Learning Communities

Whitehurst Hall is the home of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) Living-Learning Community.

To learn more about this community, visit the Living-Learning Communities page.


  • 24-hour information desk
  • Secured with ODU ID card access
  • Air-conditioned
  • Housekeeping for community areas
  • Laundry rooms
  • Kitchenettes on designated floors
  • Study spaces & shared lounges on each floor
  • Community Learning Center fully equipped with computers and presentation equipment, which is also the Cybersecurity Lab for Cybersecurity LLC students.
  • Wireless residential community. In lieu of hardwired coaxial cables and ethernet ports, streaming TV service and wireless Internet are available. To use these services, students should verify that their computer is able to connect to WiFi, and that their TV has an HDMI port (a SmartTV is not required).
  • Wireless printing
  • Movie Streaming
  • Coeducational
  • Vending Machines

Room Rates & Contract Commitment

Whitehurst Hall has a 9-month contract commitment which covers the fall and spring semesters. Each semester is billed separately, due dates are established by the Office of Finance.

  • 2022-2023 Room Rates
    • Single $4,105 per semester
    • Double $3,603 per semester
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