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About US: We collect, preserve, and provide access to archives, rare books, and other unique materials documenting the history of the university, local community and region.

Our Services: We offer research services, consultations, and document scanning. Email us for assistance.

Class Visits: Faculty can schedule a class visit to the archives for a fun and engaging instruction session using primary source materials. Email us for more information.

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We will demonstrate our commitment to DEI principles by increasing access, eliminating barriers, creating reflective metadata, working objectively with materials and with empathy for their creators, and providing a space where the Monarch mission of understanding and active learning is supported.

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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!