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Black InitiativesAcademic Success

The Office of Intercultural Relations Black Initiatives supports students and facilitates the successful college experience through personalized and targeted services that aid in student retention and academic success.


Black Initiatives Academic Support

Academic Support

OIR encourages and directs students to use academic resources that help students achieve academic success.



Black Initiatives Peer to Peer Study Sessions

Peer-to-Peer Study Sessions

Group study sessions are strategically scheduled for students during exam periods and throughout the year.



Black Initiatives Mentoring & Coaching

Mentoring & Coaching

Mentoring provides students with an inside look at academic expectations as well as priority access to specialized programs and services. Students can interact with other students, participate in engagement activities, and speak with faculty/staff who are invested in their success.



Library Resources

Library Resources

The Patricia W. and J. Douglas Perry Library, the F. Ludwig Diehn Composers Room, and the Elise N. Hofheimer Art Library are all part of the Old Dominion University Libraries. Through people, collections, and spaces, they aim to improve the academic, research, and learning experiences of the University community.


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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!