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Unity Block Party

"Reign" in the new semester at the Unity Block Party. Cultivate the Monarch Experience. Come enjoy food, activities and giveaways, and connect with 13 Monarch Neighborhoods!

Where: Kaufman Mall

When: Thursday, September 22, 5 - 7 p.m.

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A university campus can feel like its own town, with each college, club, and department feeling like a neighborhood in its own right. Our Old Dominion University 'town' is ready to welcome our Monarchs back to the neighborhood by hosting a Unity Block Party on Kaufman Mall from 5 to 7 p.m. September 22nd to celebrate and bring together ODU's many unique and different neighborhoods. It will be a time for students, faculty, and staff, together with their families and friends, to socialize and enjoy music, performances, creative activities, and food.

Kaufman Mall will be transformed into 13 "neighborhoods," which will each host a celebration full of festivities, activities, and fellowship. Each neighborhood has embraced the spirit of what it means to be a member of a diverse and inclusive community and is eager for you to experience a memorable day. Also, as part of the President's Investiture Ceremony, The Unity Block Party will also include the Monarchs Give Back: Community Service Initiative. Each neighborhood will be collecting nonperishable for the Foodbank of Southeastern, VA. Please invite colleagues, students, family, and friends to join us in appreciating who we are and enjoy the experience of interacting with your neighbors listed below.


Unity Block Party poster, Fall 2022



Monarch Heights

  • Academic Initiatives and the Academic Resource Center
  • High Impact Learning Initiatives
  • Trio Student Support Services
  • Transfer Initiatives and the Transfer Center
  • Completion Initiatives and Advisor Support
  • First Year Student Success

First Reign Lane

  • Center for Major Exploration & Mane Success Coaching
  • Cybersecurity
  • Student Support Services
  • ePortfolios & Digital Initiatives
  • Academic Success Initiatives & Support
  • First Star Old Dominion University Academy
  • Retention Initiatives, Dean of Student Office

Paws Garden

  • University Chaplains Association

Big Blue Avenue

  • ODU University Athletics
  • Big Blue
  • Monarch Cheer and Dance Teams

Reignwood Drive

  • Student Government Association
  • Fraternity & Sorority Life
  • Student organizations
  • Dean of Students

Big Blue’s Playground

  • Recreation & Wellness
  • Outdoor Adventure Program
  • Aquatics
  • Health Promotion
  • Intramurals
  • Sports Clubs
  • Facilities

Community Circle

  • Housing and Residence Life

Mane Lane

  • Military Connection
  • Women & Gender Equity Center
  • Male Initiatives
  • Office of Educational Accessibility

Crown Heights

  • Latino Student Alliance
  • African Student Association
  • Asian American & Pacific Islander Affinity
  • Black Leadership Affinity Council
  • Hispanic Latino Employee Association
  • Coalition Black Faculty & Administrators

Explorers Den

  • The Graduate School
  • The Center for Global Engagement
  • Visa Service and Immigration Advising
  • Study Abroad
  • International student community

Pawsibility Place

  • Old Dominion University Libraries

Red Planet Road

  • Barry Art Museum

Monarch Makers Shore

  • Office of Admissions (Undergraduate, Graduate, International)
  • Office of Financial Aid




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