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Traveling the rails of downtown Norfolk is the new ODU light rail car.

Sustainable Transportation

Sustainable Options

ODU supports active and healthy commuting habits by encouraging transportation options that reduce single occupancy vehicle use in exchange for healthier, more affordable and convenient modes of transportation.

Car pooling

Carpool Permits

ODU encourages carpooling with an affordable parking permit option for Faculty & Staff carpoolers.



Traffix is ODU's Commuter Benefits program. Earn rewards for taking greener trips by walking, biking, carpooling and riding transit!


Public Transit

ODU partners with Hampton Roads Transit (HRT) to provide affordable regional transit options.

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Monarch Transit

Monarch Transit shuttles provide fixed-route bus service to all current ODU Students, Faculty and Staff

Bike and Build


ODU is a Bicycle Friendly University, with many bike-friendly programs and services for Monarch riders

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Lime Scooters & Bikes

Dockless electric scooter share program available on ODU's Norfolk Campus.

Go Green

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Sustainable Campus

Even though Monarchs are blue we're committed to "going green." Find out more about the campus' sustainability efforts and how you can help.

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Experience Guaranteed

Enhance your college career by gaining relevant experience with the skills and knowledge needed for your future career. Discover our experiential learning opportunities.

First Fridays

Get an inside look into your major of interest when you speak to professors and current students at our monthly First Friday events.

Freshman Orientation

Welcome to the Monarch Nation! Orientation will be hosted on-campus. Events include course selection and registration, an overview of resources and a preview of campus life.