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First-Generation @ ODU

National First-Gen Day is Sunday, Nov. 8, 2022.

Happy National First-Gen Day to all of our first-gen students, faculty, groups, organizations, and friends.

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Be part of the ODU F1RST network of first-gen faculty and students! Get advice from trusted F1RST Faculty Mentors who have had similar college experiences as you.

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Meet The Coaches to get a mini introduction of our team, what each of us enjoys most about coaching, and more.

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TRiO: SSS provides a variety of academic support services for eligible students - individualized tutoring, success skill development, course planning, and advising.

First-Gen Events
First-Gen Graduation Virtual Pinning Ceremony

A Look Back at National First-Gen Day 2020

In honor of National First-Gen Day 2020, individuals and groups on campus celebrated the occasion in a number of ways.


47 ODU Students Inducted into National Honor Society for First-Generation Students

In addition, President John R. Broderick and First Lady Kate Broderick were honorary inductees as part of the University’s initial Alpha Alpha Alpha class.

As part of the ODU F1RST Living-Learning Community (LLC), students in Crystal Nolan and Heather Weddington's classes produced spoken word poems. Browse through and enjoy their thoughtful and poignant videos.

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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!