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University Impact

Old Dominion University is committed to attracting top talent, nurturing investment and business start-ups, generating high-paying jobs and improving the quality of life for Hampton Roads and all of Virginia. We are seeding businesses and our own position of becoming the region's engine of economic development. Our local, regional and national impact will only continue to grow.


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Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurs will be the true job creators in the 21st Century economy, and Old Dominion University plays a pivotal role in Hampton Roads and beyond, empowering a generation of entrepreneurs to fuel our economy.

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ODU Resilience Collaborative

Climate change and sea level rise (CC/SLR) is a challenge for this region and the university does have a distinct and important role in meeting that challenge, especially as it applies to an urban coastal environment.

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Enterprise Innovation

The CEI Programs allow local businesses to engage the intellectual capital, innovative technologies and world-class infrastructure of ODU.


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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!