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State of the University

President John R. Broderick welcomed new faculty and delivered his vision for the university in the upcoming year at his annual State of the University Address.

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Best Again

A survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education has, for the second year in a row, named Old Dominion University one of the best colleges in the nation to work for.

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Bringing the Blue

Five Olympic athletes bring some extra blue to the 2012 Olympic games in London with their connections to Old Dominion University.

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Power of Solar

As the world wrestles with the issues of climate change and energy security, ODU's Sylvain Marsillace is helping to tackle both with his cutting-edge research into fabricating and testing solar cells.

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Using the Art

Veterans use their actual combat uniforms to create cathartic works of papermaking art in a moving exhibit at the Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Galleries.

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Connecting Nations

The newly renovated Dragas Hall brings together the international experience at Old Dominion University.

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Combating Invaders

An unusual-looking barge outfitted with huge tanks and colorful pipes is on the downtown Norfolk waterfront this summer to help scientists such as ODU's Fred Dobbs combat potentially invasive aquatic organisms that move around the world in the ballast water of ships.

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Joining Forces

Second Lady Jill Biden visited Newport News Public Schools' Lee Hall Elementary School to highlight the unique needs of the 1.3 million military-connected children in the nation's schools - and to focus particular attention on a related partnership between ODU and NNPS.

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Experiencing First-Hand

ODU graduate student William Boll had the experience of a lifetime in June as an intern researcher on the Okeanos Explorer research vessel of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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Future Students


Become a part of our diverse student body learning alongside award-winning faculty with 70 undergraduate programs to choose from.


Graduate students engage in small classes, with each of our graduate programs offering challenging courses and excellent research opportunities.


ODU offers non-degree admission for visiting students, or those interested in licensure, to further education without committing to a degree program

Continuing Ed

Career certificates, courses, seminars, workshops and camps designed for lifetime learners whose goals range from career advancement to quality of life improvement

Distance Learning

From nearly 50 interactive locations, with other delivery modes including online, CD-ROM, and video streaming


ODU offers guaranteed admission to qualified applicants from community colleges in Virginia


Approximately 25% of ODU students are military affiliated. We host extremely active programs to prepare young men and women to be officers.


ODU offers a globally active faculty, strong support services, a large and diverse international community, and accessible opportunities to study, intern and serve abroad.


ODU aims to assist all students with disabilities in the pursuit of their educational objectives in a supportive atmosphere that promotes self-reliance.


In classrooms packed with 21st century technology, our world-class faculty engage the modern mind.

Life @ ODU

Your individuality is valued at ODU! Our community is as diverse as you are, so make yourself at home at ODU.

Modern Minds

Meet some of your peers and find out just what kind of ODU student you can be.

Next Steps

Set the tone to be a stellar student. ODU provides you with the tools necessary for success from the moment you're here.

By the Numbers

Student organizations on campus
Nationalities and cultures of ODU students, faculty and staff
Mind expanding bachelor's degrees

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