Main Campus

Old Dominion University's main campus is located in the city of Norfolk, in the metropolitan Hampton Roads region of southeast Virginia.

  • Spirit Friday! It started as a word-of-mouth event and became an official tradition: all members of the University community--on or off-campus--wear school colors or ODU apparel every Friday.

  • ODU has graduated over 165,000 alumni who now live in all 50 states and 52 different countries!

  • Sixteen cities make up the Hampton Roads area of coastal Virginia, providing rich resources for research and community engagement.

  • Legend has it that you should never walk across the university seal located on Kaufman Mall, or you'll never graduate from ODU. So new graduates cross the seal as part of commencement!

We have partnerships with the Virginia Community College System and higher education centers across the state of Virginia, plus select institutions in Washington State, Arizona, and more! These partners can help support your educational journey by providing access to computer labs, library resources, disability services and other resources.

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  • Gain guaranteed acceptance into Old Dominion University, while saving time and money with plusODU. We've made it easy to follow a plan of study to transfer credits from our partners in the Virginia Community College System, Olympic and Peninsula Colleges in Washington, and Yavapai College in Arizona.

  • We develop our programs based on what works for you. From military ships at sea, to your home, or one of our partner community colleges, you'll get the same academic support and resources as any of our on-campus students.