ODU COVID-19 Response for Spring 2021:  More Information >>

This page was updated on January 4, 2021, 9:37 a.m. (Eastern).

Old Dominion University is working to safeguard the health of our community, following the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Virginia Department of Health.

Spring Term 2021 Update

Old Dominion University is transitioning to a fully remote learning environment for the beginning of the spring 2021 semester. All spring 2021 classes will be delivered remotely from January 19 through at least February 1. This applies to all campus locations.

The spring academic calendar has not changed — classes start on January 19 and exams end on May 6.

Recognizing that conditions may change, please be prepared to make any needed adjustments in response to the pandemic or winter weather. The University will continue to assess conditions and will make an announcement on when in-person classes are expected to transition to their originally scheduled format.

ODU offices are open, either virtually or physically.

Many offices and departments can hold appointments online, such as academic advising, financial aid, and the writing center. Faculty and staff who can telework will do so as needed or required.

We will update students, faculty and staff regularly about any changes to our operating status.

  • A central page about ODU's response to the pandemic is at odu.edu/covid19.
  • ODU's campus reopening plan and related news is at odu.edu/blueprint.
  • In addition, updates to ODU’s operating status will be posted through the ODU Alerts System, on the University's website, and sent through ODU email to students, faculty and staff.

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I usually take classes on campus. Have my classes moved online?

Nearly all classes will be delivered online for the beginning of the Spring 2021 semester.

A limited number of courses and labs that require in-person hours may still meet as originally planned. Faculty will reach out to you about these courses.

If you have any questions about a specific course, please check Blackboard for course information or contact your instructor. Check your ODU student email regularly for updates from the University.

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