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Exams During COVID-19 Response

To help our students stay safe and practice social distancing, our faculty are updating their exams to reduce the need for proctoring.

Your instructor will provide updated instructions on how to complete exams for the rest of the semester. This includes all campus classes that are moving online and courses that were already online.

In addition, local colleges, libraries, and testing centers may be closed or have reduced access to services. If you already have an appointment to use a computer lab or face-to-face proctoring, please 1) check to see if the exam still requires it, and 2) contact the location to see if their services are still available.

If you attend class by physically traveling to Gornto Hall or a Hampton Roads Higher Education Center, follow your instructor’s directions about when and where to take the exam.

If you attend class online and live within 50 miles of ODU's main Norfolk campus, follow these steps:

  1. Identify the location where you plan to take your exam.
  2. Schedule an appointment at your chosen location.
  3. Click #3 below to Inform ODUOnline where you will take your exam.

1. Identify 

Identify a location to take your exam:

University Testing Center at main campus

Located in the Student Success Center attached to Perry Library.

  • 757-683-3697 (office)

Click here for University Testing Center rules and to make an appointment.

ODU's regional Higher Education Centers

  • ODU Peninsula Center in Hampton
  • ODU Tri-Cities Center in Portsmouth
  • ODU Virginia Beach Center

Click here for the address and contact information of each center. Call your center's main number and ask for exam testing services.

2. Schedule 

Schedule an appointment at your chosen location as soon as you know your exam date. "Walk-in" students will not be proctored.

3. Inform

Inform ODUOnline where you will be taking your exam by clicking HERE, so we can send your exam to the right location.

If you cannot meet a testing center's hours, rules, and conditions, you are encouraged to seek and register a third-party proctor. (Note: Any fees associated with a third-party proctor are your responsibility.)