G. William Whitehurst Hall

Parent’s Weekend at Whitehurst Hall, 1990s

G. William Whitehurst Hall, or Whitehurst Hall familiarly, is one of several residence halls on the campus of Old Dominion University (ODU). The complex, which features two six-story towers, is located on the west side of campus overlooking the Elizabeth River.


In 1983, ODU opened the Mid-Rise Residence Hall to house approximately 600 students. The residence hall featured a large lobby, cafeteria, and dedicated floors to house handicapped students and quiet study. In 1996, Mid-Rise was renamed G. William Whitehurst Hall in honor of a former U.S. Congressman and popular government professor who first came to Old Dominion in 1950.


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