Kate and John R. Broderick Dining Commons

The Kate and John R. Broderick Dining Commons, or Broderick Dining Commons familiarly, is one of several campus dining options for students, faculty, and staff at Old Dominion University (ODU). Located off 49th Street near the Roseann Runte Quad, the dining facility is named after the eighth president of ODU, John R. Broderick, and his wife by the students to honor the Broderick’s commitment to inclusion and student success.

Kate and John R. Broderick Dining Commons Grand Opening, October 2016


Dedicated on September 23, 2016, the Broderick Dining Commons offers students, faculty, and staff a restaurant-like dining experience with a variety of menu items to choose from. The 39,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility includes dining options such as burgers, pizza, tapas, noodles, and a churrasco grill. The LEED-certified gold building also contains conference and meeting rooms on the second floor.


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