ODU Buildings and Grounds

Gray’s Pharmacy

Gray’s Pharmacy was a pharmacy across Hampton Boulevard from the Old Dominion University (ODU) campus that was heavily used by the ODU community for almost 80 years. History Established in 1918, Grey’s Pharmacy was a local hangout for students, faculty and staff at ODU. After the closure of Bud’s Emporium in the 1960s due to… read more »

Brooks Crossing Innovation and Opportunity Center (BCIOC)

The Brooks Crossing Innovation and Opportunity Center (BCIOC) makes STEM education services and workforce development accessible to businesses, students, and citizens. The center is a collaboration between Old Dominion University (ODU), the City of Newport News, Newport News Shipbuilding, the Newport News Economic Development Authority, and other community partners. The BCIOC is located within the… read more »

Bud’s Emporium

Bud’s Emporium was the snack bar and gathering spot for students at the Norfolk Division of the College of William & Mary. The snack bar was named after Audrey T. “Bud” Paul, a business administration student, and was the main dining option on campus until Webb University Center opened in 1966. History When the Norfolk… read more »

Crittenton Hall

Crittenton Hall is home to the Naval ROTC program at Old Dominion University (ODU). The building is located along Bluestone Avenue behind Alfred B Rollins, Jr. Hall and is named after the Florence Crittenton Home for Unwed Mothers which ODU purchased in 1977. Resources Old Dominion University Photographic and Multimedia Collection, Special Collections and University Archives,… read more »

Bud Metheny Baseball Complex

The Bud Metheny Baseball Complex, or The Bud familiarly, is home to the Old Dominion University (ODU) baseball team. Located along 43rd Street between Elkhorn Avenue and the ODU Soccer Stadium, the facility is named after Arthur “Bud” Metheny, longtime baseball and basketball coach at ODU. The stadium features 2,500 seats among three sections of… read more »

Folkes-Stevens Indoor Tennis Center

The Folkes-Stevens Indoor Tennis Center is home to the men’s and women’s tennis teams at Old Dominion University (ODU). The facility, located between the Jim Jarrett Athletic Administration Building and Powhatan Avenue, is also available to ODU students, faculty and staff, as well as the Hampton Roads community. The 74,000 square-foot center features 8 climate… read more »

ODU Sailing

The ODU Sailing team is one of the most successful collegiate programs in the country. The ODU Sailing Center is home to the men’s and women’s sailing teams at Old Dominion University (ODU). The center is located behind G. William Whitehurst Hall along the Elizabeth River on the west side of campus. During the summertime,… read more »

Greek Rock

The Greek Rock is a testament to the strength of friendship and bonds of sororities and fraternities at Old Dominion University (ODU). Nestled on the Kaufman Mall walkways between Monarch Hall and Kaufman Hall, the rock lists all the current and past fraternities and sororities at ODU. History The Greek rock was dedicated in March… read more »

Brock Commons

The Brock Commons is an amphitheater space for live music and events at the intersection of 47th Street and Monarch Way in the University Village on the campus of Old Dominion University (ODU). The amphitheater is named after Joan and Macon Brock, co-founder and former CEO of Dollar Tree and a long time ODU benefactor…. read more »

James A. Hixon Art Studio Building

The James A. Hixon Art Studio Building is one of the buildings that makes up the arts district in the University Village on the campus of Old Dominion University (ODU). The building houses classroom space and studios for crafts, graphic design, photography, and printmaking, among others. Located next to the Barry Arts Building between 46th… read more »

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