ODU Events

Men’s Soccer at ODU

Men’s Soccer has been played at Old Dominion University (ODU) since the 1970s. Since 1991, the home of the men’s soccer team is the ODU Soccer Complex located off 43rd Street. History While intramural soccer has been at ODU since the 1960s, intercollegiate soccer took off in the 1970s. In 1997, Alan Dawson became the… read more »

Soccer Complex

The Soccer Complex at Old Dominion University (ODU) is located off 43rd Street between the Bud Metheny Sports Complex and Powhatan Avenue. The stadium is home to the women’s and men’s soccer team. History Prior to 1990, soccer at ODU was predominately played at Foreman Field, now S. B. Ballard Stadium. The stadium opened to… read more »

Field Hockey at ODU

The Field Hockey program at ODU plays their games at the L.R. Hill Sports Complex on the campus of Old Dominion University (ODU). The field hockey team currently has nine NCAA national championship titles. History The field hockey team began shortly after the Norfolk Division was established in 1930, when it was known simply as… read more »

Men’s Basketball at ODU

Men’s Basketball at Old Dominion University (ODU) has been a part of the institution since 1930, when it was known as the Norfolk Division of the College of William & Mary. Home basketball games take place at Chartway Arena at the Ted Constant Convocation Center. The basketball program is currently part of the Sun Belt… read more »

Lambert’s Point Summer Program

The Lambert’s Point Summer Program provides science, engineering, and computer literacy classes, as well as recreational events, such as swimming classes, athletics, and field trips to residents of the Lambert’s Point neighborhood, just south of the Old Dominion University (ODU) campus. History The Lambert’s Point Summer Program was established in 1992 by Cecelia Tucker, Old… read more »

Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance is an annual celebration at Old Dominion University (ODU) to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during Black History Month in February. History In 1985, Old Dominion celebrated its first Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance by holding a march on Kaufman Mall, music by… read more »

Big Blue

Big Blue is the official mascot of Old Dominion University (ODU). Big Blue is a lion with a blue crown on his head and wearing either a football or basketball jersey with the number “00” on the front. History When ODU became independent from the College of William & Mary in 1962, while there was… read more »


Superdance was an event sponsored by Old Dominion University (ODU) to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. History In the fall of 1975, in an effort to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, the student body organized a danceathon at the Webb University Center. Later known as Superdance, the danceathon became an ODU… read more »

Save ODU Campaign

The Save ODU Campaign was an initiative led by students, faculty and staff at Old Dominion University (ODU), as well as the Hampton Roads community to save ODU from a funding shortfall soon after obtaining university status. History In September 1969, Old Dominion College became Old Dominion University. One of the proponents of the institution… read more »


Illumination was a tradition celebrating the holidays at Old Dominion Univeristy (ODU) from 2001 to around 2010. History The first Illumination celebration took place on November 28, 2001 on the front steps of Webb University Center. Created by ODU President Roseann Runte, the purpose of Illumination was to celebrate hope and unite the campus in… read more »