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Illumination was a tradition celebrating the holidays at Old Dominion Univeristy 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 the… read more »

Alma Mater

The Alma Mater of Old Dominion University (ODU), along with the Fight Song and Football Fight Song, is one of the songs commonly sung at ODU. The song is traditionally sung during athletic games as well as during special events such as Founder’s Day, Commencement, and Convocation. Words and videos of the ODU Songs are… 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 »

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 »

Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Galleries

The Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Galleries are one of the two art museums on the campus of Old Dominion University (ODU). Located along Monarch Way between 45th Street and 46th Street, the galleries feature works by national and international self-taught artists, contemporary artists, and artists connected with ODU. The facility features two 2,600 square-foot… read more »

Stables Theatre

Located at the corner of 47th Street and Monarch Way, the Stables Theatre houses the costume shop and the design studio classroom for the Department of Communication and Theatre Arts at Old Dominion University (ODU). History Built in 1916, the Stables Theatre is the oldest building on the ODU campus. The building was originally used… read more »

F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts

The F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts features classrooms, rehearsal space, offices for the Department of Music and the Dance Program, and also contains the Wilson G. Chandler Recital Hall at Old Dominion University (ODU). Located along 49th Street between Webb University Center and the Kate and John R. Broderick Dining Commons, the… read more »

Barry Art Museum

The Barry Art Museum is a state-of-the-art , 24,000 square-foot museum at the corner of 43rd Street and Hampton Boulevard on the campus of Old Dominion University (ODU). The museum features paintings, dolls, and glass art, among others, donated by its benefactors, Richard and Carolyn Barry. History In 2016, plans were announced that ODU would… read more »