ODU Events

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 »

Ted Constant Convocation Center

The Ted Constant Convocation Center, or the Ted familiarly, is home for wrestling and basketball games as well as concerts, lectures, and Commencement exercises at Old Dominion University (ODU). The building is located in the University Village along Hampton Boulevard between 43rd Street and 45th Street and is named in honor of Theodore (Ted) Constant, a long-time ODU benefactor. History… read more »

Barry M. Kornblau Alumni Center

The Barry M. Kornblau Alumni Center, located at the corner of 49th Street and Hampton Boulevard, is home to the Alumni Association at Old Dominion University (ODU). The building is named in honor of Barry M. Kornblau, class of 1971 and a member of the ODU Board of Visitors. History The building originally opened in 1984 as the Public… read more »

Monarch Fountain

Monarch Fountain is located on the north side of Kaufman Mall just outside the main entrance to Webb University Center on the campus of Old Dominion University (ODU). History Constructed as part of the landscape renovations to Kaufman Mall in the early 1970s, the fountain was originally known as Labor’s Fountain when it was dedicated on April 24,… read more »

Kaufman Mall

Kaufman Mall is located between Hampton Boulevard and Webb University Center on the north and south and 47th and 49th Streets on the east and west. It is one of the most recognizable areas of the Old Dominion University (ODU) campus and the site of numerous events throughout the year. While not officially named Kaufman Mall, the… read more »

Pretlow Planetarium

The Pretlow Planetarium is located between the Mills Godwin Life Sciences Building and the Alfriend Chemistry Building on the campus of Old Dominion University (ODU). Operated by the Department of Physics, the planetarium offers ODU faculty, staff, and students, as well as the Hampton Roads community, a chance to explore space. Screenings of what is currently in the night… read more »

Student Recreation Center

The Student Recreation Center (SRC) is a state-of-the-art, 121,000 square foot recreation center located on the Roseann Runte Quad on the campus of Old Dominion University (ODU). The building features an elevated running track, fitness center, climbing wall, juice bar, and several exercise studios. History From 1930 to the late 1960s, most of the student recreational activities took… read more »

Ice Cream and Cake

Ice Cream and Cake is a traditional cheer/dance that takes place during football and basketball games at Old Dominion University (ODU). The song, originally performed by the Buckwheat Boyz, is played during the second half of men’s and women’s basketball games as well as between the third and fourth quarters of football games. Learn how to do… read more »


Convocation is a tradition at Old Dominion University (ODU) that welcomes the freshmen class into the Monarch community each August. The students are greeted by the president, faculty, and staff. Each new student receives a graduation pin with their class year. History In the early days of the Norfolk Division of the College of William & Mary,… read more »