Norfolk Division

WODU

WODU is the student-run radio station at Old Dominion University (ODU). The non-profit station runs 24 hours a day, as well as streaming online, and includes both radio programming and television production. The organization also provides on-site training in all areas of media production. History The Norfolk Division of the College of William & Mary… read more »

Mace & Crown

The Mace & Crown is the student newspaper at Old Dominion University (ODU). The newspaper covers campus news and athletic events, issues in pop culture, as well as regional and national news and events. History Before there was the Mace & Crown, the High Hat was the student newspaper at the Norfolk Division of the… read more »

Imps

The Imps was a local fraternity at the Norfolk Division of the College of William & Mary from 1930 until the early 1960s. Most of the social organizations at the Norfolk Division did not have any affiliations with national Greek organizations. Resources ODU Photographic Collection, Old Dominion University Libraries Digital Collections, Old Dominion University Libraries…. read more »

Duck Rules

Duck or Duc rules were a set of guidelines for first-year students at the Norfolk Division of the College of William & Mary and Old Dominion College from the 1930s through the 1960s. History Like students at William & Mary in Williamsburg, freshmen at the Norfolk Division were given beanies, called duck or duc caps,… read more »

William T. Hodges

William T. Hodges, former Dean of Men at William & Mary, came to the Norfolk Division in 1933 to serve as Director after the four-month tenure of Edward Gwathmey. In 1941, William & Mary President John Stewart Bryan asked for the resignation of Hodges due to a scandal regarding fixing grades and credit hours for… read more »

Alma Mater

History 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… read more »

Swimming and Diving

Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving are two of the athletic teams at Old Dominion University (ODU). All home meets take place at the J.C. “Scrap” Chandler Pool inside the Student Recreation Center (SRC). History The swimming and diving program began to take shape at the Norfolk Division of the College of William & Mary… 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 »

Strome College of Business

The Strome College of Business is one of the colleges at Old Dominion University (ODU). Most of the schools and offices for the college, including the dean’s office, are located in Constant Hall. The Strome College of Business is the oldest college on campus and consists of the School of Accountancy, Department of Economics, Department… read more »

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