Norfolk Division

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 »

A. Rufus Tonelson

A. Rufus Tonelson was a student, teacher, administrator, and benefactor of Old Dominion University (ODU). Tonelson was among the first three students to register for courses at the Norfolk Division of the College of William & Mary in the fall of 1930. A start athlete in baseball and basketball, Tonelson was a member of the… read more »

Charles Sibley

Chalres Sibley was the founder and first chair of the Department of Art at Old Dominion University (ODU). A noted painter, Sibley taught all the art classes for a period of time after he arrived in 1955 out of a room in the Old Larchmont School. He received his bachelor degree from Ohio State University,… read more »

Technical Institute

The Technical Institute was one of the larger programs of the Norfolk Division of the College of William & Mary and provided vocational skills for those over 16 in areas such as auto mechanics, drafting, photography, and air conditioning repair. History Before World War II, the Norfolk Division established the Aircraft Instruments Institute was established… read more »

Constant Hall

Constant Hall is one of the five building that make up Kaufman Mall on the campus of Old Dominion University (ODU). It is located on the east side of the mall between the Visual Arts Building (VAB) and Webb University Center. It is home to the Strome College of Business. History Dedicated in 1963, the building was originally named J.A.C. Chandler… read more »

Health Sciences Building

The Health Sciences Building is located on Hampton Boulevard between 46th Street and 47th Street. It has been home to the College of Health Sciences since 2006. The building features classrooms, office space for the college and its faculty, clinics for dental hygiene and physical therapy, and the University Theatre. History Opened in 1959, the building was originally… read more »

Dragas Hall

Dragas Hall is one of the five buildings that surround Kaufman Mall on the campus of Old Dominion University (ODU). It is located on the East side of the mall next to the Visionary Arts Building (VAB). It is currently home to the English Language Center, Office of Study Abroad, International Programs, and the Filipino American Center, among… read more »