Old Dominion College

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 »

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 »

School of Continuing Education

The School of Continuing Education at Old Dominion University (ODU) offers a variety of credit and non-credit certificate programs aimed at helping adult learners secure employment, advance in their current careers, and achieve their educational goals. The school reports to the Assistant Vice President for Academic Initiatives and Continuing Education and provides courses at a… 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 »

College of Sciences

The College of Sciences is one of the colleges at Old Dominion University (ODU). The dean’s office for the college is located in the Oceanography and Physical Sciences Building. The college consists of the Department of Biological Sciences, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Department of Computer Science, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Department of Ocean, Earth… read more »

College of Arts and Letters

The College of Arts and Letters is one of the colleges at Old Dominion University (ODU). Classrooms and department offices, including the dean’s office, are located in the Batten Arts and Letters Building (BAL). The college is the largest college on campus and is made up of the Department of Art, African-American and African Studies… 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 »

Greek Rock

The Greek Rock is a testament to the strength of friendship and bonds of sororities and fraternities at Old Dominion University (ODU). Nestled on the Kaufman Mall walkways between Monarch Hall and Kaufman Hall, the rock lists all the current and past fraternities and sororities at ODU. History The Greek rock was dedicated in March… read more »

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