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 »

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 »

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 »

Barry Arts Building

The Barry Arts Building is home to the Department of Art and features classrooms, studio space, the Elise N. Hofheimer Art Library, and the Jean Outland Chrsyler Library on the campus of Old Dominion University (ODU). The 39,000 square-foot building is located along Monarch Way between 46th and 47th Streets in the University Village. History… 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 »


TELETECHNET was one of the largest distance learning initiatives led by Old Dominion University (ODU) in the early 1990s and 2000s. It provided students at remote locations an ODU education through the use of satellites and televisions with two-way video connections. Most of the offices dedicated to the program were housed in Albert Brooks Gornto,… read more »

ODU Innovation Center – Norfolk

The ODU Innovation Center – Norfolk is a partnership between Old Dominion University (ODU) and the City of Norfolk to provide a space for area entrepreneurs, including ODU faculty, staff, and students, to collaborate and offers a variety of services to help grow entrepreneurial businesses in Hampton Roads. It is located inside the first floor… read more »

Patricia W. and J. Douglas Perry Library

The Patricia W. and J. Douglas Perry Library, or familiarly Perry Library, is the main library on the campus of Old Dominion University (ODU). It is located off 43rd Street between Albert Brooks Gornto, Jr. Hall and the 43rd Street Parking Garage.   History By the early 1970s, the Hughes Library was running out of space to house all… read more »