Construction on the new Chemistry building began in February 2019 and is scheduled to be completed by spring 2021. ODU's newest building will be a four-story 110,000 square-foot innovative learning center. The new Chemistry building is being funded by a state bond issue, in part intended to increase the number of students in STEM-H, those majoring in science, technology, engineering, math and health. Old Dominion is the second-largest producer of STEM-H.
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Faculty & Staff Support Spaces
2 small 1st floor (North and South end)
1 small 2nd floor for online course instruction & recitations (North end)
1 large 4th floor for department meetings (South end)
28 Faculty Offices
5 Classified Staff Offices
1 Emeritus Faculty Office
1 Adjunct Faculty Office
1 ACS Student Affiliates Office
1 area North end - 2nd floor (holds 15 students)
2 areas North and South end - 3rd floor (holds 15 students per area)
2 areas North and South end - 4th floor (holds 15 students per area)
General Chemistry - 3 wet labs (1st floor)
Organic Chemistry - 2 wet labs plus 1 organic instrumentation lab (2nd floor)
Upper Chemistry - 2 wet labs plus 1 common instrumentation lab (3rd floor)
Upper Chemistry - 2 wet labs, 1 Imaging lab and 1 Spectroscopy lab (4th floor)
- 117 seats
- 5 wheelchair allocated spaces
- Lecture Classes
- Planetarium Shows
- Research Seminars
- Public Lectures
Student Support Spaces
Student Success Center
36 seats + 3 individual break-out rooms which will hold 4 each.
All office hours, help sessions, and small study groups will be held in this room.
Interactive/Open Common Areas
7 total areas (1-1st floor; 3-2nd floor; 1-3rd floor; 2-4th floor)
Student Active Learning Classroom
72 seats for recitations.