Off-Campus Student Life

Your Reign Doesn't Stop Here

Hear what ODU students think about living off-campus and how they make the most of their experience!

At Old Dominion University, we understand that your living environment plays an important role in your success as a student. The Off-Campus Student Life Office was created as an initiative by the Dean of Students to provide a centralized location for off-campus students to receive guidance, support, and resources for their off-campus experience.

In addition to providing resources to students, office staff also strive to work collaboratively with the neighborhoods surrounding Old Dominion University and the City of Norfolk on livability issues affecting students and long-term residents.

Off-Campus Housing

New to the Norfolk area? Moving from on-campus to off-campus?

ODU provides assistance to students seeking off-campus housing through an off-campus property listing page, where local landlords and property managers will post available housing, and through off-campus housing fairs, usually scheduled in the Spring semester.

Please note that the listing of off-campus residential properties is provided for informational purposes only and does not imply endorsement or recommendation of any off-campus residential property for security, safety, or suitability by the University. It is the responsibility of the prospective tenant to investigate security, safety and suitability of any off-campus residential property. ODU is not affiliated with any landlord that lists available property including ODUrent.

Off-Campus Support

We are here to support you! Whether you are an ODU student in need of assistance or a permanent resident with a concern, use these options to assist you.

ODU offers many services to off-campus students, including:

  • Day lockers at Webb Center
  • Reduced rate Hampton Roads Transit Passes
  • Car Assistance (fix-a-flat, jumper cables, battery booster)
  • FREE Security Alarms and Light Bulbs

For more information about these services, please contact the Off-Campus Student Life Office.
1086 Webb Center | 757-683-4187 |


Academic Student Success

ODU is committed to the academic excellence of all students and provides a variety of resources to support student success. Below are important resources for our undergraduate students.

Norfolk Cares

Norfolk CARES is a confidential service that helps you partner with the City of Norfolk to solve your problems and answer your questions.

Code of Student Conduct

The Code of Student Conduct sets a range of expectations for University students and student organizations no matter where or when their conduct may take place. The Code may apply to conduct occurring off University premises when the conduct affects a substantial University interest.

Enrich Your Off-Campus Experience

There are plenty of opportunities for off-campus students to get involved on-campus and in their local community.


Around Norfolk

Being an ODU student means you are part of the larger Norfolk community. Take advantage of the many volunteer and social activities offered to the Norfolk community.


GivePulse is a website that allows you to find volunteer and service learning opportunities in your area.


Find exciting events in the Norfolk area through Festevents.

Downtown Norfolk

Discover downtown Norfolk! From arts and culture to dining, downtown Norfolk has plenty of attractions for students to explore.