International Events

International Welcome Reception

International Welcome Reception welcomes international students to the start of a new academic year at Old Dominion University.

International Student Coffee Hour

An opportunity to connect with the ODU international student community.

Global Gala

An evening of global celebration that connects the ODU global community through food, cultural displays, a photo booth and more!


Diwali is a five-day Festival of Lights, celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains across the world.

Saudi Founding Day

Saudi Founding Day is the beginning of the reign of Imam Mohammed ibn Saud and his foundation of the first Saudi state.

Asian Water & Color Festival


Nowruz is a holiday marking the arrival of spring and the first day of the year in Iran.

Four students covered in brightly colored powder celebrating Holi Festival.

Holi Festival

Participants in a Holi festival often throw brightly colored powder and scented water at each other.

Vesak Lantern Festival

Vesak is a festival commemorating the birth, enlightenment and passing of Lord Buddha.


Oktoberfest is the world's largest beer celebration and is loved by every German.