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Virginia Beach Regional Center:Welcome from the Associate Vice President

Welcome to Old Dominion University's Regional Higher Education Centers!

ODU-Virginia Beach, Peninsula, and Tri-Cities Centers were established more than 25 years ago to reach our diverse graduate and undergraduate students, whether full- or part-time, transfer, traditional age, or adult, and to be the university's home-away-from-home for alumni and friends throughout Hampton Roads.

Thus each Center offers degree and certificate programs students may pursue and complete whether in Virginia Beach, Western Tidewater, or on the Peninsula, without ever having to travel to the main campus, if that's what best meets their higher education needs. Our Centers also provide services to support student success and timely degree completion.

Strategically located adjacent to or near our local community college campuses (TCC and TNCC), our advisors and enrollment specialists work closely with their VCCS partners to assist students in seamless transfer to the university.

Key graduate and undergraduate degree and certificate programs draw from each of the university's academic colleges and include: business (BSBA, MBA, MPA), communication (BS), education (BS leading to 5th-year MSED), engineering technology and engineering management (BS & MS), nursing (RN to BSN, MSN, and DNP), psychology, teacher licensure, work and professional studies, and more.

Our degree and non-credit programming is available through the entire range of effective educational models, from live, face-to-face classroom instruction to two-way videoconferencing, on-line, and hybrid course deliveries.

Students may also take advantage of an array of academic success services including advising and registration assistance, library, testing services, Writing Center, Career Management Center and more. Fall 2013 will bring the Peer Educator program to the Centers, and each Center also provides student computer labs and study spaces, as well as faculty offices, conference and seminar rooms.

Each Regional Center is also distinctly connected to local community values - for instance, located in Hampton near NASA and Newport News Shipyard, ODU-Peninsula Center is home to the Virginia Space Grant Consortium. Tri-Cities Center, beside the university's VMASC facility, is convenient to students drawing from Portsmouth, Suffolk, Chesapeake, and beyond. Our Virginia Beach Center is largest and offers the richest menu of academic programming, indeed the MSN-Anesthesia program is headquartered at the Beach, along with more than two-dozen full-time faculty members in a range of disciplines. The Beach features co-curricular and community engagement events including the annual Literary Festival, and select events are broadcast to our other Regional Centers. The ODU-Institute for Learning in Retirement, a vibrant organization of life-long learners, also headquarters at the Beach.

Gateways to the University, ODU's Regional Centers meet our students, faculty, alumni, partners and friends where they live and work. Agile and ever evolving, we support a quality Monarch experience for our students, engage the community and carry out the mission of Old Dominion University.

Renée Olander
Associate Vice President
for Regional Higher Education Centers