et’s start a new journey. A closer look at the universities in our network to offer you numbers, details and useful information.
Let’s start with Old Dominion University.
Old Dominion University (ODU) is located in Norfolk, Virginia. It is one of the largest universities in the state and has over 24,000 students: more than 700 are international students from 89 different countries. Since 1930, when it was founded, over 124,000 students have passed through ODU.
The school academic program includes a total of 168 courses between degrees and masters, offering programs of art, science, technology, and business. Much of the success of the University is attributed to the distance learning program called “TELETECHNET,” one of the best in the United States which involves a third of ODU members.
Old Dominion University is one of the few American universities to offer MBAs in maritime management: logistics, transportation, ports, marine, and naval engineering. An almost natural “specialization” since the University is located in the Hampton Road region, an area made up of large areas of water and land located in southeastern Virginia. The territory is known to be an operating port during every season of the year. It operates several U.S. military and civilian bodies such as the United States Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force, NASA, U.S. Marines, and the United States Army. Shipyards, loading docks, hundreds of kilometers of protected coasts all contribute to the stability of the region’s economy and within which the University is particularly active through research activities. The marine area of Hampton Roads is one of the largest natural harbors in the world.
Other popular courses at Old Dominion include courses of Engineering, Aerospace Sciences, and Fine Arts. Below is the complete list of Departments:
– College of Arts and Letters
– Strome College of Business
– Darden College of Education & Professional Studies
– Batten College of Engineering & Technology
– College of Health Sciences
– College of Sciences
– Distance Learning
The Norfolk Campus is located between the neighborhoods of the city of Larchmont, Highland Park, and Lambert’s Point, about 8 km from Downtown Norfolk. Since 2001 a major project has been launched to strengthen the entire university area on a structural level. The main project is the Chartway Arena: an 8,600-seat arena that hosts ODU basketball (Men’s and Women’s) matches and Wrestling competitions, as well as events and concerts. Since 2006, new buildings have been built for student accommodation: Ireland House, Virginia House, Scotland House, France House, England House, Dominion House. What is the goal? Make the Campus increasingly welcoming and residential. For this reason, an additional mixed area called “University Village” has been created in which there are shops, restaurants, hotels, gyms and relaxation points. There are three libraries that hold more than 3 million books, articles, publications, magazines, and sector magazines. The investment project, of course, also involves sports. The Folkes-Stevens Indoor Tennis Center and the Powhatan Sports Complex were recently renovated, a structure of over 4,500 square meters which hosts athletics, field hockey, women’s lacrosse, and football.
In the Fall of 2020, a new women’s volleyball program will start. The team, which will take part for the first time ever in the NCAA Division 1, will be led by Coach Fred Chao (who also participated in our American College Volleyball Showcase 2019).
“It is a rare opportunity to start an NCAA Division 1 sports program. Here at Old Dominion University, we are building a volleyball program from the ground up. We are in the middle of renovating our facility to be a volleyball specific venue, including an overhaul of the gym, team spaces, and a new entrance. While the building itself will be exciting, the life of our team is our players. Over the past year, we have added 9 players to the roster and have more committed to joining us this fall.
We will compete in Conference USA (C-USA) and there are several nationally ranked teams that we will have to face in our inaugural year. But our team and our staff are up to the challenge and we are working to perform at a high level from the very first match.”
Alessia Sgherza, outside hitter from Massa, began her student-athlete experience at ODU in the current semester (Spring 2020) as well as Valentina Culaciati, Argentine middle-blocker from Bahia Blanca. In addition to the American athletes, there is also a Russian athlete on the roster and in Fall 2020 Camilla Tamburini, another outside hitter from Castel Maggiore (BO), will join the team.
To complete our overview we list here all the sports programs of Old Dominion University:
Per completare la nostra panoramica vi elenchiamo qui tutti i programmi sportivi di Old Dominion University:
– Baseball (Maschile e Femminile)
– Basket (Maschile e Femminile)
– Football (Maschile)
– Lacrosse (Femminile)
– Rowing (Femminile)
– Pallavolo (Femminile)
– Calcio (Maschile e Femminile)
– Golf (Maschile e Femminile)
– Vela (Maschile e Femminile)
– Nuoto (Maschile e Femminile)
– Tennis (Maschile e Femminile)
– Wrestling (Maschile)
Don’t miss the first Monarchs volleyball season starting from Fall 2020!