Old Dominion University located in the Lamberts Point District of Norfolk. The Campus is between Bolling Ave and 41 Street. The school is the boarder between the ghetto of Norfolk which starts at 42nd Street and goes down toward the Ghent area. The Elizabeth River is right next to the fatherest dorm on campus Whitehurst, the other dorms are The Inn, Roger's, Ghersham, Powhatan, Ireland, and Virginia which are located around campus. The school was founded between the years fo 1910 and 1920 as a sister school to William and Mary. The tallest building on campus is Batan Arts and Letters or BAL it stands about 9 stories and is the the tallest building in the area. Starting in 2009 ODU will field its first football team to compete against other area schools like William and Mary and Norfolk State to name a few. The school has also completed a new state of the art fitness facility which has several basketball courts, an indoor track, a two level wieght lifting area, climbing wall, and a pool. The main building on campus is the Webb Center in the middle of campus, here can be found many different school offices like Student Affairs, Health services, Cafe 1201 and several places to eat. It should be noted that the food at Cafe 1201 is not very good and is more often then not monte cristo sandwhichs, a salad bar, pizza, a nachos place, a sandwhich stand, and stir fry place. Rogers and Whitehurst also have dinning halls though be careful as to not get the famous "Roger's Runs".
While in the daylight the school is safe, be careful walking down past 42nd street late at night as this is an area filled with crack heads and gang bangers. If you do choose to walk around this area at night bring several friends and you may also run in to Einstien the local crack head. ODU is know by 2 other names more commonly known today as Ole Dirty University, in the 80's is was known as Over Dose University because of the large drug trade in the area. While most of the students are commuters it should be noted that one should go home on the weekends because the dorms become a ghost town. If one chooses to stay 42nd street is a well known party street with every house throwing down. ODU is about 20 minutes from Virginia Beach and about 5 minutes with good traffic to Downtown Norfolk.
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