Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a question about the Alumni Association? Check below for your answer. If you have a question that is not answered here, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 757-683-3097 (local), 888-ODU-3435 (toll-free) or at odualumni@odu.edu.

Do I have to pay dues to be a member of the Old Dominion University Alumni Association?

NO. The Old Dominion University Alumni Association is NOT a dues-paying organization. When you graduated, you automatically became a member.

How do I obtain a copy of my academic transcript?

Official transcripts may be obtained from the Old Dominion Office of the University Registrar. To obtain a copy, fill out an Official Transcript Form, available in the first floor lobby of Rollins Hall, or submit a written request via mail. A fee of $5 is required for each transcript and must accompany your request.

Requests must include the following information:

Name while attending ODU
Social Security Number or Student ID Number
Date of Birth
Dates of Attendance at Old Dominion University
Permanent Address
Daytime Phone Number
Address where transcript should be sent
Your Signature (Requests will not be processed without a signature.)

Mail your request to:
ATTN: Transcripts
Old Dominion University
Office of the University Registrar
116 Rollins Hall
Norfolk, VA 23529-0053

Please allow 3-5 business days for processing.

For more information, contact the Office of the Registrar at (757) 683-4425 or by e-mail at register@odu.edu.

How can I obtain an unofficial copy of my academic transcript?

Unofficial transcripts may be printed off of Leo Online. To log in, your social security number (or student ID number) with no spaces or dashes should be your user name. Your PIN should be your 6 digit birthday (MMDDYY). If you are unable to log in, contact the Office of the University Registrar at (757) 683-4425 or register@odu.edu.

I just graduated. When will I receive my diploma? What will it look like?

Your diploma will be mailed in about 8 or 9 weeks to your permanent address on record with the University. You diploma will be printed off-site on parchment style paper with raised ink, measuring 11x14 inches. Your legal name (as it appears on your application for graduation), degree name and (if applicable) honors earned will appear on your diploma. Unclaimed original diplomas are maintained at the Registrar's Office for one year following the graduation date.

For more information, contact the Office of the Registrar at (757) 683-4425 or by e-mail at register@odu.edu.

How can I get a new diploma if mine is lost or damaged?

You can order a new diploma by sending a written request and $40 payment to the Office of the University Registrar. The request must include the following information:

Full legal name (as it should appear on your diploma)
Name when you attended, if different (please provide legal documentation for any name change)
Social security or student ID number
Degree received
Graduation date
Address to which diploma should be sent
Signature of graduate
Check or money order for $40 (made payable to Old Dominion University)

Requests and payment should be mailed to:

ATTN: Graduation
Office of the University Registrar
Old Dominion University
116 Rollins Hall
Norfolk, VA 23529

All damaged diplomas should be returned to Old Dominion. Please allow 8 to 9 weeks for delivery of specially ordered diplomas.

For more information, contact the Office of the Registrar at (757) 683-4425 or by e-mail at register@odu.edu.

How do I update my address with the Alumni Association?

You may update your information by registering with The Lion's Den. When you register, you will provide your contact information as well as information about your days as a student through today. Once registered, you may log in at any time to share new contact information. You may also update your information by emailing us at odualumni@odu.edu.

How can I find a former classmate?

Are you looking for a former Old Dominion University classmate or roommate? Registered members on The Lion's Den have access to our online searchable Alumni Directory. You may also email us the person’s first name, last name, ODU class year and maiden name if applicable. In the e-mail please include your name and a phone number where you can be reached. Send your email to odualumni@odu.edu.

 
Privacy regulations prevent us from giving out information about our alumni. However, with your permission, we can pass your contact information along to the person you are looking for (provided their record in the alumni database is up-to-date). It will then be up to him/her as to whether or not he/she contacts you.

What benefits and services are available to me as an alumnus?

As an automatic member of the Alumni Association, you are eligible for a variety of benefits and services. For a complete list, visit the Benefits and Services page.

How can I get a copy of the newest Alumni Directory?

Copies of the Alumni Directory are no longer available for purchase. However, you may come into the Alumni Office (Barry M. Kornblau Alumni Center, on the corner of 49th and Hampton Blvd.) to view the latest edition of the directory. Registered members on The Lion's Den have access to our online searchable Alumni Directory.

Where is the Office of Alumni Relations located?

The Office of Alumni Relations is located in the new Barry M. Kornblau Alumni Center, on the corner of 49th street and Hampton Blvd.
You can contact the Alumni Relations Office by phone, e-mail, fax or mail at:

Phone: 757-683-3097
Toll Free: 1-888-ODU-3435
E-mail: alumni@odu.edu
Fax: 1-757-683-6293
Mail: Barry M. Kornblau Alumni Center, Norfolk, VA 23529

What can I do to assist current Old Dominion students?

The best way to assist current students is to participate in our one of our Mentoring Programs, linking you with a today's students. Your experience in the "real world" and your insight from your days as a student can have lasting impact on our future alumni.

What can I do to assist Old Dominion in recruiting students?

You can volunteer to participate in the Alumni in Admissions Program. Through this program, you will be trained to help recruit students for Old Dominion. Some of the ways you can participate include attending Old Dominion University Open House or college fairs held in other cities or states or writing letters to admitted students. By sharing your own Old Dominion memories, perhaps you will be the reason a student chooses to attend your alma mater.

I don't live in Norfolk. Can I still be involved in the Old Dominion University Alumni Association?

Yes. The Alumni Association has a number of Chapters. Additionally, we work with groups of graduates from specific programs, former members of student organizations, etc.

What can I do to support Old Dominion's legislative initiatives?

Contact your legislators and ask them to support Old Dominion University and higher education in Virginia! Your legislators will listen.

For more information about supporting our legislative initiatives, visit the Alumni Legislative Network page.