Class of 2019

Welcome to the CIVIC Scholars Class of 2019. We are delighted for you to be part of our program and look forward to working with you.  Over the coming year, the CIVIC Scholars program will help participants become aware of issues facing their community, learn beyond the classroom, apply their academic knowledge to current social issues, network with top leaders in the area, learn key skills to aid them in the professional world and participate in the community through service activities. We are excited to welcome back twenty-two returning Scholars and sixteen new students. Together you make up the largest class of CIVIC Scholars since the program was founded in 2013. 

Class of 2019 Programs and Events


Wednesday, August 29th  |  5:00–6:30 pm
ODU IRP II Building Conference Room
4211 Monarch Way, Norfolk, VA
Business Casual Attire 

Opening Retreat
Friday, September 7th at 4:00 pm – September 8th at 3:00 pm
Pick-up/Drop-off: ODU IRP II Building Conference Room
Retreat Location: Jamestown 4-H Educational Center
Casual Attire

Program Day: Midterm Election
Thursday, Sept. 27th  |  6:00–8:00 pm
ODU IRP II Conference Room
Business Casual Attire
Senior Experience Meeting at the Conclusion of Program Day
Only returning seniors returning to CIVIC Scholars

CIVIC Executive Welcome Event
Wednesday, September 26th  |  5:00 pm–7:30 pm
Robin Hixon Theater, 440 Bank St, Norfolk, VA 23510
Optional Event
Business Attire 

Community Service Day: ForKids Good Mojo
Saturday, September 29th  |  10:00 am–1:00pm
Good Mojo Thrift Store
2411 Granby St., Norfolk, VA 23517
Casual Attire

CIVIC Scholars Welcome Reception
Tuesday, October 16th  |  6:00–7:00 pm
Jacobson House, home of ODU President, John R. Broderick
Business Attire

Community Service Day: Stockley Gardens Arts Festival
Saturday, October 20th  |  10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Stockley Gardens Park
Norfolk, VA 23507
Casual Attire

Mentor Breakfast
Thursday, October 25th  |  7:30 am – 9:00 am
ODU Webb Center, President’s Dining Room
Mandatory only for Scholars receiving a Mentor
Business Attire

Community Service Day: Elizabeth River Foundation
Saturday, November 3rd  |  9:0011:00 am
Paradise Creek Nature Park, 1141 Victory Blvd, Portsmouth, VA 23702
Casual Attire

Program Day: Sea Level Rise
Monday, November 5th  |  5:00–8:00 pm
ODU Webb Center, Virginia Beach/Portsmouth Room
Business Casual Attire

Darden Awards
Wednesday, November 15th  |  4:00 pm–8:30 pm
Decker Half Moone Center, 1 Waterside Drive, Norfolk, 23510
Optional Event
Business Attire 

Community Service Day: Union Mission
Saturday, December 1st  |  9:00 am-11:00 am
Union Mission, 5100 E Virginia Beach Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23502
Casual Attire 

Executive Networking Event 
Tuesday, January 29th  |  6:00 pm-7:30 pm
Barry Art Museum,  1075 W 43rd Street, Norfolk, VA 23529
Business Attire 

Program Day: Human Trafficking 
Wednesday, February 6th  |  5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
ODU IRP II Conference Room
Business Casual Attire 

Community Service Day: Engage Norfolk 
Sunday, February 10th  |  Time: TBD 

Norview Highschool, 6501 Chesapeake Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23513
Casual Attire 

Program Day: Financial Literacy
Thursday, March 7th  |  5:30 pm-8:00 pm
ODU IRP II Conference Room
Business Casual Attire 

Closing Retreat 
Saturday, April 6th  |  All Day 
Location: TBD 
Business Casual Attire 

Founders’ Luncheon 
Thursday, May 16th  |  11:00 am-2:00 pm
Location: TBD 
Optional Event 
Business Attire