Congrats to this year's CIVIC Scholars

Congratulations to the CIVIC Scholars Class of 2020! This class is the largest class of CIVIC Scholars yet, with over 35 students from TCC and ODU. We recruit a diverse group of students from freshman to seniors, who are professionally focused and community oriented. Over the coming year, these students will learn about issues in Hampton Roads, have the opportunity to network with executive business and community leaders and engaged in their community through service days and impact projects. Please look below to see our schedule for the semester. It is going to be a great year!


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  |  9:00–11:00 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: Chrysler Museum
Business Casual Attire

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