Class of 2018

Welcome to the ODU CIVIC Scholars Class of 2018. We are delighted for you to be part of our program and cannot wait to work with you this fall.  Over the coming year, the ODU 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.

Class of 2018 Dates

Tuesday, August 29th | 6–8pm
ODU IRP II Building, Conference Room
4211 Monarch Way, Norfolk, VA

Overnight Opening Retreat
Friday, August 8th, – Saturday, August 9th
Picked up / Dropped off at ODU IRP II Building
4211 Monarch Way, Norfolk, VA

Opening Reception
Monday, September 25th | 5:30–7pm
President Broderick’s House

CIVIC Executive Program 2018 Welcome Event
Wednesday, September 27th | 5:00–7:30pm
Robin Hixon Theater

Program Day: Federal & State Government
Tuesday, October 3rd | 5:30–8:30pm
ODU IRP II Building, Conference Room
4211 Monarch Way, Norfolk, VA

Community Service Day: Union Mission
Saturday, October 14th | 9:00–11:00am
5100 E Virginia Beach Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23502

Community Service Day: ForKids, Good Mojo Thrift Store
Saturday, October 28th | 10:00am–1:00pm
2411 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23517

Community Service Day: Elizabeth River Project
Saturday, November 11th | 9:00–11:00am
Paradise Creek Nature Park, 1141 Victory Blvd. Portsmouth, VA

Program Day: Local Government
Thursday, November 9th | 5:30–8:30pm
ODU IRP II Building, Conference Room
4211 Monarch Way, Norfolk, VA

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

Upcoming Events


10/9 — Community Service Days

Sign up for your fall community service day! All Scholars must complete one day each semester, but you are welcome to sign up for more than one if you would like. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1fNFQQO4LIMC17PZbo8XNJCcRD-Nft2Bd-X_6-WUMt_w/edit?usp=sharing

8/31 – Opening Retreat

Thank you to all of our CIVIC Scholars for a great Orientation this week. We are looking forward to this year with such a great group of students. Our Opening Retreat will be happening next week at the Jamestown 4-H Center. What should you bring? Check out the packing list below.

Packing List

  • Casual/athletic clothes for Saturday
  • Closed toed athletic shoes
  • Sleeping bag or sheets/linens for a twin-size bed
  • Pillow and pillowcase
  • Rain jacket
  • Toiletries (soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrush)
  • Wash cloth and bath towel
  • Signed liability form (if you have not already turned it in)
7/20 – Program Details

Hello CIVIC Scholars! Only a month and a half until our fall program starts! Don’t forget to send your fall schedule and headshot to amasa.smith@civichr.org. Please fill out the google form with some additional details. https://goo.gl/forms/bnIjj0Ddyums7Mnr2  Enjoy the rest of your summer!