For students looking for ways to stay active and fit, there are several alternative ways at ODU. For students who just want to work out at the gym, there is the 47th Street gym as well as the new Student Recreation Center, both of which feature equipment and courts for students to use. In addition, students have the option to take free fitness classes. As long as you show your ODU ID, you can come and take pillates, yoga, hip-hop cardio, cycling, and other themed classes designed to keep you in shape. In addition, ODU has an Outdoor Adventure Program that provides alternative and free or discounted outdoor activities.
Students who just enjoy watching athletics will be excited to know starting with the 2009-2010 school year, ODU will have a football team for the first time in years. There are also basketball, lacrosse, baseball, tennis, golf, soccer, field hockey, rowing, and sailing teams to watch and get involved with.