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Schedule of Events

Schedule of Events

There's a lot to do and see during the Week of Welcome! This is a complete schedule of school-sponsored and mandatory events for new students. Welcome!

Friday, August 22

Event Description Location Time
Spirit Friday! Wear your favorite ODU Gear! Blue & Silver or Silver & Blue!

Everywhere All-Day
Freshman Service Experience (FSE) To sign-up for FSE, please visit https://orgsync.com/3698/forms/108623 Location Varies All-Day
Freshman Move-In To find out more information on move-in, visit odu.edu/housingoffice TED Constant Convocation Center 7am-3pm
Parent Session Led by ODU Faculty Member John Adam. TED Constant Convocation Center - Big Blue Room 3pm-4pm
Welcome Speaker & Spirit Rally A national speaker, Mari Ann Callais, will discuss transitioning to college and provide you with tips towards success. Then, an ODU Spirit Rally where you will learn all the traditions and cheers to be a great Monarch. TED Constant Convocation Center 4pm-5:30pm
Farewell Dinner A fun and exciting dinner for parents and students. Kaufman Mall (Rain Site: The TED) 5:30pm-7pm
Introductory Residence Hall Meetings Mandatory for all Residents! Various Residence Halls 7:15pm
Back to School Luau Come kick-off the year with the Student Activities Council! At this event, you'll be able to walk away with Hawaiian themed novelities, listen to Hawaiian bands, play Bingo, and meet lots of other students. Webb Center- North Cafe 8pm-12am

Saturday, August 23

Event Description Location Time
Upper Classman Move-In Upper Classman students will be moving in on campus. Location Varies 9am-4pm
Convocation *MANDATORY* Your official welcome to ODU by the University president, faculty, and staff. Please wear professional attire to this ceremony (Please no t-shirts, jeans, or shorts). TED Constant Convocation Center 9am
First Class *MANDATORY* Welcome to College! Meet faculty, learn strategies for academic success, become familiar with campus resources, and discuss healthy relationships. Location Varies 10am-12:30pm
Lunch Enjoy a tasty lunch and chat with your fellow Monarchs! Kaufman Mall (Rain Site: The TED) 12:30pm-2pm
Open Offices Many offices around campus will be open to meet and greet the incoming new Monarchs! Location Varies 1pm-5pm
Monarch Welcome Rec Fest The Student Recreation Center (SRC) in collaboration with the Student Activities Council (SAC) invites you to participate in a fun filled carnival experience on the quad! Enjoy amusing activities like the Giant Slide and ZIpline while savoring festive foods such as funnel cakes and cotton candy. Come energized and ready to play! (Dinner will also be available for purchase via your university swipe card.) SRC & The Quad 4pm-7pm
Fan Appreciation Night Kick off the year with excitement and learn what it means to be a true Monarch! Learn about the ODU traditions with tons of fun, great music, and dinner is provided. Monarch Maniacs, come by and pick up your T-Shirts!" S.B. Ballard Stadium 7pm-8:30pm

Sunday, August 24

Event Description Location Time
Bus Trips to Virginia Beach Enjoy a fun trip to the VB Oceanfront! First come, first served. Buses will leave at 10am from 49th St. and Bluestone. VA Beach Oceanfront 9:30am-3pm
Residence Hall Meetings *MANDATORY* Connect with your resident assistant (RA) and other residence hall staff members to learn about community standards, leadership opportunites, and other useful information. Various Residence Halls 4pm
Commuter Meetings *MANDATORY* Not living on campus? Join us for an interactive session that will provide you all the tools you need to be an involved and successful commuting Monarch! Webb Center- North Cafe 4pm

Monday, August 25

R.E.A.C.H Tables

Need Directions? We can help! We are located all around campus!

R.E.A.C.H - Reasourceful Efficient Access to Campus Help

All-Over Campus All-Day

Tuesday, August 26

Event Description Location Time
Happy Hour with a Twist Get Happy for your FIRST Activity Hour with free food, fun, music, and games. Win a FREE t-shirt if you complete an online-assessment prior to the event at https://interwork.sdsu.edu/echeckup/usa/alc/coll/index.php?id=ODU&hfs=true Quad 12pm-2pm
Women's Equality Day Celebrate the anniversary of women winning the right to vote, get information about registering to vote, getting involved with the Women's Center and enjoy some free treats! Webb Center Front Lobby 12:30pm-1:30pm
IFC Kick-Off Come learn about the Inter-Fraternity Council (IFC) and meet the 12 Fraternities and 1 Colony that we have on campus. Kaufman Mall 12:30pm-1:30pm
R.E.A.C.H. Tables Need Directions? We can help! We are located all around campus!R.E.A.C.H - Reasourceful Efficient Access to Campus Help All-Over Campus All-Day

Wednesday, August 27

Event Description Location Time
Turn Up Blue

Explore ODU'S dynamic and diverse community, engage glocally, elevate your voice to enhance your Monarch experience

Light refreshments provided. For more information, please contact the Office of Intercultural Relations at 757-683-4406 or oir@odu.edu.

OIR- 2114 Webb Center 11:30am-2pm

Thursday, August 28

Event Description Location Time
Fall Involvement Fair Come exlpore and meet all the student organizations that ODU has to offer. We have more than 320 choices!Join an organization today! Kaufman Mall 11:30am-2pm
Career Management Center (CMC) Open-House During this Open House, come learn about everything the CMC has to offer! CMC- 2202 Webb Center 1pm-3pm
Swag-a-thon on the Quad Come enjoy the new hot fitness classes- Zumba, U-Jam Fitness, and Monarch Fit! The Quad 5pm-8pm

Friday, August 29

Event Description Location Time
Spirit Friday! Wear your favorite ODU Gear! Blue & Silver or Silver & Blue! Everywhere All-Day
Throw-Back Movie Double-Feature This outdoor movie will feature "Space Jam" & "An Extremely Goofy Movie"

The Quad 8pm
Fall Formal Recruitment (FFR) Fall Formal Recruitment will take place from August 29-September 1. Currently, we have 6 Sororities: Alpha Phi, Alpha Xi Delta, Delta Zeta, Kappa Delta, Pi Beta Phi, Zeta Tau Alpha. Registration is required at: https://olddom.icsrecruiter.com/pan/enrollment/Registration.aspx?UID=OLDDOM Webb Center ------

Saturday, August 30

Event Description Location Time
Football Game vs. Hampton University Students get free tickets! For more information, please visit odusports.com S.B. Ballard Stadium 3:30pm