What can I expect at preview?
This is a tentative schedule. Students and parents attend sessions together unless noted otherwise.
8:00 a.m., Check-In, Ted Constant Convocation Center. Includes coffee and danishes.
8:30 a.m., Welcome
9:00 a.m., Student Group Meetings and Parent/Guest Meetings
9:30 a.m., College Presentations
11:00 a.m., Break-Out Sessions
12:30 p.m., Lunch & Organizations & Services Fair
1:30 p.m., Pre-Registration Technology Workshops (Students ) and Parent Programs (Parents only)
2:00 p.m., Course Registration (Students only) and Parent Programs (Guests only).
**Between 3-5pm, there's a reception with optional tours of Gresham Hall. There's an opportunity to speak with a financial aid representative.
5:00 p.m., Program concludes (approximate time)
How much does it cost to bring a guest?
There is a $50 fee for each guest you bring to Preview, which should be paid when you register. To make an online reservation, you may pay with a credit or bank card with a Visa or MasterCard logo. To pay by check/money order, contact our office at email@example.com or 757-683-3428 to request a hard copy of the brochure and reservation form.
When is it held?
Preview dates fill on a first-come, first-served basis. We encourage you to make a reservation early. Any travel arrangements and/or hotel reservations should be made after you've registered for the event. Keep in mind that you'll enjoy greater flexibility while choosing classes if you attend an earlier Preview.
Where can I find directions, transportation and lodging options?
Click here for a campus map, directions, transportation options, and a list of area hotels.
Housing and Residence Life invite families to stay overnight in a residence hall suite (Ireland House). The rate for overnight accommodation is $80 (taxes and fees included). Amenities: a suite, private bathroom, linens, and wireless internet access. Please allow us to prepare for your arrival... Return the reservation form within 7 business days of your Preview date.
What should I bring to Preview?
Please bring your MIDAS ID and password, your University ID Number (UIN), a print-out of transfer credits (if applicable), and a photo ID to get your student ID card, pen and paper. We encourage you to dress warmly and in layers. It's very cold in the arena. You may also bring $20 (cash or check) to join the Monarch Maniacs (optional).
Where should I park?
Parking Garage D on 45th Street, between Hampton Boulevard and Monarch Way. This garage is located behind the Marriott SpringHill Suites. Avoid metered spaces. A staff member will direct you to the event.
How should I do before making a reservation?
Before registering, make sure you:
- Paid your Admissions Fee and waited 2 business days for processing (Contact Admissions at 757-683-3685 for more information);
- Understand our date change and cancellation policies;
- Have read the New Student Checklist;
- Know your University ID Number (UIN) and ODU student email address;
- Understand that you must take the Writing Sample Placement Test; please read the linked webpage for specific instructions.