Resources for Faculty and Professional Advisors

Advisors serve a critical role in each student's academic success. Having the proper training, keeping up with current trends, and having access to the advisor's toolkit (software) help us develop the skills necessary to be a competent academic advisor. This page has links to all these things and more! Consider becoming active in the Old Dominion Advising Network (ODAN); refer to the Master Advisor Program materials and attend the NACADA-produced webinars; or use the online Advisor Handbook for reference to policies and procedures. It's all in one place!

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    Academic Calendar

    Detailed academic calendars are typically published in March (for the upcoming Fall term) and October (for the upcoming Spring and Summer terms), usually approximately 1-1/2 months prior to the pre-registration period. However, the calendar for any upcoming term will be made available as soon as it is finalized.

    Exam schedules for each term are published as soon as they are available; an academic calendar for any term may be published BEFORE exam schedules are ready.

    For a general academic calendar showing only major start/end dates and holidays for upcoming terms, consult the University Catalog.