Residential Network

Residential Network (ResNet) provides high speed internet access, local phone service and cable television to students living in residence halls and University Village Apartments. These services are supported by professional and student staff in Information Technology Services (ITS).


Wireless Internet

Wireless internet is available in all residence halls and across campus. Log in with your MIDAS ID and password.

Wired Internet

Each dorm room has one ethernet port per bed. Bring your own ethernet cable to connect a desktop computer, game console or media device directly to the network.

Register game consoles and media devices at before connecting. To connect a computer, launch a browser to authenticate.

Gaming & Media Devices

Register your game console or media device and connect it to the wired network port in your dorm room or to DeviceODU, our dedicated wireless network just for devices. 

Cable TV

MonarchVision Cable TV is included for free in all on-campus housing, providing 100+ channels and an ODU information channel. There is one cable jack per room. You'll need to provide your own television and coaxial cable.

Monarch Movies

Monarch Movies is an online streaming video service with a variety of on-demand movies. Go to from any device connected to an ODU network (wired or wireless). New movies are added every month.

To watch movies on a smartphone or tablet, you'll need to download Swank Media Player from your app store first, and then go to from your browser. You'll also need to be connected to an ODU wireless (AccessODU/MonarchODU) or wired network.


The University Village Bookstore has an on-campus computer repair center located inside the bookstore, so you don't have to wait for a service technician to come to you or for your notebook to travel to some out-of-state service center.

  • Most warranty repairs are completed within 24-48 hours.
  • Loaner notebooks are available to students while repairs are being made if their notebook will be in for servicing for an extended period of time.  
  • Securing Your Computer
  • Hardware/Software Guidelines



Local phone service is available for an additional housing fee. Contact the Housing Office if you'd like to activate this service. You'll need your own telephone, plus a calling card if you want to place long distance calls.

Bring your own phone and plug it in to your room's phone jack. You must dial 9 to dial out.


ResNet is a service provided by Old Dominion University Housing Services and maintained by the Information Technology Services for the purpose of enhancing and supporting the educational experience of students residing in University housing by providing limited high-speed Internet access and access to on-line University resources.

The ResNet service is provided "AS IS" without warranty of any kind, including but not limited to: warranty to be error free; available without interruption or degradation; secure; or suitable for any particular purpose. Old Dominion University shall not be held liable for any damages (including loss, damage or exposure of data or access) occurring as a result of any connection to ResNet, including any damage resulting from access of any
material via a ResNet connection.

Users of the ResNet service are expressly prohibited from:

  • Allowing unauthorized persons to access ResNet.
  • Connecting a hub, router or similar device to ResNet.
  • Connecting a private network or any other network to ResNet.
  • Running any type of server on the ResNet network, including but not limited to MP3, game, web, gopher, e-mail and FTP servers.
  • Forging another's identity, including the sending of forged e-mail or other messages.
  • Sending network data with forged or incorrect source addresses.
  • Using ResNet for financial gain.
  • Copying of University owned or licensed information.
  • Disrupting or attempting to disrupt any kind of network service.
  • Performing any type of scanning or probing of other systems or services.
  • Sending traffic, protocols or packets of an abnormal nature.
  • Using diagnostic programs or services that measure network bandwidth or performance.
  • Unlawfully distributing or duplicating copyrighted information, including audio, video, software and other data as expressly prohibited by University Policy.

ResNet users are responsible for all activity originating from their assigned physical network hookup and authenticated network login, regardless of whether or not they generated it, are aware of the nature of the activity, or are aware of having violated any policy or law.

ResNet polices are supplemental to University, local, state, and federal policies and regulations. Users of ResNet are encouraged to regularly review all applicable University policies, as well as local, state, and federal policies and regulations. Changes to these and other policies may be made at any time without notice. Any violation may result in University disciplinary action (including but not limited to termination of access, eviction from University Housing, suspension or expulsion), and/or local, state, or federal prosecution.

Housing Services and Information Technology Services reserve the authority to terminate any computer connection, account, access or other service, at any time without notice for suspected violations or to protect the University or related resources.

Residents are granted access to computing, networks, and information stored electronically contingent upon their prudent and responsible use. Access is granted to the individual and no individual can transfer or share access with another. You may not (1) use information or resources for any illegal or unauthorized purpose or act, including violate any state or federal laws or any established policies or procedures of the University or ResNet; (2) participate in any behavior that unreasonably interferes with the fair use of other customers or harms them in any way; (3) use resources or information for a commercial purpose. Misuse of computing, networking, and information resources may result in severe consequences; include the termination of access to these resources.

Learn about the University's compliance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

Need Assistance?

To request help with technology in your room, contact the ITS Help Desk at or (757) 683-3192.