Welcome to the Monarch community! Your New to Blue: New Student Experience includes three unique phases throughout the summer that will outline your required orientation activities, provide you with an online orientation course, and prepare you to visit campus this summer.

Discover Your Pride: Monarch Orientation is a one-day on-campus orientation experience for new students. Parents, family members, and supporters are welcome to join.

Make Me a Monarch

Make Me a Monarch kicks off your new student experience at Old Dominion University. Following Admitted Students Day, we will have a weekly Q&A via Zoom to answer all your new student questions. Registration for Make Me A Monarch is open to new students who have paid their admissions deposit and set up their Microsoft 365 email account.

Review the New to Blue timeline and checklist, and complete the tasks and to-do's to continue progressing through your new student experience. 


Explore Your Kingdom

New students will enroll in New Student Experience course and complete Explore Your Kingdom: Pre-Orientation module. The course will open following Admitted Students Day.

Discover Your Pride

New students will register for an on-campus Discover Your Pride: Monarch Orientation session. Registration will open following Admitted Students Day.

Rule Your Dominion

New students will return to the New Student Experience course and complete Rule Your Dominion: Post-Orientation module.

Family Engagement

At ODU, we believe that parents, family members, and supporters can be important to each student’s success. As your student explores, discovers, and rules their new student experience, we have opportunities for you to be engaged and connected. Get details.