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Let's get you ready for Monarch Orientation!

Monarch Orientation is ODU's orientation program for new students and their families.

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Monarch Orientation is a full day on-campus program designed to help new students, and their families and guests, become familiar with resources and services ODU provides to support student success. Throughout the day, attendees have the opportunity to engage with University faculty and staff, current students, and other new students and families, delve into their academic and involvement interests, explore campus, and register for classes.

Monarch Orientation is different from an Open House and Admitted Students Day, which is a general information session about the University for prospective students. If you are looking for information regarding prospective student events, please visit the Future Monarch Center webpage.






Am I required to attend Monarch Orientation?

Please use the tab of the admit term indicated on your acceptance letter, then follow the table to determine whether you are required to participate in Monarch Orientation. If you are a military-affiliated student with a scheduling conflict that will affect your attendance at Monarch Orientation, such as basic training, we are happy to assist. Please contact us at 757-683-3428 or orientation@odu.edu for more information.

Summer 2022

Student type Your requirements
FRESHMAN
Recent high school graduate (attending classes on-campus).
Monarch Orientation is required. Students can access the Monarch Orientation reservation system on their Admitted Student Checklist and in their email.
2+ years since high school graduation and no transfer credits. Monarch Orientation is required. Students can access the Monarch Orientation reservation system on their Admitted Student Checklist and in their email.
TRANSFER
Transfer student with 1-23 credits (attending classes on-campus). Monarch Orientation is required. Students can access the Monarch Orientation reservation system on their Admitted Student Checklist and in their email.
Transfer student with 24+ credits (attending classes on-campus).

Complete the pre-enrollment tasks on the Admitted Student Checklist in the MyODU portal and make an appointment with your academic advisor to register for courses. Transfer students with 24+ credits have the option to participate in Mini Monarch Orientation.

OTHER
Distance learner/ODUOnline program. ODUOnline orientation is required. Upon completion, you will be connected to your online academic advisor and register for classes.
Second-degree or degree continuing student. On-campus students, make an appointment with your academic advisor to register for classes. ODUOnline students, complete the ODUOnline orientation. Upon completion, you will be connected to your online advisor and register for classes.
Non-degree student. Register for classes in LEO Online. If you need assistance and are an on-campus student, make an appointment with your academic advisor; if you are an online student, contact nondegreeonline@odu.edu.
Graduate student. Contact your Graduate Program Director to register for classes.

Fall 2022

Student type Your requirements
FRESHMAN
Recent high school graduate (attending classes on-campus).
Monarch Orientation is required. Students can access the Monarch Orientation reservation system on their Admitted Student Checklist and in their email.
3+ years since high school graduation and no transfer credits. Monarch Orientation is required. Students can access the Monarch Orientation reservation system on their Admitted Student Checklist and in their email.
TRANSFER
Transfer student with 1-23 credits (attending classes on-campus). Monarch Orientation is required. Students can access the Monarch Orientation reservation system on their Admitted Student Checklist and in their email.
Transfer student with 24+ credits (attending classes on-campus).

Complete the pre-enrollment tasks on the Admitted Student Checklist in the MyODU portal and make an appointment with your academic advisor to register for courses. Transfer students with 24+ credits have the option to participate in Mini Monarch Orientation.

OTHER
Distance learner/ODUOnline program. ODUOnline orientation is required. Upon completion, you will be connected to your online academic advisor and register for classes.
Second-degree or degree continuing student. On-campus students, make an appointment with your academic advisor to register for classes. ODUOnline students, complete the ODUOnline orientation. Upon completion, you will be connected to your online advisor and register for classes.
Non-degree intent. Register for classes in LEO Online. If you need assistance and are an on-campus student, make an appointment with your academic advisor; if you are an online student, contact nondegreeonline@odu.edu.
Graduate student. Contact your Graduate Program Director to register for classes.


How do I find out more and register?