Frequently Asked Questions

Got Questions?

As a new student, you probably have a lot of questions about the Monarch Experience (TME) and getting started on your Monarch path. This is a list of frequently asked questions to help you get the most out of TME.

This is the first few weeks designed to welcome all students back to campus, get the year started with some fun, and allow students to meet each other and form new friendships.

TME is a campus-wide event and many events occur virtually. There will be various programs, information sessions, and other events throughout campus. To find where a specific event is taking place, look for the WOW posters or download the ODUMobile App.

TME is for all ODU students; however, certain events, like New Student Convocation and Monarch 101, are geared toward new students (see the complete schedule for details).

For the most part, all TME events are free to ODU students.

When you arrive on campus, there will be plenty of publicity listing and explaining all the things happening with TME. And you can always come back to this website as it will continue to be updated with the latest information. In addition, we have an app for smart phones!

The University Bookstore is much more than just a place to get textbooks. It is the place to be when it comes to getting ODU gear, magazines, and diploma frames, books for entertainment and to keep you informed! There is also a convenient store in Webb Center called the Monarch Market with essentials like ODU gear and snacks.

University Village Bookstore
Phone: 757-683-0048
Fax: 757-423-2718
Address: Old Dominion University Bookstore, 4417 Monarch Way

Monarch Market
Address: Webb Center, North Mall

All textbooks are located at the University Village bookstore. You can go and pick them out in person or have them packed for shipping or picked up at your leisure by ordering online.

Classes can be found in the following ways:

  • Looking in a University catalog. A full version of the university catalog can be found online.
  • The most convenient way to find all classes offered is to log into your LeoOnline account, navigating to the Registration page and clicking on "Look-up Classes to Add." (You may also use LeoOnline to get information about the classes you've already registered for.)

The best place to learn about some of our e-resources is to navigate through the Technology Services page. You can find out information regarding wireless Internet access, email, and more.

Technology Services Help Desk
Phone: 757-683-3192
Address: 1100 Monarch Hall

We have several labs throughout campus. You can see updated lab hours and computer availability online.

  • Batten Arts & Letters
    Room 1013
  • Perry Library
    Room 164
  • Webb Center
    Room 2200

You can get your ID at the Card Center. This ID will hold your meal plan, access to your resident hall, monarch plus, flex points and so much more. All these resources can be found online.

Card Center
Phone: 757-683-3508
Fax: 757-683-05646
Address: 1120 Monarch Hall

Parking permits can be purchased through the ODU Parking Portal. Parking Services also offers semester passes for the Hampton Roads Transit system free of charge. Also, all around campus are Zip cars students can rent and use to get around instead of bringing their car. All these resources are online. Be sure to read through the information carefully before purchasing your permit.

Office of Parking and Transportation
Phone: 757-683-04004
Fax: 757-683-3194
Address: 4310 Elkhorn Avenue

Call or come by the Mane Central. Mane Central has information on a variety of topics pertaining to ODU and the surrounding Hampton Roads area and is located in the lobby of Webb Center. They will make every effort to answer all of your questions professionally and courteously.

Mane Central
Phone: 757-683-5914
Address: 1104 Webb Center

Monarch Groups

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