How can I make the $250.00 payment?
If you are experiencing problems with the Leo Online system when making the $250.00 payment, please contact the Office of Finance (757-683-3030) for assistance. Our office cannot directly process any payments.
What are the rates for the 2013-2014 Agreement Periods?
Unfortunately, the rates for the upcoming agreement periods have not yet been approved by the Board of Visitors and will not be approved until the April board meeting when the University budget is approved. Feel free to review our propsed rates.
What if I cannot afford the $250.00 (non-refundable application fee and housing deposit)?
We understand that some students may have problems fronting the cost of applying. If you have individual circumstances that may require some financial assistance, please contact our main office for assistance at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What do I do if I am having problems accessing my application?
A couple of things could be happening that are preventing your access.
- Have you confirmed your admission to the University? If not, you need to do that through Undergraduate Admissions before you will have access to the application.
- Have you activated your MIDAS username and password? If not, go to www.midas.odu.edu to start that process.
If none of the above answer your issue, please email our office at email@example.com for assistance.
Can I change my preferences?
If you would like to change the preferences on your application please log back into your application and make any updates. Incoming, new ODU Students can make edits and updates through June 1, 2013; after which time preferences are finalized.
Can I change my housing assignment once it has been received?
Prior to August 1, 2013 students can submit a Room Re-Assignment Request to firstname.lastname@example.org and if we can accommodate the change prior to opening we will. After August 1, 2013 students will need wait until the third Monday of the semester and work with their Residence Hall Director through the Room Change Process.
Can I cancel later if I don't get my top choice for housing?
No, you cannot cancel because you did not get your top choice for housing. Remember that your housing application was for a space on campus, not a particular assignment. While we work to accommodate preferences, we cannot make those guarantees. After the initial cancellation deadlines students are only able to be released from the Housing and Dining Agreement under certain conditions; please refer to our Cancellation section of the website for further information and guidance.
Why didn't I get assigned with my preferred roommate?
Please remember that while we make every effort to accommodate roommate preferences, we cannot always make them happen. Sometimes, the roommate matches do not occur for several reasons:
- Students did not confirm each others' request
- Both students did not list the same room preferences; or
- When the system went to assign the students there were no vacant double rooms left to make the accommodation.
If it is prior to August 1, 2013 students can submit a Room Re-Assignment Request and if we can make the change we will do so; if it is after August 1, 2013, students will need to go through the Room Change Process, which begins the third Monday of the semester with the Residence Hall Director.
Why isn't the building I want listed for me to preference?
Different buildings are allocated to different populations; students can only preference buildings based on their population (i.e. first-year v. returning student). Buildings that are most frequently preferenced will be removed from the list of choices when enough applicants have already preferenced that building and living there would no longer be an option.
Can I live with a current ODU student even though I will be new to the institution?
While it is possible for a new incoming student to live with a current ODU student, it is difficult to make it happen. Make sure that you indicate on your application who your preferred roommate is and email email@example.com so we can review your request.
Why didn't I get the housing preference I indicated on my application?
Housing assignments are facilitated on a first-come, first-served basis and HRL started accepting applications in February 2013. Even though some students will apply early, many other students with similar preferences may have already applied. So remember, it's not just a question of applying early, but also how many other students have the same preferences as you.
Why is my deposit non-refundable after May 15?
In order for students to secure their place for on-campus housing, they must pay the $50.00 application fee and $200.00 housing deposit (this is in addition to the $200.00 Admissions Deposit). Depending upon your circumstances you may be released from your Housing and Dining Agreement, but no refunds are provided beyond the initial cancellation deadline.
Are freshmen required to live on-campus?
Old Dominion University does not have an on-campus residency requirement, so no students are required to live on campus.
What happens if I complete my application after May 15?
Students will be assigned through opening weekend, and will not be in the first batch assignment process in mid-July.