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Schedule of Events

Schedule of Events

There's a lot to do and see during the Week of Welcome! This is a complete schedule of school-sponsored and mandatory events for new students. Welcome!

Thursday, August 21

Event Description Location Time
Triples Move-In Early Move-In. To find out more information on move-in, visit www.odu.edu/housingoffice Sailing Center 9am-4pm

Freshmen Summer Experience

(FSE) Move-In

Early Move-In. To find out more information on move-in, visit www.odu.edu/housingoffice Sailing Center 9am-4pm

Friday, August 22

Event Description Location Time
Spirit Friday! Wear your favorite ODU Gear! Blue & Silver or Silver & Blue!

Everywhere All-Day
Freshman Service Experience (FSE) To sign-up for FSE, please visit https://orgsync.com/3698/forms/108623 Location Varies All-Day
Freshmen Move-In To find out more information on move-in, visit odu.edu/housingoffice TED Constant Convocation Center 7am-3pm
Parent & Family Session "Open Secrets-A Professor's Guide to Succeeding at ODU." Led by ODU Faculty Member, Dr. John Adam who will talk about the partnerships between ODU and parents and families. TED Constant Convocation Center 3pm-4pm
Welcome Speaker & Spirit Rally A national speaker, Mari Ann Callais, will discuss transitioning to college and provide you with tips towards success. Afterwards, an ODU Spirit Rally where you will learn all the traditions and cheers to be a great Monarch. TED Constant Convocation Center 4pm-5:30pm
Farewell Dinner A fun and exciting dinner for parents and students and families Kaufman Mall (Rain Site: The TED) 5:30pm-7pm
Introductory Residence Hall Meetings This is the first formal opportunity for you to connect with your resident assistant (RA) and other residence hall staff members who will help you throughout the year. In these required meetings students will be introduced to community standards, leadership opportunities and much more useful information. Various Residence Halls 7:15pm
Aloha ODU Come kick-off the year with the Student Activities Council! At this event, you'll be able to walk away with Hawaiian themed novelities, listen to Hawaiian bands, play Bingo, and meet lots of other students. Webb Center- North Cafe 8pm-12am

Saturday, August 23

Event Description Location Time
Upper Classmen Move-In Upper Classman students will be moving in on campus. Location Varies 9am-4pm
Convocation *MANDATORY* Your official welcome to ODU by the University president, faculty, and staff. Please wear professional attire to this ceremony (Please no t-shirts, jeans, or shorts). TED Constant Convocation Center 9am
First Class *MANDATORY* Welcome to College! Meet faculty, learn strategies for academic success, become familiar with campus resources, and discuss healthy relationships. Location Varies 10am-12:30pm
Lunch Enjoy a tasty lunch and chat with your fellow Monarchs! Kaufman Mall (Rain Site: The TED) 12:30pm-2pm
Open Offices Many offices around campus will be open to meet and greet the incoming new Monarchs! Location Varies 1pm-5pm
IFC Beach Bash Join the Interfraternity Council for free food, outdoor games, and a performance by ODU's very own DJ Migs! Whitehurst Beach 2pm-4pm
Monarch Welcome Rec Fest The Student Recreation Center (SRC) and Student Activities Council (SAC) invite you to a fun filled carnival experience on the Quad. Enjoy carnival favorites; pizza, cotton candy, popcorn & more!Come energized and ready to play. (Student ID/UIN# required for entry) SRC 4pm-7pm
Fan Appreciation Night Kick off the year with excitement and learn what it means to be a true Monarch! Learn about the ODU traditions with tons of fun, great music, and dinner is provided. Monarch Maniacs, come by and pick up your T-Shirts!" S.B. Ballard Stadium 7pm-8:30pm

Sunday, August 24

Event Description Location Time
Bus Trips to Virginia Beach Enjoy a fun trip to the VB Oceanfront! First come, first served. Buses will leave at 10am from 49th St. and Bluestone. VA Beach Oceanfront 9:30am-3pm
Residence Hall Meetings *MANDATORY* Connect with your resident assistant (RA) and other residence hall staff members to learn about community standards, leadership opportunites, and other useful information for First Year Students. Various Residence Halls 4pm
Commuter Meetings *MANDATORY* Not living on campus? Join us for an interactive session that will provide you all the tools you need to be an involved and successful commuting Monarch for First Year Students. Webb Center- North Cafe 4pm

Monday, August 25

R.E.A.C.H Tables

Need Directions? We can help! We are located all around campus!

R.E.A.C.H - Reasourceful Efficient Access to Campus Help

All-Over Campus All-Day

Tuesday, August 26

Event Description Location Time
Happy Hour with a Twist Get Happy for your FIRST Activity Hour with free food, fun, music, and games. Win a FREE t-shirt if you complete an online-assessment prior to the event at http://bit.ly/1o55HJE Quad 12pm-2pm
Women's Equality Day Celebrate the anniversary of women winning the right to vote, get information about registering to vote, getting involved with the Women's Center and enjoy some free treats! Webb Center Front Lobby 12:30pm-1:30pm
IFC Recruitment Kick Off Join the Interfraternity Council for live music, tons of free giveaways, and a chance to meet guys from the 14 Fraternities at ODU. Kaufman Mall 12:30pm-1:30pm
R.E.A.C.H. Tables Need Directions? We can help! We are located all around campus!R.E.A.C.H - Reasourceful Efficient Access to Campus Help All-Over Campus All-Day

Wednesday, August 27

Event Description Location Time
Turn Up Blue

Explore ODU'S dynamic and diverse community, engage locally, elevate your voice to enhance your Monarch experience

Light refreshments provided. For more information, please contact the Office of Intercultural Relations at 757-683-4406 or oir@odu.edu.

OIR- 2114 Webb Center 11:30am-2pm
Transfer Student Welcome Just transfered to ODU? Come enjoy your new campus with free food, cornhole, prizes, and WoW giveaways! Kaufman Mall (Rainsite: Webb Center North Mall) 11:30am-1pm

Thursday, August 28

Event Description Location Time
Fall Involvement Fair Come explore and meet all the student organizations that ODU has to offer. We have more than 320 choices!Join an organization today and also learn about volunteer opportunies! Kaufman Mall 11:30am-2pm
Career Management Center (CMC) Open-House During this Open House, come learn about everything the CMC has to offer! CMC- 2202 Webb Center 1pm-3pm
Swag-a-thon on the Quad Come enjoy the new hot fitness classes- Zumba, U-Jam Fitness, and Monarch Fit! The Quad 5pm-8pm

Friday, August 29

Event Description Location Time
Spirit Friday & College Colors Day Wear your favorite ODU Gear! Blue & Silver or Silver & Blue! Everywhere All-Day
Throw-Back Movie Double-Feature This outdoor movie will feature "Space Jam" & "An Extremely Goofy Movie"

The Quad 8pm
Fall Formal Recruitment (FFR) Fall Formal Recruitment will take place from August 29-September 1. Currently, we have 6 Sororities: Alpha Phi, Alpha Xi Delta, Delta Zeta, Kappa Delta, Pi Beta Phi, Zeta Tau Alpha. Registration is required at: http://bit.ly/ODUPHC Webb Center ------

Saturday, August 30

Event Description Location Time
Football Game vs. Hampton University Students get free tickets! For more information, please visit odusports.com S.B. Ballard Stadium 3:30pm