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Student Transition & Family Programs

Monarch Spirit

We are committed to providing programs specifically designed to increase student awareness of the academic and social support available to them at ODU. We work to help students become more actively engaged in the learning process and to provide opportunities for first- and second-year students to connect, collaborate, and grow with their peers.

We proudly share the learning outcomes for our Freshman Preview and Transfer/Midyear Preview.


Preview Counselors

Preview is ODU's on-campus orientation program. The events include educational planning, course selection and registration, student and parent interaction, and an overview of resources and campus life.

Parents & Family

Students and Family

ODU is a forward-thinking institution, combining innovative teaching and nationally recognized faculty with a multicultural campus to create a university community that is both challenging and supportive.

Sophomore Success

MBA Students in Class

The Sophomore Success Program is dedicated to assisting students through the transition from the freshman to sophomore years by supporting academic success, promoting major and career exploration, and encouraging campus and community connectedness through specific programming and events.