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To-Do Checklist

Confirm your offer

  1. Login to the Application Portal
  2. Select the active Application
  3. Click the View Decision link
  4. Click the Reply to Offer button and follow steps to enroll.

Locate your University Identification Number (UIN)

Your UIN (Student ID) is located on your offer of admission. This important ID number will enable various ODU departments (ex. Office of Student Financial Aid) to serve you more efficiently in the event you have any questions or concerns about your student record.

Create your MIDAS Account

MIDAS (Monarch Identification and Authorization System) is ODU's log-in and password management system. Use your MIDAS ID and password to log into most University applications and services, such as email, Blackboard, myODU, Leo Online, Banner and many other important resources. A video tutorial on how to create your MIDAS account can be found here.

  1. Visit midas.odu.edu and click Need an Account
  2. Enter your University Identification Number (UIN), located on your decision letter. Follow the rest of the prompts and click Submit
  3. Complete the remaining account creation steps. Once your MIDAS has been created, it is extremely important to write it down and keep it in a safe place. You'll need it for almost everything in the confirmation process and as a student.

Access the Admitted Student Checklist

Your personal checklist enables quick and easy completion of steps to ensure a smooth transition to ODU. The housing application, Monarch Orientation (campus orientation) registration, and more are included. A video tutorial on how to access and utilize your Admitted Student Checklist can be found here.

  1. Open the webpage my.odu.edu
  2. Login using your newly created MIDAS account (top left of page)
  3. Locate and view your checklist (top left of page under Login)
  4. Review and complete all applicable items

Submit your FAFSA

In order to be considered for need-based federal financial aid and scholarships, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Old Dominion University's FAFSA code is 003728.

To have a financial aid package developed, you must have a FAFSA application on file. Student financial aid packages will become available beginning mid-March. A video tutorial on how to accept your financial aid package, once awarded, is available here.



Freshman Summer Experience

Student Orientation

Monarch Orientation is a full day 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.


Monarch Families

Monarch Families

Old Dominion University's (ODU) strong tradition of educational quality and leadership, outstanding faculty, and talented student body combine to create a university community that is both challenging and supportive.

ODU strives to promote student success, learning, and development through family member involvement within the University. ODU's Student Transition and Family Programs office connects families to families, faculty members, and administrators to encourage active engagement and support throughout the student's tenure at ODU and beyond.


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Visit Campus

There is no better way to start exploring your new home away from home than with a campus visit. We offer in-person tours Monday - Friday and occasional weekends all year long. Can't make it to campus? Start exploring Monarch Nation through our virtual engagement landing page.