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** Resources for New & Returning International Students**

**Travel Advisory- Entering the United States**

The University will be closed for winter break from Friday, December 23, 2022 through Monday, January 2, 2022. Normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST) will resume Tuesday, January 3, 2023.




Check in begins January 3, 2022 through January 18, 2022 from 10:00am to 12:00pm. Not all events are applicable, dates may be subject to change, visit odu.edu/visa, Welcome to ODU Events, Undergraduate Schedule of Events, & Graduate Schedule of Events for additional schedule details.


January 3 International Student Orientation- Self Paced Online
January 3 SPEAK Test
January 4 Welcome Reception for Graduate & International Students
January 6 Undergraduate Freshman Monarch Orientation
January 6-7 Graduate Teaching Assistantship Institute (GTAI)
January 7 Undergraduate Transfer Monarch Orientation
January 8 Spring Classes Begin
January 10 ELC Session Begins
January 17 Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday, no classes
January 18 Last day to register for classes
March 7-12 Spring Holiday, no classes
April 25 Spring Classes end
April 26 Reading Day
April 27 - May 4 Final Exams

Main check in begins Monday, August 8, 2022 through Tuesday, September 6, 2022 from 9:00am to 12:00pm. Not all events are applicable, dates may be subject to change, visit VISA office and Academic Calendar for additional information.

August New Graduate & International Student Orientation
August various SPEAK Test
August 22 TOEFL Test
August 23 Undergraduate Transfer Monarch Orientation
August 25-26 Graduate Teaching Assistantship Institute (GTAI)
August 25 Undergraduate Freshman Monarch Orientation
August 27 Fall classes begin (most students begin Monday, August 29)
August 29 English Language Center classes begin
September 5 Labor Day Holiday- University closed, no classes
September 6 Last day to register for classes
November 23 - 27 Thanksgiving Holiday- University closed, no classes
December 9 Fall classes end
December 10 - 16 Final exams