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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
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All I hear is about the week of welcome, I want to know more!!
WOW stands for Week of Welcome. This week is designed to welcome all students back to campus and to get the year started with some fun. Please check out the WOW website here.
How do I volunteer at the Center for Service & Civic Engagement?
The Center for Service & Civic Engagement provides students with the opportunity to enhance their educational experience beyond the boundaries of the classroom by engaging in meaningful service to the campus and local and global communities.(Read More)
Is fraternity and sorority life for me?
Each chapter at ODU is unique and offers an amazing experience of brotherhood and sisterhood that is unmatched by any other student organization. ODU fraternity and sorority members strive for high academic excellence and provide scholastic assistance to their members through tutoring, academic coaching, scholarships and awards.(Read More)
I want to know more about Spirit, Pride and Traditions
Attending Homecoming and athletic events and joining the Monarch Maniacs (our very own spirit group) are just a few ways you can show your support. And every Friday is Spirit Friday, so be sure to wear your silver and blue!(Read More)
I already have a Co-Curricular Transcript Account - How do I join a student organization?
- Login to the site.
- Be sure to review your unofficial transcript first to see what activities are already listed on your Co-Curricular Transcript.
- Select the Student Organization link. Note: If you are part of a student organization already, it will list it in the Student Organization box.
- Click the Join a Student Organization link.
- Select the Student Organization you want to join. Read the FERPA Statement and Hazing Policy and click the check box if you are willing to have your grades released to your student organization (this is optional).
- Then click Join Organization. You will be automatically added to the organization's roster as a general member. If that is accurate, you can logout or use any of the other transcript options. If not, proceed to number 7.
- Click on the update your membership status link. Then click the appropriate officer position, as well as all statuses that apply (i.e. spokesperson, etc.). Remember, all student organizations must have at least one spokesperson on their roster.
- Click Update. At this point, you have completed the process for this organization. If you are a member of other organizations, you can add yourself to those organizations by repeating steps 4 through 8.(Read More)
Tell me about the schedule of events at the week of welcome
All the information about the schedule of events at the week of welcome can be found here.
What is OSAL?
The Office of Student Activities and Leadership (OSAL) is here to help you thrive and succeed in your college life. We accomplish this by providing multiple resources, information, opportunities for campus involvement, training and advisement, and educational and social programming.
Who can participate in OSAL?
We want each student to get involved on campus. Getting involved is a great way to meet people, enhance your leadership skills, find your niche, and make a difference.
Where is OSAL located?
OSAL or Office of Student Activities and Leadership is located at Old Dominion University, 1071 Webb University Center, Norfolk, VA 23529 or you can also contact us by phone at (757) 683-3446. (More details)
What kind of leadership opportunities do we provide for the students?
The Office of Student Activities and Leadership provides a variety of leadership opportunities for students. These include programs, retreats, services and publications to assist students and organizations in the exploration and refinement of their leadership abilities and preparation to become active citizens in the community. (Read More)
What is Event Management and Scheduling?
Event Management assists the University community in planning and organizing events using Webb University Center facilities. Customers are informed of their responsibilities to ensure the events run safely and that University policies are followed.
What is the Campus Information Center?
The campus information center is located at Old Dominion University, 1104 Webb University Center, Norfolk, VA 23529 and can also be contacted through phone (757) 683-5914. For operatin hours and more details click here.
What is co-curricular transcript?
The Office of Student Activities & Leadership has created a Co-Curricular Transcript program in conjunction with the Student Organization Rosters to help you keep track of your co-curricular activities while attending Old Dominion University. (Read More)
What is PAW?
PAW stands for Programs All Weekend and is sponsored by the offices in the Division of Student Affairs. It consists of cultural, social, educational, athletic, and just for fun events that occur on campus from Thursday through Sunday.(Read More)
What student organizations do you have at ODU?
There are over 250 student organizations that you can join! The directory of all registered student organizations is listed here.
When is Homecoming?
ODU Homecoming happens every fall and events include a parade, Game, pep Rally, Concert, and more! For the dates and schedule of events for the upcoming Homecoming, click here.
When is family Weekend?
Family Weekend is a special opportunity for you and your family to become better acquainted with the Old Dominion University campus and all it has to offer.
What are the Fraternities and Sororities on ODU’s campus?
Since 1966, fraternities and sororities have been a part of tradition and campus life at ODU. Read more about Fraternity and Sorority Life here. The list of all fraternities and sororities are listed here.