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Military Transition to ODU Program (MTOP)

The Military Connection Center (MCC) hosts a number of programs and events to assist military-affiliated students navigate their college career path. MTOP is an orientation program hosted at the beginning of both the fall and spring semesters. It's designed to provide students with information regarding military benefits, academic support, and other campus resources. This program is offered both in-person and virtually. Check our events calendar for the next scheduled orientation date.


MTOP Topics Covered:

Paying for College

  • G.I. Bill
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Tuition Deadlines
  • Financial Aid
  • Federal Work Study

Academic Support

  • Transfer Credit Evaluations
  • Academic Advising
  • Degree Plans
  • Regional Higher Education Centers

Campus Resources

  • Peer Sponsors
  • Student Organizations
  • Career Development
  • Tutoring & Counseling Services
  • Educational Accessibility



Grad Cord Social

The Grad Cord Social celebrates graduating service members, veterans, reservists, ROTC cadets and national guards members. Graduates receive a red, white, and blue graduation cord to wear for commencement. The social is held at the end of the fall and spring semesters.




Resume Ready Workshop

Bring your laptop and we will work with you to get your resume in order. Listen to a brief presentation and then work hands-on to practice so that you will walk away from the session with something concrete that you can use.

Grab & Go

Celebrate the end of another semester with the MCC. We provide lunch to military-affiliated students. Connect, and grab food as you celebrate the end of the semester. Food is distributed in Lot 19 and outside of 1106 Monarch Hall.

Family Fun Day

This event is hosted at the beginning of the Fall semester. Friday is meant for family! Bring the kids, your partner, something to sit on, or just yourself to unplug and connect with the ODU community with food, games, and more.





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