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Top 11 Resources for Success at ODU


Campus Technology

It's important to be synced up and connected to the ODU online resources. Here are some go-to links to help you get started.



College Lingo

Are you wondering what certain terms like BAL, Activity Hour, PAW and others mean? Here are some helpful hints to learn typical ODU jargon.



Communicating with Professors

Effective communication with your professors is important to a successful college career. Make sure to review some of our suggestions here before emailing your professor.



Final Exam Prep

The end of the semester approaches faster than you think. To help you finish strong, here are some tips to successfully prepare for your final exams.



Healthy Social Media

How often do you unplug? Are you constantly waiting for that notification update? Let's think about healthy social media practices so you feel connected but not consumed by it.



Navigating Registration

Find step by step instructions to using ODU's student registration system, Banner XE. Learn how to simplify your registration process from start to finish.



Prepping for Your First Week

Starting college is usually exciting and a little overwhelming. Here are some tips to help you jump right into your first semester at ODU.



Study Skills

Studying is a necessity to achieve academic success. Use these tools to help organize your notes and study more efficiently.



Time Management

Balancing commitments is a key to college success. Check out these resources to help you maximize your efficiency at ODU.



Financial Literacy

Finances are a stressor for most of us. Here are some resources to get your questions answered and help make sure the financial side of things is squared away.



Major/Career Planning

Don't forget to think about the big picture! Where do YOU want to go after ODU?



Academic Student Success

ODU is committed to the academic excellence of all students and provides a variety of resources to support student success. Learn More




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