• Orientation
    & Welcome

    Welcome new Panthers! Your ODU journey begins with Orientation in summer and continues with Welcome Weekend and welcome activities throughout the fall semester.

    Summer Orientation

    Ohio Dominican University offers Orientation for all first year students and their parents/family. Orientation allows both parents and students to taste of life on campus, experience the spirit of excitement and community, and confirm your choice of Ohio Dominican as the best place for a new college student to grow and develop. Read more.

    Panther Welcome Weekend & Move In

    This is when it really beings! All new students - residents and commuters - come to campus for Welcome Weekend. Residents move in and get to know their on-campus community while commuters attend special events just for them. Read more.

    Welcome Week

    The first week of classes includes a variety of fun activities for new and returning students to get into the swing of the a new academic year. Join your fellow Panthers for movies, bingo, bowling, free food, and more. The annual Involvement Fair showcases the many opportunities on campus for you to get involved, have fun and give back. Read more.


    ODUWOW stands for ODU Weeks of Orientation & Welcome. Throughout the fall semester, all new Panthers - resident, commuter and transfer students - will get to know campus and the ODU community better through social, service, and community activities. Read more.