ODU holds first transition day for military students

Posted at 6:38 PM, Aug 24, 2012
and last updated 2012-08-24 18:40:11-04

Old Dominion University held its first transition program for military-affiliated students Friday.

Approximately 25% of ODU students are military affiliated.

Over 50 new students, including active duty, veterans and dependents took part in the "Transition to ODU" program.

Break-out sessions included answering questions about G.I. Bill benefits, addressing campus resources available to military students and resolving last-minute issues with course scheduling and academic credits.

Ellen Neufeldt, Vice President for Student Engagement & Enrollment Services, says the transition program is tailored to the special needs of a student with a military background.

"It's a very different type of programming for someone that served tours of duty abroad and has a whole different life education," explained Neufeldt.

In addition to the military transition day, ODU also welcomed 600 new and returning Army and Navy ROTC students to campus Friday.