The Old Dominion University email system is the official electronic mail system for receiving course-related communications, policies, announcements and other information. In addition, the University email user ID and password are necessary for authentication and access to numerous electronic resources (on-line courses, faculty web pages, Blackboard, FSCS, etc.).
Spam mail can clog your email account and obscure legitimate communications. This can be controlled by using Spam Trap. Remember, by applying for a student email account, students agree to abide by policies regarding University computing resources
Activating the Email Account
Students must first activate their MIDAS account at midas.odu.edu; the email account is activated as part of this process.
Accessing the Email Account
To access email, students can visit http://monarchs.odu.edu/ or http://my.odu.edu. Or you can go to any of Google's service pages (Gmail, Drive, Docs, etc.), enter in your firstname.lastname@example.org address, but leave the password blank, then click sign in, and you will be automatically redirected to ODU's login page. Then log in with your MIDAS ID & password.