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Take a closer look at Bobcat Student Orientation

Next session is Aug. 24

Bobcat Student Orientation 2012 for first-year students and transfer students took place from July 12 through Aug. 3 on the Ohio University Athens campus.

Nearly 3,600 first-year students, 300 transfer students and their family members participated in the annual event.

The two-day sessions allow the students to meet with faculty, staff and students before they arrive for the start of fall semester in late August. The sessions also allow incoming students to register for classes, identify opportunities for campus involvement, meet with an academic adviser, visit the residence halls and receive their University student identification card.

Family members are able to tour the campus and meet with representatives from various offices, including Financial Aid, Campus Care, Campus Safety, Residential Housing and Career Services.

The final BSO will be held Aug. 24. The one-day session is targeted for students who were not able to make the first round of sessions. For more information about BSO, click here.

BSO dancer

Student dances for the crowd during one of the Baker Nights during Bobcat Student Orientation. Photo by Elizabeth Held.

BSO tour guide

BSO tour guide addresses the students. Photo by Elizabeth Held.

BSO Baker

A view from the top of students and parents during BSO morning check-in. Photo by Ben Siegel.

BSO Scripps

Scripps College of Communication students share a laugh during an academic session. Photo by Elizabeth Held.

BSO Rufus

First-year students pose with Rufus the Bobcat during BSO. Photo by Ben Siegel.

BSO financial aid

Students and parents visit with Financial Aid officers in the Baker University Center. Photo by Elizabeth Held.

BSO girls laugh

First-year students having a a good time during BSO. Photo by Elizabeth Held.

BSO Scripps

Incoming Scripps College of Communication student listens closely to a presentation during an academic session. Photo by Elizabeth Held.

BSO Memaud

Parents and students file into Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium for BSO Welcome session. Photo by Elizabeth Held.

BSO girls leave

Two incoming students are all smiles after leaving a Welcome session. Photo by Elizabeth Held.