Rufus takes pictures with students at the 2013 Campus Involvement Fair. This year’s Campus Involvement Fair is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, on the College Green and will feature 350 student organizations.
Photographer: Chris Franz
Aug 14, 2014
From staff reports
As Ohio University students prepare to either begin their OHIO experience or continue it, University employees are gearing up for a full schedule of activities designed to welcome new and returning Bobcats to the Athens Campus and prepare them for fall semester.
OHIO’s Go Green Week kicks off Monday, Aug. 18, and continues through Sunday, Aug. 24. A variety of activities – from welcoming and orientation programs to social events – will be offered.
“Go Green Week is an opportunity to welcome new and returning Bobcats,” said Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Jenny Hall-Jones. “Students will enjoy a variety of programs and activities designed to help them get informed, get settled in, meet other students, meet faculty, and have some fun along the way! Most importantly, Go Green Week connects Bobcats to their home away from home.”
Schedule of Go Green Week events
Monday, Aug. 18
New Faculty Welcome – 8:30 a.m. to 3:40 p.m., Walter Hall Rotunda, co-sponsored by the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost and the Center for Teaching and Learning. For more information, visit http://www.ohio.edu/ctl/.
Tuesday, Aug. 19
New Teaching Assistant Orientation – 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Baker University Center Ballroom, sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning. For more information, visit http://www.ohio.edu/ctl/.
International Teaching Assistant Orientation – 3 to 5 p.m., Baker University Center Ballroom, sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning. For more information, visit http://www.ohio.edu/ctl/.
Wednesday, Aug. 20
Office for Multicultural Student Access and Retention (OMSAR) LINKS Pre-Matriculation Registration and Welcome – registration, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., welcome, 1:30 to 3 p.m., Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium.
Orientation for International Undergraduate and OPIE Students – 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., Baker University Center Theatre, followed by a Resource Fair from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Baker University Center Ballroom A, sponsored by International Student and Faculty Services. For more information, visit http://www.ohio.edu/isfs/arrival/orientation.htm.
Thursday, Aug. 21
Graduate Student Orientation – 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., beginning in the Baker University Center Ballroom, hosted by the Graduate College. For more information, visit http://www.ohio.edu/graduate/newadmit/orientation.cfm.
Transfer Student Orientation – Registration begins at 8 a.m. on the second floor of Baker University Center. For more information and a schedule of events, visit http://www.ohio.edu/orientation/transfer-student.cfm. This event is only for transfer students who did not attend orientation earlier in the summer.
Moonlight Movies (“Pitch Perfect” and “Step Brothers”) – 9 p.m., South Beach on South Green and West Green lawn, free and open to all students, co-sponsored by the Campus Involvement Center and University Libraries.
Friday, Aug. 22
New Student Orientation – Registration begins at 8 a.m. on the second floor of Baker University Center. For more information and a schedule of events, visit http://www.ohio.edu/orientation/first-year-student.cfm. This event is only for first-year students who did not attend orientation earlier in the summer.
Residence Hall Welcomes – 7 p.m. Information will be posted at all residence halls. Attendance is mandatory for first-year students living on the Athens Campus.
Laugh, Listen and Play – Residential Housing is excited to host the following free events the night of Aug. 22:
Saturday, Aug. 23
College Welcomes – 1 to 3 p.m. See sidebar for locations.
Welcome Picnic for International Students – 4 to 6 p.m., Southside Park at Richland Avenue and Dairy Lane, games and food to be provided, attendees are asked to bring a dessert, sponsored by International Student and Faculty Services. For more information, visit http://www.ohio.edu/isfs/arrival/orientation.htm.
Party at Ping – beginning at 8 p.m., Charles J. Ping Student Recreation Center, free and open to all students, co-sponsored by the Campus Involvement Center and the Department of Campus Recreation. This event will include wagon rides, inflatables, a DJ, food, a photo booth, lawn games, an open stage, opportunities to explore the Ping Center and try your hand at Outdoor Pursuits’ climbing wall, and rappelling inside the Ping Center.
Sunday, Aug. 24
Go Green Week will culminate with Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis officially welcoming the Class of 2018 into the Bobcat community at the President’s Convocation for First-Year Students.
Scheduled for 2:30 p.m. at the Convocation Center, this event marks the official start of incoming Bobcats’ academic experience at OHIO. Attendance is mandatory for first-year students.
Resident assistants will lead first-year students to the Convocation Center for the ceremony. Students attending the event are asked not to bring backpacks or other large bags, which, if taken, will be searched.
In addition to hearing from the University’s president, the ceremony will include welcoming messages from Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit, Vice President for Student Affairs Ryan Lombardi and Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Jenny Hall-Jones. Faculty and staff are welcome and encouraged to attend to share in this milestone for the newest members of the Bobcat Family.
Immediately following the convocation, President McDavis and the Marching 110 will lead first-year students in a spirited procession up Richland Avenue and through College Gate, officially inducting the Class of 2018 into the University community.
Once through the College Gate, students are encouraged to participate in the Campus Involvement Fair, which will be set up on College Green. Designed to introduce students to the numerous opportunities to get involved with the OHIO community, 350 of the more than 550 student organizations on the Athens Campus will be represented at the Campus Involvement Fair. This event will be canceled in the event of rain.
For more information on these events as well as additional Go Green Week information, check out the University’s Arrival Guide at http://www.ohio.edu/arrivalguide/. Ohio University’s official Twitter account (@ohiou) will also share information using #GoGreen14. Updates regarding Go Green Week will also be available on Compass, the University’s official news source, at http://www.ohio.edu/compass/.
Each OHIO college will hold a welcome program beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23, at various locations on the Athens Campus. The locations for those programs are:
Center for International Studies
Yamada International House 009
College of Arts and Sciences
African American Studies: Bentley 120
Anthropology: Bentley Annex 102
Biological Sciences: Walter Hall 135
Chemistry: Clippinger 194
Classics and World Religions: Ellis 213B
Economics: Bentley Annex 302
English: Ellis 024
Environmental and Plant Biology: Porter 417
Geography: Clippinger 119
Geological Sciences: Clippinger 205
History: Bentley 129
Linguistics: Gordy 311
Mathematics: Morton 322
Modern Languages: Gordy 113
Philosophy: Ellis 215
Physics and Astronomy: Clippinger 259
Political Science: Bentley 132
Psychology: Walter Hall 235
Sociology: Bentley 124
Women and Gender Studies: 31 S. Court St., Room 102
Arts and Sciences Undecided: Bentley 227
College of Business
Nelson Dining Hall
College of Fine Arts
Wimmer Theater (Dance) on first floor of Putnam Hall
College of Health Sciences and Professions
Honors Tutorial College
Baker University Center 240/242 (Multipurpose Room)
Patton College of Education
Morton Hall 201
Russ College of Engineering and Technology
Academic and Research Center (ARC)
Scripps College of Communication
Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium
Baker University Center Ballroom
Promoting and publicizing events at Ohio University is just a click away at www.ohio.edu/calendar. Anyone with an active OHIO ID can do it at any time and the person who creates an event entry on the Calendar of University Events (CUE) can edit or delete it at any time. The CUE is a useful tool for both University departments and officially registered student organizations.
The events posted to the CUE are eligible to be promoted from the CUE’s Twitter account, @OHIO_CUE. Events posted to the CUE will also be eligible to be featured on the redesigned ohio.edu Front Door that will be launched in the coming weeks, as well as other OHIO social media and communication outlets.
See this PDF for step-by-step instructions on posting to the CUE.