Lancaster – New students are learning all the ins and outs of being a college student at Ohio University Lancaster | Pickerington. About 90 students attended an orientation session earlier this week at the Lancaster Campus. Several orientation sessions were held earlier in the summer at both the Lancaster Campus and Pickerington Center.
"We go over the process for enrolling. We also have students take placement tests, go in for an advising session and register for classes," said Enrollment Manager Pat Fox."We show students how to apply for financial aid. They also learn about opening their e-mail, the student organizations that are available, day care, library services and disability services."
The orientation lasts about three hours. It's a chance for students to get all their questions answered before classes start on August 26.
'The orientation is really important for new students because it helps them learn what they need to do to become a successful student," said Fox. "No matter how old you are, it's important that new students come to an orientation session to learn the ropes at Ohio University Lancaster."
One more orientation session is scheduled in Lancaster. It's being held on August 7 at 6 p.m. Applications for fall semester are still being accepted. So, there's still time to apply at Ohio University Lancaster and attend orientation.
"We are an open enrollment campus," said Enrollment Manager Pat Fox. "What that means is that we have no application deadline and accept any applicant who has completed high school or received their GED."
Ohio University Lancaster is also a more affordable option. Since it is a commuter campus, there are no room and board costs. It is also very affordable to take classes. Tuition for one year is around $5,000. To learn about enrolling for classes and attending orientation at the Ohio University Lancaster Campus or Pickerington Center, call the Student Services Office at 740-654-6711 extension 215.