Q: Where can I learn more about the Math Placement Examination?
A: Information about the Math Placement Examination is available on-line
Q: Where can I learn more about the Chemistry Placement Examination?
A: Information about the Chemistry Placement Examination is available on-line
Q: If we arrive the evening before the program begins, how late may we check-in?
A: Shared rooms are available after 6:00pm for $29 per person per night. Regardless of how late you arrive, you will not be turned away. Check in to one of the Precollege residence halls: James Hall or Sargent Hall.
Q: Do I need to make reservations to stay on-campus?
A: No. Advance reservations are not necessary or accepted, even if you arrive the night before your program.
Q: Are linens provided in the residence halls during Orientation?
A: Yes. towels, sheets, and pillows are provided for you during Orientation if you stay overnight in the residence halls.
Q: Is it possible to change my Orientation reservation date?
A: Yes, simply return to the Orientation website and cancel your previous reservation before changing your date. Please note that the system is based on limited spaces for each day.
Q: Will I be able to see my residence hall room?
A: You will have the opportunity to see a typical room similar to the one assigned to you during the second morning of your Orientation session. Information on which halls are open will be available from student advisors, and at the Student Services Coffee Hour for parents. Three mock rooms, single, double, and triple, will be available for viewing in Sargent Hall on the second morning from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. You may also visit www.ohiou.edu/housing regarding residence-hall room floor plans and a list of furnishings.
Q: Will representatives be available from local banks so that we may set up accounts?
A: Yes, at Baker University Center.
Q: Are there disability services available at Orientation?
A: Any student or parent with a physical disability who may need assistance during Precollege should make arrangements with the Office of Institutional Equity, 593-2620, prior to Precollege. Individuals with limited mobility whom wish to stay on campus and require special housing accommodations during Orientation should call the Conference Services office, 566-9700, prior to attending Orientation.
Q: What kind of social activities will be provided during the evening of the first day? Do I have to attend?
A: At Baker Student Center, you can enjoy a cold beverage on the veranda of the Front Room Coffeehouse or try Karaoke on the stage of the Front Room. In the Rec Room, billiards, and foosball are available free of charge. We'd encourage you to take this opportunitiy to relax and meet some other students and parents, but your participation is optional.
Q: What should I do if I have taken AP exams?
A: Have your AP scores sent directly to Ohio University. The Office of Admissions only accepts scores submitted by the CollegeBoard and receives these scores electronically in early July and any credit you are eligible for is loaded to your university record before Orientation. We recommend that you bring a copy of your AP scores to Athens when you come for Orientation in the unlikely event the credit is not yet reflected on your record here.
Q: What should I do if I've taken courses at another university?
A: Have an official transcript sent directly to the Office of Admissions, Chubb Hall 120, Athens, OH 45701 as soon as possible. Transcripts received after June 15 may not be fully evaluated before summer Orientation since, in many instances, course content must be reviewed by appropriate college offices before the course appears on your final Ohio University record. We would suggest that you bring an unofficial copy of your most current transcript with you to Orientation to be used as a discussion point in the event that your transcript has not yet been fully processed. If you would like to check if your transcript has been received, please call the Office of Admissions at 740.593.4100.
Q: If I have questions, whom should I call?
A: The Student Orientation office is open between the hours of 8 a.m and 5 p.m. Please call 740.593.1951 or e-mail questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: Where can I get my health care questions answered?
A: For information about health resources for incoming students, click here for Campus Care.