Summer Semester Orientation


Preparing for Bobcat Student Orientation
Summer Semester

This page will help you decide if you are eligible to register for orientation, how to register for orientation, and what you can expect to learn at orientation. Additional information about parking is described below. Please visit our FAQ page for additional questions or concerns and please call us at 740.593.1951 if you cannot find the information you need.

Summer Semester Orientation Registration Schedule

Please review the Orientation information and registration schedule for first-year students and transfer students, and contact us with any questions.

Summer Orientation Information Sheet 2147Summer Semester Schedule 2147


Fees include the Orientation program fee and lunch.

Summer Semester Fee

Summer Semester Guest Fee

Orientation Registration

Who Can Attend Orientation?
  • First-year undergraduate students who have been admitted to the Athens campus and have completed their housing contract and deposit for summer semester will be eligible to register for orientation.
  • Transfer undergraduate students who have been admitted to the Athens campus for summer semester will be eligible to register for orientation.

Students eligible to attend orientation must register to attend through their my.ohio portal ( Students must register to attend orientation. This ensures individual advising access to all students.

How to Register for Orientation

Registration is online, as we are unable to make reservations by phone.  Here are the steps to register:

  • Go to your My OHIO account.
  • Click on the tab labeled “My Applications” and look for the box called Bobcat Student Orientation. 
  • From there, access the online reservation system for Bobcat Student Orientation.
  • Enter your parent/guest information.
  • Print a copy of the confirmation letter and bring it with you to Orientation.

Shortly after you complete your reservation a confirmation letter and parking permit will be mailed to you.  Please be sure to share this information with family who will be attending orientation with you.

Students Who Cannot Attend the Dates Available in the Registration System

Students who cannot attend the scheduled orientation, should call the Orientation Programs Office at 750.593.1951.

At Orientation

At orientation, students will learn about academic requirements for their programs, life at Ohio University, as well as meet other new students. Orientation begins at 8 a.m.  and ends around 5 p.m.

While at orientation, students may park on-campus. Please remember your parking permit when you come to campus! For more information about parking, visit our Parking page.