Fall 2015 Freshman Path: Welcome
You have potential as a scholar and leader. Your admission to Ohio University is a strong indication of that potential. It also represents an important invitation for you to join a tradition more than 200 years strong—a tradition that is defined by excellence and opportunity.
Follow these steps to accept our invitation to become your best self at Ohio University. The steps on the left are presented in the order we think will be most helpful to you, but in some cases you can create your own path.
Your Path to OHIO calendar on the right side of each page can keep you on track. It is important that you pay close attention to the calendar, milestone dates, and deadlines for each section as you make your college decision and navigate the process of making Ohio University your college home.
We hope that you will choose Ohio University, and we look forward to seeing how you will make a difference in the OHIO tradition.
Look for learning community (LC) information in the mail
Orientation invitations mailed to students
Financial aid award letters mailed
Register to attend Bobcat Student Orientation
Beginning April 6
Review the 2015-2016 academic calendar
Contact Student Accessibility Services if you need accommodations for a disability
Determine math placement level (take placement test to improve level, if needed)
May 1- June 1
Housing deposit deadline to reserve place in freshman fall 2015 class
June 1 - extended!
Room selection begins (students will receive a scheduled date/time)
Enable your OHIO online services
Check To-Do List online in student portal and complete all financial aid requirements
Review the Undergraduate Catalog 2015-2016
Review the Student Code of Conduct prior to attending orientation
Honors Tutorial College students attend HTC Orientation
Week of May 18
Attend Bobcat Student Orientation
Attend learning community information session at orientation
Registration for remaining spaces in learning communities available during orientation
First-year room-change process begins
Request final transcript(s) be sent
View student financial account online
Enrollment for monthly payment plan available
Purchase Bobcat Cash for use at on-campus laundry venues, coffee shops, and bookstore
Alcohol and sexual assault education available online
View online arrival guide for students
Check in at International Student and Faculty Services (Baker Center)
By August 17
Take TOEFL test if required in your admission letter
Move-in during times scheduled according to last name
Fall semester account balance due
Complete Health History Form
Start fall semester classes