Prepare to Join OHIO
Learn About Student Expectations
Whether you are living in a residence hall or commuting from home, once at Ohio University’s Athens campus, you will be a citizen of both the University and Athens communities, and you will be expected to live up to the responsibilities associated with both.
Learn About Student Health Services
Students who are enrolled at Ohio University have access to physical and mental health services at Campus Care.
The WellBeing plan is an optional enhancement to student health care. It works with your medical insurance to reduce the costs of health services as well as expanding student health care options on campus.
Ohio University requires all students enrolled at the Athens campus to maintain an active health insurance policy. The University offers a policy for students who do not have an active health insurance policy.
Learn about student health insurance
Counseling and Psychological Services provides mental health and adjustment services to students and also consultation to parents of students.
Counseling and Psychological Services
Enable Your OHIO Online Services
Once you are eligible to register for classes, you can enable free online services through the Office of Information Technology, including Office 365, virus protection, file sharing and more. You can also learn about specific hardware requirements for your major.
Take Online Alcohol and Sexual Assault Harm-Reduction Courses
Required online courses educate students about alcohol use, sexual respect, and bystander intervention skills. They are mandatory for all first-year students at Ohio University. Allow several hours to complete the courses.
Make Campus Arrival Plans
Getting to Athens is easy, but you should plan ahead for driving, using public transit, or taking a shuttle service. Multiple transportation options are also available once you are on campus.