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Next Steps: Spring or Summer Entry

Activate Your OHIO ID

To get started, it is essential that you activate your OHIO ID. You need your OHIO ID to access your OHIO email and the housing contract. Your birth date and your personal identification (PID) number (provided in your application acknowledgement letter) are all you need to officially activate your online OHIO access, including email.

Activate your OHIO ID

Learn about your CatMail email account

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

Ohio University requires all students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption. Those with an approved exemption will be required to participate in weekly asymptomatic COVID-19 testing.

All spring semester 2022 new admits and re-enrolling students must be fully vaccinated or have an approved exemption by January 4, 2022. For vaccines that require two doses, both doses must be completed by this date. This requirement applies to new enrollees except OHIO Online and College Credit Plus students who do not access University facilities on any campus in person.

Any student may apply for an exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical reasons or reasons of conscious, including ethical and moral beliefs or sincerely held religious beliefs. There are two ways to satisfy Ohio University's COVID-19 vaccination requirement:

Information about how to upload required documentation, how to get the COVID-19 vaccination, and how to apply for an exemption is available online

If you have questions about this requirement or need assistance, please contact OHIO COVID Operations by email or by phone at 740.566.8445.

More information for summer entry students is coming soon.

Review COVID-19 Testing Pathway Program

Fund Your Education

Ohio University is committed to an affordable college education. Learn more at the links below. File your FAFSA beginning October 1 with a priority date of January 15 for scholarship consideration.

Learn about filing the FAFSA

Financial aid and scholarships

Payment and billing info

Confirm Your Intent to Enroll

For students required to live on campus, submission of the housing contract and deposit confirms your intent to enroll at OHIO. Freshman and transfer students with fewer than four semesters or six quarters in the residence halls after high school graduation are required to live on campus. (See exemptions below.)

For other students, submission of the final transcript confirms your intent to enroll. There is no deadline to accept your Ohio University admission.

Get details on housing

Get details on dining

Confirm your intent

View housing exemption information

Sign Up for Orientation

Bobcat Student Orientation connects you with the people and resources you'll need to transition into OHIO with confidence. Campus orientation includes registering for courses.

Sign Up for Orientation

Prepare to Join OHIO

Now you are ready to complete the rest of the tasks required to ensure a smooth transition to your first day at Ohio University. This includes reviewing the course catalog, enabling your online services, learning about student health services and insurance, and taking online alcohol and sexual assault education courses.

Get details on steps prior to beginning classes