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OHIO Discovery Day

Deciding where to attend college is a life-changing decision, and we are here to help! OHIO Discovery Day is an open house designed for prospective first-year students. This one-day event is the perfect opportunity for you and your family to get a first look at the classic Athens campus, including academics, residence life and campus organizations. The program includes a campus tour, an academic session and a resource fair.

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Special Visit Programs

There are so many ways to get a sneak peek into the life at Ohio University! If you're a prospective first-year student, transfer student or high-achieving high school senior, there's a visit program for you. We also have the OHIO Overview program, which provides an opportunity for us to come to or near your hometown so you can learn all about how you can become a Bobcat.

Special Visit Programs

Aerial view of buildings on the Athens Campus
High school students go on campus tour

Daily Campus Visits

OHIO offers in-person campus visits for freshman and transfer students. To keep you and our Bobcat community safe, registration is required, and all visitors must follow OHIO's COVID-19 safety protocols. If you're not able to visit in person, we are also offering many virtual visit opportunities.

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Tour Guides

Ohio University's tour guides are eager to share their experiences and love for the beautiful Athens Campus with prospective students. Tour guides are scholars, athletes and leaders who are passionate about OHIO. Visit campus to meet them and learn why! 

Every campus visit includes a walking tour where you can hear from current student tour guides as they share key campus information and their personal perspectives on their Forever OHIO experience.

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Tour Guides at OHIO Up Close

Virtual Visit Opportunities

So many ways to connect with Ohio University online! Join us for a virtual event for prospective students, an online information session, a virtual appointment with an admissions advisor or financial aid expert, a virtual tour with a current student as your guide, an online chat with a current Bobcat and so much more. It's your choice! 

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Please request application information regarding admission as a student using the form below.


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Take a virtual tour of Ohio University to learn more about our campus, residences, athletic facilities, and more.

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