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Experience OHIO for Yourself


OHIO Up Close

OHIO Up Close is an exclusive campus visit opportunity for admitted high school seniors and their families. This spring, learn everything you need to know about your next steps to becoming a forever Bobcat. Connect with your academic department, check out a residence hall and tour campus, get important information about housing and financial aid, and hear from a diverse panel of current students who will give you the inside scoop on everything you've wanted to know about the OHIO experience.

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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 is now offering multiple in-person campus visit options for freshman and transfer students. To keep you and our Bobcat community safe, registration is required for campus visits, and all visitors are required to follow OHIO's COVID-19 safety protocols, which include masks/face coverings and social distancing indoors.

If you're not able to visit in person, we are also offering many virtual visit opportunities, and virtual tours.

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Plan A Visit

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.

Meet Our Tour Guides

Tour guides at Gordy Hall

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! 

Discover Virtual Visit Opportunities

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


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