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OHIO Up Close

OHIO Up Close

  • Thank you to all who joined us for OHIO Up Close in 2023! We were thrilled to meet so many incredible future Bobcats and their families. Stay tuned for details about upcoming events in spring 2024! 

    In the meantime, visit our campus visit web page to check out other opportunities to connect with OHIO. From in-person visit programs and daily visits to virtual information sessions, webinars and campus tours, there’s something available for everyone. We can’t wait to connect with you! 

OHIO Up Close is an exclusive campus visit opportunity for admitted high school seniors and their families. Join us on campus to celebrate your admission into the proud OHIO tradition and 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.

We can't wait for you to take the next steps to your forever at OHIO. See you soon!

Register Now!

Your OHIO email address (OHIO and password are required to register for this event. If you have not already activated your OHIO ID and campus email address, you can do so by following the instructions on the admitted student website.

2023 OHIO Up Close Dates

Friday, January 27, 2023
Friday, February 10, 20231
Monday, February 20, 2023
Friday, March 3, 20231
Saturday, March 25, 2023
Friday, April 7, 20231, 2
Saturday, April 22, 2023

1School of Visual Communication portfolio reviews are available for students applying for a visual communication major.
2An optional Overnight Multicultural Student Event is available after OHIO Up Close. Learn more at registration.

OHIO Up Close Agenda

All times are Eastern. Agenda is subject to change.

Optional Early Bird Walking Tour: Bobcat Basics
8:15 a.m.
Start the morning with an abbreviated walking tour of life on campus, including a look at historic College Green.

Welcome Session
9 a.m.
Hear from current students about the OHIO experience and learn important information about your next steps to becoming a Bobcat.

Academic Information Session
10:45 a.m.
Meet with faculty and staff from your academic college.

11:45 a.m.
Explore on-campus dining options or check out a local restaurant Uptown.

Afternoon Sessions
12-4 p.m.
Spend your afternoon getting to know our campus and learning important information about your next steps. Choose from the afternoon sessions to make your OHIO Up Close experience exactly what you want.

Afternoon sessions include:

Campus Walking Tours Residence Hall Viewing Riding Town and Gown Tours
Explore our beautiful and historic campus during a 60-minute walking tour led by a student tour guide. Visit a residence hall room and meet our Housing and Residence Life ambassadors See the athletic fields, Uptown Athens and other off-campus areas from the comfort of a shuttle.
Campus Resource Fair Transferring Your Credit Session Activation Station
Explore all of the opportunities and services available to you at OHIO and meet helpful representatives. Learn how your credit will transfer to OHIO, including AP, IB, College Credit Plus and dual enrollment. Get help confirming your intent to enroll and getting ready to sign up for Bobcat Student Orientation (BSO)!


Lodging and Transportation

Whether you're interested in a hotel near campus or taking advantage of cabins and camping in gorgeous southeast Ohio, the Athens County Convention and Visitors Bureau is the perfect starting point to find your temporary home away from home.

Learn More About Local Accommodations

There are many options for getting to, from, and around Athens, Ohio.

Learn More About Directions and Transportation



Contact Undergraduate Admissions with any questions. Call 740.593.4100, text 740.331.4176 or email

Email Undergraduate Admissions


Other Visit Options

Explore other opportunities to connect with OHIO, including daily campus visits, virtual visit opportunities, academic visit opportunities, videos, online tours and appointments, and more.

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