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OHIO Up Close

OHIO Up Close

Thank you to all who participated in OHIO Up Close 2022 events! We were thrilled to meet so many incredible future Bobcats and their families. Stay tuned for details about next year's events!

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. And 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.

Attendees will have a chance to win door prizes, including scholarships and OHIO swag! We can't wait for you to take the next steps to your forever at OHIO. See you soon!

All visitors are required to follow OHIO's COVID-19 safety protocols. Masks are no longer required in non-classroom spaces, but anyone is welcome to wear a mask to protect themselves and others. 

2022 OHIO Up Close Dates

Saturday, January 29, 20221
Monday, February 14, 2022
Friday, March 4, 20221
Saturday, March 19, 20221, 2
Monday, March 28, 2022
Friday, April 8, 20221
Wednesday, April 20, 2022

1School of Visual Communication portfolio reviews are available for students applying for a visual communication major.

2Featuring a Multicultural Experience track for students interested in learning about the multicultural student experience at OHIO. Plus, join us after OHIO Up Close for a multicultural student reception and variety show!

OHIO Up Close Agenda

All times are Eastern. Agenda is subject to change.

Welcome Session
9:30 a.m.
Learn about life at OHIO, our diverse community and important 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.


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




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



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