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OHIO Up Close

This event has passed. Check back next year for 2017-2018 program dates or visit www.ohio.edu/admissions/visit for current visit offerings. 

OHIO Up Close is an open house designed for admitted first-year students. This one-day event is the perfect opportunity for you and your family to get the essentials about life on the Athens campus, including academics, residence life, and campus organizations. The program includes special tour options, an academic session, resource fair, and a Q&A panel.

See what's in store for you at OHIO Up Close :

8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. - Check-in
8:30 a.m. - Optional Campus Tour
9:30 a.m. - Welcome and What's Next
10:45 a.m. - Academic Information Sessions
11:45 a.m. - Lunch
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Residence Halls Open for Viewing
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Campus Resource Fair
1:30 p.m. - Optional Campus Tour
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Life at OHIO: Parent and Student Q&A Sessions
3:30 p.m. - Optional Campus Tour
4:30 p.m. - Program Adjourns

Additional afternoon options include:

  • Make it official! Submit your housing contract or commuter exemption
  • Join the Riding Town & Gown shuttle tour of campus, athletic fields, Uptown Athens, and The Ridges
  • Meet with Undergraduate Admissions, Financial Aid, and Learning Communities to get your questions answered
  • Take the language placement test
  • Explore your new home away from home. See campus and Athens on your own

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 at 740.593.4100 or admissions@ohio.edu with any questions or if you need accessibility accommodations during your visit.

Not able to attend OHIO Up Close?

Be sure to visit campus through one of our many other visit program options.

View other campus visit options