Arrival Guide

Arrival information for the fall 2016 semester is currently being updated, please check back soon.

Welcome to Ohio University -- we are looking forward to your arrival to campus!  The beginning of a new academic term is an exciting time for the entire campus community.  We appreciate the many contributions that you will make to our university through your academic and co-curricular pursuits.

You may find our Ohio University's A to Z Guide helpful as the go-to document for all items related to move-in.  This quick guide provides phone numbers and office information pertinent to OHIO during our Go Green Week.  It is laid out in alphabetical order for your convenience, and we hope that the A to Z Guide will help make move-in a smooth event for you and your families. 

We have also designed this Arrival Guide website to help you successfully navigate your transition to Athens and Ohio University.  Answers to the most commonly asked questions can be found on these pages.  Should you have questions that are not answered here, please feel free to contact our office at 740-593-1800.

Safe travels and let me be the first to welcome you to your new home.


Jenny Hall-Jones, Ph.D.
Dean of Students


Before you arrive...

Review the Path to Promise website at

Consult with your new roommate to avoid duplication, particularly of large/heavy items.

Order a loft and/or a carpet from the Residents' Action Council (see mailer that was sent to your home) or visit

Successfully complete "AlcoholEDU for College," the online alcohol education course.

Review the online Student Handbook and, particularly, read "Student Code of Conduct" and "Academic Misconduct" at the Office of Community Standards website.

Review the "Student Housing Handbook" so that you are aware of and understand the expectations of living on campus.

And, in case you have forgotten any of the information presented at Bobcat Basics during Bobcat Student Orientation, you can find that information here!

Also, take a moment to print out a Bobcat Student Orientation Checklist:

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