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Parents & Families

The Office of the Dean of Students, in collaboration with University departments and offices, seeks to partner with parents and families to provide timely, helpful information to aid in the academic, social and holistic success of Ohio University students. To accomplish this mission the Office of the Dean of Students seeks to effectively communicate with parents and families, help parents and families understand and navigate the Ohio University landscape, provide advocacy for parents and families, and provide on-campus activites for family weekends.

Arrival Guide

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.

We have 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 www.ohio.edu/path.

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 http://www.ohio.edu/housing/halls/amenities.cfm

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.

Bookmark or subscribe to the online Academic Calendar for important dates, deadlines, and university closures.

Students, check your schedule and emergency contact information in your MyOHIO Student Center

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