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.
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 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 " 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!