A banner welcoming students back to campus hangs from the construction site of the Housing Development Project. Move-in activities begin Thursday, Aug. 21.
Photographer: Gretchen Gregory/Ohio University
Aug 15, 2014
By Gretchen Gregory
The largest on-campus residential student population since 1972 is moving to Ohio University this month, and more than 8,000 students and their parents will transition from home life to college life in Athens starting on Thursday, Aug. 21. Helping to ease the transition will be more than 1,000 student volunteers, faculty and staff who will assist others in successfully navigating campus, moving into dorm rooms, and educating others about the University’s welcoming activities as well as sustainability and recycling efforts.
This year’s Go Green Week events kick off on Thursday, Aug. 21 and continue through Sunday, Aug. 24. Campus will bustling with activity, so the following information is designed to assist in helping make the move-in experience as smooth as possible.
Where am I going?
Campus has seen a lot of construction this summer, and some projects are still underway with final completion dates scheduled for late fall semester. Officers with the Ohio University Police Department and staff members from Transportation and Parking Services will help direct traffic to residence halls and answer questions about where everyone can unload belongings. Signage will be posted around campus to guide everyone to the appropriate residential greens. For a complete list of the construction projects and traffic detours, click here.
Cars will be allowed to park adjacent to residence halls for 30 minutes to unload. Once belongings are unloaded, an OHIO staff member will help direct vehicles to parking lots.
Can I get a hand?
Go Green volunteers will be available to answer questions, assist with move-in, and offer directions to campus buildings and parking lots.
Additional support services include:
Where can I eat?
Heavy lifting might work up an appetite, so when hunger strikes, food can be found at several of OHIO’s Culinary Services’ conveniently-located facilities. For a complete list of locations and times, visit www.ohio.edu/food.
Questions about financial aid, classes, and more
Whether you’re new to campus or returning for another exciting year, you might have additional questions that can only be answered by a specific department. Several units will have extended hours to accommodate after-hour requests or concerns. These include:
Student ID card
Student identification cards can be obtained at Bobcat Depot on the ground floor of Baker University Center. ID cards are used to check-out materials at Alden Library, memberships at Ping Center, Aquatic Center and Bird Arena, Bobcat Cash at Baker University Center Food Court, vending machines and campus convenience stores, the student section of sporting events, meal plans, and building access in some locations. For more information on services offered by Bobcat Depot, please visit www.bobcatdepot.ohio.edu.