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OHIO Discovery Day returns to campus this fall semester


On Saturday, Oct. 3, the Athens Campus might seem even more dynamic than usual as Undergraduate Admissions welcomes prospective students to Ohio University for the first of three OHIO Discovery Days.

OHIO Discovery Day is a single-day event packed with activities for prospective students and their families that showcases what OHIO has to offer – from a unique academic experience to a thriving campus life. There are a total of three OHIO Discovery Days; the other two occurring on Saturday, Nov. 21 and Saturday, Dec. 5.

During OHIO Discovery Day, prospective students will have the privilege of attending an overview of the University, going on a campus tour, participating in an information session, visiting a resource fair and choosing to eat at one of OHIO’s dining halls or enjoying one of the many dining options uptown. This list of events will allow prospective students and their families to learn all about OHIO and decide if it is the right place for them.

“OHIO Discovery Day is an all-inclusive open house,” said Kevin Witham, senior associate director for Undergraduate Admissions. “The day offers students the opportunity to see OHIO up close and personal with a view of campus and vital time to discuss our outstanding academic programs. Being able to envision themselves as Bobcats is key to helping students choose OHIO.”

Prospective students are encouraged to join in the OHIO Discovery Day discussion on Twitter and Instagram. Using the #OHIODiscoveryDay hashtag, they can relay their experiences at the event and interact with current OHIO students and other prospective students alike.

Hosting the campus visit program on three separate occasions gives prospective students the ability to choose the day that works best for their schedule. Based on attendance from previous years, more than 2,000 visitors are expected to attend one of the three OHIO Discovery Days. The open house is the perfect all-in-one package that demonstrates the many academic programs and opportunities at Ohio University. Students can register online now for OHIO Discovery Day.

“We strive to be one of the students’ top choices,” said Witham. “Students who visit campus are more likely to apply, and with what OHIO Discovery Day has to offer, we hope to make the choice to apply to Ohio University an easy one.”