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OHIO Scholars Day brings high-achieving high school students to Athens Campus


OHIO Scholars Day is one of the many special visit programs that showcase Ohio University’s Athens campus.

OHIO Scholars Day is an invitation-only event hosted by Undergraduate Admissions. It gives high-achieving high school seniors an up-close and personal look into what Ohio University has to offer. This year, OHIO Scholars Day will be held on Thursday, Nov. 19. 

The day begins with a resource fair that displays many student organizations and departments across campus. The fair is followed by an overview of OHIO, which takes places in the Baker University Center Ballroom, and an academic session. 

The academic session allows students to meet with faculty in the department in which they have an interest. This is a great opportunity for students to get to know the faculty and ask them specific questions about a degree program and honors opportunities. This gives prospective students a chance to learn more about the program they are interested in from an esteemed faculty member who works in the department, and maybe even teaches some of the classes for that degree program.

Students and their guests will receive a luncheon in the Baker Ballroom. During this time, guests can mingle with current students, faculty, and fellow guests.

In the afternoon, students attend a panel discussion where they can ask current students questions about honors programs and campus life at OHIO. At the same time, parents have a separate panel where they can discuss any questions they may have about OHIO. The panel discussions are followed by a walking tour of the beautiful Ohio University campus.

“Ohio University attracts countless bright and creative young minds to campus. Our students are consistently recognized with competitive academic awards, both nationally and internationally,” said Alicia Watts, admissions advisor and a coordinator of OHIO Scholars Day. “After their experience at OHIO Scholars Day, we hope these prospective Bobcats understand why OHIO is a highly regarded university in the Midwest and consider making Ohio University their future home.”

OHIO Scholars Day is a great opportunity for high school seniors who wish to further their education at Ohio University.  

This article was provided by Undergraduate Admissions.