Ohio University

Graduate Student Orientation

Welcome to Ohio University!

The Graduate Student Orientation was held Thursday, August 24, 2017. Information for new students is included on this page.

Graduate Student Employment Paperwork Sessions

The following sessions are for graduate students who have Graduate Appointments (GA, RA, TA, and GRS) and need to fill out employment paperwork. The Graduate College hosts the sessions  listed below along with the Payroll department so that students can ask questions and receive answers.

What to bring:

  • International students will need to bring all of their immigration paperwork including their I20, passport and a printed copy of their I94.
  • International students need to have received, or applied for a Social Security Number from the Social Security Administration in order to complete the W4 employment form. The local Social Security Administration branch is located at 743A E State St, Athens, OH 45701.

USCIS I-9 Instructions

Prior to your arrival, Section 1 of the Form I-9 (Fall 2017) should be completed electronically.

Day and Date



Monday, August 21, 2017

12:30-2:30 PM

Research and Technology Center (RTEC) 203

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

12:30-2:30 PM

RTEC 203

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

12:30-2:30 PM

RTEC 203

Thursday, August 24, 2017

2:30-5:00 pm

Baker University Center Ballroom

Friday, August 25, 2017

12:30-2:30 PM

RTEC 203

Monday, August 28, 2017 through
Friday, September 1, 2017

9:00 AM-1:00 PM Baker University Center 237*

*Human Resources will be holding additional Student Hiring sessions. These sessions will be 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM from Monday, August 28, 2017 through Friday, September 1, 2017 in Baker University Center 237.

2017 Graduate Student Orientation Materials

2017 Graduate Student Orientation Program
Welcome to Ohio University
Graduate College Information
Dr. David Koonce
Academic Integrity
Dr. Valerie Young
Navigating Your Way Through OU
Dr. Katherine Tadlock
Graduate Writing and Research Center
Dr. Talinn Phillips
Professional Development
Dr. Becky Bushey-Miller
Graduate Student Senate
Maria Modayil
Research Compliance
Dr. Chris Hayhow
Library Resources for Graduate Students
Jessica Hagman & Dr. Miriam Intrator
Registrar's Office
Debra Benton
Office of the Bursar
Cory Tinkham
Funding Graduate Studies
Melissa Van Meter
University Equity and Civil Rights Compliance
Kerri Griffin, J.D
Managing your Graduate Appointment
Lisa Poston, Katie Tadlock & Nick Wortman
U.S. Taxation for Students and Employees
Robert Payne