Ohio University

First 7 Weeks

Explore. Engage. Connect.

During the 1st 7 Weeks, you will:

  • Explore your new home on campus
  • Engage in memorable events designed to help you find your place within the Bobcat Family
  • Connect with other students, Res Life staff, and campus partners to ensure you have all the resources necessary to enjoy your time at Ohio University.

  • Video Game Night, 9/1/2019, 2:00pm-4:00pm, Jefferson Hall East End – Residence Life will host a Super Smash Bros Tournament on Sunday, September 1st. The event is an opportunity to bring gamers, together in a fun and friendly environment. Will also have snacks, pool, ping pong, and Just Dance. Winners can win gift cards to local businesses!
  • Popsicles & Games with the OU-Police, 9/4/2019, 6:00pm-8:00pm, South Green – Come and play Connect Four the Ohio University Police. Free popsicles and police themed lollipops are free to all!
  • Karaoke Night, 9/4/2019, 8:00pm-10:00pm, West Green – Come sing or just listen, and have some fun with us on West Green. Come see why Karaoke Night is the place to be.
  • REFIT (Zumba-esque Class), 9/5/2019,3:00pm-4:00pm, South Green Front Four – REFIT is a "movement+music" experience that adds resistance-training elements to give you a total-body workout. Approximately 600-800 calories are burned within a 1-hour class.
  • Fall Leadership Conference, 9/7/2019, 9:00am-4:00pm, Baker Center – The Fall Semester Leadership Conference, “Courage: Daring to Find the Leader in You”, will be held Saturday, September 7. Check-in is from 10:00am to 10:30 am in the hallway area outside of the Ballroom in Baker University Center. We will host a variety of sessions and networking opportunities that follow several tracks of focus such as “Diversity”, “Leadership”, and “Resources”. A taco bar lunch will also be provided for participants. Breakout sessions will be held in Baker University Center in the conference rooms on the 2nd Floor.  The conference will conclude at roughly 3:00pm and everyone who registers by Tuesday, September 3rd at 11:59pm will be guaranteed to receive a free reusable straw.
  • Adventure Quest, 9/8/2019, 2:00pm-5:00pm, Living Learning Center – Get ready for a wild adventure that is anything but average!  This quest will take you around campus and parts of Athens. It will include unexpected challenges, creative photos to take, and tasks to complete. This Adventure Quest we promise our Adventure Scavenger Hunt will challenge your mind and keep you thinking! Winners can win gift cards to local businesses.
  • Coffee House and Poetry Slam, 9/10/2019, 8:00pm-10:00pm, Jefferson Hall Multipurpose Room – We will host a coffeehouse and poetry slam. We welcome spoken word, poetry of all forms, live songs and performances. For more information please contact:  Helen Cumberbatch: hc038916@ohio.edu 
  • Foam Dance Party, 9/13/2019, 8:00pm-10:00pm, South Green, behind Front Four – Biggest foam party in Southeast Ohio.  Come and experience the foam, and enjoy the music.
  • Dec Your Room Contest, 9/16/2019  
  • Block Party, 9/18/2019, 2:00pm-5:00pm, East Green – Grab your friends and roommate and join us for  our annual Block Party! There will be games, music, and food trucks to enjoy!              
  • Campfire, 9/25/2019, 7:00pm-9:00pm, The Ridges – At night, some cool animals are just starting to stir. Join us at around the campfire at the Ridges for toasted marshmallows, songs, stories, and fun.
  • Hall Decoration Contest, 9/30-10/4/19 – Each hall will decorating their lobby in preparation for Homecoming Week. 
  • Self-Care Fair, 10/7/2019, 3:00pm-6:00pm, East Green – College can be a stressful time period and we encourage all students to engage in ways to be well. The event will include lots of giveaways (shirts, stress balls, and more), free food, free stress-reducing activities (including coloring pages, corn hole and other games), opportunities to learn about relaxation techniques, support of multiple campus departments and groups, and many other interactive booths.
  • Hunger Games Food Drive, 10/5/2019, 2:00pm-5:00pm, South Green – Come participate or watch this highly competitive food drive. This event will follow themes from the book/movie in humorous and fun ways.  We will be eliminating Tributes until only one Victor remains. All items collected will be donated to the Ohio University Cat’s Cupboard food pantry. For more information, please contact: Jason at timpson@ohio.edu
  • Trivia Night, 10/1/2019, 6:00pm-8:00pm, Front Room – Come join us for Trivia Night with a dynamic host! Current events, music, and picture rounds will challenge your knowledge of the world. And prizes for the top teams! See you there!
  • Murder Mystery, 10/8/2019, 6:00pm-9:00pm, Jefferson Hall Multipurpose Room – Who done it?! Come to our party and wait for the mystery to unfold. You will work together with other people to help solve the crime. This event is often compared to a live-action version of the game Clue!
  • Adrenaline Junkies, 10/9/2019, 6:00pm-9:00pm, South Green – Run! Jump! Play! This event will challenge your mind and your body. We will have lots of bounce houses, and events to get your adrenaline pumping.
  • 4th Annual Tricycle Races and Pumpkin Patch, 10/10/2019, 4:00pm-7:00pm, West Green – The competition will be intense and amazing. Form a two-person team or come be paired with another racer.  Although dressing in fun costumes is encouraged, it is not required. The pumpkin patch will be open for painting.