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Bobcats revel in Welcome Week

Published: August 31, 2022 Author: Photos by Ben Siegel, Rich-Joseph Facun, Dylan Benedict, Leslie Ostronic and Eli Burris

Welcome Week has come and gone, leaving another generation of Bobcats with memories they are bound to carry with them for the rest of their lives.

“I loved seeing the excitement and energy of our first-year and transfer students at opening and Welcome Week events,” said Kathy Fahl, interim dean of students at Ohio University. “Even the rain at the Involvement Fair didn’t dampen the smiles and engagement of our students. I hope that as students progress through the semester they continue to reach out for connection and support.”

OHIO’s Welcome Week is a celebration for new and returning students and a defining moment in the memories of generations of Bobcats. Not only does it provide fun activities to allow students build social networks that they will carry with them for a lifetime, but it also allows new Bobcats to feel more connected and supported by the University. The events also serve to introduce students to faculty, staff and OHIO’s many resources.

Check out the photos below for scenes from Welcome Week 2022.

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Ohio University students help incoming students move into their dorms on East Green.

Ohio University students help incoming students move into their dorms on East Green.

Students play volleyball outside of the Charles J. Ping Recreation Center during the annual Party at Ping.

Students play volleyball outside of the Charles J. Ping Recreation Center during the annual Party at Ping.

Students enjoy inflatable basketball at the Party at Ping.

Students enjoy inflatable basketball at the Party at Ping.

Students enjoy the annual Drag Show  at the Baker Ballroom.

Students enjoy the annual Drag Show in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

Students perform at the Multicultural Student Expo in Baker Center

Students perform at the Multicultural Student Expo in Baker University Center.

Students enjoy Movie Night/Games on West Green

Students enjoy movie night and games on West Green.

Musicians perform at the South Beach Bash.

Musicians perform at the South Beach Bash.

Students enjoy free Kona Ice and music at the South Beach Bash.

Students enjoy free Kona Ice and music at the South Beach Bash.

Class of 2026 Class Photo.

Students filled Peden Stadium for the class of 2026 class photo.

Students wait while classmates get into formation for the class photo at Peden Stadium.

Students wait while classmates get into formation for the class photo at Peden Stadium.

Students make the letter O with their arms during the class photo at Peden Stadium.

Students make the letter O with their arms during the class photo at Peden Stadium.

Students light up the Convocation Center during the First Year Student Convocation.

Students light up the Convocation Center during the First Year Student Convocation.

Students react to a video during the First Year Student Convocation.

Students react to a video during the First Year Student Convocation.

Rufus high fives a student at the First Year Student Convocation.

Rufus high fives a student at the First Year Student Convocation.

The Marching 110 leads first year student up Richland Ave.

The Marching 110 leads first year students up Richland Avenue after Convocation.

First year students walk to College Green from the Convo following the First Year Student Convocation.

First year students walk to College Green from the Convo following the First Year Student Convocation.

First year students check out various student organization at the Involvement Fair.

First year students check out various student organization at the Involvement Fair.

Brookfield Church members recruit students at the Student Organization Involvement Fair.

Brookfield Church members recruit students at the Student Organization Involvement Fair.

A student blows bubble at the Student Organization Involvement Fair.

A student blows bubbles at the Student Organization Involvement Fair.

Members of the Hammock Club seek to avoid rain while recruiting members at the Student Organization Involvement Fair on College Green.

Members of the Hammock Club seek to avoid rain while recruiting members at the Student Organization Involvement Fair on College Green.

A member of the Geology Club recruits students at Student Organization Involvement Fair on College Green.

A member of the Geology Club recruits students at Student Organization Involvement Fair on College Green.