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Register for Orientation

Bobcat Student Orientation (BSO), required for all new Ohio University transfer students, enables you and your parents to meet with faculty, staff, and orientation leaders to prepare for your intended entry term. You will learn about the curriculum and your major requirements, register for classes, obtain your student ID card, and tour the campus with a student orientation leader.

Entry Term: Spring Semester 2015
Orientation Date: Thursday, January 8, or Friday, January 9, 2015

Entry Term: Summer Semester 2015
Orientation Date: Friday, May 8, 2015 (Summer Session I); Friday, June 26, 2015 (Summer Session II)

Already oriented at a previous institution? Although you may have attended an orientation at another college or university, you will find that BSO will help you learn how to take advantage of the resources and opportunities available to you at OHIO as you transition into this community. Placement tests are also offered for students who may need to take chemistry or a modern language.

BSO is for students and parents. Parents/guardians are strongly encouraged to attend. With separate tracks for students and parents, the entire family can become informed about university academic programs, policies, facilities, and services.

Registering for BSO. Freshmen who have confirmed their intent to enroll and admitted transfer students will receive an invitation to register online for a BSO session.  

Facts about Orientation
  • Orientation is a requirement of all first-year and transfer undergraduate students and is a one-day program.
  • The Orientation reservation site is accessible through your My OHIO portal. Reservations for Orientation cannot be accepted by phone. In your My OHIO portal, click on the "My Applications" tab and look for the Bobcat Student Orientation box. From there, access the online reservation system for BSO. Choose the date you would prefer for BSO and enter any parent or guest information. Print a copy of the confirmation letter and bring it with you to BSO. 
  • You should ensure that your final transcript(s) have been sent to Undergraduate Admissions several weeks in advance of your Orientation date. To help plan your schedule, you should bring course descriptions and syllabi for any in-progress coursework if you are still enrolled at another institution during your Orientation.
  • Student orientation fees are included in the OHIO Guarantee(TM).
    Optional: Parents/family members who choose to attend orientation will be billed for program and meal fees. Student accommodations for orientation are included in the OHIO Guarantee(TM), but parents/family members who choose to stay overnight in a residence hall during the orientation program will be billed. All charges will be billed to the student account.
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