Ohio University

Overview of Bobcat Student Orientation (BSO)

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OHIO'S CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE

How will the pandemic impact your Fall semester at Ohio University? 

OHIO University has the hope and intention to return to in-person instruction in the fall if it is safe for us to do so. Should it be necessary, or required, to start the fall semester remotely, the School of Visual Communication will be prepared to deliver its curriculum online in ways that best support an excellent student learning experience, while we plan for safe and managed access for all students to our school’s studios and lab spaces once we are back on campus. https://www.ohio.edu/coronavirus/fall-planning

FOR INCOMING STUDENTS: BOBCAT STUDENT ORIENTATION AT OHIO UNIVERSITY

Bobcat Student Orientation is responsible for the successful orientation of all new undergraduate students at Ohio University, Athens campus. Our programs are designed to ensure all students and their families/guests are welcomed, comfortable in their transitions, connected to campus resources, and confident in their academic schedules before beginning their first semester on the Athens campus of Ohio University.

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FOR INCOMING STUDENTS: THE SCHOOL OF VISUAL COMMUNICATION
(2020-2021)

Welcome to VisCom! For those of you majoring in Photojournalism, Commercial Photography, Interactive (Multimedia) and Publication Information Design, you'll find a wealth of information below to get you started with registering for classes and how to best succeed in our program.

GET TO KNOW THE UNIVERSITY STRUCTURE

A university is comprised of different colleges and each college has a different area of focus. At Ohio University, colleges include:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business
  • College of Fine Arts
  • College of Health Sciences and Professions
  • Graduate College
  • Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Honors Tutorial College
  • Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education
  • Russ College of Engineering and Technology
  • University College

And, most important to you ...

SCRIPPS COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATION

THE SCHOOLS

Within Scripps College of Communication, there are five schools:

  • E.W. Scripps School of Journalism (JOUR)
  • Media Arts & Studies (MDIA)
  • Communication Studies (COMS)
  • McClure School of Emerging Communication Technologies (ECT)

And, most important to you ...

SCHOOL OF VISUAL COMMUNICATION (VICO)

THE MAJORS

Within the School of Visual Communication, there are four sequences (or majors):

  • Photojournalism
  • Commercial Photography
  • Publication Information Design
  • Interactive (Multimedia) Information Design

MORE INFORMATION BOBCAT STUDENT ORIENTATION

BSO: Your VisCom Family

BSO: Your Transition to College

BSO: Your Class Scheduling Guide

BSO: Find a Student Organization for You

BSO GUIDE (2020-21)

Find it here!

BSO FALL 2020 SCHEDULE PLANNER

Find it here!