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Scripps College of Communication welcomes new, transfer students for orientation

Claire Berlin | Jun 14, 2017

School of Media Arts & Studies Associate Professor Eric Williams helps an incoming student with her class schedule during the 2016 Bobcat Student Orientation. / Photo by Kaitlin Owens

Scripps College of Communication welcomes new, transfer students for orientation

By Claire Berlin

ATHENS, Ohio (June 14, 2017)—The Ohio University Scripps College of Communication will welcome approximately 380 first-year students and 20 transfer students to attend Bobcat Student Orientation (BSO), which runs May 30 through June 24.

Now at the mid-point of BSO, the Harris Student Support Center and faculty from each school have been working diligently to ensure each attending student and their family members receive the support they need. While here, students have the opportunity to complete placement exams, receive their OHIO ID, finalize their first semester class schedule, and connect with their peers and OHIO faculty and staff.

This is Assistant Dean for Student Success Greg Moeller’s 16th summer working BSO and he finds the program both rewarding and energizing.

“I find my interactions with students and their family members very enlightening, but it's also the connections they make in their day and a half here that make it so special,” said Moeller. “I love seeing the students starting to build connections with their peers, faculty and advisors. I also enjoy helping students put together their fall schedules.”
The Athens Campus is expected to welcome about 4,350 new and transfer students and more than 5,400 parents or guests for the 2017 BSO program. BSO is designed to connect incoming first-year and transfer students with the resources and people to ensure a smooth transition into OHIO. The one-and-a-half-day program also incorporates programming for parents and families to understand how to best support their new Bobcats next fall and throughout their college experience.

Moeller emphasized the fact that everyone in the college and the University, from professional advisors to the faculty and Orientation Leaders, are all dedicated to the success of our new students.

“They are all very much committed to student success and ensuring the students and family members have a positive experience,” said Moeller.

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