BSO & Undergraduate Orientation Programs
Ohio University's orientation programs enables new Ohio University students and their parents and families to meet with faculty, staff and current students to prepare for fall semester. You will discuss your transition to the Ohio University community and opportunities for involvement, which can enhance your academic success. Any questions you have about the orientation schedule, fees or program accommodations, please contact us.
This team works alongside undergraduate and graduate students who work tirelessly to connect all of the orientation dots, ensuring excellent programs for OHIO guests.
- Cimmeron O'Connor, Director
- Stephanie Breeze, Administrative Coordinator
Each February, students who will work on campus in June during the first-year and transfer student orientation dates are selected and begin their extensive BSO training. This team of students are OHIO's Orientation Leaders (OLs), commonly referred to as BSO Leaders. These students work 12-14 hours per day, six days straight, for nearly four weeks. That's what it takes to welcome more than 4,000 new Bobcats to Athens!
Students attending a regional campus DO NOT attend orientation in Athens.
All students: John Fisher, 740-774-7750
Recruitment Coordinator: Lisa Jeffries, 740-699-2504
All students: Amy Miller, 740-654-6711 ext. 238
All students: Lisa Cantrell, 740-533-4543
All students: Michele Pendergast, 740-588-1440
Office of Information Technology
- Office of Information Technology Website
The primary role of the Office of Information Technology (OIT) is to serve as an agent to the campus community in leveraging technology to advance and support the mission and goals of the University. OIT provides the foundation and services that support Ohio University's faculty, students and staff in their use of technology in learning, teaching, research, and administrative pursuits. OIT consists of Information Security, Networks and Infrastructure, Systems and Operations, Customer Support Services, Academic Technology, Business Applications and Information Services, Academic Information Systems, Web Services and Departmental Solutions, and the Office of the CIO, which includes Project Management and Communications.
If you are unable to connect to your Catmail, your OHIO ID and password are not working, or you cannot log into Blackboard, this office has access to troubleshooting through these issues. Give them a call, explain the issue you are having with your laptop, cell phone or tablet and they will guide you through the process.
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
The Undergraduate Admissions staff at OHIO is prepared to assist you through the college search process. Ohio University strives to be the best student-centered, transformative learning community in America, where students realize their promise in more than 250 different academic programs. OHIO is the university that fits what you want to do and who you want to be. It's the place where you can be yourself—and become your best self! The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is your go-to for any questions or concerns having to do with transcripts, final admission or changing your major.
Housing and Residence Life
The Department of Housing and Residence Life, a unit of the Division of Student Affairs, is responsible for the overall operation and administration of all Ohio University housing, as well as the university's residential education program both on and off campus. Residential Housing is responsible for and can assist you with anything involving your housing contract, deposit, meal plans, roommates or room information.