Ohio University


BSO & Undergraduate Orientation Programs

Ohio University's orientation programs enable new Ohio University students and their families and guests to meet with faculty, staff, and current students to prepare for their first semester on the Athens Campus. 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.

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!

Regional Campus
Orientation Contacts

Students attending a regional campus DO NOT attend orientation in Athens.

Office of Information Technology

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.