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Welcome to OHIO

Bobcat Student Orientation connects you with the people and resources you’ll need to transition into OHIO with confidence. Learn about our curriculum, register for classes, meet fellow students in your college, and get in touch with your inner Bobcat. Our goal is for every student to leave Orientation with a complete and appropriate schedule, and a new friend.

Are Athens Bricks Part of Your OHIO Plan?

Coming to Athens Campus from OU-Lancaster, OU-Zanesville, or another Regional Campus? Learn more about Relocate Day. The next event is October 27.

Planning your trip to Athens for BSO?
    • Your BSO reminder email will be sent here three days before your orientation Day 1.
    • The One Card Office will also email you about uploading a photo for your official OHIO Student ID. The email's subject heading is "OHIO ID Card Photo Submission Process" and the deadline for uploading photos may be four days prior to Day 1.
      *Not all photos will be approved
  • Download the OHIO Orientation app.
  • Watch Bobcat Basics videos which overview important offices on campus.
  • Taking the math placement exam? Complete this step at home before you visit.

BSO Quick Links

Have a question? Check our FAQs!

Browse these common questions about BSO.

If you have questions not answered in our FAQs, call us at 740-593-1951 or email us at orientation@ohio.edu. Our office hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.