Ohio University

Sign-up and Fees

Program dates

For first-year students entering in Summer II Session 2019:

June 28-29

Please contact us to sign up for this session.

For first-year students entering in Fall 2019:

  • June 3-4
  • June 4-5 
  • June 5-6
  • June 6-7
  • June 10-11
  • June 11-12
  • June 12-13 
  • June 17-18 
  • June 18-19
  • June 19-20
  • June 20-21
  • June 24-25 
  • June 25-26 
  • June 26-27 
  • June 27-28 
  • June 28-29

The one-day last chance orientation is Friday, August 23. Please contact us to sign up for this date.

Not all majors have available seats for every session. When you sign up, our system will only show you the dates that are available to you based on your major and available space in our programs. If you have questions about session availability, please contact us.

For transfer students entering in Fall 2019:

  • June 13-14 
  • June 14-15 

The one-day last chance orientation is Thursday, August 22. Please contact us to sign up for this session.

Orientation Fees

Student orientation fees, including the student's meals and overnight stay in a residence hall during two-day BSO programs, are included in The OHIO Guarantee™. There are additional fees for the family and guest orientation program, for family members or guests to stay in the residence halls, and for early arrival accommodations. 

All fees are billed directly to the student's account. Questions regarding charges must be resolved within three months of attending your orientation session. To view your orientation charges, visit your My OHIO Student Center.

Fees for One Day Programs

Item Cost
Student Program Fee Included in The OHIO Guarantee
Family/Guest Program Fee (including meals) $30 (per person)

Fees for Two Day Programs

Item Cost
Student Program Fee Included in The OHIO Guarantee
Student Overnight Accommodations During BSO Session Included in The OHIO Guarantee
Student Early Arrival Accommodations in Residence Hall $28
Family/Guest Program Fee (including meals) $52 (per person)
Family/Guest Overnight Accommodations $28 (per person)
Family/Guest Early Arrival Accommodations in Residence Hall $28 (per person)


Sign up for your orientation session

When signing up for your session, you will choose an available date and also sign up any family members or guests who will be attending orientation with you. Students are required to participate in all sessions that are part of the program in order to register for classes at orientation, so be sure to select dates where you will be able to fully participate in all elements of the program. 

Sign up for Your Orientation Session

Can't register?

  • First-year Students are eligible to register for their specific orientation session after they have successfully completed their housing contract and paid their deposit or completed an exemption waiver. The automated process can take up to 48 hours from the time the housing deposit is received or an exemption is processed for a student to be able to access the BSO system to sign-up for an orientation date.  
  • Transfer Students are eligible to register for their orientation session once they have officially been admitted to Ohio University.
  • Contact us for more assistance.