As a new Bobcat, your next step is to register for a Bobcat Student Orientation program. The registration process includes: date selection, and parent and family registration. While participating in this program, you will learn about your academic opportunities, how to become an involved Bobcat, and register for classes.
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.
Transfer Students are eligible to register for their orientation session once they have officially been admitted to Ohio University. In June and August (for Fall Semester Entry), transfer student-specific sessions are offered. Transfer students must attend one of these sessions. In January and May (for Spring or Summer Semester Entry), transfer students share orientation sessions with their first-year peers.
Contact the Undergraduate Orientation Programs office for more information or assistance. When possible, please call the office instead of sending an email. We can assist you better with a phone call.
Learn more about placement exams
Visit our placement information webpage to determine what placement tests you need to take in order to register for an appropriate fall schedule. If you need to take the math placement test, please do so before Orientation.
Check out our Pre-Orientation to do items to plan your visit.