Ohio University

Sign-up and Fees

Program Dates

For transfer students entering in Spring 2021:

Our orientation program for transfer students is on Thursday, January 14. Please review the additional information on our website about the program before signing up (Transfer / Family and Guest). Sign up for the program at the link below. 

This program will be held online via Microsoft Teams and there will be break times in the schedule, but students should plan to participate in the full day in order to be able to register for classes during the program. Participants should make arrangements to be available throughout the day for various sessions and in particular, course registration. It is not appropriate to participate in the virtual BSO program while at work, attending classes, or in a vehicle, so students should plan accordingly. 

For first-year students entering in Spring 2021:

Our orientation program for first-year students is on Friday, January 15. When signing up, you will only see the dates with spaces available for your current major. Please review the additional information on our website about the program before signing up (First-Year / Family and Guest). Sign up for the program at the link below. 

This program will be held online via Microsoft Teams and there will be break times in the schedule, but students should plan to participate in the full day in order to be able to register for classes during the program. Participants should make arrangements to be available throughout the day for various sessions and in particular, course registration. It is not appropriate to participate in the virtual BSO program while at work, attending classes, or in a vehicle, so students should plan accordingly. 

Orientation Fees

Student orientation fees are included in The OHIO Guarantee™. Family members and guests participating in orientation programs happening in a remote format will not be charged a fee. 

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 participate in 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 clear your schedule and plan to fully participate in all elements of the program virtually. 

First-year Students are eligible to sign up 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 sign up for their orientation session once they have officially been admitted to Ohio University.

Sign up for Your Orientation Session