First-Year and Student Transitions
Ohio University believes that first–year students should be presented with a common set of curricular and cocurricular learning opportunities that introduce them to the intellectual skills, ethical norms, and civic values that will prepare them to succeed as scholars and citizens of the university community. Ohio University is committed to promoting academic, social, and personal engagement in that community and to ensuring continual improvement in the quality of the first–year experience through systematic assessment of student learning and involvement, academic practices and policies, and the availability and efficacy of support services.
The Office of First-Year & Student Transitions (FYrST) at Ohio University helps first-year students succeed academically and socially, and make a smooth transition to university life. FYrST programs include Bobcat Student Orientation, Learning Communities, and academic courses.