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University College serves both undecided/undeclared students who are exploring the University’s options before selecting a major and degree program and students who are seeking to earn the Bachelor of Specialized Studies, the Bachelor of Criminal Justice, the Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies, or an associate degree.

University College advances the mission of Ohio University by providing institutional leadership across colleges in order to promote student success. The college provides a number of university-wide services and is home to key units such as the Academic Achievement Center, First-Year and Student Transitions, the Center for Campus and Community Engagement, and Student Accessibility Services that help all undergraduates attain academic success.

Planning Your First Year


    Bobcat Student Orientation

    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.


    Learning Communities

    Learning Communities help new students get connected and support them during their transition from home and high school to Ohio University and Athens. Participating students may also live in either the same residence hall or the same residential area of campus.

Academic Support


    Academic Achievement Center

    The AAC helps students reach their academic goals with assistance in the form of academic coaching, tutoring and Supplemental Instruction. Students can access writing assistance through the Writing Commons.


    Student Accessibility Services

    The mission of Student Accessibility Services (SAS) is to ensure equal opportunity and the development of an academic environment that is accessible to all people without the need for adaptation.

Featured Events

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Friday, December 3 Bachelor of Specialized Studies Information Session 1:00 PM — 2:30 PM

Tuesday, December 7 Bachelor of Specialized Studies Information Session 12:00 PM — 1:30 PM

Thursday, December 16 Bachelor of Specialized Studies Information Session 3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

November 18, 2021
The dean of University College serves as a member of the Provost’s senior staff and Deans’ Council and leads University-wide student support offices housed in the college.
November 15, 2021
Ohio University started its academic-focused Learning Community program back in 1999 and it has been very successful in helping first-year students become comfortable on campus.
November 12, 2021
Over the years, Passion Works and OHIO have created a partnership that has allowed for students to intern and volunteer, taking with them new skills and experiences.