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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 academic advising, teaching, and learning. The college provides a number of University-wide services and is home to key units such as the Academic Achievement Center, the Allen Student Advising Center, Learning Community Programs, and the Student Writing Center that help all undergraduates attain academic success.

Planning Your First Year

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    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.

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    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.

Finding The Right Degree

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    Allen Student Advising Center


    The Allen Student Advising Center supports the success and persistence of Ohio University students. The Center provides drop-in advising and academic programs and workshops.

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    ROTC Programs


    Ohio University offers Air Force and Army ROTC programs. Both offer challenging training programs that develop quality leaders.

Academic Support

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    Academic Achievement Center


    The AAC offers support services that assist students to reach their academic goals. These programs include Peer Tutoring and Supplemental Instruction (SI) sessions, which are led by students who have successfully completed a course. Students also have access to the Student Writing Center in Alden Library.

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    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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Monday, August 2 B.S.S. Information Session 1:00 PM — 2:30 PM

Thursday, August 19 Movie on the Green 7:30 PM — 10:00 PM Ohio University Main College Green

Friday, August 20 B.S.S. Information Session 10:30 AM — 12:00 PM

July 26, 2021
OHIO has repurposed the former presidential residence at 29 Park Place into the new Academic Engagement Center, a space designed for collaboration and to raise the profile of academic engagement.
July 12, 2021
During college Kirby Bowman sometimes worried about finding a sustainable career as an artist. Now she is thankful to be making art and facilitating meaningful community collaborations as a production artist and jewelry designer at Passion Works Studio, a collaborative community arts center in Athens, Ohio, where she collaborates with and supports a core group of working artists with developmental differences.
July 12, 2021
During college Kirby Bowman sometimes worried about finding a sustainable career as an artist. Now she is thankful to be making art and facilitating meaningful community collaborations as a production artist and jewelry designer at Passion Works Studio, a collaborative community arts center in Athens, Ohio, where she collaborates with and supports a core group of working artists with developmental differences.