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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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Wednesday, September 29 Majors Fair 11:00 AM — 3:00 PM

Wednesday, October 6 Bachelor of Specialized Studies Information Session 12:00 PM — 1:30 PM

Friday, October 15 Bachelor of Specialized Studies Information Session 2:00 PM — 3:30 PM

September 16, 2021
Ohio University has welcomed Bobcats back to campus for the 2021-2022 academic year with a new and improved student success services model.
September 15, 2021
All undergraduate students interested in learning more about Ohio University’s academic majors, minors and certificates are invited to participate in the annual Majors Fair.
August 31, 2021
Sophomore Orlando Gonzalez always wanted to go to college, but worried that he wouldn't be able to afford it. When he learned about the Cutler Scholars Program, he applied and was selected as the James E. Daley Cutler Scholar.