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.
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
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.
Brian Wolfe, a University College student pursuing degrees in Law Enforcement Technology and Criminal Justice, was recently appointed to the Ohio University Lancaster Coordinating Council, a group of community residents who meet several times a year to support information sharing and the exchange of viewpoints between the University and the community it serves.
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 works with and supports a core group of working artists with developmental differences.
Student Accessibility Services
Student Accessibility Services (SAS) ensures equal opportunity and the development of an academic environment that is accessible to all people without the need for adaptation.