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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.


    Student Spotlight

    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.


    Alumni Spotlight

    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.

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

    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.

Featured Events

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Thursday, August 25 Camp Alden 7:00 PM — 10:00 PM Alden Library

Wednesday, May 11
Rachel Hefner is excited to be part of the team of student leaders who will welcome new Bobcats to campus for Bobcat Student Orientation.
Friday, May 6
Xiangsi Howard started her computer science training as an Athens High School student enrolled in College Credit Plus courses at Ohio University.
Tuesday, May 3
Rachel Hefner is excited to be part of the team of student leaders who will welcome new Bobcats to campus this summer for Bobcat Student Orientation.