Bobcat Student Orientation
As a unit of the Office of First-Year & Student Transitions (FYrST), Bobcat Student Orientation (BSO) is responsible for the orientation of all new undergraduate students at Ohio University's Athens campus. Our programs are designed to ensure all students and their families/guests are welcomed, comfortable in their transitions, connected to campus resources and confident in their academic schedules before beginning their first semester.
We strive to create a welcoming environment where students have a sense of belonging and can easily connect to peers, faculty and staff to establish a network of support.
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Advice from our Orientation Leaders
Hear from New Bobcats
Meet First-Year Bobcats
We can't wait to meet you and hear your stories! In the meantime, you can get to know some of our current first-year students.
Meet Your Orientation Leaders
We've put together a great team of student leaders to help you get connected at OHIO and ready for your first year.