Bobcat Student Orientation

Hello Future Bobcats and Proud Parents,

Transitioning to college life at Ohio University's Athens Campus can feel like a big step, but our Bobcat Student Orientation (BSO) is here to make it a warm welcome. As part of the Office of First-Year & Student Transitions (FYrST), BSO is your compass, guiding you towards a smooth start to your university journey.

We're not just about helping you settle in — we're about setting you up for success. From sorting your academic schedules to introducing you to your new Bobcat family, our aim is to make you feel prepared, confident, and connected.

So, are you ready to embark on an exciting new chapter at Ohio University? We can't wait to welcome you home. Let's do this, together!

The Bobcat Journey Begins:
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