Sign Up for Orientation

Program Dates

For first-year students entering in fall 2023

Once you've confirmed your intent and completed the Pre-enrollment Discipline and Criminal History process, choose the date you'll attend BSO! The program is one-and-a-half days (7:30 a.m. Eastern Time on Day 1 - 12 p.m. Eastern Time on Day 2) and will take place in person on the Athens campus. Overnight accommodations are provided in a campus residence hall for all students. Please review the additional information on our website about the program before signing up (First-Year / Family and Guest). Sign up for the program at the link below.

Students should plan to clear their schedules for the full duration of the program whether attending in-person or virtually. Full participation in your BSO agenda will be required in order to register for classes during the program. 

First-Year Orientation Dates
Wednesday, May 31 - Thursday, June 1
Friday, June 2 - Saturday, June 3
Monday, June 5 - Tuesday, June 6
Wednesday, June 7 - Thursday, June 8
Friday, June 9 - Saturday, June 10
Monday, June 12 - Tuesday, June 13
Wednesday, June 14 - Thursday, June 15
Friday, June 16 - Saturday, June 17
Wednesday, June 21 - Thursday, June 22
Friday, June 23 - Saturday, June 24
Monday, June 26 - Tuesday, June 27
Wednesday, June 28 - Thursday, June 29

A virtual program on June 27 is available, but only used for extenuating circumstances. Students who think this is the best option for them or who may otherwise have difficulty in attending an in person program in Athens, should complete this virtual BSO request form. Our staff will respond to requests in 5-7 business days with information on next steps to sign-up.

For transfer students entering in fall 2023

Once you've been admitted and completed the Pre-enrollment Discipline and Criminal History process, choose the date you'll attend BSO! The program is one day (8 a.m. Eastern Time - 5 p.m. Eastern Time) and will take place in person on the Athens campus. Please review the additional information on our website about the program before signing up (Transfer / Family and Guest). Sign up for the program at the link below.

Students should plan to clear their schedules for the full duration of the program whether attending in-person or virtually. Full participation in your BSO agenda will be required in order to register for classes during the program. 

Transfer Student Orientation Dates
Tuesday, May 30
Tuesday, June 20

A virtual program on June 27 is available, but only used for extenuating circumstances. Students who think this is the best option for them or who may otherwise have difficulty in attending an in person program in Athens, should complete this virtual BSO request form. Our staff will respond to requests in 5-7 business days with information on next steps to sign-up.

For all students entering in summer 2023

Bobcat Student Orientation (BSO) for new students beginning coursework in summer 2023 is on Friday, May 12 (8 a.m. Eastern Time - 5 p.m. Eastern Time) and will happen in person on the Athens campus. Please review the additional information on our website about the program before signing up at the link below. (First-Year / Transfer / Family and Guest).

Students should plan to clear their schedules for the full duration of the program whether attending in-person or virtually. Full participation in your BSO agenda will be required in order to register for classes during the program. 

Orientation Fees

Student orientation fees for the program and one night staying on campus in a residence hall are included in The OHIO Guarantee+. There are additional fees for the family and guest orientation programs and their overnight accommodations on campus, as well as any students staying for additional nights. 

All fees are billed directly to the student's account upon check-in for the orientation program. Questions regarding charges must be resolved within three months of attending your orientation session. To view your orientation charges, visit your My OHIO Student Center.

Fee Information

Sign up for your orientation session

When signing up for your session, you will choose an available date and also indicate if any family members or guests intend to participate in BSO with you.

Students are required to participate in all sessions that are part of the program in order to register for classes at orientation, so be sure to clear your schedule and plan to fully participate in all elements of the program.

You'll need your OHIO email address and password to access the form below. If you haven't already activated your OHIO ID and campus email address, follow the instructions on the account activation website.

First-year students are eligible to sign up for their specific orientation session after they have completed and been cleared through the Required Pre-enrollment Discipline and Criminal History Review process. Students must also complete their housing contract and pay their deposit or complete a commuter contract (if eligible). The automated process for housing contracts can take up to 24 hours from the time the housing deposit is received for a student to be able to sign up for orientation.  Those students submitting commuter contracts may need to wait up to 24 hours after receiving confirmation of commuter status approval to be able to sign up. 

Transfer students are eligible to sign up for their orientation session once they have officially been admitted to Ohio University and have been cleared through the Required Pre-enrollment Discipline and Criminal History Review process.

 

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