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Program Dates

For first-year students entering in fall 2022

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. on Day 1 - 12 p.m. on Day 2) and will take place in person on the Athens campus. Students are required to stay on campus between Day 1 and Day 2 of the program and the costs are included as part of the OHIO Guarantee+. 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. Full participation in your BSO agenda will be required in order to register for classes during the program. 

First-Year Orientation Dates
Wednesday, June 1 - Thursday, June 2
Friday, June 3 - Saturday, June 4
Monday, June 6 - Tuesday, June 7
Wednesday, June 8 - Thursday, June 9
Friday, June 10 - Saturday, June 11
Monday, June 13 - Tuesday, June 14
Wednesday, June 15 - Thursday, June 16
Friday, June 17 - Saturday, June 18
Wednesday, June 22 - Thursday, June 23
Friday, June 24 - Saturday, June 25
Monday, June 27 - Tuesday, June 28
Wednesday, June 29 - Thursday, June 30

A virtual program on June 21 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 3-5 business days with next steps to sign-up.

For transfer students entering in fall 2022

Once you've been admitted, choose the date you'll attend BSO! The program is one day (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) 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. Full participation in your BSO agenda will be required in order to register for classes during the program. Family and guest participation is not required, but strongly encouraged.

Transfer Student Orientation Dates
Tuesday, May 31
Thursday, June 16
Tuesday, June 28

A virtual program on June 21 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 3-5 business days with next steps to sign-up.

For all students entering in summer 2022

Bobcat Student Orientation (BSO) for new students beginning coursework in summer 2022 is on Friday, May 6 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. Full participation in your BSO agenda will be required in order to register for classes during the program. Family and guest participation is not required, but strongly encouraged.

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. You will also have the ability to sign those guests up to stay on-campus during the program or sign up for an early arrival. First-year students attending a one-and-a-half-day program are required to stay on campus during the program at no additional cost. However, any student choosing to stay more than one night in the residence halls during orientation will be required to pay for the additional nights, as only one night of your stay is included in the OHIO Guarantee.

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 completed 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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