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Transfer Guest Schedule

Evening Before BSO Program - June 15 or June 27
Time  Session
6-8 p.m.

Residence Hall Overnight Accommodations Check-in (Optional)
Students and their guests have the option to stay on campus in a residence hall the night before their orientation program. There will be no sessions or programmatic elements during the stay. Students can sign up for this when signing up for orientation. Fees apply.

June 16 or June 28
Time  Session Location
7:15-8:30 a.m.

Program Check-in
All students and guests will need to check in before heading to the first session.

Baker University Center 240/242
8:35-9 a.m. Welcome and Program Overview
Meet the orientation team, review the orientation program schedule, and hear from the University administration.
Walter Hall 135
9-9:15 a.m. OHIO History and Traditions
Learn more about the rich history of Ohio University and how you can become a part of that legacy. 
Walter Hall 135
9:15-9:35 a.m. What It Means to Be a Bobcat
Our students will share perspectives on what it means to be a new student joining our community.
Walter Hall 135
9:35-10 a.m. Your Personalized Plan for Success
Discover the OHIO Guarantee+, your personalized graduation plan, and your network of support which includes a Success Advisor, Career Strategist, Experience Designer and Faculty Mentor. Learn more about how you can co-create a guided pathway and make the most of your time at OHIO.
Walter Hall 135
10-10:25 a.m. Services to Know
Representatives from the Registrar’s Office, Financial Aid and Scholarships, Bursar’s Office, and Transportation and Parking Services will share important information to know in your transition.
Walter Hall 135
10:25-10:30 a.m. Family and Guest Dismissal  
10:30-10:40 a.m. Family and Guest Program Overview
More detailed information about the family and guest program schedule will be shared.
Walter Hall 145
10:40-11 a.m.

Supporting Students In Transition
This session will include some important information about the transitional experience students are going through and how family members/guests can support them. Our staff will close the session with a few reminders for all guests in attendance, including an opportunity to provide feedback to our team.

Walter Hall 145
11-11:25 a.m. Expectations and Opportunities for Your Student
Guests and families will learn more about the expectations OHIO has for our students and dig deeper into how OHIO helps students to thrive.
Walter Hall 145
11:30 a.m.-12:50 p.m. Lunch Nelson Court
  BSO Resource Fair (until 12:45)
Programs and services will host tables for students and their guests to connect and learn more about available resources. 
Baker University Center Ballroom
  Residence Hall Room Viewing
Visit residence hall rooms for a better understanding of what it will be like to live on campus.  Options will be provided on each green.
Various Locations
1-1:45 p.m. Family and Guest Academic Meet and Greet with Colleges
Connect with your student’s academic college and learn about University, college, and major requirements.
Morton Hall
1:45-2:30 p.m. What I Wish My Family Knew
Our orientation leaders will share their own stories about interactions with their family members in their own transition. An opportunity for guests to ask direct questions of the student panel will also be included.
Morton Hall
2:30-3:15 p.m.

Campus Resource Panel
Join staff from various offices across campus to get your questions answered and learn more about services available to your student.

Morton Hall
3:15-3:45 p.m. Family and Guest Roundtable Discussions
Select topics you are interested in for conversations facilitated by orientation leaders and campus partners.
Morton Hall
3:45-4 p.m. Program Conclusion and Wrap-up
Our staff will close the session with a few reminders and an opportunity to provide feedback to our team.
Morton Hall