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Transfer Student 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 complete a program 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  
10:25-10:55 a.m. Expectations and Opportunities
Learn more about the expectations for each member of our Bobcat family and the ways each of us plays a role in helping our community to thrive.
Walter Hall 135
10:55-11:05 a.m. Belonging at OHIO
Get to know your orientation leaders and other students attending the program, while learning about campus involvement and the student experience.
Walter Hall 135
11:10 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Lunch Nelson Court
  BSO Resource Fair
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
12:55-1:25 p.m. Succeeding as a New Student
Our orientation staff will share a few key things about your academic college, as well as discuss important systems and processes used in the course registration process.
Various Locations
1:30-2 p.m. Bobcat Essentials
Learn more about being a successful student from those who know it best: other students. Our student leaders will highlight resources and answer student questions about their own experiences at the University.
Various Locations
2:10-4:30 p.m.

Academic Essentials with Colleges and Course Registration
Connect with your advisors and learn about university, college, and major requirements as you prepare for course registration. Academic advisors and orientation leaders will be available to assist you in registering for Fall Semester courses.

Various Locations
3-5 p.m. Required Student Check-out
After completing course registration, all students will be required to check out with the orientation team to end their BSO experience.
Ellis Hall First Floor
3:30-5 p.m. Campus Tours
As you finish with course registration, join the Undergraduate Admissions tour guides to see more of campus.