Virtual Program Guest Schedule
|Before 8:15 a.m.||
If you are participating in BSO from Mountain Standard Time (MST) or Pacific Standard Time (PST) you will receive pre-recorded versions of the first two presentations when you complete the check-in process. We recommend checking in early on the day before your program to have time to watch those videos.
|7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.||Virtual Help Desk Available
A link to a virtual help desk will be available throughout the day for any students having difficulty getting to the appropriate virtual meeting spaces or for any additional assistance needed.
|8 a.m.||Virtual Meeting Rooms Open
Guests should join their student on the same device for the beginning of the program. Students are encouraged to log in before the program to ensure their technology is ready to begin promptly at 8:30 am. A virtual help desk will be available for students with questions or concerns.
BSO Welcome and Program Overview
|8:50-9:05 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.
|9:05-9:25 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.
|9:25-9:30 a.m.||Quick Stretch Break|
|9:30-9:55 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.
|9:55-10:20 a.m.||Services to Know (with students)
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.
|10:20-10:25 a.m.||Family and Guest Dismissal|
|10:25-10:30 a.m.||Family and Guest Program Overview
More detailed information about the family and guest program schedule will be shared.
|10:30-10:55 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.
Expectations and Opportunities for Your Student
|11:25 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.||
Family and Guest Academic Meet and Greet with Colleges
|12:10-1 p.m.||Lunch Break|
What I Wish My Family Knew
Campus Resource Panel
|2:45-3:30 p.m.||Family and Guest Roundtable
Select topics you are interested in for conversations facilitated by orientation leaders and campus partners.
Program Conclusion and Wrap-Up