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The OHIO Experience


At OHIO, you will discover that some classrooms don't have walls and some lessons are best learned through experience. From conducting research and creative activity to gaining a global perspective—you'll find exciting new ways to enhance, grow and define your education.


Resources for your success

Life at OHIO is exciting and amazingly different from what you’ve previously experienced as a student. You’re living on your own on a college campus. You’re setting your own schedule—for class, work, and down time. It’s an important transition, and we’re here to help. Knowledgeable resident assistants right where you live. Peer mentors in your classes. Tutoring help when you need it. You’ll find all the resources you want or need to make your transition to OHIO a success.

Discover the world

Travel thousands of miles to study in China. Enjoy a cup of coffee with a classmate from Africa at the Front Room back on campus. At OHIO, you unquestionably will gain a global perspective. Our commitment to a meaningful international education dates back to 1894 when the first international student graduated from OHIO. You choose—see the world or enjoy a slice of it right here in Athens.

Get involved, serve, volunteer

Whether you run for Student Senate, volunteer to read with area school children, or help advance a company’s success with improved marketing strategies—your decision to share your talents and time matters. The OHIO experience does more than prepare leaders—it helps develop caring, responsible citizens who work to make a difference.

Arts at OHIO

How do you like to experience the arts? On stage or in the audience? OHIO's culturally rich campus community celebrates art, music, cinema, literature, and poetry every day. Our students explore and examine compelling issues through festivals, performances, and conferences throughout the year. Experience the ways your creativity and imagination can grow at OHIO.

Sports and recreation at OHIO

Support top teams when you cheer on the Bobcats in the O Zone—the greatest student cheering section of the conference. Get in the game yourself—from traditional flag football to Ultimate Frisbee to Shotokan karate—in one of the largest intramural and club operations in the country. At OHIO, our students work hard, play hard, and score big.

At OHIO you can...

Be inspired by the arts.

Push your limits.

Travel the world.

Get involved.

Become a leader.

Be a true scholar.

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