Bobcat Student Orientation

Bobcat Student Orientation Bobcat Student Orientation is for incoming students and parents. BSO is the first step toward becoming an Ohio University Bobcat.
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Welcome to Bobcat Student Orientation (BSO), where becoming an Ohio University Bobcat starts here! This program focuses on integrating both students and parents into the Bobcat Community through a comprehensive one and a half day program that covers: • Learning about Ohio University, it’s curriculum, and other important campus-related information. • Meeting professors, faculty, staff, Orientation Leaders, current students, and other incoming students. • Registering for classes, obtaining a student ID, and taking Placement Tests. • Exploring the beautiful Athens and Ohio Campus. For a complete schedule, course of events, and activities please be sure to read the Orientation Brochure available in the products page. Bobcat Student Orientation also encourages questions and comments to ensure that your wants and needs are being met. We will be with you every step of the way. For additional information, visit: http://www.ohio.edu/orientation/first-year-student.cfm

Mission: Orientation Programs prepare undergraduate Athens Campus students and families for a successful academic transition and introduce them to student life at Ohio University.

06/03/2020

Learn more about how magic has helped Patton College OL Jake Lundgren practice self care, get out of his shell, and make friends at OU!

Even editing this video we couldn’t figure out how he does it 😱What hobbies do you have? #BSOWellnessWed #OHIOBSO

06/03/2020

Learn more about how Fine Arts College Representative Ava Da Re practices self care through baking special Bobcat Cookies 😻 (they aren’t just sugar cookies because there are Cutler Green sprinkles on these 😋)

If you make some be sure to share the pics with us!! Promise, they were delicious. What’s your favorite way to practice self care? #OHIOBSO #BSOWellnessWed

Find the recipe posted in the comments!

‪OL Brandon W is ready for the first day of #OHIOBSO today! Brandon’s super excited because he was a transfer student an...
06/02/2020

‪OL Brandon W is ready for the first day of #OHIOBSO today! Brandon’s super excited because he was a transfer student and today is a transfer day!! 😸‬ @ Ohio University

06/02/2020

The Orientation Leaders are ready to start #OHIOBSO tomorrow- are you?

Meet #OHIOBSO Orientation Leader (OL) Braeden Dang! He will be working with the Russ College of Engineering and Technolo...
05/31/2020

Meet #OHIOBSO Orientation Leader (OL) Braeden Dang! He will be working with the Russ College of Engineering and Technology this summer.

Braeden is the President of the Ohio University Flying Bobcats and loves going on hikes at Strouds Run State Park (check out all his pics for evidence). Next year he’s excited to keep flying and hanging out with his friends.

Swipe to find out more about Braeden and see what other advice he has for incoming students!! @ Ohio University

Meet #OHIOBSO Orientation Leader (OL) Grace Petrie! She mainly will be working with the guests of students in the Colleg...
05/30/2020

Meet #OHIOBSO Orientation Leader (OL) Grace Petrie! She mainly will be working with the guests of students in the College of Fine Arts this summer.

Grace P is involved in Creative Expressions, which promotes inclusion through the arts in local schools. She is also in the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association.

In the fall she’s super excited to be going into her senior year and living with her best friends.

Check out all the graphics find out more about Grace P and see what other advice she has for incoming students!!

Meet #OHIOBSO Orientation Leader (OL) Beau Uqdah! He mainly will be working with the guests of students in the College o...
05/30/2020

Meet #OHIOBSO Orientation Leader (OL) Beau Uqdah! He mainly will be working with the guests of students in the College of Arts and Sciences this summer.

Beau is the Philanthropy Chair for Phi Delta Theta , and will be the Fellowship Chair for the National Honor Fraternity Phi Sigma Pi. As a transfer student, he is also the President for the Ohio Transfer Ambassador Program.

Next year Beau is excited to be student teaching, and he wants everyone to know that he makes great vegan blondies.

Check out all the graphics to find out more about Beau and see what other advice he has for incoming students!!

Meet #OHIOBSO Orientation Leader (OL) Ellie Day! She will be working with students in the College of Arts and Sciences t...
05/29/2020

Meet #OHIOBSO Orientation Leader (OL) Ellie Day! She will be working with students in the College of Arts and Sciences this summer.

Ellie D is the Vice President of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority, a member of the Medical Fraternity Phi Delta Epsilon, a lab assistant in the Diabetes Institute of the Heritage College, and a teaching assistant for BIOS 1705.

Check out all the graphics to find out more about Ellie D and see what other advice she has for incoming students!!

Meet #OHIOBSO Orientation Leader (OL) Emilee Caudill!! She will be working primarily with the guests of students who are...
05/29/2020

Meet #OHIOBSO Orientation Leader (OL) Emilee Caudill!! She will be working primarily with the guests of students who are in the College of Health Sciences and Professions.

First Gen? So is Emilee! She also had a communications internship at JDRF Southwest Ohio.

“Enjoy your time here, I did a lot of cool things and still feel like I wish I had a million more years. Athens is forever in my heart and I hope you all feel the same by the time you graduate.”

Check out all the graphics to find out more about Emilee and see what other advice she has for incoming students!!

Meet #OHIOBSO Orientation Leader (OL) Sophia Lingrell!! She will be working with the College of Health Sciences and Prof...
05/28/2020

Meet #OHIOBSO Orientation Leader (OL) Sophia Lingrell!! She will be working with the College of Health Sciences and Professions this summer.

Sophia studied abroad through the Food in Sicily program, is in the OU Nutrition Club, worked for Housing as a Student Services Ambassador. She is the Initiate Advisor for the National Honor Fraternity Phi Sigma Pi, and the Philanthropy Chair for the sorority Alpha Gamma Delta.

She was also a Hocking Athens Perry Community Action Program (HAPCAP) intern, which is the organization that runs the food banks and food pantries in Southeastern Ohio. She helped run the free community produce stand.

Next year she’s excited to take a sustainable agriculture class to continue learning about cultivating food in an environmentally friendly way.

Check out all the graphics to find out more about Sophia and see what advice she has for incoming students!!

Meet #OHIOBSO Orientation Leader (OL) Cody Huebner!! He will be working with the College of Business this summer. First ...
05/27/2020

Meet #OHIOBSO Orientation Leader (OL) Cody Huebner!! He will be working with the College of Business this summer. First Gen? So is Cody!

Cody was President of the Residents' Action Council, a brother in Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity, a member of the National Residence Hall Honorary. He was also an Assistant Resident Director, and an intern for housing's business operations. Wow!

Next year he’ll be back at OHIO as a graduate student in the College Student Personnel program working as a Graduate Resident Director with Housing.

Check out all the graphics to find out more about Cody and see what advice he has for incoming students!! And check out this pic of Cody from his orientation.

Happening in 10 minutes! See you there 😸
05/27/2020

Happening in 10 minutes! See you there 😸

Class of 2024 Bobcats – Let’s talk about #OHIOBSO!

Bring your questions about life at OHIO in our fifth edition of Bobcat Chats, streamed LIVE on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube today at 3pm!

➡️ ohio.edu/bobcat-chats

Hey Bobcats! Join in on the conversation today at 3pm EST to talk everything BSO with our staff 😸
05/27/2020

Hey Bobcats! Join in on the conversation today at 3pm EST to talk everything BSO with our staff 😸

Class of 2024 Bobcats – Let’s talk about #OHIOBSO!

Bring your questions about life at OHIO in our fifth edition of Bobcat Chats, streamed LIVE on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube today at 3pm!

➡️ ohio.edu/bobcat-chats

Meet #OHIOBSO Orientation Leader (OL) Ana Colón!! Ana will be working with the College of Fine Arts this summer. She is ...
05/27/2020

Meet #OHIOBSO Orientation Leader (OL) Ana Colón!! Ana will be working with the College of Fine Arts this summer.

She is president of the co-ed a cappella group New Chords on the Block and won outstanding soloist at Varsity Vocals ICCA quarter finals this year 🙀

Swipe to find out more about Ana and see what advice she has for incoming students!! And check out this cool pic from ICCAs. @ Ohio University

Meet #OHIOBSO Orientation Leader (OL) Grace Fowler!! Grace will primarily work with the guests of students who are in th...
05/27/2020

Meet #OHIOBSO Orientation Leader (OL) Grace Fowler!! Grace will primarily work with the guests of students who are in the Scripps College of Communication.

She is the VP of Event Planning for her sorority Alpha Gamma Delta, which her mom was also a part of.

Grace knew she was going to come to OHIO when she first stepped foot on campus. She can’t wait to be back and have Wings Over Athens and go to Strouds Run State Park.

Check out all the graphics to find out more about Grace and see what advice she has for incoming students!!

05/26/2020
Jenny and Wendy talk BSO

Jenny Hall-Jones, Dean of Students, and Wendy Merb-Brown, Assistant Dean for First Year and Student Transitions, are REALLY excited to welcome you to OHIO for your Bobcat Student Orientation!

Only a week away from our first day of #OHIOBSO To help you get ready check out this video ⬇️⬇️⬇️

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=7lvh5VWoy-E&feature=emb_logo

Jenny Hall-Jones, Dean of Students, and Wendy Merb-Brown, Assistant Dean for First Year and Student Transitions are REALLY excited to welcome you to OHIO for...

Meet #OHIOBSO Orientation Leader (OL) Sarah Donaldson!! Sarah will primarily work with the guests of students who are in...
05/26/2020

Meet #OHIOBSO Orientation Leader (OL) Sarah Donaldson!! Sarah will primarily work with the guests of students who are in the College of Business.

Sarah is the editor-in-chief of The New Political, a producer and multimedia reporter for Newswatch on WOUB, and a member of CHAARG .

This summer Sarah will be interning with The Athens NEWS. Next year she can’t wait to be back on the bricks, eating at Unions Street Diner, and hiking around Athens.

Check out all the graphics to find out more about Sarah and see what advice she has for incoming students!!

Meet #OHIOBSO Orientation Leader (OL) Cheyenne Smith, who is a recent graduate! She will be working with University Coll...
05/26/2020

Meet #OHIOBSO Orientation Leader (OL) Cheyenne Smith, who is a recent graduate! She will be working with University College, primarily with Pre-College of Business students. First Gen? So is Cheyenne.

Cheyenne is in the service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega. Next year she will be back at OHIO as a graduate student working with the Academic Achievement Center!

Swipe to find out more about Cheyenne and see what advice she has for incoming students!! L

Meet #OHIOBSO Orientation Leader (OL) Noah Wright, who is a rising senior working with the Scripps College of Communicat...
05/26/2020

Meet #OHIOBSO Orientation Leader (OL) Noah Wright, who is a rising senior working with the Scripps College of Communication this summer. He is also a first gen student and a transfer.

Noah is the Opinion Editor for The Post. Next year Noah’s excited to spend another year in his favorite place and to get coffee from Donkey Coffee

Check out all the graphics to find out more about Noah and see what advice he has for incoming students!! And to see a picture from Noah’s orientation.

Meet #OHIOBSO Orientation Leader (OL) Danielle Klein, who is a rising junior working with the Russ College of Engineerin...
05/25/2020

Meet #OHIOBSO Orientation Leader (OL) Danielle Klein, who is a rising junior working with the Russ College of Engineering and Technology this summer.

Danielle is the Interim VP for Student Senate Ohio University Student Senate and a Russ College of Engineering and Technology Ambassador. She also studied abroad in London and Cambodia through Ohio University Office of Global Opportunities

“Every year I’m surprised by a new amazing opportunity I do something cool and I can’t wait to see what it is next year!”

Check out all the graphics to find out more about Danielle and see what advice she has for incoming students!!

😸Happy Monday, Bobcats! We’re almost a week away from our first #OHIOBSO session. Use these steps to get ready, and chec...
05/25/2020

😸Happy Monday, Bobcats! We’re almost a week away from our first #OHIOBSO session. Use these steps to get ready, and check out our website here: https://www.ohio.edu/uc/bso. What are you most excited about for BSO?

Meet #OHIOBSO Orientation Leader (OL) Meg Tobin, who is the College Representative (CR) for the College of Business. Meg...
05/24/2020

Meet #OHIOBSO Orientation Leader (OL) Meg Tobin, who is the College Representative (CR) for the College of Business.

Meg is a learning community leader, and involved in the national business fraternity Phi Chi Theta. The last pic is also proof that she helped THE Rufus Bobcat schedule for class last year 😹

Next year Meg is excited to live with roommates that she’s known since freshman year and eat more Bagel Street Deli-Athens, Ohio.

Swipe to find out more about Meg and see what advice she has for incoming students!!

Meet #OHIOBSO Orientation Leader (OL) Ashlee Jackson, who is the College Representative (CR) for the Patton College of E...
05/23/2020

Meet #OHIOBSO Orientation Leader (OL) Ashlee Jackson, who is the College Representative (CR) for the Patton College of Education and is from Fairlawn, Ohio. Are you a First Gen student? Her too! She’s also a transfer student.

Ashlee was the 2019-2020 president of Ambassadors to the Survivor Advocacy Program, volunteered with GIVE in Tanzania last summer, and was an RA on campus.

Next year she will be attending FIU Florida International University to get her master’s degree. She’s excited to have her own apartment and get to travel with her boyfriend.

Check out all the graphics to find out more about Ashlee and see what advice she has for incoming students!!

Happy Saturday, Bobcats 😸 We're officially only 10 Days away from the first BSO session 🎉 Be sure to visit our website t...
05/23/2020
Bobcat Student Orientation | Ohio University

Happy Saturday, Bobcats 😸 We're officially only 10 Days away from the first BSO session 🎉 Be sure to visit our website to find schedules, review learning modules before orientation, and take any necessary pretests. Check it out ⬇️⬇️⬇️

https://www.ohio.edu/uc/bso

As a unit of the Office of First-Year & Student Transitions (FYrST), Bobcat Student Orientation (BSO) is responsible for the successful orientation of all new undergraduate students at Ohio University, Athens campus. Our programs are designed to ensure all students and their families/guests are welc...

Meet #OHIOBSO Orientation Leader (OL) Rhianna Hunt, who is the College Representative (CR) for the College of Arts and S...
05/22/2020

Meet #OHIOBSO Orientation Leader (OL) Rhianna Hunt, who is the College Representative (CR) for the College of Arts and Sciences.

Rhianna (pronounced Re-Anna after the Fleetwood Mac song of a similar title) is a first gen student and the Services Chair for the Biological Honor Society Beta Beta Beta. She also participated in the Women’s Mentorship program.

Check out all the graphics to find out more about Rhianna and see what advice she has for incoming students!!

Meet #OHIOBSO Orientation Leader (OL) Sydney Hall, who is the College Representative (CR) for the College of Health Scie...
05/22/2020

Meet #OHIOBSO Orientation Leader (OL) Sydney Hall, who is the College Representative (CR) for the College of Health Sciences and Professions.

Sydney is a rising senior and chances are you can find her running around campus in her scrubs. She’s from Appalachia SE Ohio, and two of her siblings are also Bobcats! 😻

She’s excited to get her degree next year from one of the best nursing schools and to become a trauma nurse.

Check out all the graphics to find out more about Sydney and see what advice she has for incoming students!!

It’s been a rainy couple of days here in Athens, but that means some beautiful sights like this 😻 Thanks to orientation ...
05/21/2020

It’s been a rainy couple of days here in Athens, but that means some beautiful sights like this 😻 Thanks to orientation leader Danielle K for this #tbt ✨

Meet #OHIOBSO Orientation Leader (OL) Hannah Spradlin, who is primarily working with family and guests in College of Art...
05/21/2020

Meet #OHIOBSO Orientation Leader (OL) Hannah Spradlin, who is primarily working with family and guests in College of Arts and Sciences.

Hannah is a rising sophomore and is part of Phi Sigma Pi National Honors Fraternity and is a transfer student.

Next year they’re excited to have classes more within their major and visit Donkey Coffee

Check out all the graphics to find out more about Hannah and see what advice they have for incoming students!!

Meet #OHIOBSO Orientation Leader (OL) Jake Lundgren, who is working in the Patton College of Education!!Jake is a rising...
05/21/2020

Meet #OHIOBSO Orientation Leader (OL) Jake Lundgren, who is working in the Patton College of Education!!

Jake is a rising junior and is the National Residents Hall Honorary (NRHH) Director of Outreach, the OU Acronauts Fundraising Chair, a Patton College Ambassador, and on the Hall Council as a RA Liaison. This year Jake was also awarded the Outstanding Team Spirit Award from Housing and Res Life. He can’t wait to get back to working with new residence!

Swipe to find out more about Jake and see what advice he has for incoming students!!

05/21/2020
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Set a reminder and tune in if you've got questions about Bobcat Student Orientation.

Questions about Bobcat Student Orientation? These are the professionals with answers.

Post your questions in the comments during the live broadcast and have them answered in real-time by:
- Wendy Merb-Brown, Assistant Dean for First-Year & Student Transitions
- Vincent Prior, Director of Undergraduate Orientation Programs
- Kris Kumfer, Director of Learning Community Programs
- Sarah Hall, Student Orientation Leader

Get to know #OHIOBSO Orientation Leader (OL) Ava Da Re! Ava is the College Representative (CR) for the College of Fine A...
05/19/2020

Get to know #OHIOBSO Orientation Leader (OL) Ava Da Re! Ava is the College Representative (CR) for the College of Fine Arts. She’s also been helping make some of the graphics for these spotlights!

Ava is a rising senior getting ready for her thesis art show next April. She can’t wait to dedicate her classes next to year to creating art that not only makes her happy, but that she will be proud to share with everyone.

Check out all the graphics to find out more about Ava and see what advice she has for incoming students!!

It’s a rainy day here in Athens, but College Green is still looking gorgeous. What’s the weather like where you are? #OH...
05/19/2020

It’s a rainy day here in Athens, but College Green is still looking gorgeous. What’s the weather like where you are? #OHIOBSO

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Hi! My daughter has orientation today! We initially signed up for the parent/guest orientation but haven't received any information. How do we as parents log in and do the parent/guest sessions? Thanks!
any thoughts on whether you will be pushing back BSO's?
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