Bobcat Student Orientation

Bobcat Student Orientation Bobcat Student Orientation is a one and a half day program for incoming students and parents. It's the first step toward becoming an Ohio University Bobcat

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.

06/05/2019

🚨 LOCATION CHANGE 🚨 Expectations and Opportunities will be in Morton Hall 201 tonight due to the rain! 🌧 See you there at 7 p.m. #OHIOBSO

At #OHIOBSO, every student receives advising from OLs and an advisor before they schedule their classes on day two! 😸...
06/05/2019

At #OHIOBSO, every student receives advising from OLs and an advisor before they schedule their classes on day two! 😸📚

Open advising will take place tonight from 8-9:15 p.m. on the first floor of Tupper Hall.

06/05/2019

Looking to make plans for the day? ‪If you want to see the best spots on campus to eat, study, or chill, you can take a campus tour at 4 p.m. today.‬

‪The tours take off every 15 minutes on the first floor of Baker Center!‬ #OHIOBSO

Welcome home! 😸🏡 We’re so excited to be welcoming more students and their families to the Bobcat family today! #...
06/05/2019

Welcome home! 😸🏡 We’re so excited to be welcoming more students and their families to the Bobcat family today! #OHIOBSO

06/04/2019

As your orientation experience comes to an end, make sure to share your favorite BSO memories with the hashtag #BestOfBSO. We’ll make sure to share everyone’s posts! 😸

Here’s to making new friends on day two of #OHIOBSO! 💚🐾
06/04/2019

Here’s to making new friends on day two of #OHIOBSO! 💚🐾

06/04/2019
Ohio University Parent & Family Programs

Bobcat parents, make sure to follow Ohio University Parent & Family Programs, as well as BSO on Twitter (@OHIObso) and Instagram (@ohiobso)! #OHIOBSO

Happy Tuesday parents! This week begins Bobcat Student Orientation and we are so excited to have our incoming students on-campus with us! If you are a new parent to our page and want to keep up with all the activities going on this week, follow Bobcat Student Orientation on Facebook as well as Twitter @OHIObso. Feel free the leave any questions down below or direct message us! #OHIOBSO

Students can attend the BSO Resource Fair today until noon in the Baker Center Ballroom where you can connect with vario...
06/04/2019

Students can attend the BSO Resource Fair today until noon in the Baker Center Ballroom where you can connect with various university departments and learn about all the resources found across campus! #OHIOBSO

Day two has begun and our OLs (and Rufus) are ready for more fun! 😸 #OHIOBSO
06/04/2019

Day two has begun and our OLs (and Rufus) are ready for more fun! 😸 #OHIOBSO

First day feels. #OHIOBSO
06/03/2019

First day feels. #OHIOBSO

The first day of #OHIOBSO is already off to a great start! 🎉 To the Class of 2023, welcome to the Bobcat family! 🎉
06/03/2019

The first day of #OHIOBSO is already off to a great start!

🎉 To the Class of 2023, welcome to the Bobcat family! 🎉

Proceed this way to begin your lifelong journey as an OHIO Bobcat. 😺

Happy first day of Bobcat Student Orientation 2019! 🙌

06/03/2019

Good morning, Bobcats! For all the students and parents attending the first day of #OHIOBSO today: the BSO app is currently not working, but there will be physical copies of the schedule and campus map handed out at check-in!

If you’re preparing to attend the first day of #OHIOBSO tomorrow, make sure to take a look at this checklist and scrol...
06/02/2019

If you’re preparing to attend the first day of #OHIOBSO tomorrow, make sure to take a look at this checklist and scroll over to our website for more updates and information! ➡️ https://www.ohio.edu/uc/bso

Did someone say it’s #BSOStaffSaturday? We’re so lucky to have such an amazing, energetic staff who can’t wait to ...
06/01/2019

Did someone say it’s #BSOStaffSaturday? We’re so lucky to have such an amazing, energetic staff who can’t wait to welcome incoming students to the Bobcat family! 😺💚 #OHIOBSO

If you haven’t already, make sure to read this article that previews this year’s #OHIOBSO! Only 3️⃣ days until i...
05/31/2019
Bobcat Student Orientation 2019 to bring incoming students to campus in June

If you haven’t already, make sure to read this article that previews this year’s #OHIOBSO! Only 3️⃣ days until it begins!

Between June 3 and June 29, about 4,000 new Bobcats will visit the Athens Campus for their two-day orientation session. BSO's mission is to make certain all students, families and guests feel welcome, comfortable in their transitions, connected to campus resources and confident in their academic sch...

Here are a few fun shots with some of our Orientation Leaders on their first day of training today! 😸📸
05/28/2019

Here are a few fun shots with some of our Orientation Leaders on their first day of training today! 😸📸

Today, we remember those who have sacrificed everything! Happy Memorial Day! 🇺🇸
05/27/2019

Today, we remember those who have sacrificed everything! Happy Memorial Day! 🇺🇸

Ohio University is closed today in observance of Memorial Day.

Bobcats have served our great nation for over 200 years, and we will forever honor their sacrifices.

‪😸👀 Hey, Bobcats! Take a look at this Compass article that gives a preview of this year’s Bobcat Student Orien...
05/25/2019
Bobcat Student Orientation 2019 to bring incoming students to campus in June

‪😸👀 Hey, Bobcats! Take a look at this Compass article that gives a preview of this year’s Bobcat Student Orientation! 👀😸

Between June 3 and June 29, about 4,000 new Bobcats will visit the Athens Campus for their two-day orientation session. BSO's mission is to make certain all students, families and guests feel welcome, comfortable in their transitions, connected to campus resources and confident in their academic sch...

05/23/2019

Bobcat students and parents, make sure to download the official OHIO BSO app while preparing for BSO. The app can be downloaded in the AppStore by searching “OHIO Orientation” and provides everything from campus maps, orientation schedules and so much more!

Here’s a throwback to last year’s Orientation Leaders pumping up the crowd of students! OLs will begin their trainin...
05/21/2019

Here’s a throwback to last year’s Orientation Leaders pumping up the crowd of students! OLs will begin their training one week from today. 🕺🏼👏🏼💃🏽

Get excited! There’s only 17 days until Bobcat Student Orientation kicks off! Make sure you’re following all of our ...
05/18/2019

Get excited! There’s only 17 days until Bobcat Student Orientation kicks off! Make sure you’re following all of our social media pages to keep up to date on everything BSO related.

Bobcat Student Orientation's cover photo
05/08/2019

Bobcat Student Orientation's cover photo

Tomorrow is OHIO's first-ever Giving Day! Join us and discover and share your passions in this 24-hour celebration dedic...
04/17/2019
Please join us!

Tomorrow is OHIO's first-ever Giving Day! Join us and discover and share your passions in this 24-hour celebration dedicated to inspiring community members and supporting causes on campus.

Help spread the word about OHIO’s Giving Day and encourage your family, friends, and alumni networks to support the part of OHIO they care about most. Update your Facebook profile picture, and post on social media about Giving Day. To learn more, check out the website here: https://bit.ly/2InGfRH

Whether you care about academic excellence or community engagement, OHIO needs your support to create the most transformative learning experience in the county. Learn more about OHIO Giving Day’s six causes.

12/03/2018

Hey Bobcats! Are you interested in becoming a Bobcat Student Orientation Leader?! Meet with orientation staff from last year to learn more about the position and the application process! Those who are interested can stop by Front Room in Baker Center from 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m tomorrow to talk to us and will get a voucher for one free medium drip coffee, tea, or hot chocolate.

09/07/2018

Hey Bobcats! We hope the start of your fall semester is going well. Don't forget that today is the last day that you can add a class or drop a class with possible fee adjustments!

Happy move-in to all of our incoming students! We hope everyone has had or will have a smooth transition into their new ...
08/24/2018
Welcome Week Schedule | Ohio University

Happy move-in to all of our incoming students! We hope everyone has had or will have a smooth transition into their new home away from home! Once you are all settled in, check out our Welcome Week events for fun ways to get involved on campus! #ReadySetOHIO https://www.ohio.edu/uc/welcome-week/welcome-week-schedule

Welcome Week 2018 Transportation and Parking Services has decided to operate a limited version of the late night shuttle service during Welcome Week, August 20-25. They will begin with one driver, and expand, as needed, depending on demand. TPS’s desire is to provide a safe transportation alternat...

Happy move-in week! We can't wait to welcome all of the incoming students! The first step to a great fall semester is a ...
08/20/2018

Happy move-in week! We can't wait to welcome all of the incoming students! The first step to a great fall semester is a great fall move-in! Review the move-in guide below to make sure you are prepared! Please reach out if you have any other questions, comments or concerns.

‪Move-in is approaching quickly and we want everyone to have a safe and happy journey here, so check out the OHIO Park...
08/16/2018
Transportation and Parking | Ohio University

‪Move-in is approaching quickly and we want everyone to have a safe and happy journey here, so check out the OHIO Parking and Transportation Service’s website for all of the details on how to get here, where to park and more!

Be sure to enjoy Athen’s amazing views along the way too!

https://www.ohio.edu/arrival-guide/transportation-parking‬

Arriving in Athens Directional signage will be posted along US 33, US 32, US 50 and throughout campus to guide individuals to the appropriate residential

08/15/2018

Move-in is less than 2 weeks away! Wondering what is provided in your residence hall?

Check out Housing and Residence Life's general information on amenities to learn what is included, how to loft your bed, how to order a carpet and more!

https://www.ohio.edu/housing/amenities.cfm

Important information regarding safe transportation during Welcome Week!
08/10/2018
Ohio University Division of Student Affairs

Important information regarding safe transportation during Welcome Week!

In an effort to provide safe transportation alternatives to students and their guests during Welcome Week activities, Ohio University's Late Night transit operation, CATS, will provide transit opportunities during Welcome Week August 20-25. Transit will be available between the hours of 5:30 pm until 3:30 am. Customers wishing to use this free service may request a ride by calling or texting 740-593-4040.
Rides may also be pre-scheduled via this same method or by emailing [email protected].

This can be found at: https://calendar.ohio.edu/site/parking/event/welcome-week-2018/

A reminder that all students must complete their alcohol and sexual assault education course by August 27th. Here is the...
08/09/2018
Alcohol Edu

A reminder that all students must complete their alcohol and sexual assault education course by August 27th. Here is the link for more information: https://www.ohio.edu/involvement/healthpromotion/alcohol/alcohol_edu.cfm

The course: Alcohol Edu/Haven, are online alcohol education and sexual violence harm-reduction courses. Both are mandatory for all first-year students at Ohio University. Haven provides specific definitions pertaining to sexual misconduct. Alcohol Edu incorporates evidence-based methods to empower s...

08/01/2018

Hey parents! There are a lot of important upcoming dates and reminders as we approach Welcome Week! Stay up to date with us by following the hashtag #OHIOWelcome and following Ohio University Parent & Family Programs for more information!

Are you going to be a first generation college student? Ohio University offers many resources and support systems to hel...
07/13/2018
First-Gen | Ohio University

Are you going to be a first generation college student? Ohio University offers many resources and support systems to help you in any way they can! Check out how you can get involved here! https://www.ohio.edu/uc/firstgen

The OHIO First Scholars program and support for first-gen students attending Ohio University in Athens

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1 Park Pl
Athens, OH
45701

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(740) 593-1951

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