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
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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.

👏🏼✨ Congrats to our last two #OLSpotlights, Rachel and Vincent— all your hard work doesn’t go unnoticed! To keep up to d...
02/21/2020

👏🏼✨ Congrats to our last two #OLSpotlights, Rachel and Vincent— all your hard work doesn’t go unnoticed! To keep up to date on everything our staff does and anything else BSO related, make sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram (@OHIObso). ✨👏🏼

There’s SNOW much to love about OHIO! ☃️Happy Wednesday, Bobcats! 😸🐾
02/20/2020

There’s SNOW much to love about OHIO! ☃️

Happy Wednesday, Bobcats! 😸🐾

❄️ Immaculate Emeriti Park ❄️

2️⃣1️⃣6️⃣ years old has never looked so good! Happy Founder’s Day, OHIO! 😸🎉
02/19/2020

2️⃣1️⃣6️⃣ years old has never looked so good! Happy Founder’s Day, OHIO! 😸🎉

It’s time for Sibs Weekend! Who’s excited to reunite with their siblings this weekend in Athens?! 😸💚
02/07/2020

It’s time for Sibs Weekend! Who’s excited to reunite with their siblings this weekend in Athens?! 😸💚

Hands up if you’re ready for Sibs Weekend 2020! 🙌

Check out the events going on around campus » ohio.edu/student-affairs/parents/family-weekends/sibs

Happy Thanksgiving! We hope your day is filled with lots of thanks-- and delicious food!
11/28/2019

Happy Thanksgiving! We hope your day is filled with lots of thanks-- and delicious food!

11/06/2019
Ohio University

It’s (always) a great day to beat ❌IA❌I!

LET’S GO BOBCATS! 😸💚

𝘞𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘨𝘯𝘪𝘻𝘦 𝘨𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘸 𝘱𝘳𝘪𝘥𝘦.

𝘞𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘰𝘨𝘦𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘢𝘴 𝘧𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘴, 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘺, 𝘢𝘴 𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘵𝘦𝘢𝘮.

𝘉𝘦𝘤𝘢𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴, 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘪𝘴 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘥𝘢𝘺…

𝘚𝘰 𝘸𝘦 𝙎𝙏𝘼𝙉𝘿 𝙐𝙋 𝘼𝙉𝘿 𝘾𝙃𝙀𝙀𝙍 ‼️

Happy Monday, Bobcats! You have until 11:59 pm TONIGHT to fill out the application to be an Orientation Leader for this ...
11/04/2019

Happy Monday, Bobcats! You have until 11:59 pm TONIGHT to fill out the application to be an Orientation Leader for this summer! Check out these OL Spotlights of Sydney Hall and Ellie Burke and look out our website (https://www.ohio.edu/uc/bso) for more information!

There’s only 5️⃣ more days until the Orientation Leader application closes for this upcoming summer! 😸☀️ To learn more a...
10/30/2019

There’s only 5️⃣ more days until the Orientation Leader application closes for this upcoming summer! 😸☀️ To learn more about the application, check out https://www.ohio.edu/uc/bso.

The return of our Orientation Leader Spotlights: Congrats to Ashlee Jackson and Brandon Weigand! 😸🎉  If you’re intereste...
10/23/2019

The return of our Orientation Leader Spotlights: Congrats to Ashlee Jackson and Brandon Weigand! 😸🎉

If you’re interested in applying to become an OL, check out why they applied and their favorite part of being an OL! The deadline to apply is Nov. 4️⃣ and you can learn more at https://www.ohio.edu/uc/bso.

ATTENTION ALL BOBCATS: Are you looking for an exciting way to spend your summer? You can now apply to be a BSO Orientati...
10/17/2019

ATTENTION ALL BOBCATS: Are you looking for an exciting way to spend your summer? You can now apply to be a BSO Orientation Leader for this upcoming summer! 😸🐾 The deadline to apply is Nov. 4.

10/16/2019
Ohio University

Whether it was your first or you’ve been doing this for decades, we hope every Bobcat enjoyed their homecoming weekend! 😸💚 #OHIOHC2019

Back on the bricks as one Bobcat Family. 💚

Thanks to everyone who made the trip home to Athens this past weekend! #OHIOHC2019

Head over to the Majors Fair today until 2 p.m. in Baker Center Ballroom! 😸🐾
10/02/2019

Head over to the Majors Fair today until 2 p.m. in Baker Center Ballroom! 😸🐾

Join us TODAY at the Majors Fair from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. in Baker Center Ballroom! There will be tons of information regarding OHIO’s 250+ majors, minors, and certificates! 😸🐾

📆😸 Mark your calendars, Bobcats! The annual Majors Fair will be taking place THIS Wednesday, Oct. 2 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m...
09/30/2019

📆😸 Mark your calendars, Bobcats! The annual Majors Fair will be taking place THIS Wednesday, Oct. 2 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. in Baker Center Ballroom! 😸📆

For more information about the Majors Fair and everything that will be offered there, you can visit University College at Ohio University’s website ➡️ https://www.ohio.edu/uc/majors-fair.

Always remember, Bobcats: IT’S OK TO NOT BE OK. 💚 #SendSilencePacking
09/24/2019

Always remember, Bobcats:
IT’S OK TO NOT BE OK. 💚

#SendSilencePacking

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students. Major thanks to Active Minds, a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising mental health awareness among college students, for bringing the #SendSilencePacking exhibit to Ohio University’s campus today. 💚

There’s so many activities you can do with your parents this weekend— make sure to check out the 2019 Parents Weekend ev...
09/21/2019

There’s so many activities you can do with your parents this weekend— make sure to check out the 2019 Parents Weekend event schedule below! 😸⤵️

Happy Parents Weekend 2019!

We love seeing so many Bobcat families around town 💚

Check out this weekend's event schedule » ohio.edu/student-affairs/parents/family-weekends/parents

Ohio University
09/11/2019

Ohio University

We will never forget the lives lost on this day 18 years ago. 💚

📚😸 Happy First Day of School to all Bobcats, but especially to the Class of 2023! Wishing you luck the entire 2019-2020 ...
08/26/2019

📚😸 Happy First Day of School to all Bobcats, but especially to the Class of 2023! Wishing you luck the entire 2019-2020 academic year! 😸📚

Join us in officially welcoming the OHIO Class of 2023 to the Bobcat Family! 😺💚

OHIO BSO ✅Move-In Day ✅The best years of your life— starting SOON! 😸#WelcomeOHIO
08/23/2019

OHIO BSO ✅
Move-In Day ✅
The best years of your life— starting SOON! 😸
#WelcomeOHIO

‼️😸 Bobcats: Notice the change of location for tonight’s Welcome Week activities! 😸‼️ #WelcomeOHIO
08/22/2019

‼️😸 Bobcats: Notice the change of location for tonight’s Welcome Week activities! 😸‼️ #WelcomeOHIO

CHANGE OF PLANS! The Backyard Bash is now the Inside Bash! Come join us in the Baker Ballroom and test your skills on OHIO’s first Ninja Warrior course and tons more! Free food and prizes, too! You CAN’T miss this! The fun starts at 7:30PM tonight! 😸 Ohio University Bobcat Student Orientation Ohio Bobcats

Click on this link and you’ll learn everything you need to know about Move-In Day and Welcome Week! 😸⤵️ #WelcomeOHIO
08/22/2019
University College at Ohio University

Click on this link and you’ll learn everything you need to know about Move-In Day and Welcome Week! 😸⤵️ #WelcomeOHIO

Want to see an Arrival Guide, the Move-In Schedule, and a list of all Welcome Week events? Click on the link below! 😸⤵️ #WelcomeOHIO

ohio.edu/uc/welcome-week

We hope everyone has a great Move-In Day— despite the occasional rain showers! Welcome home, Bobcats! 😸🏠Also, shoutout t...
08/22/2019

We hope everyone has a great Move-In Day— despite the occasional rain showers! Welcome home, Bobcats! 😸🏠

Also, shoutout to all the students (in bright green shirts) helping first-year Bobcats move in today! 👏🏼👏🏼 Bobcats love helping other Bobcats! #WelcomeOHIO OHIO Housing & Residence Life

The first day of Move-In is FINALLY HERE! 😸🐾 We’re so excited to see you all!

Tomorrow is the DAY! Who’s excited to come home?! 😸🏠 #WelcomeOHIO
08/21/2019

Tomorrow is the DAY! Who’s excited to come home?! 😸🏠 #WelcomeOHIO

One. More. Day.

We're less than 24 hours away from the first day of Move-In! Soon, the rooms in our residence halls that have sat empty since May will become home to the best students around. #BobcatsComeHome TOMORROW and we're so excited! 😸🏠🐾

Ohio University

Hey Bobcats! Only 8️⃣ days until Welcome Week kicks off at THE Ohio University! 😸🎉
08/14/2019

Hey Bobcats! Only 8️⃣ days until Welcome Week kicks off at THE Ohio University! 😸🎉

Good morning from THE first university in the state of Ohio. 😏

🚨‼️ Incoming Bobcats: Look at this list full of items you should definitely bring to your residence hall on Move-In Day!...
08/06/2019

🚨‼️ Incoming Bobcats: Look at this list full of items you should definitely bring to your residence hall on Move-In Day! ‼️🚨

For more information about moving in, make sure to follow OHIO Housing & Residence Life on all their social media accounts.

Twitter: @OhioU_Housing
Instagram: @ohiou_housing

Since Move-In is getting closer and closer, we thought it was time to bring back our #WhatToBring list from BSO! This list is super helpful for when you start shopping for your res hall room and when you start packing! 😸🐾Bobcat Student Orientation Ohio University Division of Student Affairs Ohio University

🎉😸 We’re so excited for our Bobcat students to move back to campus for the 2019-2020 academic year and enjoy all of the ...
08/05/2019

🎉😸 We’re so excited for our Bobcat students to move back to campus for the 2019-2020 academic year and enjoy all of the Welcome Week activities! 😸🎉

Happy Monday, Bobcats! 😸🐾

Guess what? There’s only 1️⃣7️⃣ days until Welcome Week begins! #ReadySetOHIO

Incoming Bobcats: Order a bed loft for your residence hall room today! 😸🐾
07/31/2019

Incoming Bobcats: Order a bed loft for your residence hall room today! 😸🐾

Time is winding down on ordering a bed loft! 🛏️ If you are wanting to loft your bed, check this link first to make sure your room can accomodate a loft! http://ow.ly/Yw4l50viFxC To have your loft installed upon arrival to campus, place your order by August 6️⃣th!

👫😸 Happy #InternationalDayofFriendship to Bobcats everywhere! How many people met some of their best friends at BSO?! 😸👫...
07/30/2019

👫😸 Happy #InternationalDayofFriendship to Bobcats everywhere! How many people met some of their best friends at BSO?! 😸👫

#OHIOBSO

🎶 And when there comes the day of parting, still firm and loyal we will stand. 🎶

Ask any Bobcat and they’ll tell you… OHIO is where lifelong relationships are formed. 💚

Happy International Day of Friendship!

When the weekend didn’t last as long you wanted— but at least there’s only one month until Welcome Week starts! 😸🔜
07/22/2019

When the weekend didn’t last as long you wanted— but at least there’s only one month until Welcome Week starts! 😸🔜

ONLY 1️⃣ MONTH UNTIL MOVE-IN DAY, BOBCATS! 😸
07/22/2019

ONLY 1️⃣ MONTH UNTIL MOVE-IN DAY, BOBCATS! 😸

Gooooood morning, Bobcats! Needing some #MondayMotivation to start your day? We are only 3️⃣0️⃣ days away from the first day of move-in! 😸

Hopefully we’ll be seeing these prospective students at BSO in the future! 😸🤞🏼
07/20/2019

Hopefully we’ll be seeing these prospective students at BSO in the future! 😸🤞🏼

Despite the heat, it was all smiles for prospective Bobcats and their families on campus yesterday for the summer’s final OHIO Showcase 😺

We hope to see you all again very soon! 💚

Future special visit dates 👇
ohio.edu/admissions/visit/special-visit-programs-overview

This mentorship program is such a great opportunity for both Bobcat alumni and current OHIO students! Sign up today if y...
07/15/2019

This mentorship program is such a great opportunity for both Bobcat alumni and current OHIO students! Sign up today if you’re interested! 😸👏🏼

Help welcome the class of 2023 by becoming a mentor!

Sign up now at https://mentorship.ohio.edu and be matched with a student in the fall.

The sixth item on the #BSOBucketlist: Attend a Southern Ohio Copperheads game at Bob Wren Stadium! The Copperheads are a...
07/15/2019

The sixth item on the #BSOBucketlist: Attend a Southern Ohio Copperheads game at Bob Wren Stadium! The Copperheads are a college baseball team in the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League who have been based in Athens since 2002— many OHIO students work for the Copperheads during the summer for internship experience. ⚾️🐍

Incoming Bobcats: Want to relive your #OHIOBSO experience?!Check out this BSO Photo Gallery and the Arrival Guide for We...
07/13/2019

Incoming Bobcats: Want to relive your #OHIOBSO experience?!

Check out this BSO Photo Gallery and the Arrival Guide for Welcome Week! 📸😸👀

OHIO Bobcat Student Orientation may be over, but there’s only 4️⃣0️⃣ days until Welcome Week 2019! 😸

Check out some of the BSO 📸 highlights from June and read the official Arrival Guide to prepare for your August move to Athens!

BSO Photo Gallery » ohio.edu/compass/stories/19-20/07/bso-photos.cfm
Arrival Guide » ohio.edu/arrival-guide

‪⁉️ #BSODidYouKnow ⁉️Schoonover Center, which is named for Steven L. Schoonover (1967 Scripps graduate) and now home to ...
07/10/2019

‪⁉️ #BSODidYouKnow ⁉️

Schoonover Center, which is named for Steven L. Schoonover (1967 Scripps graduate) and now home to the Ohio University Scripps College of Communication, used to be the site of Baker University Center for over 50 years before the current Baker University Center was opened in January of 2007. ‬

It’s been a full week since our last day of welcoming new students to the Bobcat family— here are some highlights from t...
07/07/2019

It’s been a full week since our last day of welcoming new students to the Bobcat family— here are some highlights from this year’s BSO! 😸💚

Wishing a fun-filled Fourth of July to Bobcats everywhere! 😸🇺🇸
07/04/2019

Wishing a fun-filled Fourth of July to Bobcats everywhere! 😸🇺🇸

Three cheers for the red, white and blue 🇺🇸

Happy Fourth of July, Bobcats!

‪The fifth item on the #BSOBucketlist: explore everything Uptown Athens has to offer! Need a cup of coffee, a delicious ...
06/29/2019

‪The fifth item on the #BSOBucketlist: explore everything Uptown Athens has to offer! Need a cup of coffee, a delicious sandwich or bagel, and some new Bobcat gear? Luckily for you, you can find all this (and so much more) on Court Street and nearby streets while supporting local businesses! 🙌🏼☕️🥯🛍‬

Head over to the LAST BSO Resource Fair in Baker Center Ballroom until noon to find out more about these and so many oth...
06/28/2019

Head over to the LAST BSO Resource Fair in Baker Center Ballroom until noon to find out more about these and so many other campus departments and the services they provide! 😸 #OHIOBSO

06/28/2019

Incoming Bobcats: after you schedule your classes this morning, you can head over to the BSO Resource Fair in Baker Center Ballroom or look at any of the Residence Hall Viewing Rooms! 😸

The residence halls available to view are Lincoln and Gamertsfelder Hall (East Green), Boyd Hall (West Green), and Mackinnon Hall (South Green). #OHIOBSO

06/28/2019

Going into the last day of #OHIOBSO like...

The last week of BSO is almost through and our Orientation Leaders are shining brighter than ever! 🤩 Congrats to two of ...
06/27/2019

The last week of BSO is almost through and our Orientation Leaders are shining brighter than ever! 🤩 Congrats to two of the OHIO College of Health Sciences and Professions’ OLs, Rosa Negash and Sophia Lingrell, for being this week’s ✨#OLSpotlight!✨

06/27/2019

It’s another hot day, so head over to Alden Library from 3:45-5 p.m. and learn about the library’s services while eating some yummy popsicles! 😋 #OHIOBSO

06/27/2019

If you want to learn more about OHIO Learning Communities, there will be an information session for families at 3:30 p.m. today in Baker Center Ballroom! 😸 #OHIOBSO

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