Ohio University Parent & Family Programs

Ohio University Parent & Family Programs Welcome to the Ohio University Parent Outreach page! For more information please visit: www.ohio.edu/parents Follow us on Twitter: @OhioParents
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Here you will find helpful links, commonly needed information and updates. Parent & Family Programs wants to provide the best experience for Ohio University families by connecting and engaging.

Mission: The Office of the Dean of Students, in collaboration with university departments and offices, seeks to partner with parents and families to provide timely, helpful information to aid in the academic, social and holistic success of Ohio University students. To accomplish this mission the Office of the Dean of Students seeks to: - Effectively communicate with parents and families - Help parents and families understand and navigate the Ohio University landscape - Provide advocacy for parents and families; and - Provide programs that support the engagement of parents in the Ohio University experience For more information about resources for Parents and Families, please refer to the Ohio University Parent and Families webpages at : www.ohio.edu/parents

12/17/2019
Keep it Cozy in the Front Room

Happy holidays! Feel the warmth of Bobcat Spirit no matter where you are with our Yule Log video in the Front Room Coffeehouse 🔥☕️

Whatever the weather outside this holiday season, stay warm in the Front Room with Rufus! You can bring the Bobcat Spirit with you to wherever you call home ...

12/10/2019

We are about halfway through finals week and hope you all are excited to have your Bobcat student home for the long break! Stay tuned for important information and feel free to comment down below with any questions. Happy Holidays everyone!

Thanksgiving break is approaching in about a week! Before your student returns home to spend time with family/friends an...
11/19/2019
Transitioning to school breaks | Ohio University

Thanksgiving break is approaching in about a week! Before your student returns home to spend time with family/friends and enjoy festive food, we wanted to share this article discussing transition strategies when leaving campus for the long break. We encourage you to read this article as well as share it with your OHIO student! Comment down below if you have anything to add or additional advice for fellow parents or students!

https://www.ohio.edu/student-affairs/news/transitioning-school-breaks

For students and families, the transition to breaks can present common challenges. Students have engaged in a semester-long exercise in exploring independence. This means, the person who left you in August, looks, thinks and acts differently than the one who returns in December. With winter break ap...

10/28/2019

Happy Monday parents! Our Halloween celebration was a huge success and filled with lots of fun costumes, food and music! Comment down below a picture of your student's costume so we can see all of the creative ideas!

Tonight is the Halloween Block Party. Remind your students to be smart, civil and safe! http://bit.ly/32y5xmp
10/26/2019

Tonight is the Halloween Block Party. Remind your students to be smart, civil and safe! http://bit.ly/32y5xmp

Hi parents! This weekend, Athens is celebrating Halloween on October 25-27. This is a fun celebration where students and...
10/23/2019
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Hi parents! This weekend, Athens is celebrating Halloween on October 25-27. This is a fun celebration where students and the community can show off their best costumes! We encourage you to talk with your students about how they can stay safe while still having a fun time. The link below provides a detailed Halloween guide for both you and your student to read. Feel free to comment down below for other questions you might have. http://bit.ly/32y5xmp

This weekend is one of the most exciting weekends of the year and we want you to join us! Homecoming is a celebration fu...
10/08/2019
Homecoming | Ohio University

This weekend is one of the most exciting weekends of the year and we want you to join us! Homecoming is a celebration full of Bobcat pride and love for OHIO! There are a variety of events going on all weekend and will be provided for you in the link below. Comment down below if you'll be joining us or if you have any questions. Hope to see you all this weekend!

https://www.ohio.edu/homecoming

The  2020-2021 FAFSA form is open! Students can file online through fafsa.gov or through the myFAFSA mobile app. We enco...
10/01/2019

The 2020-2021 FAFSA form is open! Students can file online through fafsa.gov or through the myFAFSA mobile app. We encourage students to apply by late December to meet Ohio University's January 15 first-priority consideration date. bit.ly/2oSKPPd

09/24/2019

We hope you all had an amazing time here on campus for Parents Weekend! Comment down below and tell us your favorite part about the weekend, we'd love to hear your feedback!

As you all make your way down to OHIO's campus this weekend for Parents Weekend, we wanted to tell you about Cats Cupboa...
09/20/2019
Cats' Cupboard | Ohio University

As you all make your way down to OHIO's campus this weekend for Parents Weekend, we wanted to tell you about Cats Cupboard. It is a food pantry located on campus that provides fresh, frozen and shelf-stable foods to students to combat food insecurity. A donation of $25 provides one student with a three-day supply of emergency food. $75 feeds one student and their two children with a three-day supply of emergency food. If you would like to bring items from home, please visit the fifth floor of Baker University Center to drop off any items you are able to donate.

https://www.ohio.edu/student-affairs/dean-of-students/bobcats-helping-bobcats/cats-cupboard

Happy Tuesday Bobcat parents and families! This upcoming weekend is the weekend you've all been waiting for, Parents Wee...
09/17/2019
Parents Weekend | Ohio University

Happy Tuesday Bobcat parents and families! This upcoming weekend is the weekend you've all been waiting for, Parents Weekend! We are so excited to welcome you all to our beautiful campus and have a weekend full of fun. Don't forget about all of the events offered throughout the weekend for you and your student to enjoy. Some of these events require tickets, so be sure to purchase those beforehand through the link down below! Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions you might have.

https://www.ohio.edu/student-affairs/parents/family-weekends/parents

September 20-22, 2019 The first family weekend of the school year is in honor of parents. All moms, dads, and family members are invited to join us for a few days to relax amidst the beauty of the Ohio University campus.

You’re Invited! Stop by the official OHIO parents welcome event and pick up and your tickets, campus maps, and resources...
09/16/2019
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You’re Invited!

Stop by the official OHIO parents welcome event and pick up and your tickets, campus maps, and resources that you may need to help you navigate your Parents Weekend. While here enjoy a Welcome Reception being hosted by The Parents & Families Giving Society. Come meet with university leadership and explore how you can help ensure every bobcat is able to succeed at OHIO! Light appetizers and refreshments will be provided.

To RSVP, please complete the short form: http://bit.ly/OHIOWelcome

Date: Friday, September 20

Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Location: Baker University Center

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Rooms are booking up fast, but we still have a few single and double rooms available for Parents Weekend! It’s a conveni...
09/13/2019

Rooms are booking up fast, but we still have a few single and double rooms available for Parents Weekend! It’s a convenient (and affordable!) way to visit your Bobcat. Rooms come with bed linens, towels, microwave/refrigerator and a shared bath. https://bit.ly/2kuRXQg

Happy Thursday Bobcat parents and families! Parents Weekend is coming up September 20-22 and we want to make sure you ha...
09/05/2019
OHIO Parents & Families Welcome to be held Parents Weekend | Ohio University

Happy Thursday Bobcat parents and families! Parents Weekend is coming up September 20-22 and we want to make sure you have all the information you need before exploring our beautiful campus with your Bobcat student. There will be a welcome event on Friday, September 20 to get your weekend started where you can pick up tickets, campus maps and other resources you need to make the most of your time here in Athens! Click the link below to RSVP and comment down below or message us if you have any questions!

https://www.ohio.edu/student-affairs/news/parents-families-welcome

Stop by the official OHIO parents welcome event on Friday, Sept. 20 and pick up tickets, campus maps and other resources you may need to help you navigate your Parents Weekend. While here, enjoy a Welcome Reception hosted by The Parents & Families Giving Society. Come meet with University leadership...

Ohio University's Campus Recreation will be offering ongoing membership options for the Aquatic Center, Charles J. Ping ...
06/18/2019

Ohio University's Campus Recreation will be offering ongoing membership options for the Aquatic Center, Charles J. Ping Recreation Center and the Golf and Tennis Center. There will be an automatic monthly renewal unless canceled by the member! If you feel that your student would be interested in this option, please pass along the information! https://www.ohio.edu/student-affairs/news/campus-rec-ongoing-memberships

The Career and Leadership Development Center is now offering Strength Workshops to the OHIO community! The workshop aims...
06/06/2019
CLDC staff now offering Strengths Workshops to OHIO community | Ohio University

The Career and Leadership Development Center is now offering Strength Workshops to the OHIO community! The workshop aims to help individuals and teams optimize their strengths and create group-focused goals. There is a $20 fee in order to participate and your student will get the opportunity to build individual and group strength skills. Click the link below for more information!

https://www.ohio.edu/student-affairs/news/strengths-workshops

In response to popular demand, the Career and Leadership Development Center (CLDC) will be offering their Strengths Workshop for a small individual fee to all University affiliates, including any interested student groups. The workshop is meant to help individuals and teams optimize their strengths....

06/04/2019

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

It's about that time to help your student move-out and start the next chapter in their collegiate career! Move-out can b...
04/30/2019
Parents & Families: April Housing & Residence Life updates | Ohio University

It's about that time to help your student move-out and start the next chapter in their collegiate career! Move-out can be a very stressful time, so make sure to plan ahead to make your experience go as smoothly as possible. Check out the link below to the see the list of reminders and tips provided by Housing and Residence Life. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us in the comments below or message us and we'll do our best to point you in the right direction!

https://www.ohio.edu/student-affairs/news/hrl-april-19-updates

Spring 2019 Semester Closing Reminder

As your student prepares their final papers, encourage them to check out the Writing Center for help with editing, forma...
04/19/2019
Parents & Families: Encourage use of Writing Center for final papers | Ohio University

As your student prepares their final papers, encourage them to check out the Writing Center for help with editing, formatting, citations and more! They offer a variety of free services that can help your student!

https://www.ohio.edu/student-affairs/news/writing-center

With the end of the semester and finals fast approaching, papers are sure to be due! The Student Writing Center (SWC), located in Alden 236A, and part of the Academic Achievement Center, have tutors who can help interpret writing assignments, brainstorm ideas, narrow topics, craft strong thesis stat...

Not sure what to do with your student's leftover Bobcat Cash? This article breaks down everything you need to know about...
04/17/2019
Parents & Families: Bobcat Cash deposits, balance rollovers and refunds | Ohio University

Not sure what to do with your student's leftover Bobcat Cash? This article breaks down everything you need to know about Bobcat Cash refunds, rollovers and last-minute deposits.

https://www.ohio.edu/student-affairs/news/bobcat-cash-reminders

As spring semester comes to an end, we want to assure parents that their students’ Bobcat Cash account balance will automatically carry over to each new semester and academic year. If a student is returning, there is nothing else parents or students need to do to ensure that their balance stays in...

As we are nearing the end of the semester, many students do not take the time to eat full, healthy meals during Finals W...
04/15/2019
Parents & Families: Encourage students to stay heathy during finals week | Ohio University

As we are nearing the end of the semester, many students do not take the time to eat full, healthy meals during Finals Week. Make sure you encourage you student to get to the Dining Hall and continue eating a balanced diet so they are not heightening their stress.

https://www.ohio.edu/student-affairs/news/cs-health-reminder

As another finals week approaches, it is important for students to stay healthy during this stressful period. Unfortunately, many students do not take the time to eat full meals during finals week, which only contributes to stress and exhaustion. Take time this month to remind students that while co...

We are just one day away from welcoming all of our Bobcat moms on campus for Moms Weekend! We are so excited to have you...
04/04/2019
Family Weekends at OHIO | Ohio University

We are just one day away from welcoming all of our Bobcat moms on campus for Moms Weekend! We are so excited to have you all on our campus and see what we have to offer. Looking for things you and your student can do together? Click the link below to see a list of events! Feel free to comment down below what you are planning to do for the weekend or comment with any questions you might have! Have a fun and safe weekend!

https://www.ohio.edu/student-affairs/parents/family-weekends

Four times each year, Ohio University welcomes families and friends to reconnect with their college students on the Athens Campus. Family Weekends offer a wide range of activities, from sporting events to outdoor adventures to concerts and performing arts. A full schedule of events can be found on t...

This upcoming weekend is Moms Weekend, one of the most popular weekend here on OHIO's campus! The schedule of events has...
04/03/2019
Family Weekends at OHIO | Ohio University

This upcoming weekend is Moms Weekend, one of the most popular weekend here on OHIO's campus! The schedule of events has been released so be sure to check out the link below to plan your weekend accordingly. Also, some of the events require you to purchase tickets in advance which can also be purchased on the link below! We have put together a variety of events that showcase what Ohio University has to offer and we hope that you all will join us!

https://www.ohio.edu/student-affairs/parents/family-weekends

Four times each year, Ohio University welcomes families and friends to reconnect with their college students on the Athens Campus. Family Weekends offer a wide range of activities, from sporting events to outdoor adventures to concerts and performing arts. A full schedule of events can be found on t...

Hey Parents! It's almost time for one of our most popular weekends of the year, Mom's Weekend! Check out some of the fun...
03/26/2019
Family Weekends at OHIO | Ohio University

Hey Parents! It's almost time for one of our most popular weekends of the year, Mom's Weekend! Check out some of the fun events and activities that will be going on across campus.

https://www.ohio.edu/student-affairs/parents/family-weekends

Four times each year, Ohio University welcomes families and friends to reconnect with their college students on the Athens Campus. Family Weekends offer a wide range of activities, from sporting events to outdoor adventures to concerts and performing arts. A full schedule of events can be found on t...

Ohio University offers a variety of Summer courses that your student may be interested in! They have many great benefits...
03/22/2019
Parents & Families: Summer classes — online or on campus — can deliver big benefits | Ohio University

Ohio University offers a variety of Summer courses that your student may be interested in! They have many great benefits and can help your student get ahead of the game! Check out this article highlighting some of the main benefits:
https://www.ohio.edu/student-affairs/news/summer-classes

Taking summer courses at Ohio University can be a great way for students to get ahead. Summer classes can:

Housing and Residence Life has provided updates regarding deadlines, housing information, and more! Between room selecti...
03/21/2019
Parents & Families: Housing & Residence Life updates | Ohio University

Housing and Residence Life has provided updates regarding deadlines, housing information, and more! Between room selection and semester closing dates, they have provided you with a list of things to be on the lookout for! Check them out here: https://www.ohio.edu/student-affairs/news/hrl-march-19-updates

2019-20 Returning Student Room Selection Students who complete the housing contract by February 20 are able to participate in the Returning Student Room Selection process for the 2019-20 Academic Year. Detailed information can be found at here.

Happy Tuesday Parents! Mom's Weekend is approaching and Culinary Services is offering a Mom's Weekend special from April...
03/19/2019

Happy Tuesday Parents! Mom's Weekend is approaching and Culinary Services is offering a Mom's Weekend special from April 5-7 from Friday lunch until Sunday brunch! They will be offering a 8$ All-You-Care-To-Eat meals at the OHIO dining courts! Join your student at any of our dining halls to see what they have to offer!

https://www.ohio.edu/student-affairs/news/moms-weekend-dining

Hey Parents! Jefferson Marketplace offers a variety of food demonstrations to show students the best tips on how to cook...
02/27/2019
Chef Keller to offer some southern flair in Fat Tuesday Culinary Studio demo | Ohio University

Hey Parents! Jefferson Marketplace offers a variety of food demonstrations to show students the best tips on how to cook some amazing dishes. On March 5th, Executive Chef Erik Keller will be leading a demonstration to bring a southern flair to Fat Tuesday! His demonstration will show students how to create a couple New Orleans classics. Tickets are 25$ and can purchased by clicking the link below. Encourage your student to get their cooking faces on and learn from one of the best!

https://www.ohio.edu/student-affairs/news/culinary-studio-southern-flair

The last time Executive Chef Erik Keller led a demonstration, the crowd got a chance to learn how to properly grill vegetables over the grill. This time around, on March 5, Keller hopes to bring a bit of southern spice to his event when stepping behind the counter, teaching some members of the Ohio....

02/25/2019
#MACtion on Twitter

Dr. Jason Pina, our Vice President for Student Affairs has just been recognized for his commitment to Ohio University and his ability to uphold Ohio University's mission to focus on the intellectual and personal development of students. Check out this video to see more!

https://twitter.com/MACSports/status/1098988022580891648/video/1

“Dr. @jbpina serves Ohio University as the vice president for student affairs, where he works tirelessly to uphold the university’s mission—the intellectual and personal development of its students. @OhioU | #BlackHistoryMonth https://t.co/cCrzzghFLg”

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