Sample Schedule for Freshman Orientation

Sample schedule for freshman orientation
Students Families
8 a.m.
9:30 a.m.
Display booths – Various campus offices will staff displays providing information about their services.
Opening session – Orientation begins with an introduction to the first-year experience and details about the
Orientation program.
10:45 a.m.
FYE Peer Leader (PL) small groups:
ctivities include interactions wit
new students and FYE
, lunch at
oody’s (remember to bring your meal ticket!),
and small group photos.
his time will help
students t
become f
amiliar w
ith the resources and locations that will
assist in a successful first year.
College Transitions: Family Matters
Members of the university community talk
about the transition to college, academic
support services, and ways family members
and the university support new students.
11:45 a.m.
Family Luncheon – Meet other orientation
families and learn more about programs and
services available through Parent and Family
Relations and the Alumni Association.
12:45 p.m.
Doing Business Buckeye StyleDespite the many papers we distributed at check-in this morning, much of Ohio
State is paperless! Students won’t receive a tuition bill in the mail, and grades aren’t sent home either. We’ll
explain how business is transacted at Ohio State.
2 p.m.
Academic overview and scheduling preparation – Academic advisors will share information about your area of
study. This is the only opportunity for family members to ask questions of their students’ academic advisors
since Day Two advising will be for students only. You should attend an overview based on your college/unit of
Afternoon opportunities – use this time to prioritize and complete various tasks and/or learn more about campus resources.
3–4:30 p.m. Calculus and Honors mathematics options – Students with AP credit or math placement level L or M can discuss
options and honors mathematics courses with a math faculty member.
3:15–5:30 p.m.
3:15–5:30 p.m.
Mathematics placement test – For students still needing to complete the mathematics skills assessment.
Foreign language placement test For students completing placement testing in French, German, Italian or Spanish
3:15–5:15 p.m.
Residence Hall Open House Tours – Please note that construction prevents tours of North Campus residence halls
Until 4:30 p.m.
BuckID – You must have government-issued photo identification (driver’s license, military ID, passport, etc.) and a
Student Information Profile to obtain a university ID card. The BuckID oce is also open 8 a.m.–5 p.m. on Day Two.
Until 5:30 p.m.
FYE Peer Leader Concierge Service – Have questions? Find the answers with a Peer Leader, available in the
Ohio Union, by the entrance to Woody’s.
5–6 p.m.
Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) Morrill Scholars Program (MSP) Social Mandatory for Morrill and
Young Scholars. Learn about the office that coordinates your ODI scholarship funding. Bring your dinner, interact
and network with fellow scholars. Note: this session is for students only.
Until 6:15 p.m.
Dinner – Meal cards (purchased at check-in), cash or credit card accepted. Dining solo? Dine with other orienta-
tion students and Orientation Leaders at the Union Market for a group meal after grabbing your food.
6:15 p.m.
Get Involved session – This interactive session presented by the Ohio
Union and university student leaders is a preview of some of the amaz-
ing involvement opportunities available at Ohio State.
We encourage family members to allow
students to experience the evening
independently in order to connect and
engage with their new college peers in
a relaxed, social environment. Families
wishing to reconnect with students at
the end of the evening can meet at the
Morrill Tower Rally Point at a family-
designated time.
7:30 p.m.
Evening activitiesJoin your fellow new Buckeyes for interactive
activities intended to get you connected to each other and to
manage expectations about what to expect on campus this fall.
Explore the Recreation and Physical Activity Center (RPAC) while
playing cornhole, board games or gym recreation games.
10 p.m.
Lincoln and Morrill Towers close
ONL: Orientation Night Live – The FYE PLs will entertain with their
comedic skills and talents. You might even become part of the act!
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