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Orientation Schedule

New first year students admitted to Ohio State in Autumn Semester attend a two-day orientation program during June or July. Complete information, including sample schedule, can be found at University Orientation.

Ohio State students

As part of the two-day program, students will attend two academic sessions: 

Academic Overview  

(Afternoon of Day One)

After attending various events in the morning, during the afternoon you will meet with other Orientation students who are interested in studying Engineering and learn more about the academic experience in the College of Engineering. At that time there will be a general information session about the College of Engineering, the academic experience, and adjusting to college coursework. This session will be for both students and parents/guests. You will also have the opportunity to talk with math counselors, if you have any questions or concerns about your various math sequence options. Also, if you didn’t take the Math Skills Assessment and/or the Spatial Visualization Test prior to attending Orientation, you will be required to finish this in one of our campus computer labs at the end of the day. (All the more reason to take care of these two assessments before coming to Orientation. That way, you won’t miss out on any of the fun evening activities!)

Academic Advising Session & Course Registration

(Morning/Afternoon of Day Two)

Following other activities, in the latter part of the morning of the second day you will have the opportunity to meet with your academic advisor and plan your first set of classes . This session will be just for students, as they will be meeting with their advisor. After determining what classes you will be taking, you will then go to the Scheduling Lab to register for classes. This means that, as you walk out of the Scheduling Lab, you will have your class schedule in hand! You are more than welcome to walk around campus, take a peek into your classrooms, and see what your first term as a Buckeye may hold in store for you!