Engineering Orientation

Congratulations! You are going to be a Buckeye in the College of Engineering!

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In just a few weeks you will begin your academic career in the College of Engineering at The Ohio State University. We know how excited you are to get started and to be successful.

The first step to success at Ohio State starts at summer orientation during which you will learn many things about the university and the College of Engineering. Most importantly, after completing your orientation program, you will have your schedule of your first set of classes. In order to schedule the courses most appropriate for you, it is important you come to summer orientation prepared. 

Preparing for Orientation

Orientation is the first step on your journey as a student at The Ohio State University. It is a fun and exciting opportunity to experience firsthand what Ohio State is all about. You will have the chance to learn more about academics and student life, meet advisors from your major, and interact with fellow incoming students. During orientation you can expect to:

  • Learn more about your academic program
  • Learn about Buckeye traditions and life as a Buckeye
  • Schedule your first set of classes
  • Meet faculty, advisors and current Ohio State students
  • Interact with fellow incoming students
  • Ask questions!

Prior to your orientation, you will need to do some prep work. Approximately three weeks before your orientation program, you will gain access to the College of Engineering Orientation Preparation course. Hosted on CarmenCanvas, Ohio State's course management system, this online module will walk you through important pre-orientation tasks such as math and skills assessments, AP and dual enrollment credit review, and course scheduling tutorials. Completing the College of Engineering Orientation Preparation course will ensure that your orientation experience goes smoothly and you have a clear picture of your first set of classes at Ohio State.

Please note: The College of Engineering Orientation Preparation Carmen course is a separate course from the First Year Experience office’s New Student Orientation 2021 CarmenCanvas course. Both should appear on your CarmenCanvas homepage approximately three weeks prior to your orientation program. 

Check your Buckeyemail ( account regularly, as this will be the primary link between you and the university. To activate your Ohio State username, which is used for your email, please visit If you experience problems related to your username, contact the Office of Technology and Digital Information Support Center by email at, by phone at 614-688-HELP, or by TDD at 614-688-8743.

“Where you are both challenged to pursue your greatest goals and supported enough to make it happen...that's Ohio State."
– Lily, Industrial and Systems Engineering student
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