Winter and spring term orientations are for any new students (transfer or first-year) during the 2019-20 academic year whose first term at OSU will be either winter or spring 2020. At orientation, you will learn about valuable resources available to you at OSU, receive academic advising, and register for your first term of classes.
Domestic students need to pay the Advanced Tuition Deposit before you are eligible to register for orientation. Orientation registration opens on February 1.
9:00-10:00: Orientation check-in
10:00-10:45: Opening and academic overview session
11:00-12:00: Academic college presentation
12:00-5:00: Lunch on your own and academic advising (many students are done before 5 p.m., but plan to be on campus until 5 p.m. just in case)
You will receive a detailed schedule upon check-in. Please refer to your orientation confirmation email for details on where check-in is located for your session.
To better prepare for your session please we ask that you do the following before you come to campus:
Set up your OSU email account, also known as ONID:
Things to Bring
Take the Math Placement Test. All new first-year students are required to take the online ALEKS Math Placement Test regardless of any incoming IB/AP test scores. Any transfer student who isn’t transferring in a C- or better in college-level math must take the test. Click here for more information and to access the online test.