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Freshmen entering spring or summer term

Reserving your Orientation program

Orientation reservation is only open to students who have been sent an orientation mailing for their first term of enrollment at Ohio State. This mailing is sent beginning approximately one month prior to the first orientation date for that semester (March for summer admits and mid-September for spring admits). The mailing is sent only to students who have paid their acceptance fees.

Prepare for your program

  • If you haven't already, obtain your Ohio State username and set up delivery of your Ohio State email at my.osu.edu. If you experience problems related to your username, contact the Office of Information Technology at 614-688-HELP, 8help@osu.edu, or by TDD at 614-688-8743.
  • If you wish to change your major, contact Orientation at 614-292-4161 or orientation@osu.edu prior to reserving your date.
  • Take the Math Placement Exam online unless you have incoming transfer or AP credits that have been equated to Math 1050 or higher at Ohio State.

Reserve your orientation date online

Once you receive your orientation mailing, go to orientation.osu.edu/reservations to reserve your program. You will need your Ohio State Username or ID number and password to log on to the reservation site.

View freshmen orientation program dates for spring semester 2017

Requesting disability services

Most of the academic accommodations and services available to students during the academic year through the Office for Disability Services (ODS) are also available to you during orientation. Students with disabilities can receive support services that include test-taking assistance and adaptive transportation.

Disability documentation must be presented to ODS for determination of eligibility prior to your orientation session. If arrangements are made in advance, ODS will help ascertain needs and arrange appropriate services during orientation for students. Arrangements for family members are also available.

We cannot guarantee that services will be available at orientation if arrangements are not made in advance of the program. Request disability accommodations.


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