Online orientation Resources

Explore recorded information sessions and other resources to learn more about the offices and options at Ohio State that can help you make the most of your first year as a Buckeye.

Recorded sessions for students and families

Experiential learning at Ohio State

Experiential learning is the learning you do beyond the classroom. It usually refers to experiences such as internships, research projects, service and volunteer projects, and study abroad. View this session to learn more about experiential learning opportunities on campus from the offices of Service Learning and Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry.

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Family Matters: College transitions

In this playlist of 2–4 minute videos, First Year Experience staff help families and support networks prepare to support their student at Ohio State. Videos include introductions to orientation and FYE Peer Leaders; an overview of the ways we communicate with families; an explanation of FERPA and why it matters; information on students’ social transition, self-advocacy, possible barriers to student success, and the ways families can help; and more.

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Living on campus: Residence Life overview

Hear what it’s like living on campus from Residence Life staff and discover what's available in the residence halls, including the staff who can help you, programs you can participate in, safety resources and more!

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Multicultural Center

Overview

The Multicultural Center offers several hundred programs a year, including cultural and intercultural celebrations, heritage and awareness events, dialogues and workshops, student leadership and cohort meetings, prejudice-reduction training, wellness initiatives and social justice engagement courses. Watch this session for an overview, or view the sessions below for overviews of the services and programming available for specific populations.

View Diversity at Ohio State session

 

Latino community and unity at Ohio State

View Latino community and unity at Ohio State session

 

Black student excellence at Ohio State

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Connecting with Asian, Pacific and Desi American communities at Ohio State

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Navigating Ohio State as an LGBTQ student

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Engaging in social justice, education and activism at Ohio State

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Native and Indigenous student resources

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Ohio State 101: Ohio State History and Traditions

Discover Ohio State’s proudest traditions and learn more about annual campus events as you and your family learn what it means to be a Buckeye!

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The student experience: A guided virtual tour

In this virtual tour of the Columbus campus, two University Ambassadors — current student tour guides — will introduce to Ohio State by highlighting some popular spots on campus and sharing their own Buckeye experiences.

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Student Legal Services

Student Legal Services is a law office providing legal advice, representation, education and resources to Columbus campus Ohio State students. Learn more about SLS services, the SLS staff, areas of law covered, and the important step of students creating a Healthcare Power of Attorney in this session.

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Student Wellness Center

Overview

The Office of Student Life’s Student Wellness Center promotes student success through a holistic wellness model incorporating the 9 Dimensions of Wellness. The Student Wellness Center offers free programs and services to support all Ohio State students. Watch this session for an overview, or find more detailed sessions on specific areas below.

View Student Wellness Center overview session

 

Alcohol and drug resources

Substance use can affect your development, so it is important to understand how to engage in a safe and responsible manner if you decide to use. The Student Wellness Center offers individual and group substance use and recovery support. View this session to learn more about our coaching programs and Collegiate Recovery Community.

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Financial resources

It is important to know how to budget, to understand credit, to know how to navigate student loans and to plan for the future. View this session to learn more about resources including financial coaching and an on-campus food pantry.

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Mental health resources

Proactively taking care of your mental health will improve your academics and overall college experience. The Peer Access Line and wellness coaching are two free services that take a positive approach to mental health using holistic wellness, strengths and positive psychology to help you build the skills to achieve your goals and overcome challenges. View this session to learn more about these resources.

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Nutrition and body image resources

Transitioning to college can bring challenges to your eating habits and view of self. The Student Wellness Center offers free nutrition and body image resources. View this session to learn more about nutrition coaching and the Body Project.

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Sexual health resources

It's important that you have accurate sexual health information and develop skills that encourage healthy relationships and risk reduction. View this session to learn more about the Condom Club, HIV and STI testing and other community resources.

View Student Wellness Center: Sexual health resources session

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