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Welcome New Freshmen!

First Year Success is here to help you transition to OSU.
Here at OSU, we build Cowboys. Learn about your options for orientation, financial planning, Camp Cowboy and Cowboy Welcome as you join the Cowboy family.

Orientation Types

You have two program options for your online orientation and enrollment experience. You will choose between a one-day or two-day (formerly Overnight) program. 

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Two-Day Online Orientation and Enrollment

Online orientation and enrollment begins with completing your New Student Success Modules and Math Placement Exam prior to your registered enrollment date. Then, on your orientation dates, you will attend an online orientation program, learn about campus resources, and meet your advisor to discuss majors and course options prior to enrolling in classes.

Learn more about the two-day orientation program. View the two-day program dates.
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One-Day Online Orientation and Enrollment

The one-day program is an alternative for students and families with limited time to enroll. Online orientation and enrollment begins with completing your New Student Success Modules and Math Placement Exam prior to your registered enrollment date. Then, on your orientation date, you will attend an online orientation program, learn about campus resources, and meet your advisor to discuss majors and course options prior to enrolling in classes.

 Learn more about our one-day orientation program. View the one-day program dates.

 

Can Family Members or Guests Participate in Orientation?

While we hope they will join you, family participation is optional. Family members will have access to the parent materials and are invited to join you in learning about campus resources. We strongly encourage a family member to participate in online sessions designed for them if possible so that you have someone else to gather important information.


Next Steps

Things to do before, during and after orientation and enrollment.
See our checklist to make sure you've accomplished all the tasks you need for a smooth transition to OSU.

Financial Planning Coaches

Meet with a coach for individual assistance.
We know college is an investment, we want you to be financially well. During an overnight orientation, there is optional time to meet with a coach to look at your specific scholarships, costs and budgeting options to make sure you're on the right track.

Orientation Leaders

Your guides during orientation.
As members of our Connection Crew, the orientation leaders will welcome you and your family and serve as mentors during your online orientation experience. They will help you learn all you need to know about OSU and can answer any and all your questions related to life as an OSU Cowboy.
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Cowboy Welcome

Make the most of your first days on campus.
Cowboy Welcome provides a variety of activities for you based on your interests in the week leading up to the first day of classes. Most notably, our Key Signature Events are recommended for all students.
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