Resources on Columbus Campus

This page has information that will be helpful in your transition to Columbus.  In it, we move from general to increasingly more specific information.  You may click on the hyperlinks on the page to navigate to useful resources.


Miscellaneous Links

How to arrange volunteer experiences at the Wexner Medical Center.

Link to publications from the First Year Experience office to help both the student and their families navigate the campus transition.

Reminders on managing your Buck ID and your account can be found here.  Many merchants on and off campus accept Buck ID as a kind of pre-paid credit card.  Buck ID also tracks students’ dining plan.

Here is a bit of information on how you can how-to-reserve-your-textbooks. It may not be the best method, but it is a convenient one until you find other ways.


Explore yourself & other majors

Career Counseling and Support Services assists students with answering the question “What do I want to do?”

Counseling and Consultation Services will help students struggling with difficult situations, anxiety, depression, and other concerns.  Individual and group services are available as well as drop-in workshops and psychiatric services.

The University Exploration department assists students with finding majors that they are interested in and good at.

The Student Advocacy Center is committed to helping students navigate Ohio State’s structure and to resolving issues that they encounter at the university; their purpose is to empower students to overcome obstacles to their growth both inside and outside the classroom.

Students who wish to study abroad can consult with the Office of International Affairs about education abroad options.


Tutoring Services

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Students Info $ Math Physics Stats Chem Other
All Peer tutors Free X X X
All Chemistry Learning Resource Center Free X
Al Chem and Biochem resources Free & Paid X
All Math & Stats Learning Center

Math & Stats tutors

Free &

Paid

X X
All Physics learning center

Physics tutors

Free &

Paid

X
All Younkin Success center tutoring Free X X X
All Fisher College of Business Free ACCTMIS
All Economics Free Econ
All Center for the Study & Teaching of Writing Free Writing
All Library research Free Research/

Library

All Spanish & Portuguese Paid  

language

All French & Italian Paid  language
ODI Office of Diversity and Inclusion Free Multiple
Athletes SASSO Free Multiple

 


Explore yourself & other majors

Career Counseling and Support Services assists students with answering the question “What do I want to do?”

Counseling and Consultation Services will help students struggling with difficult situations, anxiety, depression, and other concerns.  Individual and group services are available as well as drop-in workshops and psychiatric services.

The University Exploration department assists students with finding majors that they are interested in and good at.

The Student Advocacy Center is committed to helping students navigate Ohio State’s structure and to resolving issues that they encounter at the university; their purpose is to empower students to overcome obstacles to their growth both inside and outside the classroom.

Students who wish to study abroad can consult with the Office of International Affairs about education abroad options.

 


On-Campus Resources

Campus dining options and nutrition can be reviewed here.

Housing information about residence halls and learning communities as well as other links to things like service requests.  HRS coordinates OSU’s Future Health Professionals Learning Community in Park-Stradley Hall.

  • Students in learning communities have the ability to live with other students who share their interests and passions, and frequently share similar courses.  Learn more about FHP here.
  • Information about OSU’s ground-breaking STEP program for second year students.  STEP will allow students the opportunity to engage in activities that cater to their individual interests and needs through interaction with faculty, students will be able to develop tools for life and build essential network connections. By fulfilling the program requirements, students will be eligible to receive a fellowship of up to $2,000 to use towards a project they might otherwise not be able to do.

Visit the Student Wellness Center or get involved in Rec Sports to stay healthy and meet new friends!

Don’t forget to attend a game or two!


Off-Campus Resources

The Office of Off-Campus and Commuter Services can help you find a roommate, a sublease, help with landlord mediation, etc.

  • It also offers a Commuter Preview Day that allows students to practice parking, using buses, navigating campus, etc.
  • They offer Commuter Resources such as lockers, a kitchen, lounges, a student organization, etc. to meet commuter students’ unique needs

What about parking?  Visit CampusParc

Remember: OSU Police are Columbus PD and OSU is their precinct.

Things to do:

Ohio Union Activities Board provides fun programming for students or check out events across campus

Get involved in outreach activities

Get off campus and explore Columbus too!  You can ride the COTA bus for free!  Here are some ideas of what to do around town?


 For Veterans

OSU’s veterans resources page provides information tailored to student veterans and their needs.  Under the Current Students tab there are useful links to information about finding your way around, getting involved, where to turn to get needs met, academic and personal resources, etc.

Link to the Columbus, OH VA Care Center

Contact for the Columbus Vet Center