Your First Semester

As you transition to Ohio State your first semester, there are many ways to get connected with academic and community resources on campus.

Attend our Welcome event! 

Our Transfer Student Welcome event for Autumn semester is Thursday, August 24 from 11am-2pm in Performance Hall, located in the Ohio Union. Meet other students and get free food, learn about resources and grab some swag, and get a picture with Brutus!

Joining the Academic Community



  • The Dennis Learning Center offers elective for-credit courses learning how to build connections and make a successful academic transition.



Joining the Buckeye Community


  • Learn about programs offered to students of color, parents, and low-income students through the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
    • ACCESS Collaborative is an academic and social support program to assist low-income, single parent students who are pursuing a college education at The Ohio State University.
      • The Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) Program authorized by the Higher Education Act and administered by the U.S. Department of Education, supports the participation of low-income parents in postsecondary education through the provision of quality licensed, nationally accredited campus or community childcare services for children 6 weeks to 12 years old.
    • Leadership Initiatives for Women of Color (LIWOC) serves undergraduate and graduate students of color at The Ohio State University who aspire to be leaders.
    • The Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s Latinx Student Success (LSS) team works to cultivate Latinx communities for academic, social, and professional support.



  • Consider on-campus employment, a great way to learn more about campus, get connected with other students, and make money! Handshake is the platform Ohio State uses for student employment; you must have your OSU log in and password active in order to use it. Learn more about the Federal Work Study program here.