August marks the start of Ohio State's first Fall Semester--and while the timing is different, the energy and excitement on campus are very much the same.
More than 7,000 students will partake in this year’s Welcome Week events, several days packed with activity, fun, and opportunities to connect with campus and the Columbus community.
View the full schedule of events and check out a few Welcome Week highlights:
Get social with our residence hall "year book"
Ohio State's Facebook page features an album of campus residence halls. Whether you're a new first-year student moving into a residence hall or an alum walking down memory lane, take a look--and tag yourself in the photo of your dorm.
On Twitter? Follow Ohio State and President Gee--and join the back-to-school conversation with the hashtag #WelcomeOSU.
Got a smartphone? Download the free OSU Mobile app--recently named one of the top-five college apps by USA Today.
Convocation and Columbus welcome
Convocation, the official welcome to Ohio State, transforms first-year students into Buckeyes: Among other things, they learn the lyrics to the university's alma mater, Carmen Ohio. (download a Carmen ringtone.)
Immediately following Convocation this year, students will get a high-energy welcome to the city, as part of the 200Columbus bicentennial celebration. They'll join President Gee on a bus trip downtown for an introduction to Nationwide Arena, where they'll hear about opportunities beyond campus. (Get details on the Ohio Union d-tix program, which offers students cheap tickets to great city events.)
The Student Involvement Fair, held on the Oval, showcases more than 1,000 Ohio State student organizations and campus departments, businesses, and community agencies. From staying green to staying fit, new Buckeyes learn about hundreds of ways to meet friends and cultivate interests.</p