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Keeping Bobcats Informed | First-Year Parents & Families

First-Year Bobcat Parents & Families,

As the Dean of Students at OHIO, I am excited to welcome you to the Bobcat family! It was great to meet many of you this summer during Bobcat Student Orientation, and I’m following up as promised, to provide updates, resources, and opportunities for you and your student to engage with us as they prepare to come to campus this fall . You’ll hear from me most Wednesdays through this newsletter. Your student will receive a copy as well, so you can both be in the loop. Please let us know if there is anything we can to do help you!

Have a wonderful week,

Kathy A Fahl, MSW

Dean of Students

Hello, Bobcat.

We want you to have all the information you need to choose your own adventure at OHIO. So, get used to hearing from us on Wednesdays — we’ll send tips, resources, and opportunities your way to help you dig into campus life. Let’s get started!

Ping Recreation Center

Ping is a facility you’ll want to visit early once you’re on campus. Access all of these and more for free with your student ID. Visit the Charles J. Ping Recreation Center >

Follow @BobcatWellbeing

Housing to do list

01. Move-in info

For the official move-in schedule visit the Arrival Guide. Find your scheduled move-in through Housing Self-Service.

02. Vaccination history

Go to Housing Self-Service to provide your vaccination information for meningitis, hepatitis, and COVID-19.

03. Meal plan

Meal plans can be increased or decreased between now and Aug. 17. Beginning Aug. 18, meal plans can only be increased. Change your meal plan via Housing Self-Service.

04. Current contact info

Update your Missing Persons Contact Information through Housing Self-Service (under ‘Personal Information’).

05. Bobcat Cash

Set yourself up with Bobcat Cash to use for printing, campus-wide vending, laundry, shopping and eating. Get the eAccounts mobile app for Apple and Android!

06. Packing list and handbook

Check our packing checklist to see what to bring and what not to bring. Learn our policies, procedures and resources with the Student Housing Handbook.

Do you have a gig lined up for fall?

OIT tech tips

Set up an authorized user now

Will someone be helping you financially with tuition and fees? Students can set up authorized users to view account activity, make payments, enroll in a semester payment plan, manage waivable fees, and view 1098-t information. Watch this video for a tutorial on how to grant access to an authorized user.

Quick links

Seeking the best campus events? Follow us on IG for weekly updates

Events, student orgs, and fun on campus: There’s something for everybody

All the student resources you’ll need: Bookmark this link, thank us later

OHIO Guarantee 2022–23: Expenses this year and beyond

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