Entering first-year and transfer students


Safe and Healthy Buckeyes is home to up-to-date information about classes, housing, dining and safety.

Can I schedule an in-person visit to campus?

We'd love to see you! Ohio State offers a range of visits, events and programs designed to give each visitor a comprehensive "insiders" look at the university. Visit our campus visits page for live events, virtual programs, campus tours and resources.

Read more campus visits FAQs.

Is Ohio State offering in-person classes and on-campus living?

The Ohio State community is back on campus! As vaccination rates continue to increase and other health measures remain effective, the university continues to work toward returning to more of a traditional Ohio State experience. Read about measures Ohio State is taking to keep you safe, learn how you can keep yourself and others safe, and find out more about changes on campus.

Does Ohio State have a vaccination requirement?

The university requires everyone to get their COVID-19 vaccination. Learn more about the vaccination requirement, other mandated personal safety practices and additional information for current students. The university also requires other vaccinations for enrollment.

Are orientation programs being held in person?

  • Orientation programs will be delivered in person this summer for first-year students entering in the autumn 2022 semester.
  • For first-year students entering in the summer 2022 term, orientation programs will be delivered online.
  • For transfer students entering in autumn 2022 semester and the summer 2022 term, orientation will be delivered online.

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