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Welcome new Buckeyes!

It's all about the first year.

Ohio State places special emphasis on your first year on campus. Through research and our own experience, we know that foundations built during this year are key to your success.

First Year Experience (FYE) programs are designed to help you get comfortable on campus, connect with the university, and start to think of Ohio State as home.

Take a look around. Get involved. Ask questions. And have a great first year!



First-year student?

Welcome to Ohio State! Check out our programs and the Resources and FAQs sections to help you with your first year.

Transfer or campus-change student?

Visit the transfer and campus-change page for a list of programs and events that address your unique experience.

Parent of a first-year student?

We know what you are going through and have a website just for you: fyfamilies.osu.edu.