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Residential Leadership Program  
The 2021 R-LEAD Program will be a virtual experience. Throughout the program, participants will explore their Values In Action character strengths and the ways in which they can use those strengths in leadership. This program targets the personal growth and development of each participant through dialogue and structured activities. R-LEAD program materials will be accessible to students beyond the program dates and participants will have flexibility to peruse and complete content as they are able. Participants will also have opportunities to connect with peer mentors who can help answer questions about life as a Buckeye both one-on-one and in group settings.

If you'd like to also participate in the Ohio State Welcome Lead Program, a separate application is required. See below for more information.

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August 1-6 (plus additional events Aug. 30 – Sept. 3)
No program fee 
Apply by July 12
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Ohio State Welcome Lead Program
If you're interested in being part of the excitement of move-in day for the autumn 2021 semester, you should consider becoming an Ohio State Welcome Leader! The OWL program is an early engagement experience that promotes connection to peers, service to others and school spirit and tradition. The 2021 OWL program will be a hybrid experience with virtual and in-person elements. To be eligible, you must live on campus for the 2021-22 academic year.

August 12-13: OWL virtual program (all training will be conducted virtually)

August 16-20: OWL participants move in to campus (scheduling details will be emailed)

August 17-21: Campus move-in shifts (scheduling details will be emailed)

September 7-11: Social events for OWL participants and their mentors

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Apply by June 30