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LSAMP STEM Summer Bridge Program
The LSAMP STEM Bridge Program is a three-week residential program that provides participants with a strong foundation upon which they can earn degrees in STEM disciplines. It includes activities in STEM academic integration, social integration, and professionalization. Students participate in course work, laboratories, workshops, field trips, scholar mentor-led activities, and personal and leadership development activities. It is a component of programming supported by the National Science Foundation Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program to increase underrepresented minority degrees in STEM.

Program details
July 30-August 17, 2017
$150 fee
Apply by May 15 at

Young Scholars Program
The Young Scholars Program (YSP) provides comprehensive collegiate support services for students funded by the Young Scholars scholarship. Our collegiate services are designed to assist Young Scholars reach their full potential and achieve their academic and career goals through personal, professional and leadership development. The program includes a three-week Summer Bridge Program, holistic success coaching, peer mentoring, study skills enrichment, scholarship services and post-baccalaureate preparation.

Program details
July 30-August 17, 2017
No program fee. This program is only available for incoming freshman receiving the Young Scholars Scholarship.
For more information, visit

Buckeyes First
Designed just for first-generation* first-year students, Buckeyes First blends outdoor camping adventures with exciting experiences on campus and within Columbus. You’ll become more familiar with the campus and community and connect with faculty, staff, peer leaders and other first-generation students. As you learn from one another and share your stories, you'll engage in fun activities that will provide you with the tools to be successful in your first year.

*Ohio State considers a first-generation college student to be a student from a family where neither parent earned a four-year bachelor’s degree.

Program details
August 13-16, 2017
$50 fee
Learn more, including how to register, at Register by June 2.

Morrill Scholars Early Arrival Program
The Morrill Scholars Early Arrival Program is designed to assist Morrill Scholars in their transition to Ohio State. Students will have an opportunity to meet other freshmen Morrill Scholars and students involved with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) programs as well as other ODI staff members. The early arrival program is an opportunity to live, study, learn and begin to develop a sense of community and richness within this cohort in discovering what it means to be change agents for diversity and inclusion within the classroom, residence halls and the Ohio State community.

Program details
August 15-18, 2017
No program fee
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BNRC Early Arrival Program
The Bell National Resource Center (BNRC) 2017 Early Arrival Program (EAP) provides incoming black males a head start as undergraduate students at The Ohio State University. During EAP, students learn about strategies and resources for academic success while developing professional and leadership skills. In addition, students are introduced to faculty, staff, students and alumni who are eager to assist in their success at Ohio State. Activities include workshops, faculty presentations and student panels. Students who attended this program in the past have found it to be instrumental in their successful transition from high school to college and integration to the Ohio State community.

Program details
August 16-18, 2017
No program fee
Register by May 19 at

Latinx Early Arrival Program
The Latinx Early Arrival Program is a four-day program for incoming freshman, organized by the Student Life Multicultural Center. Through community, departmental and faculty partnerships, students have the opportunity to network with the Latinx community both within Ohio State and the Columbus area. Latinx faculty and current students provide mentorship and support as well as information for how to be involved on campus and navigate the transition to Ohio State. The program is intended to help students begin to find a sense of belonging at Ohio State and equips them with knowledge of campus resources necessary for their academic and personal success.

Program details
August 15-19, 2017
Apply by June 2 at
For more information and to register, contact Indra Leyva at

Fisher Early Arrival Program
Open to direct admit students, the Fisher Early Arrival Program is a valuable opportunity to gain important knowledge and build an early connection as you begin your Fisher journey this fall. Meet other direct admit students, experience life at Fisher and learn tips for success prior to the start of autumn semester. Selected students have the opportunity to participate in workshops and activities led by Fisher student leaders, staff and alumni. The workshops will focus on Fisher culture, leadership development and Fisher involvement opportunities. Students will move into their residence halls on Thursday and participate in a welcome session Thursday evening. Students will participate in day long activities on Friday and Saturday.

Program details
August 17-19, 2017
Program is limited to 130 students
$70 fee for early move-in
Apply by May 23 at
For questions or more information, reach out to the Undergraduate Leadership and Engagement Office at or visit