The Ohio State University at Mansfield

Orientation and Placement Testing

This site outlines the steps you need to take and addresses the questions you may have as you prepare for and attend orientation.

The Ohio State University at Mansfield’s Orientation will be your first real taste of life as a Buckeye. Orientation will help you begin to feel at home on the Mansfield campus and help you become familiar with the wide range of academic opportunities available at Ohio State Mansfield.

Orientation is your opportunity to learn (almost) everything you need to know in order to have a successful start at Ohio State in the fall. You'll also get to schedule classes! Jot down your questions and bring your list with you to orientation to be sure ALL your questions are asked and answered.



  • Freshman are required to attend an orientation program in its entirety.
  • Transfer students must register by phone. A transfer student is a student who enrolled in and/or took classes at a college/university after high school.


Parents/guardians are welcome but not required to attend. An optional light schedule is prepared for parents/guardians, or they are welcome to explore the Mansfield community for the day.

Take care of business before orientation:

Username & Email

Activating and accessing university services.

Transcripts & Scores

Get credit for what you already know.

Placement Testing

Test online by the deadline.

To Do List

Avoid holds on your account.

Financial Aid

Know how you're going to pay for college.

Disability & Dietary Accommodations

Let us know about any required accommodations well in advance.

Dates & Registration

Register for orientation.

Contact & Directions

Have questions? Need a map or directions to campus?