The Ohio State University at Mansfield

Dates & Registration

Online registration is closed. All students must now call 419-755-4203 for orientation/scheduling arrangements.

Friday, June 15 (FULL)
Tuesday, June 19 (FULL)
Thursday, June 21 (FULL)
Friday, June 22 (FULL)

Tuesday, July 17 (FULL)
Thursday, July 19 (FULL)
Friday, July 20 (FULL)

Tuesday, August 7 (FULL)
Friday, August 10 (FULL)

Registration Instructions

Freshman are required to attend an orientation program in its entirety.

Transfer students should contact the Orientation & Placement Testing Office to arrange for an individual orientation appointment with their academic advisor.

Orientation registration email invitations are sent on a rolling basis beginning May 1, according to the date students pay acceptance fees. You will select an orientation date during the online registration. Registration is required! Walk-ins will not be accommodated.

  1. Consult with your guests about their availability; once you have reserved a program it cannot be changed online.
  2. Log in to the Applicant Center with your Ohio State Username and password and click on the Orientation Information link to register for a program.
  3. Reserve your orientation date. Since you register for classes at orientation, the earlier you are able to attend orientation, the more flexibility you’ll have in scheduling classes for your first semester. Attend the earliest orientation date by which you can complete placement testing (if required). Reservations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The online reservation system will only show available orientation dates. Once a program is full, it will not show as available.
  4. Upon successfully reserving a program online, you will see an online confirmation. You are welcome to print out this confirmation. An email confirmation will follow within the next business day. However, you can visit to view your confirmation at any time.
  5. Your orientation date selection is contingent upon completing required placement testing. All testing scores must be posted two weeks prior to your orientation program.

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.


Your autumn semester Statement of Account will show a one-time $50 University Orientation fee, which covers administrative costs. This fee does not need to be paid at orientation but will be paid along with tuition by the payment deadline.


Time: 8:30 a.m.
Event: Optional Foreign Language Placement Testing (Spanish, French, & German)
Location: 120a Conard Hall - Bromfield Library & Information Commons (Building #5)

Time: 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Event: *Check-In & Resource Tables
Location: The Marketplace at Eisenhower Memorial Center (Building #6)

*donuts, orange juice, water, & coffee available during check-in

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
Event: Morning Program
Location: The Marketplace at Eisenhower Memorial Center (Building #6)

Time: 11:15 a.m. to noon
Event: **Lunch
Location: The Marketplace at Eisenhower Memorial Center (Building #6)

**Students & guests with dietary restrictions should contact the Orientation & Placement Testing Office upon registering for an orientation program.

Time: Noon to 4 p.m.
Event: Afternoon Presentations (Scheduling, Hot Topics)
Location: Various Locations

Closing Ceremony: will conclude by 4:30 p.m.
Location: 151 Riedl Hall - Conard Performance Hall (Building #1)


Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA)

The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, sets forth requirements designed to protect the privacy of student records. Student records are confidential. The only information about a student that may be released without student permission is: name; address; telephone number; major; participant in officially recognized sports and activities; weight and heights of athletic team members; dates of attendance; degrees and awards received; most recent educational agency or institution attended. Students not wishing this information release should contact an academic advisor. Information concerning grades may be released to a parent of a dependent student if a signed release is on file.