The Ohio State University at Mansfield

Dates & Registration

Friday, June 15
Tuesday, June 19
Thursday, June 21
Friday, June 22

Tuesday, July 17
Thursday, July 19
Friday, July 20

Tuesday, August 7
Friday, August 10

If all placement testing is complete and you would like to inquire about open seats in earlier programs, contact the Orientation & Placement Testing Office.

Registration Instructions

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.

Transfer students with more than 30 semester or 45 quarter hours of college-level courses (post high school) must register by phone. A transfer student is a student who enrolled in and/or took classes at a college/university after high school.


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)