Greetings from the Office of International Affairs at The Ohio State University!
Over the next few months we will send you weekly emails
to help you plan for your arrival to Ohio State. In the meantime, please explore our website, and you are always welcome to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a wonderful summer and we look forward to meeting you this fall!
Register for Immigration Check-In
The Office of International Affairs encourages all students to arrive 2 - 3 weeks before the start of classes on Tuesday, August 22.
Students who arrive early will have better course availability, more time to explore Columbus and more opportunities to meet other students.
If you arrive to campus before early arrival housing is available, or if you do not plan on signing a housing contract, there are temporary options to use while you search for permanent housing. Please note that the earliest students can arrive is Friday, August 4 at 12 p.m.
Students with Ohio State Housing Contracts
University Housing offers temporary or "early arrival" housing only to students with signed contracts; students who pursue this option will move into their autumn semester room assignments. The cost for temporary housing is $35 per day. Students who need temporary housing should contact University Housing directly. Students who arrive early will be charged until the official contract begins on move-in day, Saturday, August 19, 2017. Instructions on how to make a reservation for temporary housing and pay in advance will be emailed to students' Ohio State's email accounts as part of their housing assignment email. *Please note that housing is near full capacity and the number of spaces available for students during the break/early move-in is very low.
Students without Ohio State Housing Contracts
On-campus temporary housing is not available to students without contracts with University Housing. You may be able to find temporary housing at a local hotel or motel, or through some of the Ohio State's international student organizations. Please refer to Temporary Housing for more information. Information about reduced rates at Fairfield Inn & Suites will be forthcoming.
Orientation Events and Activities
We can't wait for you to arrive on campus! We've planned activities around Columbus to introduce you to your new city including: