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 .
Have a wonderful summer and we look forward to meeting you this fall!
Register for Immigration Check-In 
Peer Advisors O-H-I-O 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.

Review the orientation and immigration check-in schedule to determine when you should arrive on campus. Remember that your orientation session is determined by your check-in date.  

Undergraduate Student Orientation:
  • Immigration check-in on July 31 -  August 4, attend orientation #1 - August 7 - 9
  • Immigration check-in on August 7 - 8, attend orientation #2 - August 9 - 11
  • Immigration check-in on August 9 - 11, attend orientation #3 - August 14 - 16
  • Immigration check-in on August 14 - 15, attend orientation #4 - August 16 - 18
Immigration Check-In registration will be available starting June 1. If you have any questions, please contact
Temporary Housing Options 
Fairfield Inn & SuitesIf 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:

Sign-ups for all events will be available at immigration check-in. Space is limited for some events, so plan on arriving to campus early to guarantee a spot.
Follow Us on Social Media  
Global Engagement students 2016 To stay updated on new events throughout the year, follow the Office of International Affairs and the Global Engagement Facebook pages.

You should also join the New Ohio State International Students - Autumn 2017 Facebook group using your Ohio State email. The group will post about events happening during orientation, and you can meet and chat with your new fellow Buckeyes! 
Looking for More Information? 
Visit our website to review information from previous emails and or answers to frequently asked questions. If you don't find what you're looking for, contact

Global Engagement
Office of International Affairs Facebook
Ohio State International Affairs Twitter
OSUGlobal Instagram

We are looking forward to seeing you here in Columbus! Please allow us to join the other offices on campus in congratulating you on your acceptance to The Ohio State University.

Kind regards,

Office of International Affairs

Quick Links
Global Engagement Calendar of Events
Global Engagement Night International Students
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