The Ohio State University at Marion


Orientation at The Ohio State University at Marion is not a single event but rather a series of steps that will introduce you to life as a Buckeye. Throughout the steps of Orientation, you will complete placement testing, meet your Academic Advisor, Dean Rose, Financial Aid, and other members of our staff and faculty. You will learn about the courses required for your area of study and schedule classes for your first semester. You will discover the wide range of opportunities and resources on campus designed to support your success as a college student.

Orientation, steps 1 through 3, will be delivered virtually. The final step is a campus visit where you will see your classroom spaces and meet staff members and student leaders who will help you prepare for your first semester.

Watch your Ohio State email for communication about Orientation once you have been admitted and paid your acceptance fee. This email will contain Orientation details and instructions. Only students who have paid the $100 acceptance fee will receive the communication and have access to Orientation.

Which semester are you starting?

Green Buckeye Leaf  - Summer

Summer 2022

Details for new Buckeyes starting in summer semester, 2022 will be posted here as they become available.

Scarlet Buckeye Leaf - Autumn

Autumn 2022

Details for new Buckeyes starting in autumn semester, 2022 will be posted here as they become available.

Yellow Buckeye Leaf - Spring

Spring 2022

Becoming a Buckeye at Ohio State Marion - Spring 2022

This is for all new freshmen and transfer students. Your access to Step 1 through 4 is contingent upon payment of the $100 acceptance fee.

Complete the Pre-Orientation Survey. This will appear on your To Do List in Buckeyelink within a few days of paying your $100 Acceptance Fee. Start Date: October 15th.

Complete the Orientation Modules in Carmen. Within 48 hours of completing Step 1, you will receive an email to your Buckeyemail account with instructions for accessing Carmen. Step 2 also includes completing any Placement Testing which will be listed on your To Do List in Buckeyelink. At the end of the modules, you'll schedule an appointment with your Advisor. Start Date: November 1st.

Meet with your Academic Advisor through a Zoom appointment. During the appointment, you and your advisor will schedule classes for your first semester at Ohio State. Start Date: November 22nd.

Attend Buckeye Welcome Day! Before classes begin, visit the Marion campus with a small group of peers. Walk through each building and learn where your classes will be, preview Welcome Week activities, check on your financial aid, and much more. Details and registration information will be sent to your Buckeyemail account as plans develop.

Questions? Please email or call 740-725-6126