The Ohio State University at Lima


Ohio State Lima's orientation program is designed to get new Buckeye's off to a strong start. We host four types of orientation:

  • Honors Orientation
  • Academy Orientation
  • Freshmen Orientation
  • First Generation Orientation

COVID-19 update:

We know that changes to orientation programming may be necessary as the coronavirus outbreak continues — so we are delaying orientation registration for students entering in autumn terms until early April. We apologize for the inconvenience; however, out out of an abundance of caution, we want to allow the requisite time to plan accordingly.

Orientation-specific updates will be posted on this website. For general information and Lima campus updates visit

Students starting Summer 2020 should contact the Office of Enrollment Services at 567-242-7500

Please remember that you must have your $100 acceptance fee paid before attending an Orientation.

At Orientation you will:

  • learn what’s expected as an Ohio State student in and out of the classroom
  • participate in breakout sessions to learn more about:
    • Financial Aid
    • Career Services/Human Resources
    • Student Activities/Student Life
    • The Arts
    • option of a campus tour
  • attend group advising session to learn more about your area of study and to schedule classes
  • meet other incoming Ohio State students
  • become more familiar with campus
  • complete university business, such as getting your BuckID card and consulting with student Financial Aid
  • complete any necessary placement tests
  • receive your schedule of classes for the semester

Orientation is mandatory and students are expected- and family members are strongly encouraged- to participate in all orientation activities. All new freshmen and transfer students will be charged a $50 registration fee and it will be assessed on the first semester statement of account.

Orientation Presentations:

Welcome New Buckeyes - Orientation 2019

Generation One Learning Community

Honors Presentation

Orientation Videos