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Take a closer look at Bobcat Student Orientation [PHOTO ESSAY]

Annual event attracts 10,000 students and parents to campus


Ohio University's Bobcat Student Orientation is scheduled to bring about 10,000 people to the Athens Campus between June 1 and June 27.

The annual event is held each year for incoming first-year and transfer students and this year more than 4,000 students are expected to attend.

Check out some of the pictures from this year's events.

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Bobcat Student Orientation leaders perform a choreographed routine to "Uptown Funk" on Thursday, June 4. Photo by Ohio University / Rob Hardin.

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Doug Orr, right, assistant dean of University College, chats with a new student on Friday, June 5. Photo by Ohio University / Rob Hardin.

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Students and parents participate in the "O-H-I-O!" cheer on Thursday, June 4. Photo by Ohio University / Rob Hardin.

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Rufus poses for photos with members of the class of 2019 at the start of Bobcat Student Orientation on Friday, June 5. Photo by Ohio University / Rob Hardin.

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A BSO tour group makes its way across campus on Thursday, June 4. Photo by Ohio University / Rob Hardin.

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Students and parents had a chance to check out the cuisine at Nelson Commons on Thursday, June 4. Photo by Ohio University / Rob Hardin.

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Alyson Jones, left, and Shelby Henry share a laugh over soft serve ice cream in Nelson Commons on Thursday, June 4. Photo by Ohio University / Rob Hardin.

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Students and parents check out the Bobcat Depot offerings on Wednesday, June 3. Photo by Ohio University / Rob Hardin.

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Assistant Dean of Students Jamie Patton addresses students and parents on Thursday, June 4. Photo by Ohio University / Rob Hardin.

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Addison Senter, a freshman majoring in athletic training from Hilliard, Ohio, and Robbie Harris, a freshman majoring in astrophysics from Lancaster, Ohio, play cornhole during the Late Night on the Green event on Wednesday, June 3. Photo by Ohio University / Rob Hardin.