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What students, parents need to know about move-in weekend

More than 8,400 students and their parents will transition from home life to college life in Athens during Ohio University’s move-in weekend starting on Thursday, Aug. 20. Helping to ease the transition will be student volunteers, faculty and staff who will assist others in successfully navigating campus, moving into residence halls, and educating others about the University’s welcoming activities as well as sustainability and recycling efforts.  

This year’s Go Green Week events kick off on Thursday, Aug. 20, and continue through Sunday, Aug. 23. Campus will bustling with activity, so the following information is designed to assist in helping make the move-in experience as smooth as possible.

Where am I going?
Officers with the Ohio University Police Department and staff members from Housing and Residence Life will help direct traffic to residence halls and answer questions about where individuals can unload belongings. Signage will be posted around campus to guide individuals to the appropriate residential greens.

Cars will be allowed to park adjacent to residence halls and in marked University meters for 30 minutes to unload. Once belongings are unloaded, an OHIO staff member will help direct vehicles to parking lots.

  • Residence hall move-in will be staggered alphabetically to allow ample time and space for unpacking and settling in. Please refer to the Arrival Guide at www.ohio.edu/arrivalguide for more information about specific times.
  • Dark Green and Purple lots will be available for parking during this time.
  • There is no parking permitted in fire lanes. Vehicles may stop, but not park. When stopped in a fire lane, an individual must be with the vehicle to ensure it is able to be moved if necessary. Parking in the grass or on sidewalks is prohibited. 
  • For complete parking information, visit the Parking Services website at www.facilities.ohiou.edu/parking/ and follow @ohiouparking on Twitter.


Can I get a hand?
Go Green volunteers will be available to answer questions, assist with move-in, and offer directions to campus buildings and parking lots.

Additional support services include:

  • Water stations that will be set up on each green on Thursday and Friday to provide hydration.
  • Ohio University IT support will be available at the Bobcat Depot located on the ground floor of Baker University Center; Nelson Hall, located on South Green; and Boyd Hall, located on West Green during the following times: Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Additional full-service technical support will be available by phone by calling 740-593-1222 during the above hours. Students also can call after hours to request a password reset or to report an outage. Students can also visit www.ohio.edu/oit/account to reset their password or enter a request at www.ohio.edu/oitech


Where can I eat?
Heavy lifting can work up an appetite. When hunger strikes, food can be found within any of OHIO Culinary Services’ conveniently located venues.

  • Move-In Weekend Special (Aug. 20-23): Visit any all-you-care-to-eat campus Dining Court for only $7.50
  • Bookmark www.ohio.edu/food for a complete list of Culinary Services locations and hours of operation

In addition, it’s now easier than ever to find the nearest on-campus café, eatery or market from your iOS or Android device with the new OHIO Culinary Services app. The app is free to download from the Apple App Store and Google Play. Features of the app include real-time hours of operation, location maps with GPS navigation, push notifications and alerts, and exclusive coupons and specials. 


Questions about financial aid, classes and more
Whether you’re new to campus or returning for another exciting year, you might have additional questions that can only be answered by a specific department. Several units will have extended hours to accommodate after-hour requests or concerns. These include:

  • Office of the Bursar (Chubb Hall): Open until 7 p.m. on Friday; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.
  • Office of Student Financial Aid (Chubb Hall): Open until 7 p.m. Friday; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
  • Housing and Residence Life (Living Learning Center): Open until 7 p.m. Friday; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
  • Office of the Registrar (Chubb Hall): Open until 7 p.m. Friday; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
  • Undergraduate Admissions (Chubb Hall): Open until 7 p.m. Friday; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
  • Alden Library: 8 a.m. to midnight on Sunday.


Student ID card
Student identification cards can be obtained at the Bobcat Depot on the ground floor of Baker University Center. ID cards are used to check-out materials at Alden Library; for memberships at Ping Center, Aquatic Center and Bird Arena; for Bobcat Cash at Baker University Center Food Court, vending machines and campus convenience stores; to enter the student section of sporting events; to track meal plans; and to access buildings in some locations. For more information on services offered by the Bobcat Depot, please visit www.bobcatdepot.ohio.edu.

View the 2015 A-Z Arrival Guide at www.ohio.edu/arrivalguide