Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience: Office of Student Life


Second Year Success

Congratulations on making it to year two of your Buckeye journey! Whether this your second year on campus, you’re a campus change student or you’re joining us from another institution, Residence Life is excited to be a part of your OSU experience this year. This page is dedicated to ensuring you are connected to academic, career, community, and personal resources that will enhance your time at OSU and support you in achieving your goals as Buckeye and beyond! Reach out to your RA or Hall Director for more information.

Second-Year Students Keys to Success

  • Academic Advising:
    • Semester check-ins with your advisor are critical to academic success.
    • Advisors are experts on you’re the requirements for your area of study
    • Advisors can connect you to faculty, staff, and opportunities related to your career goals.
    • Advisors are passionate about helping you achieve your goals; utilize them!
    • Different types of advisors for different situations 
  • Get/Stay Involved:
    • Positively impacts student success during the second year
    • Develop a connection to campus that is motivates and encourages success
    • Build relationships that lead to friendships, mentorships, study groups, accountability partners and moral support
    • Take a break from the academic rigor of your second year 
  • Take care of your mental health:
    • Stress is real and has a real impact, even when we want to pretend otherwise
    • Regularly schedule time for a healthy outlet, whether creative, physical, spiritual, or anything in between
    • Checkout the Stress Management & Resiliency Training (SMART) Lab
    • It’s never too early or too late to speak with a mental health professional through CCS 

 Opportunities for you

Additional Resources