Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience: Office of Student Life

  • Communication is a multiple-way street. Communication is a multiple-way street.

Keys to Success

Our goal is to make you feel connected to Ohio State, while gaining skills and attitudes that will help you succeed down the road.

Here's our short list of the basics you need to know about the residential living experience on campus.

  • GET TO KNOW people - whether its those in your hall, your classes or professors, get to know people before making any judgments.
  • Know your RESOURCES - there are lots of people to help if you find that you need some help or just some information.  Use your hall staff, check out nutrition data before you dine, use the OSU Mobile app - don't hesitate to ask questions.
  • Pay attention to your OSU.# EMAIL ADDRESS. Your housing contract, roommate information and many other important emails will be sent here.
  • Be safe and TAKE CARE of one another - make sure you take appropriate precautions: walk with others, be aware of your surroundings and be a good friend to others.  Remember to carry your BuckID, lock your doors and pay attention to who belongs (or doesn’t belong) in your community.
  • Get INVOLVED - There are endless opportunities to get involved in the residence halls, or if you need the extra cash, consider working in our dining facilities or at our front desks