Office of Student Life

Parent and Family Relations

Welcome to Ohio State!

Dear Parents, Family Members, Friends and Supporters:

On behalf of the entire University, welcome to the Ohio State family! We are delighted that you and your students have chosen The Ohio State University. A strong partnership between the University and our students’ family members enhances and strengthens opportunities, giving all of our students the knowledge they need to succeed both in the classroom and beyond campus.

As your students continue to grow and flourish, your support and encouragement will be essential to their success. I welcome and encourage your involvement in their Ohio State experience. You can play an important role in your student taking advantage of the many resources the University has, including programs that promote safety, health and well-being, and academic excellence. The University’s Parent and Family Relations department will work to support you. Through programs, communications, and other resources, Parent and Family Relations is your connection to the University. You can sign up for our parent and family newsletter and make sure we have your best contact information by completing the Update Your Information form.

Ohio State has never been stronger. Our faculty are superb teachers and mentors, and accomplished scholars and researchers. Our academic programs are among the most highly regarded in the country. And nothing compares with our pride in our great students as they fulfill their promise and potential at Ohio State. Again, welcome to our University family.

Go Buckeyes!


Parent and Family Relations Staff
The Ohio State University