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First Year Parents

A student’s first year at college is a time of tremendous growth and development.  The successes of this first year are the building blocks for a student’s time at Ohio State.  Family support during this critical transition year is essential for the creation of a sound foundation for learning.  Ohio State offers many resources, programs, and information for first year students and families to assist in the creation of this success.  From Orientation to Parent and Family Weekend to the First Year Success Series, we hope students and families will utilize the available resources for student growth.     
 
The Office of First Year Experience (FYE) places special emphasis on building the skills necessary to be successful in college.  Through research and experience, FYE knows that the foundations built during the first year are key to a student’s success. Once you’re admitted to Ohio State, First Year Experience picks up where Admissions leaves off—you’ll see FYE staff at orientation, summer programs, and initiatives throughout the first year.      
 
FYE has a special website to assist students, parents, and family members in their transitions during this critical first year.  Click here to access the FYE Website
 
 
Alumni clubs throughout the United States sponsor new student send-off events throughout the summer.  Though events are not hosted everywhere a Buckeye may call home, over 40 are scheduled.  To find more information on the summer send-off events and to locate a potential event in your area, click here.  
 
Information for first year families can be found by clicking here.