Parent and Family Relations

About You / Out of State Parents

Distant Buckeyes

Though the Buckeye Tree is native to Ohio, Buckeyes can grow anywhere! We welcome our distant Buckeye families, those not from Ohio, to our Scarlet and Gray Family.
Being an out of state family comes with its own set of challenges and resource needs. This webpage is designed to assist you with your Ohio State experience as one of our Distant Buckeyes.
Columbus, OH – the Capital City
Welcome to your students new home away from home, Columbus, OH.  Not familiar with all that Ohio’s capital city has to offer, Click Here to Experience Columbus!
Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles
Is your student moving to Ohio and needs to get his or her car registered in Ohio or even get an Ohio license? Click Here to access the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles. 
Ohio State Residency Requirements
Is your student looking to declare in-state residency? Click Here for more information on in-state residency status. 
Students coming to Ohio State from a distance often store items over the summer near campus to eliminate the need to take everything home each year. Click Here for storage information.
Transportation to and from Campus
Click here find information on airports, buses, or campus parking to plan your next visit to Ohio State or to get your student home for break.