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New First-Year Students in CFAES: What to Expect

You will be invited to participate in an Orientation Carmen course with fellow new students in CFAES. The Carmen course is where you will access information, resources, activities, advising presentations, and participate in discussions with students and staff. There is also a list of to-do items to complete before Orientation.

UNIVERSITY Session on Day One

On the first day of Orientation, you will participate in activities and information sessions with fellow OSU students across the university. View the schedule for Day One.

University Orientation Website 

Academic Session on Day Two

In the morning you will participate in a college information session led by CFAES Academic Programs staff. Some of the topics we will cover are:

  • General information about our college and the majors we offer
  • Academic Advising
  • The basic components of an Ohio State degree
  • The process of creating your first-semester schedule
  • FAES 1100 (Survey)


Later in the afternoon, you will be assigned a 30-minute appointment where you will:

  • Meet one-on-one with a CFAES staff member
  • Discuss your major's requirements and your first-semester schedule
  • Schedule your classes

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