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College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences

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First-Year Experience

 

Welcome to CFAES and The Ohio State University!

We know how overwhelming that first semester of college can be, but these resources, important dates, and tips can make it feel like a breeze! 

 

Events

FYE

Get a head start on your first semester at Ohio State by getting an inside look at the CFAES Academic Programs, get to know people and places all over campus, make new friends and learn of the important resources available before classes even start!

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PC

Get introduced to your department, major, faculty and staff all while meeting new friends in CFAES before University Convocation!

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Back 2 School Bash

September 1, 2022

4:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.

Find your community on campus by joining us at the Back 2 School Bash to learn about CFAES Clubs and Organizations, while eating great food and meeting new friends!

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Welcome and Open House!

September 8, 2022

4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.

Agriculture Administration Auditorium

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University Welcome Week

Visit this page to see the events that the university offers to welcome students to campus!

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First-Week Preparation

Review your class schedule and walk around campus to find your classrooms, including FAES 1100.

Explore dining services, recreational facilties, and study spaces.

Review your class' syllabi on Carmen Canvas and purchase all required materials prior to class.

Connect with your Peer Mentor and go to CFAES Pre-Convocation and University Convocation with them.

Download the OSU App to see your class schedule, bus routes, your BuckID balances and more!

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Peer Mentor Program

The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) Peer Mentors are returning upperclassmen who serve as a contact person to new students, first-year students, transfer students, transition students, and honors students in the College.

You will be assigned a CFAES Peer Mentor to help you through your first year at OSU. This mentor will be several things for you including: answering all of your questions about campus, the college, co-curricular activities; connect you to faculty and staff; help answer questions about policies and procedures (example: class scheduling), etc. Your peer mentor will be your go-to person in CFAES!

One of the first things they will do is reach out to you to answer any of your pre-arrival questions. Once on campus, they will attend welcome events with you, show you around campus and where your classes take place, show you the dining halls, introduce you to new people, and generally be there as your first contact/friend at OSU. They will also attend the FAES 1100 recitation sessions with you. You MUST be in contact with them before the semester starts as they help to take you to welcome events on the Monday before classes start. Feel free to reach out to them with any and all questions you have and they can help get you to the right person or place.

Learn more about your Peer Mentor here!

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Resources

Dining Services

D-Tix

Student Health Services

CFAES Counselor

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First-Year Experience FAQs