We’re so excited you’re coming to Ohio Wesleyan! There’s lots to do as you make the transition from high school, and our events—Summer Orientation, Move-In Day, and Camp Oh-Wooo —will get you ready for your next four years, help you meet new classmates, give you the help you need to plan that all-important first-semester schedule, and answer any questions you have. Be sure to be here for every event. You won’t want to miss a minute.

As a new first-year student, you are REQUIRED to attend two “orientation” events: Orientation and Camp Oh-Wooo!

  • Summer Orientation begins your transition to college.
    • This program is the first step on your collegiate journey toward the successful completion of your goals.  During Orientation, you will meet with upper-class students to discuss the social adjustments and opportunities that college presents. You will meet other first-year students to begin to build new friendships and support networks. Finally, you will be introduced to academic life at Ohio Wesleyan, and will leave the program with your fall class schedule.
    • There are three available June sessions, that are each a day and a half long. These are held on June 19 & 20, June 22 & 23 and June 26 &27. You only need to attend one session. If you cannot make one of the June Orientation dates, there is a make-up date (for students only) on Tuesday August 20th.  More information is available on the Summer Orientation page.
    • For the orientation sessions in June, students are housed on-campus in one of the residence halls. Parent housing on-campus is not available.  A list of area hotels can be found by clicking here.  
  • Camp Oh-Wooo is designed to:
    - Ease the transition to college and welcome you to campus
    - Introduce you to Ohio Wesleyan’s traditions and expectations
    - Help you feel a part of the community right away 
    - Prepare you for the academic rigor of Ohio Wesleyan by providing you with tools and resources to be successful in your classes from day one!  
    • Choose from one of four Camp Oh-Wooo experiences
      • (Challenge Camp, Wilderness Camp, Service Camp and City Camp).
        Camp Oh-Wooo will take place August 16-18, 2019 at the selected camp locations, with on-campus programming for everyone occurring August 19th and 20th.
        Classes will begin on Wednesday August 21, 2019.
      • Move-In Day will be on Thursday, August 15, 2019 from 8 a.m. to noon.

Student Involvement Office


Hamilton Williams Campus Center
P ​ 740-368-3712
E orientation@owu.edu