New Student Checklist - (online, real-time, checklist of essential items to complete prior to arrival in August, all items are required for all new students; students use their OWU email account login credentials to access this checklist).

All new students will need to activate their OWU email account before they attend Orientation. The login credentials (username and password) will be used for a variety of things (accessing the New Student Checklist, completing online housing application, submitting required health forms, scheduling classes in Self-Service when at Orientation, accessing info on the myOWU site, etc.). Instructions on how to activate your email account have been sent to the email address that the Office of Admission has on file.  The sender was Some students have indicated this email got put into their spam/junk folder in their email. If you cannot locate the email from or are having problems activating your account, please contact

If you activated your OWU email account, but have forgotten your password, you can reset it as long as you set up a secret question when activating your account. Simply go to When the authentication box pops up and asks for your username and password, click "cancel" and you'll be taken to a page that will allow you to reset your password.  

Information Services

Information Services Website (computers, etc.)

Computer Use Policy 

New Student Computing FAQs (if your questions aren't adequately answered here, you may stop by the "Information Services" table during the Information Fair on Day #1 of Orientation, stop by the "Get Connected" table on Day #2 of Orientation and/or call the Student Information Services Help Desk at 740-368-3520

Residential Life  

Residential Life Information for New Students (including online housing application and other important "to-do's") -  You will need your OWU email account username and password to access the online housing form. 

Residential Life Website

Dining Services (info about meal plans, costs per meal plan, etc.) 

Dining Services Website 

Student Health Services Information (info on health center hours/location, health insurance, etc.) 

Student Health Services Website  

Required Health Center Forms (due June 4, 2018) - Students will need their OWU email account username and password to access the online health forms.

On-Campus Parking Information  (parking pass information, etc.)

New International Student Pre-Orientation 2018 

Camp Oh-Wooo 2018 (August 16-21, 2018)

Student Employment (work study programs, etc.) 

Student Employment Website

Financial Aid Information

University Calendar (dates of breaks, exams, etc.)

Shuttle service during academic year