Future first-years

Students on the oval

Welcome, future first-years!

If you're a high school student interested in Ohio State's Columbus campus, we invite you to register for a campus tour and online events. These programs offer an overview of admission, academic programs and life on campus — often from the valuable perspective of current students.

Please note: No campus visits will be offered between December 18, 2023, and January 15, 2024.

General visit information

All guests should read the Planning your visit FAQs before registering.

  • All visitors must have a confirmed reservation.
    We aren't able to accommodate walk-ins or offer waitlists. If you'd like to visit campus without a reservation, a self-guided tour is available.
  • Two guests are permitted to visit with each student.
    If a family has multiple prospective students (i.e., siblings), each student can bring two guests. Each student should register separately.
  • If you have a disability, you may experience difficulty registering.
    Please contact visitday@osu.edu or 614-292-3980 for assistance. A staff member will assist you within 24 business hours.
New visit opportunities are posted on the first of every month.