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.

During the summer, we have limited availability for daily guided campus tours. Please note that most of our offerings will be admissions overviews and self-guided campus tours.

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.