Welcome to the Office of Undergraduate Education
at The Ohio State University
As Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education, it is my pleasure to
welcome you to the web site of the Office of Undergraduate Education at The
Ohio State University.
Undergraduate Education is responsible for the oversight of the academic programming for undergraduates
on our campus, and all of the aspects of this programming that maintain the
rigorous, enriching, and rewarding environment that is The Ohio State University.
I am particularly proud of what is referred to as the body/mind/soul
connection made possible by the RPAC, Thompson Library, and Student Union.
It is truly exciting to see our students connected to the activities in these
facilities and elsewhere on our campus.
Across campus, we are ushering in academic program innovations that have
come about for many reasons, not the least of which is a response to the rapidly
changing demographic which represents our current and future student body.
Research has shown that the best predictor of continuing student success is
engagement, and this means an involvement beyond the classroom, in active
and collaborative learning, co-curricular involvement, and enriching educational
experiences. Our students are coming to us better prepared technologically,
more aware of global issues and different cultures, interested in not only
the absorption of knowledge, but also the creation of knowledge, and with a
genuine desire to help others. If we want to keep these students engaged, we
have to not only provide the kind of educational experience that will prepare
them for a life in their careers, but we need to respond to this increased
awareness and preparation and reflect that in the way we engage with them.
Please explore our website to learn more about us,
and return to the site often for updates. I also invite you to read the undergraduate
education blog at
Vice Provost of Undergraduate Studies and Dean of Undergraduate Education
Ohio State is proud to announce that two of its students received the honor of being chosen as a Tillman Scholar by the Pat Tillman Foundation. Every year, the Pat Tillman Foundation receives thousands of applications from Post-9/11 military veterans and their spouses nationwide. Up to 60 of the best-poised leaders, who show strength in character, academic excellence and incredible potential, are chosen as Tillman Scholars. Ohio State's honorees are Amy Riedel, a U.S. Navy veteran working on a JD in Space Law, and Khalida Hendricks (U.S. Army) working on a PhD in Theoretical Particle Physics.
Three Year Degree
A student who enters Ohio State as a first-quarter freshman
and has already completed substantial college-level course work (45 quarter
hours or more) may be able to complete some of Ohio State’s degree programs
in three years. For more information, visit the "Pathways
to a Baccalaureate Degree in Three Years" informational web
The goal of Buckeye Wellness is improve the health and quality of life of Ohio State and State of Ohio communities by providing people with evidence-based wellness education and tools. Click on the logo below for more information.
Complaint, Grievance and Appeal Procedures
Students who are enrolled at Ohio State course who might have
a complaint about an experience with OSU can learn the appropriate
procedures for filing a complaint by visiting the procedures web
The Office of Academic Affairs has created a resource called the Guide to Assist Disruptive or Distressed Individuals. You may download a printable version or request a hard copy.
Autumn semester begins August 23
Labor Day holiday September 7
Autumn break October 13-14
Veteran's Day observed November 11
Thanksgiving holiday November 24
Columbus Day observed November 25
Last day of autumn semester classes December 7
Autumn final exams December 9-15
Autumn commencement December 18
President's Day observed December 23
Christmas observed December 26
New Year's Day Observed January 2
Spring semester begins January 9
Martin Luther King Day January 16