Wayne E. Carlson

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.

We are responsible for the oversight of the academic programming for undergraduates on our campus, and all of the aspects of this programming that maintains 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 campus.

We are currently ushering in academic program changes 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 http://ugeducation.osu.edu/blogs

Wayne Carlson
Vice Provost of Undergraduate Studies and Dean of Undergraduate Education


CGIU Applications Due December 1

Ohio State is a university network partner in the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U).  At CGI U students and experts from all over the world meet to discuss solutions for global problems. Students who apply for CGI U will have a Commitment to Action, which is a new initiative to address a challenge.

Read more about applying for CGI U.  The Ohio State contact is Elaine Pritchard, pritchard.90@osu.edu or 614.292.2872.

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 page.

Buckeye Wellness
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.Wellness

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 page at

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.


Thanksgiving holiday and Columbus Day observed November 26 & 27.

Last day of classes December 9.

Autumn Commencement on December 20.

President's Day observed and Christmas holiday December 24 & 25.