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Welcome to The Honors College New Student Orientation Page
Your First Steps at OSU - should be in comfortable shoes
We understand that getting ready for your new adventure at OSU can be both exciting and a little scary (this is true wherever you go to College) - so here is a little advice on how to deal with New Student Orientation as well as some links to useful documents.
In the sage words of "The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy" - DON'T PANIC
Be Patient - there was never a better time to have an e-book or a good game on your smart phone or tablet.
- Hang on to all the papers you are given - most of them will turn out to be important.
- Make sure you have something to drink with you (and drink it) - dehydration can lead to headaches and worse.
- Chat with and make friends with other students, you are all in this together - in the end you are competing against a set of academic requirements and standards, NOT each other.
- Be Patient.
- The Advisors are here to help you, they want you to do well and graduate in four years. Listen to them.
- The first semester in College is usually the hardest one - taking courses you are not ready for is a very bad idea.
- College is not High School. Not only is college more difficult, but it is also different - which is worse! So be guided by those who know how it works.
- However, ultimately it is YOUR education and YOUR choices!
- By the way did I say - Be Patient.
- Don’t Panic
Take a tip from Huxley, the long-suffering Honors dog and member of Pete's Pet Posse. This too will pass, and there will eventually be treats!
Important Buildings (with map numbers) are:
- Old Central (Home of The Honors College) - 1
- Student Union (Food and University College Advising) - 35
- Classroom Building (Arts & Sciences Advising) - 44
- Engineering North (College of Engineering Advising) -59
- Human Sciences (College of Human Sciences Advising) - 36
- AG Hall (College of Agriculture Advising) - 57
- Willard Hall (College of Education Advising) - 31
- Spears School of Business (Business Advising) - 68
This file contains the basic information concerning the requirements for the General Honors Award; it is a bit complicated BUT ALL YOU REALLY NEED TO KNOW IS:
- You must take at least three hours of Honors.
- If you can get an Honors Seminar this semester go for it!
- If you take an Honors add-on you must take the regular course it is associated with and you will receive Honors credit equal to the number of hours for the regular course.