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New Student Orientation

Welcome to the Otterbein Family.

You've made a great decision to come to Otterbein to achieve you academic goals. The orientation program is designed to help you get to know us, start building relationships with your peers, and for us to get yo know you. Orientation is full of important information, games, and fun. So have a good time—we know we will.

First Year Students

Summer Orientation, Advising, and Registration (S.O.A.R) is a one-day program that will prepare you for your experience at Otterbein University.

/ sign up now

Transfer Students

You've done some of this before, so we'll skip over the stuff you already know about college. We're looking forward to helping you transition into Otterbein.

/ find out more

Parents and Family

Parents and family members can be nervous, too! Attend orientation with your new student to learn about Otterbein. We have orientation programming just for family.

/ find out more

Orientation Leaders


Orientation leaders are current students ready to share their Otterbein experiences with you.

/ meet the orientation team

New Student Week: First Flight

Get settled on campus, meet your advisor, participate in activities, meet department heads, and make some new friends.

/ find out more

/ Center for Student Involvement

The Center for Student Involvement is located in the lobby of the Campus Center

Office Hours

M-Th: 8:30 a.m.-11:00 p.m.

F-Sa: 8:30 a.m.-Midnight

Su: 9:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.


p / 614.823.3202

e / orientation@otterbein.edu