Ohio State Mansfield STEMpowerment students visited the Richland Area Chamber of Commerce for their first community visit of the academic year. They really appreciated how Chamber President Kevin Nestor and Foundation Director Bill Sharp helped them to better understand how the chamber works with local businesses to best meet the needs of the community and provide opportunities for youth empowerment through business!
Passport to Mansfield Join us for fun excursions around the Mansfield Area. These trips are designed exclusively for first-year students and cover a wide variety of interest from outdoor adventures to community service.
Orientation FYE begins with Orientation. Students will not only have opportunities to get to know the campus and fellow freshman, but will also leave with their Autumn Semester schedule.
Welcome Week Provides social and educational events throughout the first week of class. From the Convocation to the Foam Dance Party, students have a variety of ways to meet new people and engage in campus.
Convocation The official welcome for new students. The day before Autumn courses begin, freshman and transfer students gather in Founders Auditorium to begin their college career together as Buckeyes. Students hear from current students, Dean Gavazzi, and other faculty, staff, and administration.
Deans Picnic Directly following Convocation, students mix, mingle and eat with their fellow classmates and members of the campus community.
Distinguished Diversity Speaker Each year, students are given the opportunity to meet someone hwo has shaped and influenced the world and help to educate others about diversity.
First Year Success Series The Success Series complements the required EXP1100 course by addressing transitional challenges new students face. Seminars are conducted by campus experts, community leaders, and well-known personalities to help students transition smoothly into college life and make the most of their time at Ohio State.
SMART (Students Making a Realistic Transition) SMART is a series of sessions designed for student who are the first in their family to earn a college degree. The goal of SMART is to help prepare these students with the keys to a successful first year of college at OSU Mansfield, while also assisting them in making a smooth transition from high school to college.
Camp Hetuck A leadership experience designed for incoming OSU freshmen with an interest in becoming involved in college. Through teambuilding and leadership activities freshman will interact and network with faculty, staff, and upperclassman.
Buckeye Book Community First year students complete their first college assignment through a shared reading experience and visit from the author. This year the book selection is The Submission by Amy Waldman.
A jury gathers in Manhattan to select a memorial for the victims of a devastating terrorist attack. Their fraught deliberations complete, the jurors open the envelope containing the anonymous winner’s name— & discover he is an American Muslim. Instantly they are cast into roiling debate about the claims of grief, the ambiguities of art, and the meaning of Islam. Their conflicted response is only a preamble to the country’s. The memorial’s designer is an enigmatic, ambitious architect named Mohammad Khan. His fiercest defender on the jury is its sole widow, the self-possessed and mediagenic Claire Burwell. But when the news of his selection leaks to the press, she finds herself under pressure from outraged family members and in collision with hungry journalists, wary activists, opportunistic politicians, fellow jurors, and Khan himself—as unknowable as he is gifted. In the fight for both advantage and their ideals, all will bring the emotional weight of their own histories to bear on the urgent question of how to remember, and understand, a national tragedy.
STEMpowerment Social Justice and Empowerment Leadership Gateway STEM fields are identified as a gateway to prosperity. This learning community is a unique opportunity to see coursework come alive in the real world. Open to all majors.