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March & APRIL 2019 - Your Future is Bright!


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Start preparing for commencement. >

Whether you are participating in commencement or simply attending, there are a few things you’ll want to know ahead of time. Start preparing now so that you celebrate with your friends and family in May...

Pharmacy Commencement Ceremony – Sunday, May 12, at 9 a.m.

Undergraduate and MSA Commencement Ceremony – Sunday, May 12, at 2 p.m.

Law Commencement Ceremony – Sunday, May 19, at 2 p.m.


Keep track of your classes. >

Registration for fall 2019 will be March 25-April 5.

Don’t feel pressured to schedule the next four years all by yourself. Resources for scheduling courses and making plans to graduate are all available – we’ve got you covered…

  • Set up a meeting with your advisor to find out what time you register for courses and to get your PIN number.
  • Advisors are there to help you remember things like when you can add/drop courses, give tips for building a course schedule, and explain course prerequisites and restrictions.
  • Start planning long-term goals for your time at ONU to make the most out of your four years. Discuss these plans with your advisor and talk about making them a reality.
  • Use the ONU course catalog to find the course information, time and offerings for the upcoming semester. Have alternate courses ready for courses that are known to close early.
  • You can see your course progress report, calculate your GPA, or see what it would look like to add a major or minor using the online DegreeWorks tool. Log in to your Self-Service Banner Account; under the “Student Services” tab, click “Student Records,” and there you will find the DegreeWorks tab.

Contact the registrar’s office at if you have any questions or concerns throughout the process.


Make plans for Honors Day. >

Honors Day is Tuesday, April 2, 2019.

All classes will be canceled for Honors Day so that we can recognize students and faculty for their academic success and service to the University community. Check the schedule to find when and where your department is holding its ceremony...

  • All classes will be canceled Tuesday, April 2, and will restart Wednesday, April 3.
  • Find your department on the schedule to plan when your department ceremony will be taking place.
  • Invite your friends and family to celebrate with you. Accommodations at The Inn at Ohio Northern University are available.
  • Contact your department for more information or if you have any questions.


Budget wisely this semester. >

There are perks to being on your own, but freedom can come with expenses – sometimes a lot of them. Here are some tips to help you budget wisely – whether you’re a freshman or a senior...

  • If you are on a meal plan, get the most out of your dining services by eating on campus when you can. Use all of your meal swipes each week and avoid eating out. Check out the dining services options and hours of operations here.
  • Whether you have Dining Dollars or you use your real money at the store, create a weekly budget to stick to.
  • If you find yourself in need of extra income, there are many campus jobs you can apply for while in school. Summer is right around the corner, too, and Polar Careers is always ready to help you find the right job.

Contact ONU Dining Services at or Polar Careers at for more information.


Talk it out with your roommate. >

Living with another person can be tricky. Communication is key when you and your roommate start to annoy each other. Follow this step-by-step process to create a safe and comfortable room environment this semester...

  1. Step 1: Talk to your roommate. Have a candid conversation explaining what is not working about your room situation and relationship. Be open-minded and ready to make a compromise moving forward.
  2. Step 2: Make a roommate contract, which can be a great way to get the expectations of both roommates in writing. This is a document both individuals can go back to when they feel their roommate isn’t meeting the expectations laid out. Your resident assistant can help you draft this document.
  3. Step 3: Talk to your resident assistant. If you continue to have troubles getting along with your roommate and respecting each other’s space, your RA is there to help you. Explain the situation and ask how they can help.

Ultimately, it comes down to the attitude each resident has and their willingness to grow, compromise and connect with another person. Communicate and be patient with one another.

If you are uncomfortable with your living situation for any reason, you should contact your RA or one of the Residence Life office staff to work with you.


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