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Fall Orientation

The Office of Law Admissions is happy to help assist you in any way we can. Because of the breadth of information that flows through multiple offices, we will often direct you to the respective office with which you must deal directly. Scholarship, voucher and any financial aid-related questions must be handled through the Office of Financial Aid, whose web page is provided in a link below. Questions regarding move-in dates and registration for on-campus housing must be directed to the Office of Residence Life, whose web link is also provided below.

In order for any person other than the student to discuss details regarding housing, financial aid, etc., they must sign and submit the Privacy Disclosure Form (FERPA), which can be found here.  Please scan and email this form to or mail to the Office of Law Admissions.


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Orientation Checklist


All students are required to provide the Office of Law Admissions with one final official transcript or one e-transcript from your degree-granting institution showing both the date and degree awarded. This certified copy must be sent directly from your undergraduate college or university. Students are not permitted to physically handle transcripts at any part of the transfer process. Please have your transcripts mailed to: Office of Law Admissions, Ohio Northern University, 525 South Main Street, Ada, OH 45810. If you submitted your transcripts to LSAC/CAS before you completed your degree, you need to submit a final offical transcript to LSAC. You can see if we have received your final official transcript(s) by logging in to your Applicant Status Online (ASO) and checking the "Requirements List" section.

Funds Needed for First Few Weeks

  1. You should have funds in the $1,200-$1,500 range in your personal account to begin your first weeks at Ohio Northern University. These funds will be needed for books, apartment and utility deposits, food, and miscellaneous expenses during the first weeks of classes. Your loan refund checks, if utilized, will be available via direct deposit beginning Sept. 2, 2019 (approximate date).
  2. Contact your undergraduate lenders to make sure that your loans are put into deferment status for your three years of attendance at ONU Law.
  3. If you have financial aid questions or concerns, contact the Financial Aid office at 419-772-2272 or stop by Weber Hall to meet with a financial aid counselor.

Tuition Billing

The Controller's office will email tuition bills to your Self-Service Banner account by Aug. 1. Tuition and fees are due Aug. 26, 2019. Contact the Controller's office with questions at 419-772-2010. No paper bills will be mailed. All billing is distributed via your online university Self-Service Banner account.

Health Insurance

Ohio Northern University will not offer health insurance for domestic students for the 2019-20 academic year. Students seeking health insurance are encouraged to utilize to find the most affordable options. For questions regarding the plan or rates for international students, please contact the Controller's office at 419-772-2010.  

ONU Username and Password

Your ONU username and password for your ONU email and online Self-Service Banner account will be mailed after you submit your second seat deposit. This information will allow you to view your class schedule, on-campus housing assignment, and all University billing information.

Fall Orientation  |  Thursday, Aug. 22, to Friday, Aug. 23, 2019

2019 Fall Orientation Schedule |  Student Code of Conduct – Must Read
The mandatory College of Law Orientation is scheduled for Thursday and Friday, Aug. 22-23, 2019. Dress is business professional for the first day of orientation. Orientation packets will be emailed to incoming first-year law students in mid-July. If you do not receive a packet, please call the Office of Law Admissions at 419-772-2211.

Fall Orientation Weekend Events – Mark Your Calendar!

SBA Welcome Back Family Reunion
Date: Friday, Aug. 23, 2019
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: TBA.
SBA would like to welcome the incoming class of 2022 and returning students with a kickoff BBQ for the upcoming school year! Relax and enjoy as we prepare for another year within the hallowed halls of the ONU law school. This is your chance to meet up with fellow classmates and become acquainted with the newest members of the ONU family. We look forward to seeing everyone there!
Ada Civic Engagement Day 
Date: Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019
Time: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Location: The day begins in the King-Horn Sports Center.
Ada Civic Engagement Day, or ACE day, is a University tradition held on the Saturday of Welcome Weekend. ACE day provides an opportunity for new students to serve the Ada community, their new home for the next three, four, five or six years. Projects include a variety of tasks such as painting, gardening, washing fire trucks, and much more. In 2018, almost 333 new and upperclassman students and 26 faculty/staff members participated in the festivities. This event is optional, but we hope that many of you will choose to participate. Register here by Friday, Aug. 23.


Your fall book list can be found on the Academics page under "Textbooks." Textbooks can be purchased any of the following ways:
Time will be provided at Orientation to pick up books at the Bookstore.
  • The ONU Barnes & Nobles Bookstore: 419-772-2410 or Barnes & Noble bookstore online.  
  • At any law school bookstore provided they use the same textbook.  
  • Any online bookstore
ONU's Summer Bookstore Hours: M-F, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Closed Weekends
You can use loan money to order books online from the ONU bookstore. When asked for payment method, choose the option “School Debit Card” or the option that most closely resembles this. After you arrive on campus, you will need to go to the Controller's office and get the voucher that will tell the bookstore how much credit they are authorized to extend to you. Take it to the bookstore, and they will have your books waiting!

2019-20 Course Information AND Sectioning

2019 Fall Course Schedule   |   2019-20 Academic Calendar
Registering: All incoming students are automatically registered for fall classes. Once registered, your schedule will be viewable through ONU's online Self-Service Banner system, which you can access by using your ONU username and –password – provided to you after we receive your second seat deposit.
Sectioning: Your section information will be provided to you in your orientation packet, which will be emailed to you in mid-July. By mid-July, your course registration information (and section) should be viewable in your Self-Service Banner account.
First-Day Assignments: First-day assignments are posted on the bulletin board near the law college student mailboxes (by the Clemens Lounge) and are posted online on the First-Day Assignments webpage as they become available. Please note that not all professors post first-day assignments. If the webpage is blank, no assignments have been posted.

On-Campus Housing Information

To submit the online on-campus housing application, you must submit your second seat deposit. At that time, a deposit packet will be mailed to your current address that will include your ONU username and password. Log in to your ONU email account, and an email with instructions to register for on-campus housing will be in your inbox  Your ONU username and password also act as your Self-Service Banner username and password.  
2019-20 on-campus housing costs: $9,290 per year
To acquire an on-campus mailbox, you must register at the Mail Center located in McIntosh Center or call 419-772-2400.  
For on-campus housing floorplans and photos, visit the Law Housing page.
Although Residence Life can guarantee placement in one of the on-campus facilities while spots are available, on-campus housing room numbers and roommate assignments may not be finalized until two weeks prior to the on-campus move-in date.
For more information about on-campus housing, please contact Residence Life at 419-772-2430. The Office of Residence Life is located in McIntosh Center.
Once registered for on-campus housing, your room number and roommate information should be viewable in your Self-Service Banner account under the "My Housing" tab.

Move-In Day

On-campus move-in days begin Monday, Aug. 19, at 8 a.m. in the McIntosh Center. Check-in will be available ONLY on these days unless you make alternate arrangements with Residence Life directly at 419-772-2430. Housing and roommate assignments should be sent the first week of August and will be viewable in our Self-Service Banner account under the "My Housing" tab.

On-Campus Mailing Address

If you are living on campus, your housing address "UNIT BOX" number can be found under "My Housing" in your Self-Service Banner account beginning Aug. 1. All mail should be addressed as follows:
Your Name
402 West College Ave.
Unit ****
Ada, OH 45810
If you plan to send packages to campus prior to your arrival, you must wait until Aug. 19, 2019, to do so.

Off-Campus Housing Information

The Office of Law Admissions is happy to assist students with locating housing off campus. Each year, we gather a listing of available properties and local landlords looking for graduate students and make that listing availiable to all incoming students. You can find that list on our Law Housing page or at the link below.


Parking permits can be purchased online through the Office of Public Safety beginning July 1, 2019.  






Medical History Forms – REQUIRED
Both a Medical History form and an Immunization form will be provided in your orientation packet. Both forms should be returned in the pre-addressed and pre-stamped evelope before the start of classes. Call 419-772-2086 to speak to a representative. Fax: 419-772-2545


Meal Plans
McIntosh Center
Call 419-772-2400 to speak to a representative.


ONU Counseling Center
Call 419-772-2190 to speak to a representative.



Facebook – Meet Your Classmates and Receive Regular Updates!

Once you've deposited, join the ONU Class of 2022 Facebook page!
Also, become a fan of the main ONU Pettit College of Law Facebook fan page!

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