NFO: Pre-Orientation Materials

Pre-Orientation Materials

New Faculty Orientation

Please review the following content prior to New Faculty Orientation. This information sets the stage for a productive orientation, framing the significance of your role at the core of the university’s mission and the importance of creating a healthy, safe and respectful environment for all members of our community.

Bernadette Melnyk
Health and Wellbeing: A Priority for Buckeyes
Helen Malone
Welcome from the Vice Provost for Academic Policy and Faculty Resources
Kay Halasek
Welcome from the Drake Institute

Safe and Healthy Buckeyes

At Ohio State, it is everyone's responsibility to maintain a safe and healthy environment for all Buckeyes. The university has a variety of resources available to assist in this effort.


The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted campus life in many ways. The university created Safe and Healthy Buckeyes as a source of campus information and guidance.

Public Safety

Equally important is keeping our community safe during an emergency. The Department of Public Safety provides a wealth of resources. We suggest starting with the following high priority topics:

Getting to know your campus and community

Many Campuses. One Ohio State.

The resources below will help you become acquainted with your campus and community, including virtual tours and maps of each of campus, along with information provided by local tourism and visitor bureaus. If you are looking for more information about what to do throughout the state of Ohio, please visit Ohio: Find It Here