Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience

Time: Tuesday, August 14, 2018 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Location: Columbus Campus

During this early arrival program, we target the personal growth and development of each participant through dialogue and structured activities.  We partner with the Ohio State Welcome Leader (OWL) Program to expand students' leadership skills and service to others. Students selected to participate in R-LEAD will be automatically be registered for the OWL program; no separate application is required. If accepted to R-LEAD, all participants are expected to participate in the OWL program.

Applications are due Wednesday, June 20th by 11:59pm

Apply to R-LEAD here:  


Dates of Program

Sunday, August 12th - Saturday, August 18th

Program Fee

Students will be responsible for a fee of $127; includes early move-in, online payment fee, meals and workshops.

A handful of fee waivers and travel grants are available. Need for these offerings will be determined by the Office of Financial Services once applications have been submitted.

# of Participants

Limited to 150 participants based on application submission and review.

The goal of R-LEAD

The goal of R-LEAD is to provide a head start for up and coming campus leaders. The R-LEAD Program provides opportunities for first-year students to interact with peer mentors and familiarize themselves with campus before schools starts. Throughout the three-day program, participants will explore their Values In Action (VIA) character strengths and how they can utilize their strengths in their everyday leadership. Program sessions will focus on Residence Life's four Core Values (community, wellness, inclusion, and learning) and emphasize how students will lead their legacy at Ohio State.

Leah Wheeler
Residence Life

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