Change of Address
If your address and/or email changes between now and the start of classes, please be sure to provide this new information to the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid so that we can update our records. Feel free to email us with this new information at email@example.com.
Questions regarding computer technology are outlined in the Frequently Asked Questions document that is included in the packet mailed to you. We hope you will find this to be helpful in answering your questions regarding technology at the Moritz College of Law.
If you are considering the purchase of a PC, please note that you can obtain loan assistance above the normal student budget. Typically, this increase in loan funds is approved after a student has purchased the PC, submitted an appeal form, and an itemized receipt. You may not purchase the items before July 1st . The central financial aid office will reimburse up to $1,800 for a computer and/or printer. Further questions regarding this can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. A student appeal form can be downloaded from the OSU Student Financial Aid web site or you can stop in and pick up a form.
As always, students are advised to minimize debt from educational loans and to carefully evaluate the decision to borrow additional loan funds. Additionally, it is important to remember that the likely "life" of a PC is 3-5 years while the repayment of this loan will be over a 10 (or more) year period of time.
Open a bank account in Columbus, if necessary. If you wish to have your excess financial aid funds available before the start of classes, arrange for Direct Deposit through your Buckeyelink Student Center. Here are addresses and phone numbers to a few local banks near the law school.
- Chase - 1698 N. High Street, (614) 248-2620
- Huntington - 1582 N. High Street, (614) 480-0083
- National City - 1886 N. High Street, (614) 297-5420
- US Bank - 1739 N. High Street (in the Ohio Union), (614) 298-8038
Books and Class Schedule
First-year students will automatically be registered for classes and will have access to their class schedules (including assignment to particular sections) by Friday, July 29. Once a student has a schedule, textbooks for the term may be purchased. Please see below listed bookstores in town that will provide Law School textbooks.
1770 North High Street
Barnes & Noble
The Ohio State University Bookstore
1598 North High Street
In years past the cost of first-semester textbooks for 1L's have ranged between $500 and $800. Expect to spend that much or more on your books. Some textbooks are also available for purchase online.
How to Obtain Your University I.D.
Your BuckID is your official university I.D. Many departments use BuckID as a means to grant access to their information and services. Your BuckID is a necessity of every day campus life. The libraries use BuckID to allow you to check out library books. The Office of Information Technology (OIT) requires BuckID to purchase discounted software. Always remember to carry your BuckID with you at all times on campus.
The opportunity to obtain your University I.D. in Drinko Hall at the Moritz College of Law during Orientation is not an option due to timing conflicts. We ask that you visit Room 3040 in the Ohio Union (open Monday through Friday, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm), to obtain your I.D. You may be asked to show your tuition bill as proof of enrollment. Therefore, please print a copy of your bill through your Buckeyelink Student Center and take it with you.
Obtain Parking Permit
Parking without an OSU parking permit is not permitted in any OSU parking lot. Students will need to purchase a temporary pass that will expire on August 31, and an additional pass for the 2012-13 school year. Transportation and Parking does NOT accept cash, but accepts checks (no starter or counter checks), Visa, Mastercard, Discover Card, and American Express. Students must present their license plate number and vehicle make in order to obtain a parking permit.
University parking permits may be purchased at the Transportation and Parking office located at 160 Bevis Hall, 1080 Carmack Road, on West Campus from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. In addition permit applications will be accepted on-line at www.tp.ohio-state.edu.