General Information

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

Computer Information

Questions regarding computer technology are outlined in the admitted students’ guide, as well as the Moritz website.

Local Banks

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 – 235 West 11th Ave., (614) 480-0058
  • PNC- 1980 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 Orientation. 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.

Barnes & Noble The Ohio State University Bookstore 1598 North High Street (614) 247-2000

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, 8:00 am – 5:00 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. University parking permits may be purchased online.

Web Resources – Ohio State