Step 1 - Complete Program Registration

This step only needs to be completed once. If you completed the new form starting in spring 2017, and are a registered student, please continue to Step 2. 

Admission to the University as a Program 60 participant became a requirement starting in spring semester 2017. This step only needs to be completed once for program participation. If you are unsure of your status please contact our office at 614-292-8860.

Registration for summer term 2018 will open on Wednesday, April 4, 2018.

After You Are Admitted:  Typically 3 - 5 Business Days After Registration Submission

Activate Ohio State Name.#

Visit and select 'Activate Now!' located on the left sidebar. While at the website, you can optionally forward your Ohio State email to your personal email account, or use your default account, Buckeye Mail. Activation is usually available 48 hours after admission. 


BuckeyeMail is an e-mail system for students of The Ohio State University. It is a partnership between the university and Microsoft, using Office 365.

To access your account go to

Log-in is your
Password: Your Ohio State username password 


BuckeyePass is a multi-factor authentication service that provides a second layer of security to your Ohio State account. In order to authenticate, it requires something you know (your password) and something you have (a mobile device or phone).

Starting in November 2017 all students will need to use Duo Authentication to access My BuckeyeLink to register for courses and pay University fees.

To learn about BuckeyePass and the steps to Register please visit, under How? 


Most instructors use Carmen, an online tool for students to view course materials, submit assignments, and check announcements. Once enrolled in the upcoming semester you will be able to access your course content.

To note, course information may not be available until 24 to 48 hours before the semester start date. Log in to Carmen with your Ohio State Username and password.

Please call (614) 688-HELP (4357) for assistance with any of the above listed services. 

Parking and Transportation

Vehicles parked on campus at any time are required to display a permit, purchase Pay-by-Plate, surface lot parking, or pay hourly fees posted at meters and in garages. Many participants purchase a West Campus permit and ride the Campus Area Bus Service to their desired locations. Program 60 participants may purchase a regular "C", Buckeye Lot ("CX") or West Campus  ("WC") permit for the semester or year:​

  • Online purchase is available only for those who are enrolled in courses during the semester or term by logging in with your Ohio State name.# and password on the CampusParc website.
  • Holders of a State of Ohio Disability Placard are required to submit the BMV Certificate of Registration to CampusParc to obtain a university permit.
  • Ohio State retirees are eligible to purchase an A permit at a discounted rate. Additional information can be found on the CampusParc website under R permit

CampusParc is a private business entity that manages and operates The Ohio State University parking facilities and is located in the South Campus Gateway at 1560 N. High Street, Columbus, OH 43210. Contact CampusParc at 614-688-0000.

CABS provides transportation to the main campus from both remote lots. If parking in the Buckeye Lot ("CX") you may take the Campus Loop North or Campus Loop South which both run every seven minutes between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. 

If parking in the West Campus ("WC") lot you can take the North Express which runs every six minutes between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. or the West Campus bus which runs every fifteen minutes between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. 


Books might not be required for every class. Some instructors may select textbooks after classes are in session. If you purchase books, review all return policies. Search for required textbooks at Barnes and Noble, The Ohio State University bookstore.

Sign Up For BuckeyePass

What is BuckeyePass?

The Training: BuckeyePass Overview video provides a general overview of multi-factor authentication and Duo/BuckeyePass (Authenticate before clicking link to reach training).

How do I enroll in BuckeyePass?

  1. Go to
  2. Select Enroll/Manage
  3. Log-in with OSU username and password
  4. Start set-up
  5. Select the Type of device you would like to add:
    1. Mobile Phone
    2. Tablet
    3. Landline
  6. Continue
    1. Enter phone number (if requested)
  7. Check box to confirm the correct number has been entered
  8. Once enrolled, to log-in, you may select to:
    1. Send Me a Push
    2. Call Me
    3. Enter a Passcode

The Training: Enrolling Devices in Duo/BuckeyePass video provides a demonstration of enrolling devices in Duo through BuckeyeLearn (Authenticate before clicking link to reach training).