New Student Orientation (NSO)

Important Notice About Orientation

In an effort to adhere to the guidelines set forth by Governor’s DeWine’s office, Owens Community College has canceled all face-face orientation sessions.

We encourage you to complete the online orientation which can be located in your Ozone account. If you have any questions, please call the Admissions office at (567) 661-7777.

Online New Student Orientation Instructions

How to sign up

About your Owens username
Your username is your full first name, underscore, full last name: jonathon_doe. Some usernames will have a number following the last name due to students having a common name (example: jonathon_doe2).

New Owens students will need to activate their account at

  1. Click Activate Account and fill in your information.
  2. Once all information has been filled in, click Activate.
    Note: Your OCID is your Owens nine-digit ID number found on your welcome letter. If you did not receive a welcome letter, please contact the Admissions Office at (567) 661-7777.
  3. Immediately following the activation process, you will set up your password.
  4. Once done, you can proceed to to sign into your Ozone account.

Account Activation FAQs >>

Password Changes
You are required to change your password once you initially log in. Passwords expire every 120 days.
Password reset FAQs >>

After logging in to Ozone
Click New Student Orientation in the New Student Orientation card.

Once you have completed orientation and placement testing
You will work your academic advisor for course recommendations based on your test scores.

Online Guided New Student Orientation

The Office of Admissions encourages all new students to complete New Student Orientation through their Ozone account. However, we understand some students may have additional questions or need extra help accessing resources.

We have developed these sessions to walk new students through:

  • How to register for classes
  • How to see your bill
  • What support services are available at Owens

A representative from the Office of Admissions will be available to answer any questions you may have about getting started and your next steps.