University Apps

Through the Ohio State and Apple partnership, the university has the opportunity to travel to Apple’s Cupertino Enterprise Design Lab to envision apps that will benefit Ohio State students, faculty and staff. Ohio State developers then work to bring the concept defined in Cupertino to life with help and feedback from our university community. 

Through this partnership, we've created two signature apps; Ohio State: Discover and Ohio State: Wellness. Learn more about the apps below and download them for your devices. 

Ohio State: Wellness

Find resources, set goals, build healthy habits and connect to support. The Ohio State: Wellness app is a new tool to support student mental health and well-being on campus. Whether you’re looking to find resources for yourself or someone you care about, the Wellness app is a great place to start.

The app, which will continue to evolve based on the needs of students, is organized into four sections:

  • Explore — articles and scholarship focused on student wellness
  • Support — resources for recovery and proactive wellness
  • My Wellness — tracking to support wellness goals
  • Crisis — directions for quickly accessing support; this feature is also currently available as “I’m Experiencing an Emergency or Crisis” in the About You tab in the Ohio State app

Anyone with an Apple device running iOS 13 or higher may download the app for free by searching for “Ohio State: Wellness” in the App Store. This semester, we will also launch a standalone app for Android and add features from the “Ohio State: Wellness” app to the existing Ohio State app for Android and iOS.

Learn More and Download the App

Ohio State: Discover App

In January 2018,  a group of students, staff and developers from Ohio State visited Apple’s Enterprise Design Lab to develop the framework for an app that would help incoming students transition to college. This resulted in the Ohio State: Discover app, which was available 2018 through 2021 on iPads deployed through Digital Flagship. Content and features previously found in the Discover app is now available in the main Ohio State mobile app. 

The app provided tips and tricks for iPad as well as timely reminders and information about the start of classes. Content updated frequently and was tailored based on academic rank and campus to provide timely, actionable information.

In addition to this curated feed of university information, the app provided class schedule calendars, account updates and updated grades. A course planning feature in the app helped students sketch out a plan of those classes that they might take each semester. Student organization event and meeting lists were available in the app to help students plan to be involved both inside and outside the classroom. 

Discover app functionality is now available in the Ohio State app for iPhone and Android. 

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