Freshmen in Transition
What is FIT?
FIT is a residential Living-learning program (LLP) focused on helping students transition to college. The village provides an atmosphere for personal and academic growth through engagement, service and networking. The program sets expectations important to student success and allows students to foster independence, find new interests, and grow in their academics and leadership development. Students are encouraged to explore and practice behaviors they can incorporate into their college experience and beyond.
Placement in FIT is determined by a competitive process based on a review of the submitted applications. Submitting an application does not guarantee placement in FIT, as spaces are limited. Students must be enrolled in the Ferguson College of Agriculture or University College planning to pursue a major within our college.
How to Apply
1. Login to your Admissions Portal
2. Fill out the Living Learning Program Application
3. Submit the application
4. Wait patiently for a response regarding your placement in the program
IMPORTANT: Applying to FIT does not replace applying for campus housing with OSU Housing and Residential Life. As a freshman, you are required to live on campus. Student selected for FIT will not be able to select a room until your Commitment Fee and Housing application have been completed.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What are the expectations of FIT?
FIT Expectations are a list of activities designed by the program to help students break out of their comfort zone and be active on-campus. Expectations revolve around diversity and inclusion, academics, leadership, career and community. Students will work with their FIT SAMs on specific events, but will have the freedom to pick and choose the events they will attend to meet the criteria set forth by the FIT program and coordinator.
- When does FIT meet during the semester?
In addition to the expectations, FIT participants are required to attend biweekly large group meetings that are on Sunday nights at 5 p.m. They are also required to attend biweekly small group meetings that are conducted by their FIT Student Academic Mentor. The time of small group meeting is decided each semester based on participants class schedules.
- Do I have to be in FIT to live in Village A?
Village A is a living-learning community reserved for FIT students. You must be a FIT member to live in Village A.
- Do I need to apply for housing with Residential Life and apply to FIT separately?
Yes. Once you have been admitted into OSU, you may apply for FIT through your admissions portal beginning on October 1. Housing contracts can be found at reslife.okstate.edu. All students living on campus must submit a housing contract, regardless of whether or not you are accepted into FIT. Housing contracts are available beginning December 1.
- Why can’t I select Village A when completing my Housing and Residential Life application?
I am applying for FIT and want to live in Village A.
Village A is reserved for students who are selected during the FIT application process. Once you have been selected and your contract has been filled out, the information will be shared with Housing and Residential Life to open Village A on your Housing Portal. If you have not yet been selected for FIT, please choose the next option on your list. This guarantees you have a room on-campus if you are not selected for FIT. If selected for FIT after choosing another space- the FIT Coordinator will work with Housing and Residential Life to get your space moved to Village A.
- I requested a roommate before being selected into FIT and now we both have been selected
into FIT. Can we be roommates?
If you and your selected roommate have both been chosen for FIT you can still be placed in a suite together if space permits. Due to space limitations if you are unable to find a suite with two open rooms, the next recommended step is to look for floors with two open rooms or suites you can select. For further information, please contact Housing and Residential Life: reslife.okstate.edu/
- Is the enrollment deposit for residential life the same as my participation due for
No, these are separate. The enrollment deposit secures a spot to select your room. The participation due for FIT is used for FIT activities, supplies and other needs throughout the academic year.
- I have been accepted into FIT. When will I be accepted into Village A? Do I need to
contact Residential Life?
You will be given a time ticket by Housing and Residential Life that will allow them access to the housing portal to select a room. Spaces are selected by students at a first come first basis.
- How much is the FIT participation due and when do I pay it?
The FIT participation due is $150. Once accepted into FIT the participation due will be placed on your August University bursar account.