Important Information, Policies & Handbook for Future and Current OPIE Students
Information for Future Students
If you are taking OPIE English courses, OPIE will register you at the beginning of the semester. If you are taking academic courses at Ohio University (undergraduate and graduate), you are responsible for registering online. See Course Registration Information.
If you decide to withdraw or leave OPIE and/or the University before your classes end, your money may not be refunded. It is important that you understand the University’s policy and consult the official calendar of deadlines. To begin the withdrawal process, visit your OPIE adviser and/or with your college office (University College, Chubb Hall for OPIE-only students). Also make sure to discuss your withdrawal with the Office of International Student and Scholar Services.
Links to OPIE Policies
- Placement and advancement policies
- Expectations regarding your attendance, participation, homework completion, and ability to make adequate progress
On-campus Living Requirement
Ohio University requires that some students live on campus. All Ohio University enrolled students under the age of 23 with fewer than four academic year semesters (fall/spring semesters only) in the residence halls prior to the start of the semester in which they enroll must reside in university-owned housing and participate in the associated mandatory meal plan. See the Housing Application.
If you are not required to live on-campus, you may live off-campus. The Community Engagement Programs Staff within Off-Campus Living can help you find off-campus living.
All enrolled Ohio University and OPIE students are required to have health insurance. See more information about health insurance.
At the end of our Student Handbook, you will find a list of Frequently Asked Questions (and Answers!). We encourage you to read these.
All Ohio University students are automatically charged for two optional fees: the Wellbeing Fee (enhances student health care) and the Student Legal Service Fee (provides legal services). To waive or pass on these fees, you must opt out on your My OHIO Student Center, usually by the end of the third week of the semester. See the university's Fee Descriptions.
Information for Current Students
Moodle: Here you can connect to many OPIE Moodles, course management systems that OPIE instructors use to give assignments, collect assignments, share content and resources, and even administer quizzes.
OPIE-Alden Library Leisure Reading Collection
This is a collection of interesting and fun books designed for learners of English. It is located on the first floor of Alden Library.
- Mission Statement of the Ohio Program of Intensive English
- What is OPIE?
- OPIE Levels
- OPIE Advising
- OPIE Placement
- OPIE Policies
- OPIE Student Life
- Health Insurance Information for OPIE Students
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
On-Campus Housing Requirement for Ohio University
Ohio University provides on-campus housing. They require that some students live on campus. All Ohio University enrolled students unmarried and under the age of 23 with fewer than four academic year semesters (fall/spring semesters only) in the residence halls prior to the start of the semester in which they enroll must reside in university-owned housing and participate in the associated mandatory meal plan. Please read more about the Housing Requirement. Students who are not required to live on campus may be able to do so based on availability.
On-Campus Housing During the Breaks
Unfortunately, it is impossible for Ohio University to find enough staff for all of the dormitories during the breaks (i.e., winter break), so if you stay on campus during a break, you may need to move to temporary housing. Ask your RA or the Office of Residential Housing (contact Alvena Collins: firstname.lastname@example.org) about an extended housing contract (with lower rates) for international students. See Student Break Housing for more information.
If you are not required to live on-campus, you may live off-campus. The OHIO Housing and Residence Life Office provides resources for Off Campus Living. International Student and Scholar Services also provides off-campus housing resources.
Lost and Found
If you leave something in your classroom, it might be taken to Gordy 155.
Emergency Phone Numbers
On-Campus Emergency/Campus Safety: 740-593-1911
Athens Police Department: 740-592-3313, 740-593-6606 (emergency)
Counseling & Psychological Services: 740-593-1616
University Equity and Civil Rights Compliance (to report discrimination or harassment): 740-593-9140