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Be Safe Bobcats

New phased return and online-only option prioritize the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff.

Be Safe Bobcats

OHIO is focused on the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff as we implement a phased return to face-to-face courses on our campuses this fall. This is a time of extraordinary and rapid change that requires every Bobcat to take necessary precautions to keep themselves and one another safe. By staying informed, adhering to distancing and other safety measures, and acclimating to the new and dynamic environment, we can learn, teach and work in unanimity with one another, understanding that our united efforts will be vital in protecting all the members of our Bobcat family.

Learn how OHIO is structuring spaces, systems, schedules, and courses and phasing students’ return to the Athens Campus to keep you, your friends, and your communities safe whether you’re returning to campus or continuing to work or study from home.

Read President Nellis’s July 31 Message about our Phased Return


    Regional Higher Education

    Our regional campuses will begin the semester as planned on August 24, and we will reduce density by offering face-to-face instruction only for clinical, practica, or lab-based classes. All other courses will be offered through remote instruction.


    Heritage College of Ostepathic Medicine

    HCOM successfully began classes on the Athens, Dublin, and Cleveland campuses in July using a hybrid approach and will continue with the same approach throughout the fall semester.


Browse the most recent OHIO News coverage related to the Coronavirus pandemic, as well as student and faculty communications, and official national pandemic resources.

Coronavirus Updates



Campus Visits and Tours Go Virtual

Because we are taking extensive measures to keep our communities safe, all scheduled campus visits and tours have shifted to an online environment. We want you to experience OHIO’s incredible campus, so come engage with us virtually.

Take a Virtual Tour

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