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Students Eligible to Return to Athens Campus in Phase 1

In Phase 1, a limited number of graduate and undergraduate students will be permitted to return to the Athens campus. Phase 1 students enrolled in a carefully selected set of academic programs, are eligible to return to campus for certain specialized experiences, or have been approved for an exception based on extenuating circumstances through Housing and Residence Life.

Athens undergraduate students will be notified via e-mail from the Office of the University Registrar by Tuesday, August 4, regarding their eligibility to return to campus in Phase 1. Other students, including those who request an exception through Housing and Residence Life, will be notified by Friday, August 7. 

Students in the following academic programs are eligible to return to campus in Phase 1:

Academic Programs

Undergraduate Programs  
Russ College of Engineering: Aviation All 4 Years
Russ College of Engineering: all other majors Selected seniors who require access to labs for their research/thesis/senior projects 
Honors Tutorial College  Selected juniors and seniors who require access to on-campus resources for their thesis/creative projects 
College of Health Sciences and Professions: Nursing 3rd-year students
College of Fine Arts Selected juniors and seniors who need access to specialized spaces and equipment for their recitals and creative projects 
Scripps College of Communication  [None]
Patton College of Education Selected upper-level on-campus interns
College of Business [None]
College of Arts and Sciences Selected seniors who require access to labs for their research/departmental thesis 
University College: Army ROTC Juniors and Seniors
Regional Campuses See course listings after August 3 for in-person or hybrid courses with face-to-face components.
Graduate Programs  
All colleges Students who need access to labs or specialized equipment or spaces for their research, scholarship, or creative activity may apply on the Restart of On-Campus and Field Research and Creative Activity website.
All colleges Students who need access to labs or specialized equipment or spaces to complete their teaching or graduate assistantships. Students on non-Research Graduate Appointments should contact their college’s Associate Dean for information on the approval process to work on campus.
Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine  Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine students
College of Heath Sciences & Professions 
  • Speech Language Pathology master’s students in selected courses 
  • Audiology doctoral students 
  • Physician Assistant master’s students 
  • Physical Therapy doctoral students 
  • MSDI FNS master’s students (three-week bootcamp) 
  • Professional Athletic Training master’s students in selected courses 

Student Athletes

Student athletes from the following sports are eligible to return to the Athens Campus in Phase 1 due to specialized facility and training requirements: football, volleyball, soccer, field hockey, men's cross country, women's cross country, men's golf, women's golf, women's basketball, men's basketball. 

Resident Assistants

RAs will be contacted directly by Housing and Residence Life with information about their opportunities for fall semester. A limited number of resident assistants will participate in Phase 1.

Students with Extenuating Circumstances

International students, those without a permanent place of residence, and other students who have a demonstrated need will be allowed to apply for an exception to reside on campus during Phase 1. An application for consideration must be submitted by August 5 and can be found at ohio.edu/myhousing under Contracts and Applications. 

 


Phase 2

We will continue to monitor conditions and seek the advice of public health officials to inform Phase 2, which will begin September 28. The University will notify students eligible to return to campus during Phase 2 no later than September 8.

Questions?

If you have questions about your phase or your schedule for fall 2020, please contact the your college Student Services Office. Graduate students should contact their academic program. 

For more information regarding fall 2020, visit the Be Safe Bobcats and Phased Return websites.