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Eastern Coronavirus Information

The buildings on the Ohio University Eastern Campus are now restricted to faculty and staff for your health and safety. See information below for WiFi access. For laptop computer loan information, please contact, Dr. Warren Galbreath, associate dean, at galbreat@ohio.edu or 740-699-2341.

Ohio University Eastern has developed this special web page for our students to provide resources and guidance as we complete the Spring 2020 semester through remote and online learning. The University wants students to know that, even though we are not physically together at this time, our faculty and staff are working hard to ensure continuity of instruction as you progress through your academic career. We are here for you, because Bobcats take care of one another. More information is being added. Please check this page often for updates.

Ohio University Eastern Campus Information

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Campus/Building Hours of Operation

  • The buildings on the Ohio University Eastern campus are now restricted to faculty and staff for your health and safety. See information below for WiFi access.


WiFi Information

  • There is very limited access to the WiFi in the parking lots.  As a result, students are permitted to park in the faculty lot. The parking spots closest to Shannon Hall work the best.
  • Eastern Campus outdoor wifi map

Testing Center

  • Testing at the Eastern Campus has been paused at this time. The buildings on campus are now restricted to faculty and staff for your health and safety.

    At this time, individual placement and program entrance testing is postponed. Testing services are not available for groups of students or for exams for entire class sections.

    Please contact cecil@ohio.edu for more information.


Making Payments

  • Regional campuses are not accepting in-person tuition/fee payments until further notice. Inquiries can be made via email (bursar@ohio.edu) or by phone (740.593.4130).

  • Accepted Forms of Payment

    • Students: To make an online payment on your student account, login to My OHIO Student Center. Under the Finances section select “Make a Payment.” This will direct you to our online payment processor. Please be sure to turn off any pop up blockers for your browser.

    • Authorized Users: To make an online payment, login to your Authorized User account. Please be sure to turn off any pop up blockers for your browser.

  • The Office of the Bursar accepts the following types of payment:

    • eCheck (available online only): No service fee is charged for this option. You will need to provide your bank’s routing number and your checking or savings account number. If you have questions regarding the correct numbers to use, please contact your financial institution. Do NOT use the numbers on your debit card. Dishonored ACH payments are charged a $25.00 service fee.

    • Credit Card (available online): A service fee of 2.9% is added to the total payment. This is a fee charged by our payment processor; Ohio University does not receive this additional fee. MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and American Express are accepted.

    • Personal Check, Cashier’s Check, or Money Order (available by mail or in person): Payments should be made to the order of Ohio University. Dishonored checks are charged a $25.00 service fee. Please include your OHIO PID number in the memo line of the payment. Checks may be mailed to: Office of the Bursar, P.O. Box 960, Athens, OH 45701


Counseling Services

  • During this trying time, OHIO Eastern wants to do what it can to provide as much student support as possible, while maintaining appropriate social distancing measures.

    Ms. Sarah Day, licensed independent social worker, is available to assist students remotely for counseling services. In-person appointments will not be available at this time. To schedule an appointment, please email Ms. Day at sd418216@ohio.edu.

    She will be available to meet with students virtually or by phone during her office hours:

    • Wednesdays 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    • Thursday 9:00 am - Noon.

  • Assistance outside of these hours can be provided at Tri-County Help Center (740-695-5441 or 1-800-695-1639). Counseling is confidential and totally free. Students do not need insurance to take advantage of counseling services


Student Accessibility Services

  • Ohio University Eastern Campus is committed to providing our students with the necessary support to succeed.  The mission of Student Accessibility Services is operating remotely to ensure equal opportunity and access for members of the Ohio University community.  Central to this mission is the development of an academic environment that is accessible to all people without the need for adaptation.  While working toward the goal of full inclusion, accommodations must still be provided on an individual basis.

    Nina Henderson is the Accessibility Coordinator for the Ohio University Eastern Campus.   If you are in need of academic accommodation, please contact Accessibility Coordinator Nina Henderson via email at hendersn@ohio.edu immediately.  We also encourage you to visit the Student Accessibility website at https://www.ohio.edu/uc/sas for more information.

Emergency Microgrants Available to Students

  • If you are experiencing financial difficulty due to COVID-19, visit https://cm.maxient.com/reportingform.php?OhioUniv&layout_id=45 and apply for a Student Emergency Microgrant.  Available to all OHIO students, these funds are designated to help alleviate the following short-term financial needs:
    • Technology and connectivity needs related to distance learning
    • Books and other instructional expenses
    • Tuition and instructional fees (for students with balances of $1,000 or less)
    • Housing/Rent/Utilities
    • Food/Groceries
    • Personal Automobile/Travel
    • Medical/Dental bills (cannot cover outstanding balances)
    • Childcare
    • Other emergency or unforeseen circumstances
  • Click here for more information:  COVID-19 Ohio University Student Support Fund

Enrollment Verification (Unemployment Benefits, Student Loans, etc.)

  • Students often need official verification of their enrollment status sent to various agencies and organizations, including:
    • Insurance companies
    • Automobile dealers
    • Prospective employers
    • Credit card companies
    • Pension fund companies
    • U.S. Veterans Affairs (VA)
    • Financial aid lenders and loan guarantors, via the National Student Clearinghouse
  • There are three options to obtain proof of your enrollment at Ohio University:
    • Your schedule is available immediately upon registration and can be viewed online at MyOHIO Student Center.
    • An Ohio University, University Registrar signed, enrollment verification letter is available online nearly 24 hours/day, 7 days a week at no additional charge.
    • The National Student Clearinghouse offers enrollment verification letters online 24 hours/day, 7 days/week for a nominal charge.
  • If none of the options above meet your needs, or if you have additional questions or concerns, contact Registrar Services, registration@ohio.edu, or Jennifer Kellner-Muscar, Eastern Campus Manager of Advising and Retention, kellner@ohio.edu.

Alternative Grading System for Undergraduate Courses

1. Withdraw Date

  • The date to withdraw from (drop) a full-semester class has been changed to April 24, 2020, the day before the last day of classes.

2. Alternative Grading System for Undergraduate Courses (unless exempt)

  • Students earning a letter grade of A to C- in any course that is not exempt may choose either to opt in to receive an S (Satisfactory) grade for that course, or, by default, to keep their letter grade. Students will have until May 13, 2020 to choose the S option for any of their courses that are not exempt and in which they earned an A to C-.
  • Any D+ to D- grade will be converted automatically to an S (Satisfactory) grade for any course that is not exempt.
  • Any F grade will be converted automatically to an NC (No Credit) grade for any course that is not exempt.
  • FN and FS grades will remain unchanged.
  • S and NC grades will have no impact on a student’s GPA.
  • The S grade will meet all requisite, major, and degree requirements.
  • Satisfactory/no credit is slightly different than pass/fail. If OHIO were to go with a pass/fail option, the "fail" would still affect a student's GPA unlike the NC no credit option.

In order to ensure that selecting this option would not have unanticipated consequences for your future plans, we strongly encourage you to discuss the S grading option with your advisor during your advising period for the fall semester, which begins today. More information about the process for selecting the S grading option will be available in the Student FAQs on the www.ohio.edu/coronavirus website.

 

Course Exemptions

  • Departments or schools may exempt some courses from the S/NC system if traditional A to F grades are essential for programmatic accreditation, licensure, or similar reasons. Exempted courses will be listed on the Registrar’s website by April 8, 2020.

3. Extension of Incomplete Deadline

  • In order to give students more flexibility if they need to take an incomplete (I) for a course or courses, the deadline for completing an incomplete will be extended until the last day of class of the Fall 2020 semester. When the final grade of the incomplete is posted, students will have 5 business days to opt into an S grade if they earn an A to C- and the course is not exempt. Similar to the above, unless the course is exempt, grades of D+ to D- will be automatically converted to an S, and F grades will convert to a NC grade. If the incomplete is not resolved prior to the last day of the Fall 2020 semester, the I grade will be converted to a NC grade.

4. No New Students Placed on Academic Probation

  • No students will be placed on academic probation if their cumulative GPA falls below a 2.0 at the end of spring semester. However, students who are currently on probation may move off probation at the end of spring semester if their cumulative GPA reaches a 2.0 or above.

Additional support and resources are available at Ohio University’s Keep Learning website.


Remote Writing Center

  • The Ohio University Eastern Campus Writing Center provides free writing assistance to Eastern Campus students. Dr. Matt Holman, Assistant Professor of Instruction, can help at any stage of the writing process from discussing and organizing ideas to polishing a final draft. Dr. Holman will guide students in improving their writing strategies for any OHIO University course.
  • To make an appointment with Dr. Holman, simply email him at holmanm@ohio.edu. He will then set up an appointment with you either by phone or Teams at a time that works for both of you. Teams is free for all OHIO students, and information on how to download Teams can be found here: https://www.ohio.edu/oit/services/collaboration/teams

 Satisfactory / No Credit Grades

  • Any student who earns a letter grade of A to C- in any course during this semester (except for exempt courses) may choose to keep their grade or receive a S (Satisfactory) grade for that course.
  • These students earning grades of A to C- have until May 13, 2020 to choose the “S” option for any of their courses that are not exempt or keep the grades they got.
  • If a student likes the letter grade they got for a course, he/she does not have to do anything to keep that grade.
  • However, if a student does not like the letter grade they got for a class, as long as they earned at least a C- for the course, they can change it to S.
  • Students will be provided the option to change their grade on their own in the system. Please note that once a student switches to S, there is no option to switch back to a letter grade. So, they have to be careful here.
  • Any D+ to D- grade will be converted automatically to an S (Satisfactory) grade for any course that is not exempt.
  • Any F grade will be converted automatically to an NC (No Credit) grade for any course that is not exempt.
  • FN and FS grades (where students failed for not attending class) will remain unchanged.
  • S and NC grades will have no impact on a student’s GPA.
  • The S grade will meet all requisite, major, and degree requirements.
  • While the NC will not impact a student’s GPA, it cannot be used to meet any requirements or prerequisite.
  • The courses that are exempt from this policy are those where the program requires a letter grade due to accreditation. This link contains the list of the exempt courses: https://www.ohio.edu/registrar/exempted-courses.