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Fall 2020 Welcome

Fall 2020 Welcome

Dear Eastern Campus Student,

Ohio University Eastern Campus Fall 2020 classes begin Monday, August 24; however, in-person instruction will be limited to lab and clinical courses that cannot convert to remote/virtual or online instruction.  All other courses will be delivered through videoconferencing technology (Zoom or Teams), online instruction, or a combination of the two. You should have received notification from each of your instructors explaining their delivery mode. If you have not been notified by each of your instructors, you should email them to confirm their delivery mode.

The University has entered into an agreement with OhioHealth to establish the Ohio University COVID-19 Response Hotline, 877-OU-COV19 (877-682-6819). This partnership is designed to support the University in the management and monitoring of the virus. With the implementation of mask, wearing, the social distancing policy, and the daily cleaning and disinfecting we are trying our best to provide a safe and healthy environment for those on campus.

All students have also been asked to complete the COVID-19 Training and sign the Ohio Pledge. This training can be found at https://www.ohio.edu/coronavirus/training. The Ohio Pledge can be found at https://www.ohio.edu/coronavirus/ohio-pledge. Please complete these before the start of classes. This training focuses on activities to keep you healthy and safe.

How can you find the specific list of in-person classes for fall?

Eastern campus has posted a list of class sections that will maintain in-person instruction for fall semester. This list can be found at https://www.ohio.edu/eastern/current-students/person-classes-fall2020. You can also reach out to your instructors or academic advisor. Finally, this list with lab room numbers are posted inside Shannon Hall.

When will the building be open?

The building will be open with limited services Monday through Friday 8-5.  Masks must be worn by all while in the building and social distancing standards must be followed. Please enter through the front door. Those needing a handicapped entrance can access the building by way of the back door facing the Health and Physical Education Center.

Campus support services are still available!

Throughout fall semester, we will continue offering students both in-person and remote/virtual support services.

Most of your Student Services needs can be handled remotely. You can reach our Student Services personnel at the following emails:

  • Diann Nickerson, Enrollment Services Manager, Financial Aide – Student employment - Registration nickerso@ohio.edu
  • Jennifer Kellner-Muscar, Manager of Advising & Retention Academic Advising - Tutoring kellner@ohio.edu
  • Lisa Jeffries, Recruitment Coordinator, New freshmen and transfer recruiting jeffriee@ohio.edu
  • Lori Poch, Records Management Associate, Nursing Department Administrative Support poch@ohio.edu
  • Nancy Edgar, Administrative Services Associate, Student Services Administrative Support edgar@ohio.edu
  • Jay Morris, College Credit Plus Coordinator morrisj@ohio.edu
  • Nina Henderson, Accessibility Coordinator hendersn@ohio.edu
  • Jamie Clark, Career Coach clarkj10@ohio.edu

If an in-person appointment is necessary, one can be arranged by appointment only.

Eastern campus library will maintain limited in-person hours to support student needs. Hours of operation will be 10 – 2 Monday through Thursday.

Tutoring services and support will be available remotely through a partnership with the Academic Achievement Center; details can be found at https://www.ohio.edu/eastern/current-students/tutoring.

Eastern campus will designate limited spaces where students can study and access University WiFi. These spaces will maintain minimum physical distancing requirements. As a reminder, you must follow the university face coverings policy. We look forward to seeing you in your OHIO masks!

Designated spots are the following:

  • Library
  • Student Lounge
  • Area outside the Theater
  • Designated chairs and couches throughout the building

All classrooms not in use will be locked.

What do I do if I do not have a computer?

Ohio University has a computer laptop loan program. Information about this program can be found at the following link (https://www.ohio.edu/coronavirus/technology-resources).

Also, at this site you will find resources for technical support.

In closing, I wish you the very best in your upcoming studies, and please make wise decisions. During these uncertain times, feelings of confusion are expected. I know they have, at times, for me. I want you to know that as Interim Associate Dean, my office will be available for assistance Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8 to 5. If you need my assistance please feel free to reach out to Pam Saffell at saffellp@ohio.edu.

Take care,
Warren Galbreath
Interim Associate Dean
Ohio University, Eastern Campus