Ohio University

eCampus Response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Message from the eCampus Director

Dear Students,

You’ve surely heard the entire Ohio University has moved to an online environment for the rest of the spring semester in response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) circumstances. While you may already have the hang of studying online, we are here to support you through other life adjustments many have had to make.

The eCampus staff is here to help you through this challenging season. Please reach out to your academic advisor or success coach if you have any questions. We may be working remotely, but we are still accessible.

The following information shows opportunities for support during this time of uncertainty. Please read it carefully and continue to regularly check your student email for future updates. You may also read more about the University’s response to the virus.

While we are all taking this outbreak very seriously, try to remain calm, stay informed, check your email and communicate regularly, and stay mentally and physically healthy.


Joe Carver
Director of eCampus Student Support

Contact Your Advisor via Microsoft Teams

Your academic advisor is committed to assisting you through this challenging time. You may reach out to them for live chat, or a video or audio call on Microsoft Teams Monday–Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. EST. Here’s how:

  1. Log into your Catmail through an internet browser.
  2. Find the App Launcher, the nine-dot square in the upper left corner.
  3. Click “Teams” on that list. This will open Microsoft Teams in your browser. You can either download the computer app by clicking the download icon on the bottom left of the screen, or use Teams right from your browser.
  4. Click “Chat” on the left side.
  5. Find the “New Chat” icon, the square with the pencil in it. Click that icon.
  6. Begin typing the name of your academic advisor.
  7. From there, you can chat using the messenger. If your advisor is available, you may request a video or audio call as well. If they are unavailable, they will receive a notification that you attempted contact and reach out when they are able.

Alternative Grading System Update

Student Senate, Faculty Senate and the Provost's Office updated students on a flexible, alternative grading system as well as additional adjustments to key academic policies for spring semester 2020.
Read the message

Spring Commencement Information

President M. Duane Nellis announced the unfortunate but necessary news that the Spring 2020 Commencement ceremony has been postponed. Please know we share in your disappointment.

Read Dr. Nellis’s Message

Class Withdrawal Deadline Extended

The University has extended the deadline to withdraw from (drop) an individual class from your spring semester schedule to Friday, April 24, 2020. We recommend you discuss your status in the class with your instructor prior to withdrawing from the class. Please note that the course will remain on your academic record with a withdrawn grade and no fee adjustment.

Success Center Updates

Tips for Taking Care of Yourself