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Virtual Involvement Center

Keep Athens close to your heart and stay engaged with these virtual activities that can be done from home! Have fun solo, with your family at home, or over the internet with your faraway friends. 

Remote Events

Campus events gone virtual

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    Friday Night Live Ohio


    Join in on Friday Night Live Ohio at 8 p.m. every Friday night!

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    Tuesday Night Laughs


    Join the virtual live comedy night every Tuesday at 8 p.m.!

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    Passion Works Virtual Community Art Night


    Join Passion Works on Zoom every Wednesday at 5 p.m. for Virtual Community Art Night!


 

Virtual Tours and Webcams

Sight-see around the world from the comfort of your living room

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    CuriOdyssey's Bobcat Cam


    Watch these two bobcats frolic in their habitat! 

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    College Green Webcam


    Watch spring bloom on the College Green with this this campus webcam! 

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    Ohio University's Virtual Tour


    Take a digital walk through the Athens campus. You may learn the history and details of a spot you had never noticed on campus before. 


 

Games

Play alone or with friends to pass the time

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    Hogwarts Digital Escape Room


    This Harry Potter-themed digital escape room can be completed solo or with friends! 

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    Play Online Card Games With Friends


    Invite your friends to play virtual cards, including Crazy Eights, Go Fish, and "Remote Insensitivity," which is an online equivalent to Cards Against Humanity! 

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    Combine Zoom with Jackbox Games for a Virtual Game Night


    Purchase a silly game and stream it to your friends over Zoom! Players contribute to the games through their phones. Drawful 2 is free for a limited time!


 

Media Jackpots

All the music, movies, TV, and theater you need to keep on keeping on

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    Bring the Athena to You


    The Athena is offering newly released movie rentals virtually. Support independent film makers and the Athena Cinema. 

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    Access Films on Kanopy through Alden Library


    When you've spent too much time with your other streaming applications, open up Kanopy for a fresh set of movie titles! This service is provided through Alden Library. 

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    Explore the University's Library Archives


    Browse through Ohio University Libraries' special and unique collections, which have been digitized for expanded use. 


 

Arts and Crafts

Get creative with these projects that you can work on with supplies around the house

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    Build an Origami Bobcat


    Download, print, and build your very own origami Bobcat! Or, follow along and make your own with kraft paper or a brown lunch sack and decorate with markers or whatever you have on hand. 

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    Color All Things Ohio U


    Use your creativity to color an OHIO themed collage. Post on social and tag us in the results! 

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    Draw Rufus in your Style


    Draw or otherwise recreate our mascot in your very own style! Post your masterpiece on social and tag us so we can see what you've created!


 

Random Internet Gems

Entertain yourself with these five-minute spurts of unique fun

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    (Bob)Cat Bounce


    Try to keep these flying cats in the air! 

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    Pretend You're a Hacker with Hacker Typer


    Type absolute gibberish into this website and pretend you are a spy hacking a very important server. 

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    Click into Oblivion


    Click away and create kaleidoscope-esque shapes. 


 

Occupy the Kiddos

Hang out with and entertain your children or siblings during while we're all cooped up

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    Tune into Justin Roberts' Stuck At Home


    Listen in, make homemade instruments, and print out activities, courtesy of musician Justin Roberts. 


 

More Fun Things to Do

Just a few more ways to stay engaged and have fun!

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    Connect with a Mentor or Mentee with Bobcat Mentorship Network


    The Bobcat Mentorship Network is a virtual platform where alumni, students, faculty, and staff can engage in mentorship, networking, and professional development opportunities.

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    Try Some Recipes from Jeff Market


    Cook with some familiar faces with these videos from Jefferson Marketplace.

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    Use OHIO Virtual Backgrounds in your Video Chats


    Check out the OHIO virtual backgrounds that are available to use in your next video chat!