Ohio University

Information about Summer Semester classes

Published: April 3, 2020 Author: Staff reports

Ohio University Executive Vice President and Provost Elizabeth Sayrs shared the following message with the University community this morning.

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,

As we continue to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in light of Governor Mike DeWine’s recent extension of Ohio’s stay-at-home order through the beginning of May, Ohio University will continue to deliver all classes on all campuses through remote and online instruction through the summer, including classes offered during the full summer semester, first summer session, and second summer session. While we offer many summer classes online during a typical summer, we believe it is important to provide this information about the remote delivery of all classes while students are registering for the summer semester.

The full summer semester begins May 11 and continues through August 15; the first summer session runs from May 11 through June 27; and the second summer session runs from June 29 through August 15.

All summer classes will be delivered through remote instruction, including lectures, labs, studios, and other primarily classroom-based classes. We will continue to review the possibility of offering required clinical experiences, practica, or similar face-to-face experiences, especially during the second summer session, and we will announce any changes in status as soon as possible. Similarly, we will seek to reopen laboratories and other research spaces when the state permits and as soon as we can do so safely. The health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and campus communities will remain our top priority.

As previously announced, summer study away and study abroad programs have been canceled. We are evaluating our summer course offerings to determine which classes can be added to the schedule to help students continue to progress towards their degrees.

Thank you to our faculty who continue to embrace this challenge and to our students who are supporting one another through this unique time.


Elizabeth Sayrs