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Keeping Bobcats Informed, Aug. 31, 2022

Published: August 31, 2022 Author: Staff reports

Bobcat Parents & Families,

Bobcats Helping Bobcats is a program that supports students who are experiencing emergencies that could impact their ability to be successful in their academics. OHIO's Emergency Microgrants fund is experiencing high demand as the cost of living rises and students struggle to afford basic needs. We have also seen an increase in visitors to the food pantry, Cats' Cupboard, which provides students access to food at no cost. Last year, over $65,000 was distributed to students facing a crisis and food was distributed to 739 pantry members.

We love supporting our Bobcats beyond the classroom, but it means our supplies dwindle quickly and we rely on student, parent, and community organizations for support throughout the year. Donations are always welcome, and ways to support these initiatives as well as how students can access these resources are located in the newsletter below.

I believe in implementing practical solutions, and I'm honored to serve as an advocate for OHIO students. We are in this together and I am here to make sure each student has what they need to take on every aspect of university life.

Warm wishes,

Kathy A Fahl, MSW

Dean of Students

Emergency Microgrants

Help Bobcats in crisis

OHIO's microgrant fund is experiencing high demands as the cost of living rises. Students are struggling to afford rent, medical bills, utilities, and food. If you or someone you know is in the position to give, all donations are welcome. 

Student Emergency Donation Fund

*If you yourself are lacking the basic needs for survival, OHIO is here to help. Learn more about the  Bobcats Helping Bobcats program.

Prepare to support others

Food access

Some students don't have enough to eat on a daily basis. Cats’ Cupboard provides students access to food at no cost. A community donation drop-off day occurs on the second Tuesday of the month at 9 a.m. at the bottom of Baker, or items can be dropped off any time at the donation shelves located in Baker 514.

Cats’ Cupboard wish list

*The food pantry is a resource for all OHIO students facing food insecurity. For questions about accessing the pantry, contact

Campus Involvement Center

Get Involved

If you missed out on the Involvement Fair, you can still connect with one of the 550+ OHIO student organizations and find events through Bobcat Connect. 

Bobcat Connect

Health Promotion

Bandana Project Launch 

The Bandana Project, a mental health awareness and suicide prevention program, welcomes the OHIO community to make a pledge to talk about mental health and suicide openly and help their peers feel supported. Those who take the pledge carry and display a lime green bandana to show that they can connect others with mental health resources.

Got Tickets?

You can now access your free OHIO football and volleyball tickets! Follow the instructions below to activate your account and access your tickets.

1. You can no longer use your student ID card to get into sporting events.

2. Log in to your account with your OHIO email and ticket account password, or create a new account. You must be on a mobile device to access the tickets.

3. Once logged in, you should see your tickets listed to download into your digital wallet.

4. You will now access your tickets online using your PID# (found on your student ID card).

5. Download Apple Wallet or Google Pay to access your ticket prior to each game for entry.

For questions regarding student or guest tickets email Athletics or call the ticket office at 800-575-2287.

Prioritize Professional Development 

Professional headshot booth

Does your LinkedIn profile picture need a professional upgrade? We've got you covered. Head to Schoonover's lobby to try out the new free professional headshot booth.

AIESEC 

Are you interested in building your networks and gaining professional skills? AIESEC is the largest youth-led nonprofit organization in the world that focuses on leadership development in young people. Join the info session on Sept. 9 to learn more.

Find your study spot

Choosing the right place to study and complete your class work is important. Study spaces are available throughout campus and offer a variety of environments to meet your needs, including a variety of furniture, hours of availability, reservation options, and more.

New Campus Transportation Option

Have you noticed? Athens is now offering e-scooters and e-bikes as a new mode of transportation to help you get from one side of campus to the other. 

Learn more

Quick Links

Welcome Week Giveaway: View the official contest rules

Last day to unenroll in classes: Drop a class by Sept. 2 @ 5pm

Accounting, Finance & Business Career Fair: Network with employers on Sept. 7

Need extra help on classwork? Schedule peer tutoring