Keeping Bobcats Informed, Sept. 22, 2022
Bobcat Parents & Families,
Last weekend, we welcomed over 2000+ alumni back to campus for our largest Black Alumni Reunion yet — a triennial tradition celebrating a community and individual Bobcats who have made remarkable contributions to the institution, their communities and fields, and society. Thank you to all who were able to join us in the celebration.
It feels like you were just here for move-in, and yet Parents Weekend is already upon us. In addition to having your student show you their new setup, you can enjoy comedy, football, hikes, food, and all campus and Athens have to offer together. I hope to see you all this weekend.
To continue the streak of celebratory weekends, I want to remind you that Homecoming is less than two weeks away! Check out all the events happening and make your plans to come home or join us virtually from yours.
See you soon!
Kathy Fahl, MSW
Dean of Students
Parents eat free
Don't forget to stop by The District or Nelson Court for a free meal! One student meal swipe is redeemable for two free parents entries into the dining courts.
When you order two entrees at Latitude 39, you get one dessert free! Make reservations today by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Want it to go? Download the OHIO Eats app.
Career and Internship Fair
Employers travel from across the country to recruit OHIO students at the career and internship fair. On Sept. 28, head to Ping from 1-4 p.m. to connect with recruiters, explore industries, and practice your networking skills while seeking an internship or job.
Borrow professional clothes
OHIO's Career Closet provides students with professional clothes for interviews, career fairs, or other career-related functions. You can visit the closet Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in McGuffey Hall.
Get career advice
If you need some tips on your resume, preparing for the job search, or conducting a mock interview, schedule a 30-minute career coaching appointment to help empower you to meet your goals.
Be Kind to Your Mind
Let's debunk mental health stigmas
Judgments usually stem from a lack of understanding. How can you educate yourself and those around you to prioritize mental health?
Accept yourself – your mental health will fluctuate throughout your life. You may experience shame or self-doubt as you recognize that you need help. This is normal, but you have the power to reduce self-judgment.
Separate identity from condition – you are not your illness. Instead of saying, "I am depressed," consider rephrasing to, "I am experiencing depression." This small reframing method can help you see yourself outside of your current situation.
Seek community – whether you join a support group, student organization, or connect with a mental health professional, you need to surround yourself with voices who understand you.
Important Dates & Deadlines!
09/26: Deadline to apply for graduation
09/30: Fall Break
10/11: Deadline to register to vote
Homecoming is just around the corner and we can’t wait to stand up and cheer loud and long for old OHIO!
Make your plans
Planning is underway for both in-person and virtual events for Oct. 3-8.
Join the parade
OHIO’s Homecoming Parade brings the community together to celebrate.
Public Health Updates
Although there are no known cases at OHIO, we are closely monitoring the spread of MPV and working with public health partners to guide our community's response. Take a moment to review this information and take necessary precautions.
COVID-19 vaccine & booster clinics
There are four upcoming campus clinics for students to receive their COVID-19 vaccine or booster. No appointment is required, though it is recommended that you schedule in advance.
Campus Care, the Athens Health Department, as well as our local pharmacies are offering flu shots to the Athens community. Find more information here on how to schedule an appointment.
Use OHIO's transportation resources
Shuttles are available during the day, evenings, and on weekends. Both services allow for travel to be tracked in real time using the Doublemap App.
• Evening & Weekend Shuttles: CATS Late Night
• Daily Campus Shuttles: CATS
Succeed at OHIO: Schedule peer tutoring
Survivor Advocacy Program: Talk with an advocate
OHIO awarded diversity award: ...for the fifth year in a row!
Campus job postings: Make some extra cash