Keeping Bobcats Informed, Sept. 22, 2022

Published: September 21, 2022 Author: Staff reports

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 Weekend

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.  

Free dessert!

When you order two entrees at Latitude 39, you get one dessert free! Make reservations today by emailing Want it to go? Download the OHIO Eats app

View the event calendar

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.

Register now

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.

Homecoming 2022

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Join the parade

OHIO’s Homecoming Parade brings the community together to celebrate.

See the route

Sign up to ride

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.

Flu shots

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

Quick Links

Succeed at OHIO: Schedule peer tutoring

Survivor Advocacy Program: Talk with an advocate

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