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2019 OHIO New Faculty Welcome

Monday, August 19, 2019
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Location TBA


Hosted by the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost, the OHIO New Faculty Welcome provides critical information, resources, and support for new faculty joining any of Ohio University's campuses. The event offers information regarding critical processes and procedures, student support and success, promotion and tenure, tapping resources that support teaching and research, and key introductions to University contacts.


2018 OHIO New Faculty Welcome Event Schedule - Click here.

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Baker Center Amenities


ATMs (Fourth and First Floors)

Located on the fourth floor adjacent to the Honors Collegium and on the first Floor just past the escalator on the right. Both operated by the Ohio University Credit Union.


Front Room Coffeehouse (Fourth Floor)

The Front Room provides a variety of hot and cold coffees, teas, and other beverages, along with a selection of snacks.

Lactation Room (Third Floor - Baker 353)

Located along the same hallway as the Dean of Students office, the LGBT Center, and the Veterans and Military Student Services Center, it is across for a single occupancy bathroom. The room includes a glider and ottoman, white noise cancellation machine, microwave, refrigerator, lamp, mirror, and sink. The room remains unlocked unless occupied and is available for use during Baker Center's open hours. The room has a Medela Symphony Plus Pump. In order to use this hospital-grade, multi-user pump, users will need to bring your own attachments, which can be purchased on Amazon or through Medela's suppliers. A video (link below) explains the various functions of the Medela Symphony Plus, and is recommended viewing before using the pump for your first time. Click here to view video.

For information about other lactation rooms on Athens and other campuses, visit the Women's Center web page:

Parking, Lot Closures

All green and purple lots are open to anyone during the summer. Even if you don't have your parking pass, you can park in those lots. A parking map and information about lot closures is on the Parking Services web page:

Finding Baker Center

The Baker Center website includes links to Baker Center and Ohio University.


Accessibility maps are online at:

Road Closures

The City of Athens will be closing a portion of E. State Street between N. College and Fern Street due to water line replacement and estimates that the road will be closed from now until Friday, August 24, 2018. The map pictured below highlights the impacted area.

Map that shows which roads are impacted.

Additional Details:

  • Emergency access and local traffic from Lash Street will be maintained in the east parking lane with flaggers as needed.
  • East bound traffic is anticipated to be restored on or before Friday, August 24.
  • The west bound lane will remain closed until approximately Thursday, September 13 for street and curb/sidewalk replacement.    

Students, faculty, staff and visitors to the Athens campus may want to consider alternative routes. 

  • Those coming into town/campus from US 33 to Stimson:
    • Utilize N Congress Street or route around campus through S Green Drive
  • Those coming through campus to East State Street:
    • Main campus entrance (33 to Richland Ave), utilize S. Green Drive or for Uptown locations utilize Court Street to Carpenter
  • A reminder that E. Union Street is open to two-way traffic.
Questions or concerns may be directed to the City of Athens Engineering and Public Works Department at 740-593-7636.