Dean of Students Frequently Asked Questions

If you still have a question after reviewing the Frequently Ask Questions, please contact the Office of the Dean of Students at 740.593.1800 or email us at

  • If you need help contacting your advisor, go to My OHIO Student Center, which allows you to enter your OHIO ID and password and directly access your advisor information. If you continue to have difficulty locating your advisor, you should contact your college dean’s office.
  • If you are having difficulty adjusting to college-level work, contact the Academic Achievement Center at 740.593.2644 or visit the second floor of Alden Library Library. The AAC provides tutoring and supplemental instruction sessions (SI).
  • If you need a drop-in appointment for general advising, career, or experiential learning matters, contact The Center for Advising, Career and Experiential Learning located in Baker University Center 417 or email or call 740.566.8888.
  • If you want to appeal a grade, the Course Grade Appeal Procedure is outlined in the faculty handbook or you can contact the Office of the Ombudsperson at or 740.593.2627.
  • If you have a grievance that relates to your academic program or coursework, contact the Ombuds Office located at 501 Baker University Center, call 740.593.2627 or email They can provide advice and assistance to help you resolve academically related conflicts.
Housing & Resident Life
  • If you have questions regarding housing self-service, student housing handbook, summer housing & dining, floor plans, first year student room selection, hall configuration, mail, laundry, or how to report a room issue, visit Housing and Residence Life website, email or 740.593.4090.
  • If you have living arrangement or roommate conflict concerns, you should contact your resident assistant (RA) and discuss your concern. If you need additional assistance, contact the resident director (RD) of your residence hall.
  • If you have off-campus living arrangement concerns, contact Off-Campus Living located in 215 Living Learning Center or call 740.593.4090.
Learning Disabilities
  • If you have a learning disability, are having trouble adjusting to classes or suspect that you have a learning disability contact Student Accessibility Services located in 230 Alden Library, or call 740.593.2620.  Student Accessibility Services offers support for students diagnosed with learning disabilities. You should register with this office upon arrival to campus.
  • Counseling & Psychological Services – 740.593.1616, located on the 3rd floor of Hudson – can provide diagnostic tests and counseling support for students with special needs.
  • Well-Being Coaching is a free one on one individualized guidance program that provides opportunities for you to gain awareness and learn strategies to help you set realistic goals tailored to your lifestyle. They take a positive approach to personal development; utilize motivational interviewing techniques while focusing on your strengths to generate goals that are meaningful to you. 
  • If you have an on-campus emergency, contact the Ohio University Police Department at 740.593.1911
  • If you need updates about emergencies, including closings, visit Alert OHIO.
Financial Concerns
  • If you have concerns regarding finances, contact the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships at 740.593.4141 or visit 020 Chubb Hall. Financial assistance is available through loans, scholarships, grants, work-study, PACE (Program to Aid Career Exploration) and emergency short-term loans.
  • If you are experiencing financial difficulty due to an emergency situation or one time hardship, please visit the OHIO Student Emergency Fund website.
Student Jobs
  • To view on campus student jobs, visit Ohio University Job site.  Information regarding student eligibility can be view here.
Parent & Families
  • Sign up for the Parent and Family Newsletter to receive information regarding Family Weekends, the academic calendar, Office of the Bursar reminders, and other campus resources.
  • What happens during Family Weekends?  The University hosts programs for families to attend, such as performing arts events, tailgates, stargazing, athletic events, etc. Learn more about family involvement opportunities here. 
  • If you have questions or concerns regarding Family Weekends, contact the Office of the Dean of Students at 740.593.1800 or email
  • If you have a student concern, contact the Office of the Dean of Students at 740.593.1800 or email
Student Conduct
  • If your student is going through the student conduct process and you have questions regarding that process visit the Office of Community Standards or call 740.593.2629.
Student Records Request

The Dean of Students office works collaboratively with the Office of Community Standards and Student Responsibility to process transfer requests, Dean Certification Forms, Graduate or Professional Program Applications, and Barr Examination Forms. You can learn more about student records requests by visiting Community Standards Records Information.

Should you have any questions or concerns, you may contact Community Standards and Student Responsibility at 740.593.2629 or the Dean of Students Office at 740.593.1800.

Student Services
  • Commuter students have access to specialized support at the Commuter Student Lounge, where they can connect with others and spend time between classes. For more assistance, contact Housing and Residence Life at 740.593.4090 or email
  • Death of a Family member and you need to leave campus, you should contact your academic dean's office who will notify your professors about your absence. Whenever possible, you should contact professors individually. For follow-up support or additional assistance contact the Dean of Students Office at 740.593.1800 or email
  • Have a question regarding tuition fees, payment options, student account, how to be an authorized user, refunds, direct deposit, payment plan or tax information visit the Office of the Bursar, call 740.593.4130 or email
  • International Student Services If you have questions regarding immigration, correspondence with sponsors or getting in touch with embassies, the International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) – located in Yamada International House, 56 E. Union Street – assists international students with an initial orientation to Athens and Ohio University, as well as helping you with problems, university regulations and other related concerns. For help email or call 740.593.4330
  • Studying abroad questions, you should contact the Office of Global Opportunities in Walter International Education Center, 15 Park Place, at 740.593.4583 or
  • Internships If interested in finding an internship related to your major, you should contact the individual academic departments, that coordinate the internships for your major, or visit the Center for Advising, Career and Experimental Learning (ACEL), 740.566.8888 or
  • Organizations/Involvement – The following offices offer many opportunities for students to get involved including more than 500 registered student organizations
Student Well-Being
  • Concerns regarding meeting people, depression, lack of confidence, eating disorders, alcohol, drug use, relationship difficulties (family, friends, significant others), individual counseling, support groups, etc. contact Counseling & Psychological Services – 740.593.1616, located on the 3rd floor of Hudson Hall 
  • Additional support for students are through a student well-being coach. Coaches can help with sleep, social support systems, nutrition and many other areas. Sign up for Student Well-Being Coaching 
  • Need medical attention including lab work, x-rays and a pharmacy contact OhioHealth Campus Care located in the Hudson Health Center in Hudson Hall for an appointment call 740.592.7100.
  • Concerns regarding food insecurity, contact the Basic Needs office located in Baker University Center 354. Sign up to become a member of Cats’ Cupboard the campus food pantry for students, faculty and staff by visiting Cat's Cupboard sign-up.