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Keeping Bobcats Informed Parents & Families, Nov. 18, 2020

Keeping Bobcats Informed Parents & Families, Nov. 18, 2020

Bobcat Parents & Families,

I want you to know that I am grateful for you. We are often hyper-focused on our students and adapting to their needs, but you have also weathered this storm with us, offered candid feedback, and stayed the course through an ever-changing tide. 

I was humbled to hear from so many parents who participated in our focus groups over the past few weeks and the open forums in the months prior. Feedback and ideas from all of those conversations are being discussed throughout our spring planning, and I am appreciative of the candor demonstrated by the passionate groups of Bobcat parents who met with us. 

As the season evolves, we are staying on our toes and hoping for the best while preparing for many different scenarios. Know that student well-being and success are what drives us and what we will prioritize each day. Thank you for being a strong partner in this important work.
 
With Gratitude,

Patti McSteen
Interim Dean of Students

INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK

Celebrating Global Connections

Explore all that the 2020 virtual International Education Week has to offer, including video storieslectures and presentationsfoodfilm, and more. Consider recognizing a deserving scholar with kudos and share your experiences on social media using #OHIOIEW2020.

COUNSELING & PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES

Free, Anonymous Mental Health Services 

OHIO will now provide all students free access to Togetherall, a 24/7, online, peer-to-peer mental health community that is not contingent upon residence in the state of Ohio. Students can access the service anytime with an OHIO email address.   

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OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

New Presidential Health Directive

Prior to being permitted to access campus each semester and on a recurring basis throughout spring, all students with a presence on campus will be contacted to schedule a COVID-19 test. Read the complete directive and review all six together.

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UNIVERSITY COMMUNICATION & MARKETING

Call for Website Feedback

OHIO has established panels for user testing university websites. It is an opportunity for a wide range of Bobcats to offer feedback, and participants earn $10 for each session. 

Sign me up!

 

STATEWIDE COLLEGE STUDENTS UNITE

Why Will You Stay Safe?

Students from around the state share why they are choosing to follow public health directives this season.

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How Will You Stay Safe?

Learn about the ways students are adapting their travel plans and activities to keep themselves and their loved ones safe.

Watch Video >

HEALTH & SAFETY
OhioHealth Hotline and Testing On Campus

Governor DeWine has specifically asked college students to test before going home to minimize spread, and OHIO is offering easy access to testing resources and a new line-up of available appointments. Please note Holiday Hours for the COVID-19 Hotline, and email covidoperations@ohio.edu to schedule a free test.


ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

Graduating During a Pandemic: Finding a Job in Uncertain Times

Join this alumni panel on Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. to hear from a panel of recent OHIO graduates about how they found new jobs and careers in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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SCRIPPS COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATION

OHIO Talks: Diversity and Inclusion in the 21st Century

OHIO alumnus Eric Peterson will share insights from his career as vice president for diversity dealer relations at General Motors U.S. during a TedTalk-style presentation on Nov. 19 at noon.

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Review these upcoming dates to stay on top of comings and goings at OHIO.   

11/20

In-Person Classes

Last day for in-person instruction.

11/21

Remote Instruction

All courses take virtual format for last three weeks.

11/25 - 11/29

Thanksgiving Break

University closed, no classes in session.

11/25 - 11/29

Thanksgiving Break

University closed, no classes in session.

12/1

Job Search Workshop

Prepare for the job market.

12/4

Withdrawal Deadline

Drop courses to receive 'W' on academic record.

12/5

Last Day of Classes

Fall semester courses conclude.

12/7 - 12/11

Finals Week

All final exams and projects will be completed virtually.

12/15

Spring Housing

Assignment details and move-in information.

12/22

Nominations open

Recognize students for leadership awards.


QUICK LINKS

COVID-19 Campus Advisory System

Review new housing color code >

Trans [Plays] of Remembrance Festival

Support final performance Nov. 18 > 

First-Year Learning Communities

Apply to be an LC Leader >

Managing Uncertainty and Anxiety

Join a coping clinic >

Tuesday Night Laughs

Enjoy live comedy every week >

Ohio University COVID-19 Dashboard

Review current testing & case counts >