Bobcat Parents & Families,
We're moving into the final month of classes for spring semester, and I can feel the eagerness on campus to get out, stretch our cramped limbs and move into summertime already. I hope you will join me in taking on the 30-day well-being challenge I've extended to our students. It is meant to set you up mentally, physically, emotionally, and socially for post-pandemic success. Personally, I could use a full reboot, so I'm looking forward to the daily prompts.
For our seniors, these are their final days on the bricks before they are welcomed into alumni status. It is an exciting and bittersweet month to be a Bobcat. April is my favorite month of the year because we have so many milestones to celebrate, and you can check this weekly email for updates on what those look like this year.
Dean of Students
Celebrate OHIO's international community this week on campus and online. Visit College Green for the national flag raising, connect over food through an expert-led cooking show, or join the international dance party.
Survivors and Allies Take Back the Night
Individuals of all gender identities are welcome to join Take Back the Night on April 1 to hear from and honor survivors of sexual and domestic violence.
Coping Clinics All Month Long
Weekly coping clinics are open to all OHIO students no matter their location. These clinics cover topics ranging from coping with loneliness and isolation to setting yourself up for academic success.
Commencement: Live and In-Person
Four spring 2021 graduate and undergraduate commencement ceremonies will take place — rain or shine — at Peden Stadium from April 30–May 2.
Take charge of your life by accepting this friendly 30-day challenge from Student Affairs. Download this calendar and follow the daily prompts to enhance your well-being and build your community at OHIO.
ONLY IN ATHENS
It Pays to Shop Local
Shop Athens Ohio is offering a $1,000 one-time scholarship for incoming and current university students. The money will be dispersed beginning with the fall semester of the 2021-22 academic year.
Remote Work for Students
University Advancement is recruiting Student Engagement Ambassadors—Bobcats who will connect remotely with alumni and friends during the spring semester – and it pays, too.
The Safe and Sexy Social
A free sexual health and well-being activity focused on healthy sexual expression and behaviors will happen outside Ping Center on April 7 from 5-8 p.m. Registration is required.
Developing Personal Resilience
Baron Miller, LCDR, CHC, USN, will speak about his time as a SAR Swimmer, active duty chaplain, and a member of Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command during this Well-Being Talk Series event.
Virtual Mindfulness Session
Learn mindfulness practices and experience guided breathing exercises during this mind-body alignment session. Mindfulness enhances your ability to relax, focus, and practice self-compassion.
Spring "Break": Emotional Wellness
It's time to prioritize your emotional wellness, but what does that even mean? Chat with health promotion experts to learn how to maintain your emotional wellness during times of uncertainty and stress.
SORORITY & FRATERNITY LIFE
Collin's Law Letter-Writing Campaign
Institutions across the state of Ohio are coming together for a letter-writing campaign in support of Collin's Law: The Ohio Anti-Hazing Act. The campaign will support changing hazing from its current status as a fourth-degree misdemeanor to a felony. Join student leaders April 5–9 at Baker Center, to complete your letter so that it can be mailed to your respective legislator.