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Keeping Bobcats Informed Parents & Families, Nov. 4, 2020

Keeping Bobcats Informed Parents & Families, Nov. 4, 2020

Bobcat Parents & Families,

What a whirlwind this week has been already! First, I want to say how impressed I am by the maturity and patriotism of our students who showed up to vote this year, and how so many are embracing their freedom of speech to create a better, more united community. Secondly, there are many plans in the works for spring semester, so please pay close attention to the updates in this email and on the coronavirus website to make sure you stay in the loop. Lastly, I hope you will encourage your student to unwind by joining our virtual tailgate tonight at 6 p.m. before the Bobcats take on Central Michigan at 7 p.m.
Go Bobcats!
Patti McSteen
Senior Associate Vice President
Dean of Students

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Self-Care for Student Activists

Doing important work such as engaging in challenging conversations requires energy, resilience, and a clear mind, none of which are possible without adequate self-care. Don't forget to put on your own oxygen mask before assisting other passengers.


Course Listing

Visit MyOHIO Student Center starting Nov. 6 to view course offerings for Spring 2020. You'll be able to see what format each class will take before you register, including in-person, online, hybrid, synchronous, and asynchronous.

Housing Survey

OHIO is increasing on-campus capacity to accomodate as many residents as possible. First- and second-year students must complete the Spring Housing Confirmation form on ohio.edu/myhousing by Nov. 16 to let us know what your preference is.

Residence Halls

All students living on campus are expected to vacate their rooms, leaving no belongings behind, by Nov. 21 at 8 p.m. Spring room assignments for all eligible students will be sent by Dec. 18, along with updates to safety protocols on campus.

Calendar Changes

Spring semester will run Jan. 19-April 24 and contain three spaced out mini-breaks in the place of spring break.

Mandatory Testing

All on-campus students will have mandatory COVID-19 testing weekly, and off-campus students will test bi-weekly.

Class Format

Synchronous courses – those held in real-time and led by an instructor – will increase in order to expand peer engagement.

Flu Shots on Campus

Call to schedule your free flu shot during the month of November. Appointments are available on Nov. 5, 9, and 12 from 9 a.m.-noon under the tents at Scott Quad. Call (740) 592-7100 and select option 6 to schedule your appointment.

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Orientation Leaders

Be a part of the team responsible for welcoming new students and their families to Ohio University and guiding them through the orientation process.

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Residential Advisors

As an R.A., student staff receive a room waiver and additional compensation to live and work in the residential communities as the number one peer resource.

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Invest in Your Career Today

How much time do you have? 

10 Minutes – Schedule a 10-minute drop-in appointment with a career coach.
30 Minutes – Update your profile in Handshake so employers can see what you're up to.
60 Minutes – Complete a CLDC workshop to improve your career and leadership skills.

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