Bobcat Parents & Families,
Another week has come and gone, and with it comes more questions! With the announcement of Phase 2, we are now preparing for the 31% of undergraduates and 100% of graduate students approved for return. I know that many of you had hoped your students would get to return in Phase 2 and the news is disappointing. Others have been approved, and are making decisions to stay home and online. Whatever the modality for the rest of fall, know that we are there to support you and your students.
We're treading lightly as we head into this next stage of the life for our institution in the hopes of keeping our students, staff, faculty and community safe while adjusting to the rolling tide of this pandemic. For those of you who still have questions, please check out the updated www.ohio.edu/coronavirus webpage for current information, including which classes were approved to meet in person. If you still have questions, please join us for the upcoming Town Hall on Sept. 17 at 7 p.m., and ask your questions in advance.
Thank you for your understanding and support.
Senior Associate Vice President
Dean of Students
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PHASE 2
HOUSING & RESIDENCE LIFE
Return to Campus
Move-in for those approved to live in on-campus housing will take place Sept. 22-26. All students should self-quarantine for two weeks prior to returning to Athens.
Many students in Phase 2 will have some face-to-face experiences, but the majority of courses will continue online. Students will receive direction from their instructors for courses with in-person requirements.
If you are approved for Phase 2 but do not plan to return to live on campus, you need to complete an intent to remain online form by Sept. 10 at 9 a.m. The form can be found through your myhousing portal.
REDUCED CAMPUS DENSITY
Decisions for return were based on essential in-person educational requirements, and which programs would most benefit from access to labs, studios and specialized equipment.
OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
STUDENT & FAMILY TOWN HALL SEPT. 17
During the last Town Hall on Aug. 22, our panelists and live chat team responded to more than 400 questions. Join us for the next Teams live event for students and parents next week! Submit your questions by Sept. 11.
Bobcat Safe app for students on the Athens campus
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IN KNOWLEDGE, WISDOM AND LOVE
OHIO students have created a new theater organization to amplify voices of artists who identify as black, indigenous and/or persons of color.
Utilize the new virtual portal for peer advising, bookings and to browse program options. Follow @OHIOGoGlobal for news, events and photos that will spark your wanderlust.
BLM Panel Sept. 14
Patton College is hosting panel discussions for the entire Bobcat family. Next week the topic is The Black Male Experience. Join us at noon on Sept. 14.
THE CITY OF ATHENS
As part of the response to the global pandemic, the City of Athens and OHIO have established a community compact detailing plans to support one another during the pandemic.
COUNSELING & PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES
Addiction Recovery Support
R.I.S.E.–Recovery to Inspire, Share and Empower–provides support and resources for students in recovery from alcohol, drugs and addictive behaviors; students seeking recovery; and students impacted by the addiction of a loved one.
The information reported through the COVID Hotline, Athens City-County Health Department, and COVID case managers will be confidential, and reporting through these channels is required. As a confidential resource, you will not get in trouble about how you were exposed to COVID-19, we simply want to make sure you are taken care of and we need your help to make sure you aren't putting others at risk. However, failure to report or cooperate with any contact tracing efforts is a violation of the student Code of Conduct.
CAMPUS INVOLVEMENT CENTER
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BE SAFE, BOBCATS.
OHIO COVID Self Symptom Checker
COVID Campus Incident Report
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Return to Campus mandatory course
The OHIO Pledge
OHIO Coronavirus Website