Dear Bobcat Parents & Families,
Since I stepped on campus as a first year student many years ago, I have never spent a Welcome Week weekend at home with a puzzle... until 2020. What a time we are in.
I hope you'll take something from the messages below, which were sent to students yesterday. I also hope you'll take the opportunity to talk to your Bobcat about getting involved with a student organization. They were my greatest connection to campus as a young woman and our OHIO student leaders are eager to welcome new students into their ranks.
CAMPUS INVOLVEMENT CENTER
YOUR NEW FRIENDS ARE WAITING FOR YOU.
Think of it like the Bobcat sorting hat (for you Harry Potter fans). Through the OHIO Involvement Calculator, you'll enter your interests into a survey and receive a personalized list of top organizations that align with what you told us you want from your Bobcat student life experience. Visit Bobcat Connect to set up your profile and learn about the 600+ student organizations connected through shared identities, interests and values.
OHIO UNIVERSITY SAFETY
BE SAFE, BOBCATS.
We're in this together, so let's make it official. Students and administrators are united in our charge to stop the spread of coronavirus in our respective communities. The OHIO Pledge is a demonstration of our Bobcat values and a commitment to observe heightened health and safety precautions in the coming academic year.
HEALTH & SAFETY
WE'VE GOT YOU COVERED.
Ohio University students returning to the Athens or Regional Campuses can pick up a bag that includes personal protective equipment including OHIO masks, thermometer and hand sanitizer upon arrival.
NEW HEALTH RESOURCES
Work groups composed of students, faculty and staff have been working diligently to develop resources to help protect students and employees and slow the spread of COVID-19.
State licensing restrictions do not permit OHIO counseling staff to provide services to students who live outside the state. All students are encouraged to tune into workshops and coping clinics regardless of residence status.
UPDATES FROM CAMPUS
Pick up meals curbside on campus
Culinary Services has launched the Curbside Community Meals program to provide safe carryout food service to members of the University and Athens community.
Campus Rec spaces now open
Recreation facilities are reopening this week with a limited capacity and increased distancing and cleaning measures to keep Bobcats safe while they get sweaty.
Athens Study Spaces
Ohio University has created a guide to approximately 70 study spaces that Ohio University students on the Athens and regional campuses may use this fall.
All students enrolled on all OHIO campuses are invited to
join all Welcome Week events.
Get involved with diverse student groups at this event hosted by the Multicultural Center.
Participate in the commemoration of 100 years of Women's Suffrage on Twitter using #AthensOHSuffrage.
Also known as a spoken word poet, Ebony Stewart will drop beats and knowledge.
Angel Contreras will be back to continue his sketches of OHIO students. Capture 2020 with a unique memento.
Join a Student Org
Visit BobcatConnect to peruse the 600 clubs at OHIO and reach out to join the ranks of one or ten!
Survivor Art Exhibit
Take the virtual tour of In This Space: Disrupted. The display is an original OHIO collection that focuses on locations where trauma occurs.