COVID-19 Information & Resources

COVID-19 Information & Resources

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The College of Pharmacy’s administration, faculty and staff have been working hard to provide a healthy and safe environment for everyone to learn, teach, work and research.

This page contains the most current information and will be continuously updated. View the information below that pertains to your group within the college. 

We recognize that there are still unanswered questions and we are continuously working to answer them. Please check back to this page routinely and read eNews and emails from your advisors and the university as you receive them. Contact your assigned advisor with any specific questions or concerns.

For information about university-wide initiatives and rules, please visit Safe and Healthy Buckeyes.

Want to contribute information to this page? Submit your information through the form at go.osu.edu/enews and select the "COVID-19/Autumn" category. Please include a headline, brief description and attachment or link for more information, if needed. We will verify and edit your information and publish to this page accordingly.

If you want any of the information below changed or removed, please email cop-website@osu.edu.

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September 29, 2020

Pass/non-pass option for AU20

On Thursday, Sept. 17, the University Senate voted to extend the pass/non-pass option to include General Education courses, and to extend the deadline for choosing this option for most classes until Friday, Nov. 20. (Please note there is an earlier deadline, Oct. 2, for first-term (7-week) classes only.)
 
Unlike in the spring, continuing students electing this option must have a GPA of at least 2.0 (new first-year students and transfers do not yet have an Ohio State GPA, but are eligible), and the hours taken are not excluded from the university cap of 20 PA/NP credit hours. That means the total number of credit hours taken PA/NP, excluding those taken in the spring 2020 semester, cannot exceed 20.

Pass/non-pass option in BSPS major courses

Last week, the Undergraduate Studies Committee recommended that the PA/NP option also be made available for majors in our college. The committee carefully weighed the implications of this recommendation for student mental health and academic success, for the work of our colleagues in advising, and for the integrity of the undergraduate educational experience. In the end, the committee felt the extension would help those in the most precarious circumstances to get through these challenging times. The college has now adopted that recommendation.

The same requirement of a minimum GPA of 2.0 for continuing students will apply (this is a university requirement), and any major or minor course will also count toward the 20-credit cap.

The College of Pharmacy Office of Academic Affairs recommends that you weigh the PA/NP option carefully and in consultation with your advisor. There are several factors to keep in mind; the choice of PA/NP may have implications for:

  • Financial aid eligibility. While electing PA/NP will not lower your GPA, it also cannot raise it to levels that might be required for eligibility for some scholarships.
  • Progress in a major or minor program. A low passing grade in a major or minor class may not adequately prepare you for future coursework that builds on that class.
  • Post-graduate education plans. Unlike in the spring, many of Ohio State’s peer institutions have not (or at least not yet) decided to make the PA/NP widely available. As a result, it is more difficult to predict the ways graduate and professional schools will evaluate your decision to use this option.
  • You have time to decide. We also recommend that you do not make a decision now but instead wait until you have a better sense of your academic performance in the classes you are currently taking. For example, many students in the spring who opted for PA/NP would have earned As or Bs. Once selected, the PA/NP option cannot be reversed.

Undergraduate Advising will be holding walk-in advising hours on Friday, Nov. 20, to answer any last-minute questions regarding PA/NP decisions. Please be on the lookout for more information to come.
 
If you have any questions or concerns in the meantime, please reach out to your Academic Advisor via email or schedule an appointment through OnCourse.

August 18, 2020

Biological Sciences and Pharmacy Library updates
The Biological Sciences and Pharmacy Library will open on Aug. 25, 2020, and like much of campus, will require people to maintain physical distance, wear a mask and not consume food or drink.

  • Books - Request all items for delivery via the library catalog and they will be delivered to your selected library location, dorm or office. Do not walk through or touch the books on the shelves or they will have to put them in isolation for five days. OhioLINK and physical interlibrary loan requests may take longer than usual.
  • Returning items - Items will not be checked in until five days after returned due to the need for isolation.
  • Course reserves - The library will not be able to offer print course reserves due to the need to isolate items for several days after use. Please email rinehart.64@osu.edu for online alternatives.
  • Hours – Beginning Aug. 25, 2020, the Biological Sciences and Pharmacy Library will be open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thompson Library and 18th Avenue Library are set to have normal hours, while other libraries will be on reduced hours.
  • Study space - Individuals only! There will be reduced seating due to physical distancing, no group study, no re-arranging the furniture and no group study rooms.

August 3, 2020

Hospitals off-limits to passing through and dining
Due to coronavirus safety precautions, Wexner Medical Center facilities will be off limits this upcoming semester for passing through to get to other health sciences buildings and solely accessing dining facilities.

July 31, 2020

Disability Services accommodations requests for COVID-19 risk factors 
The university is committed to supporting students and program participants with COVID-19-based risk factors. Student Life Disability Services, in conjunction with the Office of Institutional Equity, will work with students who are vulnerable to complications from COVID-19 to ensure that they have the necessary resources to participate in university life as safely as possible. Ohio State students from any campus may submit a COVID-19-related accommodation request. Students registered with Student Life Disability Services can work directly with their assigned access specialist to modify their accommodations or make additional COVID-19-based accommodation requests. See this flyer for more information.

Child Care Access Means Parents in School Program
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion provides holistic support for qualifying student parents enrolled at Ohio State. To learn more, contact the Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) Program at 614-247-7092, lewis.40@osu.edu, or visit odi.osu.edu/ccampis.

July 23, 2020

Student Services staff support
Student Services staff in 150 Parks continue to work virtually until further notice but are accessible via email and phone to assist you. Visit the Academic Affairs directory for the contact information of the staff member you're looking to reach.

July 17, 2020

Undergraduate advising virtual appointments
Undergraduate advising will be virtual until further notice. Advisors are available to conduct Zoom or phone appointments; students can reach out to their assigned advisor via email to schedule. Learn more »

Career Services offers virtual sessions
Career Services will be virtual until further notice. Appointments will be conducted over Zoom, phone or email. Please email Natalie Fox at fox.528@osu.edu (students with last names A-I) or Ally Michalski at michalski.34@osu.edu (students with last names J-Z) to schedule an appointment.

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August 17, 2020

Biological Sciences and Pharmacy Library updates
The Biological Sciences and Pharmacy Library will open on Aug. 25, 2020, and like much of campus, will require people to maintain physical distance, wear a mask and not consume food or drink.

  • Books - Request all items for delivery via the library catalog and they will be delivered to your selected library location, dorm or office. Do not walk through or touch the books on the shelves or they will have to put them in isolation for five days. OhioLINK and physical interlibrary loan requests may take longer than usual.
  • Returning items - Items will not be checked in until five days after returned due to the need for isolation.
  • Course reserves - The library will not be able to offer print course reserves due to the need to isolate items for several days after use. Please email rinehart.64@osu.edu for online alternatives.
  • Hours – Beginning Aug. 25, 2020, the Biological Sciences and Pharmacy Library will be open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thompson Library and 18th Avenue Library are set to have normal hours, while other libraries will be on reduced hours.
  • Study space - Individuals only! There will be reduced seating due to physical distancing, no group study, no re-arranging the furniture and no group study rooms.

Academic Affairs virtual office hours
Academic Affairs will host office hours via Zoom this fall during Professional Hour beginning Tuesday, Aug. 25. The office's student staff will be available virtually weekdays from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. to provide support and answer your questions. Access the Zoom link at go.osu.edu/copaaofficehours or call the Academic Affairs office at (614) 292-5001 and leave a voicemail. Voicemails are checked daily on weekdays during business hours and will be forwarded to the appropriate staff member.

August 5, 2020

Watch the Aug. 4 PharmD Town Hall
The PharmD Town Hall on Tuesday, Aug. 4, was recorded for those unavailable to attend or those who want to revisit the session. Questions may be submitted to COP-PharmDCovid@osu.edu. View the Town Hall »

Questions
Do you have questions about autumn semester related to COVID-19 that are not answered on the COVID-19/autumn semester information page or in the virtual PharmD Town Hall? Reach out to COP-PharmDCovid@osu.edu.

Updated travel advisory
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine released a travel advisory recommending that Ohioans self-quarantine for 14 days after returning from any state or territory with a COVID-19 positivity rate greater than 15%. Please refer to the list of states, as it continues to change.

Hospitals off limits to passing through and dining
Due to coronavirus safety precautions, Wexner Medical Center facilities will be off limits this upcoming semester for passing through to get to other health sciences buildings and solely accessing dining facilities.

July 31, 2020

Disability Services accommodations requests for COVID-19 risk factors 
The university is committed to supporting students and program participants with COVID-19-based risk factors. Student Life Disability Services, in conjunction with the Office of Institutional Equity, will work with students who are vulnerable to complications from COVID-19 to ensure that they have the necessary resources to participate in university life as safely as possible. Ohio State students from any campus may submit a COVID-19-related accommodation request. Students registered with Student Life Disability Services can work directly with their assigned access specialist to modify their accommodations or make additional COVID-19-based accommodation requests. See this flyer for more information.

July 23, 2020

Student Services staff support
Student Services staff in 150 Parks continue to work virtually until further notice but are accessible via email and phone to assist you. Visit the Academic Affairs directory for the contact information of the staff member you're looking to reach.

July 17, 2020

Tuition information
Per university policy, any semester with at least one credit of face-to-face (including hybrid) instruction is billed under the standard tuition model. Click here to view the registrar’s tuition and fees table for professional colleges.

Career Services offers virtual sessions
Career Services will be virtual until further notice. Appointments will be conducted over Zoom, phone or email. Please email Natalie Fox at fox.528@osu.edu (students with last names A-I) or Ally Michalski at michalski.34@osu.edu (students with last names J-Z) to schedule an appointment.

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August 17, 2020

Biological Sciences and Pharmacy Library updates
The Biological Sciences and Pharmacy Library will open on Aug. 25, 2020, and like much of campus, will require people to maintain physical distance, wear a mask and not consume food or drink.

  • Books - Request all items for delivery via the library catalog and they will be delivered to your selected library location, dorm or office. Do not walk through or touch the books on the shelves or they will have to put them in isolation for five days. OhioLINK and physical interlibrary loan requests may take longer than usual.
  • Returning items - Items will not be checked in until five days after returned due to the need for isolation.
  • Course reserves - The library will not be able to offer print course reserves due to the need to isolate items for several days after use. Please email rinehart.64@osu.edu for online alternatives.
  • Hours – Beginning Aug. 25, 2020, the Biological Sciences and Pharmacy Library will be open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thompson Library and 18th Avenue Library are set to have normal hours, while other libraries will be on reduced hours.
  • Study space - Individuals only! There will be reduced seating due to physical distancing, no group study, no re-arranging the furniture and no group study rooms.

Academic Affairs virtual office hours
Academic Affairs will host office hours via Zoom this fall during Professional Hour beginning Tuesday, Aug. 25. The office's student staff will be available virtually weekdays from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. to provide support and answer your questions. Access the Zoom link at go.osu.edu/copaaofficehours or call the Academic Affairs office at (614) 292-5001 and leave a voicemail. Voicemails are checked daily on weekdays during business hours and will be forwarded to the appropriate staff member.

August 5, 2020

Watch the Aug. 4 PharmD Town Hall
The PharmD Town Hall on Tuesday, Aug. 4, was recorded for those unavailable to attend or those who want to revisit the session. Questions may be submitted to COP-PharmDCovid@osu.edu. View the Town Hall »

Questions
Do you have questions about autumn semester related to COVID-19 that are not answered on the COVID-19/autumn semester information page or in the virtual PharmD Town Hall? Reach out to COP-PharmDCovid@osu.edu.

Updated travel advisory
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine released a travel advisory recommending that Ohioans self-quarantine for 14 days after returning from any state or territory with a COVID-19 positivity rate greater than 15%. Please refer to the list of states, as it continues to change.

Hospitals off-limits to passing through and dining
Due to coronavirus safety precautions, Wexner Medical Center facilities will be off-limits this upcoming semester for passing through to get to other health sciences buildings and solely accessing dining facilities.

July 31, 2020

Disability Services accommodations requests for COVID-19 risk factors 
The university is committed to supporting students and program participants with COVID-19-based risk factors. Student Life Disability Services, in conjunction with the Office of Institutional Equity, will work with students who are vulnerable to complications from COVID-19 to ensure that they have the necessary resources to participate in university life as safely as possible. Ohio State students from any campus may submit a COVID-19-related accommodation request. Students registered with Student Life Disability Services can work directly with their assigned access specialist to modify their accommodations or make additional COVID-19-based accommodation requests. See this flyer for more information.

July 23, 2020

Student Services staff support
Student Services staff in 150 Parks continue to work virtually until further notice but are accessible via email and phone to assist you. Visit the Academic Affairs directory for the contact information of the staff member you're looking to reach.

July 17, 2020

Tuition information
Per university policy, any semester with at least one credit of face-to-face (including hybrid) instruction is billed under the standard tuition model. Click here to view the registrar’s tuition and fees table for professional colleges.

Career Services offers virtual sessions
Career Services will be virtual until further notice. Appointments will be conducted over Zoom, phone or email. Please email Natalie Fox at fox.528@osu.edu (students with last names A-I) or Ally Michalski at michalski.34@osu.edu (students with last names J-Z) to schedule an appointment.

Update your Buckeyelink
Log in to Buckeyelink and ensure that cell phone numbers are up to date. These are used if there is an urgent issue with experiences and emergency contacts are used to ensure a non-responsive student is safe. 

Co-curricular requirement reminder for the 2020-21 academic year
In light of the uncertainty of this coming academic year with regard to our abilities to engage in-person in curricular and co-curricular experiences due to COVID-19, a reminder that any experiences held virtually can be used as co-curricular experiences. Click here for more information and a list of webinars and live, virtual opportunities.

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August 17, 2020

Biological Sciences and Pharmacy Library updates
The Biological Sciences and Pharmacy Library will open on Aug. 25, 2020, and like much of campus, will require people to maintain physical distance, wear a mask and not consume food or drink.

  • Books - Request all items for delivery via the library catalog and they will be delivered to your selected library location, dorm or office. Do not walk through or touch the books on the shelves or they will have to put them in isolation for five days. OhioLINK and physical interlibrary loan requests may take longer than usual.
  • Returning items - Items will not be checked in until five days after returned due to the need for isolation.
  • Course reserves - The library will not be able to offer print course reserves due to the need to isolate items for several days after use. Please email rinehart.64@osu.edu for online alternatives.
  • Hours – Beginning Aug. 25, 2020, the Biological Sciences and Pharmacy Library will be open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thompson Library and 18th Avenue Library are set to have normal hours, while other libraries will be on reduced hours.
  • Study space - Individuals only! There will be reduced seating due to physical distancing, no group study, no re-arranging the furniture and no group study rooms.

Academic Affairs virtual office hours
Academic Affairs will host office hours via Zoom this fall during Professional Hour beginning Tuesday, Aug. 25. The office's student staff will be available virtually weekdays from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. to provide support and answer your questions. Access the Zoom link at go.osu.edu/copaaofficehours or call the Academic Affairs office at (614) 292-5001 and leave a voicemail. Voicemails are checked daily on weekdays during business hours and will be forwarded to the appropriate staff member.

August 5, 2020

Watch the Aug. 4 PharmD Town Hall
The PharmD Town Hall on Tuesday, Aug. 4, was recorded for those unavailable to attend or those who want to revisit the session. Questions may be submitted to COP-PharmDCovid@osu.edu. View the Town Hall »

Questions
Do you have questions about autumn semester related to COVID-19 that are not answered on the COVID-19/autumn semester information page or in the virtual PharmD Town Hall? Reach out to COP-PharmDCovid@osu.edu.

Updated travel advisory
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine released a travel advisory recommending that Ohioans self-quarantine for 14 days after returning from any state or territory with a COVID-19 positivity rate greater than 15%. Please refer to the list of states, as it continues to change.

Hospitals off limits to passing through and dining
Due to coronavirus safety precautions, Wexner Medical Center facilities will be off limits this upcoming semester for passing through to get to other health sciences buildings and solely accessing dining facilities.

July 31, 2020

Disability Services accommodations requests for COVID-19 risk factors 
The university is committed to supporting students and program participants with COVID-19-based risk factors. Student Life Disability Services, in conjunction with the Office of Institutional Equity, will work with students who are vulnerable to complications from COVID-19 to ensure that they have the necessary resources to participate in university life as safely as possible. Ohio State students from any campus may submit a COVID-19-related accommodation request. Students registered with Student Life Disability Services can work directly with their assigned access specialist to modify their accommodations or make additional COVID-19-based accommodation requests. See this flyer for more information.

July 23, 2020

Student Services staff support
Student Services staff in 150 Parks continue to work virtually until further notice but are accessible via email and phone to assist you. Visit the Academic Affairs directory for the contact information of the staff member you're looking to reach.

July 17, 2020

Tuition information
Per university policy, any semester with at least one credit of face-to-face (including hybrid) instruction is billed under the standard tuition model. Click here to view the registrar’s tuition and fees table for professional colleges.

Career Services offers virtual sessions
Career Services will be virtual until further notice. Appointments will be conducted over Zoom, phone or email. Please email Natalie Fox at fox.528@osu.edu (students with last names A-I) or Ally Michalski at michalski.34@osu.edu (students with last names J-Z) to schedule an appointment.

Update your Buckeyelink
Log in to Buckeyelink and ensure that cell phone numbers are up to date. These are used if there is an urgent issue with experiences and emergency contacts are used to ensure a non-responsive student is safe. 

Co-curricular requirement reminder for the 2020-21 academic year
In light of the uncertainty of this coming academic year with regard to our abilities to engage in-person in curricular and co-curricular experiences due to COVID-19, a reminder that any experiences held virtually can be used as co-curricular experiences. Click here for more information and a list of webinars and live, virtual opportunities.

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August 17, 2020

Biological Sciences and Pharmacy Library updates
The Biological Sciences and Pharmacy Library will open on Aug. 25, 2020, and like much of campus, will require people to maintain physical distance, wear a mask and not consume food or drink.

  • Books - Request all items for delivery via the library catalog and they will be delivered to your selected library location, dorm or office. Do not walk through or touch the books on the shelves or they will have to put them in isolation for five days. OhioLINK and physical interlibrary loan requests may take longer than usual.
  • Returning items - Items will not be checked in until five days after returned due to the need for isolation.
  • Course reserves - The library will not be able to offer print course reserves due to the need to isolate items for several days after use. Please email rinehart.64@osu.edu for online alternatives.
  • Hours – Beginning Aug. 25, 2020, the Biological Sciences and Pharmacy Library will be open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thompson Library and 18th Avenue Library are set to have normal hours, while other libraries will be on reduced hours.
  • Study space - Individuals only! There will be reduced seating due to physical distancing, no group study, no re-arranging the furniture and no group study rooms.

Academic Affairs virtual office hours
Academic Affairs will host office hours via Zoom this fall during Professional Hour beginning Tuesday, Aug. 25. The office's student staff will be available virtually weekdays from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. to provide support and answer your questions. Access the Zoom link at go.osu.edu/copaaofficehours or call the Academic Affairs office at (614) 292-5001 and leave a voicemail. Voicemails are checked daily on weekdays during business hours and will be forwarded to the appropriate staff member.

August 5, 2020

Watch the Aug. 4 PharmD Town Hall
The PharmD Town Hall on Tuesday, Aug. 4, was recorded for those unavailable to attend or those who want to revisit the session. Questions may be submitted to COP-PharmDCovid@osu.edu. View the Town Hall »

Questions
Do you have questions about autumn semester related to COVID-19 that are not answered on the COVID-19/autumn semester information page or in the virtual PharmD Town Hall? Reach out to COP-PharmDCovid@osu.edu.

Hospitals off limits to passing through and dining
Due to coronavirus safety precautions, Wexner Medical Center facilities will be off limits this upcoming semester for passing through to get to other health sciences buildings and solely accessing dining facilities.

July 31, 2020

Disability Services accommodations requests for COVID-19 risk factors 
The university is committed to supporting students and program participants with COVID-19-based risk factors. Student Life Disability Services, in conjunction with the Office of Institutional Equity, will work with students who are vulnerable to complications from COVID-19 to ensure that they have the necessary resources to participate in university life as safely as possible. Ohio State students from any campus may submit a COVID-19-related accommodation request. Students registered with Student Life Disability Services can work directly with their assigned access specialist to modify their accommodations or make additional COVID-19-based accommodation requests. See this flyer for more information.

July 23, 2020

Student Services staff support
Student Services staff in 150 Parks continue to work virtually until further notice but are accessible via email and phone to assist you. Visit the Academic Affairs directory for the contact information of the staff member you're looking to reach.

July 17, 2020

Graduation requirements
Our accrediting body, ACPE, has not changed the APPE requirements, therefore 1440 hours are still required. For the APhA Delivering Medication Therapy Management (MTM) Services certificate program, students must complete five cases with the following situations: 

  • Each patient must be on at least five medications and have at least three chronic conditions, and two of the five cases must include a recommendation to the provider. 
  • As discussed in the April 24 APPE session, APhA has changed the rules for this class only and the MTM cases no longer need to be face-to-face. 

Tuition information
Per university policy, any semester with at least one credit of face-to-face (including hybrid) instruction is billed under the standard tuition model. Click here to view the registrar’s tuition and fees table for professional colleges.

Career Services offers virtual sessions
Career Services will be virtual until further notice. Appointments will be conducted over Zoom, phone or email. Please email Natalie Fox at fox.528@osu.edu (students with last names A-I) or Ally Michalski at michalski.34@osu.edu (students with last names J-Z) to schedule an appointment.

Co-curricular requirement reminder for the 2020-21 academic year
In light of the uncertainty of this coming academic year with regard to our abilities to engage in-person in curricular and co-curricular experiences due to COVID-19, a reminder that any experiences held virtually can be used as co-curricular experiences. Click here for more information and a list of webinars and live, virtual opportunities.

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August 18, 2020

Biological Sciences and Pharmacy Library updates
The Biological Sciences and Pharmacy Library will open on Aug. 25, 2020, and like much of campus, will require people to maintain physical distance, wear a mask and not consume food or drink.

  • Books - Request all items for delivery via the library catalog and they will be delivered to your selected library location, dorm or office. Do not walk through or touch the books on the shelves or they will have to put them in isolation for five days. OhioLINK and physical interlibrary loan requests may take longer than usual.
  • Returning items - Items will not be checked in until five days after returned due to the need for isolation.
  • Course reserves - The library will not be able to offer print course reserves due to the need to isolate items for several days after use. Please email rinehart.64@osu.edu for online alternatives.
  • Hours – Beginning Aug. 25, 2020, the Biological Sciences and Pharmacy Library will be open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thompson Library and 18th Avenue Library are set to have normal hours, while other libraries will be on reduced hours.
  • Study space - Individuals only! There will be reduced seating due to physical distancing, no group study, no re-arranging the furniture and no group study rooms.

August 5, 2020

We are all in this Together As Buckeyes, and we all must play our part in fighting COVID-19. Taking the training and pledge as a community represents our shared commitment that we are united in our efforts to stay safe and healthy. 

July 31, 2020

Disability Services accommodations requests for COVID-19 risk factors 
The university is committed to supporting students and program participants with COVID-19-based risk factors. Student Life Disability Services, in conjunction with the Office of Institutional Equity, will work with students who are vulnerable to complications from COVID-19 to ensure that they have the necessary resources to participate in university life as safely as possible. Ohio State students from any campus may submit a COVID-19-related accommodation request. Students registered with Student Life Disability Services can work directly with their assigned access specialist to modify their accommodations or make additional COVID-19-based accommodation requests. See this flyer for more information.

July 23, 2020

Student Life Disability Services (SLDS)
Students who need to request disability accommodations for autumn semester should work with SLDS as soon as possible due to the high traffic being experienced.

Student Services staff support
Student Services staff in 150 Parks continue to work virtually until further notice but are accessible via email and phone to assist you. Visit the Academic Affairs directory for the contact information of the staff member you're looking to reach.

July 17, 2020

MS/HSPA students

  • The MS/HSPA Program Planning Committee met recently to discuss the plan for fall coursework given the current situation with COVID-19. We decided that all fall MS/HSPA coursework (residents and working professionals) for fall 2020 will be administered online. The two main factors leading to this decision are outlined below:
    • Our students come on campus from a variety of health-care settings and are together for ~3-4 hours at a time.
    • We were planning to have an online coursework option available for the new working professional cohort beginning fall 2020. Therefore, this option can be made available to the residents.
  • Our plan is to continue the two-track model (hybrid in-person/online for residents and 100% online for working professionals) as soon as the situation with COVID-19 will allow us to do safely. We are hopeful that will be for spring semester 2021 but will monitor the situation throughout the fall and make a determination on that when we have more information.

PhD students

  • Courses for PhD students will be taught in many different ways. Please use the Registrar’s schedule of courses to see how autumn 2020 classes will be offered. Learn more »
  • New PhD students should have received a “Welcome Letter” from Jessica Costic with information on how to get started in the PhD program. Any questions should be directed to her at costic.4@osu.edu.
  • Many current PhD students have returned to lab work in the Stage 3 of our Research Return to Work process. Please continue to follow all procedures that were put in place for return to research work. Further discussions about new PhD students beginning in the labs is ongoing.

Tuition information
Per university policy, any semester with at least one credit of face-to-face (including hybrid) instruction is billed under the standard tuition model. Click here to view the registrar’s tuition and fees table for professional colleges.

Career Services offers virtual sessions
Career Services will be virtual until further notice. Appointments will be conducted over Zoom, phone or email. Please email Natalie Fox at fox.528@osu.edu (students with last names A-I) or Ally Michalski at michalski.34@osu.edu (students with last names J-Z) to schedule an appointment.

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August 17, 2020

Approval Process for Performing Non-distanced Research Training

Updated SOP Needed for Increase in Lab Density
Effective Monday, August 17th, the following modifications will go into effect. Density limitations for research and creative expression activities will be increased from 25% to no more than 50% density at any given time. 

Please be aware that maintaining appropriate physical distancing supersedes the 50% density cap.

The PI is responsible to set a plan, if an increase in density is planned and train all personnel on any changes.  These may largely affect scheduling but will vary from lab to lab. Please consult with all group members on feasibility and get feedback from those working in the labs to incorporate that feedback into the revised SOP.  PIs should update Lab SOPs with a section on 25% density (current state) and a section on 50% density if they plan to increase density.  Please submit an updated SOP to COP-ResearchRecovery@osu.edu for our records if you plan to increase your lab density to 50%. These steps must be completed prior to increasing density.

Shared Office Space Density
Shared trainee seating spaces can be slightly increased with the change to 50% density.  However, social distancing and appropriate PPE MUST be maintained at all times. Please include any shared office space density increases in your updated SOP if you choose to increase the density in these spaces.

Technology solutions for lab training
Several PIs and trainees have been testing various kinds of technology for the purpose of training new individuals in their labs. Information will be forthcoming from those who have tested these options. Information on obtaining the technology for these training purposes will be forthcoming.

Non-distanced work
A college template to seek approval for non-distanced work has been approved by the Office of Research, and is attached for your use, if desired.  These will be reviewed by the college research recovery committee.

As a reminder, the return to research meeting is not part of the college return to work meeting.  The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday at 2 PM.

August 11, 2020

Research Drop-In Meeting Recording (No password required)

August 3, 2020

Research Drop-In Meeting Recording (No password required)

Hospitals off limits to passing through and dining
Due to coronavirus safety precautions, Wexner Medical Center facilities will be off limits this upcoming semester for passing through to get to other health sciences buildings and solely accessing dining facilities.

July 27, 2020

Research Drop-In Meeting Recording (Password: m$3CaJB*)

As a reminder, stage five research reopening allows for return of researchers who are themselves in a high risk group. The CDC currently lists the following groups.

Please send a request for return to research (if you’ve not done so) if you wish to return to campus to COP-ResearchRecovery@osu.edu by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, July 29. Names will be submitted for an Aug 3 (or after) return.

July 20, 2020

Research Drop-In Meeting Recording (Password: %&Xq42Cu)

If you currently have, or are applying for NIH support, it is important that you fully understand the expectations around foreign support or foreign components. As examples, if you have visiting scholars or travel/interact with foreign institutions, you may have reporting or other obligations. You can find more information here.

July 13, 2020

Research Drop-In Meeting Recording (Password: 4R!E5*95)

July 6, 2020

Research Drop-In Meeting Recording (Password: 0Z!kG5d!)