COVID-19/Autumn Semester Information & Resources

COVID-19/Autumn Semester Information & Resources

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The College of Pharmacy’s administration, faculty and staff are working hard to prepare for autumn semester with the health and safety of everyone at the forefront.

This page contains the most current information about our planning 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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August 5, 2020

Complete Together as Buckeyes training and pledge
Every Buckeye plays an important part in taking care of each other. Because when Buckeyes are safe and healthy, we can stay focused on improving lives. Students, faculty and staff are required to complete an online training course and the Together As Buckeyes Pledge. The 10-minute training is now available through Buckeye Learn, and the pledge must be signed upon completion of the course. 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. 

August 3, 2020

BSPS Virtual Town Hall
The College of Pharmacy Town Hall for BSPS students will be held online Monday, Aug. 17, 2020, from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Add it to your calendar along with this Zoom link: https://osu.zoom.us/j/91610678391?pwd=N3p4YTUyTVQ4aTJ3MG1HRHptdEsxZz09; password: 607738. Contact Katie Watkins at watkins.541@osu.edu with any questions.

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.

Digital Flagship iPad distribution details for AU20
Digital Flagship technology kit distributions for device-eligible undergraduate students will occur in two primary ways this year in alignment with university guidance for a safe and healthy return to campus. Columbus campus students will pick up their technology at St. John Arena by appointment starting Wednesday, Aug. 12. Regional campus students and students taking all of their courses online this semester will have their devices shipped to their current residence and are required to update their mailing addresses to receive their technology. Detailed information about iPad distribution can be found on the Digital Flagship website.

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 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

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 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.

Complete Together as Buckeyes training and pledge
Every Buckeye plays an important part in taking care of each other. Because when Buckeyes are safe and healthy, we can stay focused on improving lives. Students, faculty and staff are required to complete an online training course and the Together As Buckeyes Pledge. The 10-minute training is now available through Buckeye Learn, and the pledge must be signed upon completion of the course. 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. 

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.

The university is reviewing this advisory and will keep us informed on how these changes may impact Ohio State’s travel guidelines. In the meantime, please note how this impacts you and the start of the didactic portion of autumn semester. As indicated by the Transitions 1 teaching team, you will be expected to come to campus on Monday, Aug. 24.

Based on the governor’s travel advisory, we are recommending that you restrict your travel to any of the affected states starting Aug. 10 – 14 days before Aug. 24, which is the earliest date we would ask any P1s to show up in person for any of your didactic courses. This advisory is ever-evolving, thus we are asking you to keep an eye on the affected states via the link above if you plan on traveling between now and the start of the semester.

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

Transitions 1 course begins Monday, Aug. 24
Transitions 1 course begins Monday, Aug. 24, one day prior to the university calendar start. Check Buckeyelink for additional information.

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

ExamSoft and assessments 
Beginning autumn 2020, most core PharmD courses will use ExamSoft to deliver assessments. Incoming PharmD students are required to have an ExamSoft-compatible device. In addition, course coordinators may choose to proctor assessments remotely, which will require a second device (such as a mobile phone or tablet) compatible with Zoom. If you do not have a second device that is compatible with Zoom, please complete this form and a representative from the College of Pharmacy will reach out to you regarding next steps.

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.

PharmD P1 Orientation
PharmD P1 Orientation will be held virtually August 17-21. A schedule of synchronous and asynchronous sessions is being developed and will be shared in the coming weeks with further details. In the meantime, please hold these dates on your calendar.

White Coat Ceremony
The White Coat Ceremony will be delivered virtually on Friday, Aug. 21, in a pre-recorded video format accessible any time following its release. It will be a shareable link that can be sent to loved ones to be viewed any time. Your name will be individually announced along with your photograph during the ceremony, so please complete the White Coat Survey at go.osu.edu/whitecoat2020 to submit this information by end-of-day Sunday, July 26.

July 22, 2020

Detailed course information coming
Detailed course information is/will be coming to you from your individual course directors, including IPPEs via Carmen or email.

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.

Fall schedules and modes of instruction
The following is a brief update on your fall schedule and the status of in-person versus online instruction for the PharmD program.

  • All Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPE) and Integrated Patient Care Laboratory (IPCaL) courses will maintain in person components.
  • Courses will have both synchronous and asynchronous components.
  • All synchronous activities will be delivered within the parameters of the posted course meeting schedule. For example if you have IPCaL on Monday morning with a Thursday pre-lab lecture, that is when you will be engaging in IPCaL.
  • We are still working out the exact specifics of exams such as reserving rooms and online proctoring strategies.
  • All in person activities will maintain appropriate safety protocols with physical distancing, PPE and cleaning.
  • P1 students will have IPCaL, IPPE, some exams and some Monday breakout sessions in person.
  • More information about accessing the building and classroom spaces will be shared as it is available. IPCaL will take place on the 2nd floor of Parks Hall.
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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.

Complete Together as Buckeyes training and pledge
Every Buckeye plays an important part in taking care of each other. Because when Buckeyes are safe and healthy, we can stay focused on improving lives. Students, faculty and staff are required to complete an online training course and the Together As Buckeyes Pledge. The 10-minute training is now available through Buckeye Learn, and the pledge must be signed upon completion of the course. 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. 

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.

The university will keep us informed on how these changes may impact Ohio State’s travel guidelines. In the meantime, please note how this impacts you and the start of the didactic portion of autumn semester. The IPCaL3 teaching team has indicated that a portion of you will be expected to come to Parks Hall on Sept. 1. More detailed information will be coming soon from Drs. Haas-Gehres and Bickel. This does not factor in what you are learning from our experiential team about your IPPE sites.

Based on the governor’s travel advisory, we are recommending that you restrict your travel to any of the affected states starting Aug. 18 – 14 days before Sept. 1, which is the earliest date we would ask any P2s to show up in person for any of your didactic courses. This is ever-evolving, thus we are asking you to keep an eye on the affected states via the link above if you plan on traveling between now and the start of the semester.

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 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 22, 2020

Detailed course information coming
Detailed course information is/will be coming to you from your individual course directors, including IPPEs via CARMEN or email.

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.

CiPC3
CiPC3 begins Monday, Aug. 24, one day prior to the university calendar start. Coursework will be provided asynchronously online with due dates set during the two weeks for graded assignments, as well as small group activities and assignments. (Reminder: Don’t take on more hours at work during this course.)

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. 

Fall schedules and modes of instruction
The following is a brief update on your fall schedule and the status of in-person versus online instruction for the PharmD program.

  • All Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPE) and Integrated Patient Care Laboratory (IPCaL) courses will maintain in person components.
  • Courses will have both synchronous and asynchronous components.
  • All synchronous activities will be delivered within the parameters of the posted course meeting schedule. For example if you have IPCaL on Monday morning with a Thursday pre-lab lecture, that is when you will be engaging in IPCaL.
  • We are still working out the exact specifics of exams such as reserving rooms and online proctoring strategies.
  • All in person activities will maintain appropriate safety protocols with physical distancing, PPE and cleaning.
  • P2 students will have IPCaL and IPPE and some exams in person.
  • More information about accessing the building and classroom spaces will be shared as it is available. IPCaL will take place on the 2nd floor of Parks Hall.

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 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.

Complete Together as Buckeyes training and pledge
Every Buckeye plays an important part in taking care of each other. Because when Buckeyes are safe and healthy, we can stay focused on improving lives. Students, faculty and staff are required to complete an online training course and the Together As Buckeyes Pledge. The 10-minute training is now available through Buckeye Learn, and the pledge must be signed upon completion of the course. 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. 

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.

The university is reviewing this advisory and will keep us informed on how these changes may impact Ohio State’s travel guidelines. Although Dr. McAuley sent you an email last week asking you not to travel to the states on the list any time after Aug. 17 (because that was 14 days before Aug. 31), that has since changed.

As you know from the email from Drs. Matthews and Jackson on Aug. 4, IPCaL will be entirely online. Thus, at this point, none of your P3 didactic instructors are expecting you to come to campus for their classes this fall. (NOTE: This does not apply to IPPE rotations, so please pay attention to the travel advisory for your experiential rotations.)

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 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 22, 2020

Detailed course information coming
Detailed course information is/will be coming to you from your individual course directors, including IPPEs via CARMEN or email.

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. 

Fall schedules and modes of instruction
The following is a brief update on your fall schedule and the status of in-person versus online instruction for the PharmD program.

  • All Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPE) will maintain in-person components.
  • Courses will have both synchronous and asynchronous components.
  • All synchronous activities will be delivered within the parameters of the posted course meeting schedule. For example, if you have IPCaL on Monday morning with a Thursday pre-lab lecture, that is when you will be engaging in IPCaL.
  • We are still working out the exact specifics of exams such as reserving rooms and online proctoring strategies.
  • More information about accessing the building and classroom spaces will be shared as it is available.

Confirm IPPE hours
Individualized emails from Liz Trolli were sent to students during the first two weeks of June to confirm the number of IPPE hours completed during the P2 year. Please respond to her to confirm the number of hours you completed during your P2 year if you have not already done so.

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 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.

Complete Together as Buckeyes training and pledge
Every Buckeye plays an important part in taking care of each other. Because when Buckeyes are safe and healthy, we can stay focused on improving lives. Students, faculty and staff are required to complete an online training course and the Together As Buckeyes Pledge. The 10-minute training is now available through Buckeye Learn, and the pledge must be signed upon completion of the course. 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. 

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 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

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 5, 2020

Complete Together as Buckeyes training and pledge
Every Buckeye plays an important part in taking care of each other. Because when Buckeyes are safe and healthy, we can stay focused on improving lives. Students, faculty and staff are required to complete an online training course and the Together As Buckeyes Pledge. The 10-minute training is now available through Buckeye Learn, and the pledge must be signed upon completion of the course.

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 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!)