Student Life FAQs: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 24, 2020

Updated on June 21, 2021. Please check back regularly for updates as information is subject to change.

COVID-19 Testing

Testing is required for students who live in University Housing on the Columbus, Newark and Wooster/ATI campus, and students who are enrolled in courses on the Columbus campus. Vaccinated students who have voluntarily shared their vaccine information with the university need to complete a COVID-19 test once every 30 days. All other students who are required to test must complete a COVID-19 test each week. More information is available on the Safe and Healthy Buckeyes website.


Student Life Dining Services will follow federal, state and local guidance regarding health and safety while continuing to provide students with food diversity and balanced nutrition across the university. Options for students with food restrictions will continue to be provided across all locations. Students with specific dietary need are welcome to reach out to us for additional assistance. 

Dining FAQs

Disability Services

The university is committed to supporting students and program participants with COVID-19 based risk factors. Student Life Disability Services (SLDS), in conjunction with the Office of Institutional Equity, works with students who are most vulnerable to complications from COVID-19 to ensure that they have the necessary resources to participate in university life as safely as possible.

Disability Services FAQs


The Office of Student Life is dedicated to maintaining clean and safe environments throughout Student Life facilities and has implemented new cleaning measures, protocols and processes.

Facilities FAQs

Getting Involved

Even though there are limitations on how we can get together, you still have many ways to get involved on campus.

Student Life Event Calendar


Ohio State will increase population density in residence halls for the 2021-22 academic year. To ensure a safe and healthy return, changes have been made to on-campus living expectations. FAQs have been updated with information for the Autumn semester move-in process and housing options.

Move-In 2021


Recreational Sports

In addition to all available federal, state, local and university guidelines, Student Life Recreational Sports will also follow the guidance of national sports governing bodies to ensure physical distancing practices and other safety protocols are in place. 

Rec Sports FAQs