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Student Life Operations Update

Updated on November 19, 2020. Please check back as information is subject to change

In response to Franklin County being elevated to Alert Level 4 (purple), the Office of Student Life will be updating their operations while continuing to offer services that support students who live on and off campus. Most departments will transition to fully virtual offerings, with the exception of crisis support and the services outlined below.

Housing

The move-out process will remain as scheduled with residence halls closing on Wednesday, November 25 and 6 p.m. Break housing will be provided for students with approved exceptions to remain on campus. Quarantine and isolation housing and support will be maintained throughout the remainder of the semester and during winter break.

Recreation Centers

Student Life Rec Sports will close all facilities with the exception of the RPAC (except for Saturday November 21). Hours of operation will be 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends. The North Rec Center will be open on Saturday, November 21 (RPAC will be closed).

Masks must be worn at all times except for while swimming. Tenants in the RPAC, like the Student Wellness Center, will provide virtual offerings only.

Read more on the Rec Sports website.

Ohio Union

The Ohio Union will remain open with limited hours. Hours of operation will be 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends. Building tenants, including the Administrative Office, Multicultural Center, Off-Campus and Commuter Student Services and others will be fully virtual. The BuckID office and dining locations will remain open.

Dining

Dining location hours will be adjusted according to building hours. Please visit the Dining Services website for updated hours of operation.

Student Health Services

Student Health Services will continue with usual business hours through Wednesday, November 25. Starting Monday, November 30, the hours of operation will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays with no weekend hours.

There will be COVID-19 testing at the Wilce Student Health Center only for symptomatic and close contacts as identified by the Case Investigation and Contact Tracing Team (CICTT). All visits must be scheduled, including COVID-19 testing. Telehealth services will be used for all sick visits.

For more information on the additional action steps being taken by the university, read President Johnson's message to the Ohio State community.