In-person classes at the Ohio State Columbus campus canceled

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The National Weather Service is forecasting ice accumulation with 3 to 4 inches of snow in Columbus on Thursday, February 3.

In-person classes at The Ohio State University campus in Columbus are canceled for Feb. 3. Classes scheduled to meet online will proceed as planned. The campus will remain OPEN. Please check with those responsible for other scheduled activities to ensure there are no other changes or cancellations.

Any staff member with the ability to work remotely is encouraged to do so in consultation with their supervisor. As the campus remains open, essential staff whose responsibilities must be carried out in person should report to work in accordance with their normal schedule. For specific personnel questions, please contact your supervisor or your HR business partner.

Most campus operations will remain open, including the Wexner Medical Center and clinical services. Below is more information on weather impacts related to transportation, parking, and facility hours.

COVID-19 testing at Jesse Owens North has been canceled for February 3. Anyone with an appointment at this location should report via MyChart. Instructions for MyChart are available at go.osu.edu/MyChartInstructions

The health, safety and wellbeing of our students, faculty and staff is always our top priority. We will continue to monitor the conditions and share updates online.

TRANSPORT

Plan ahead and allow extra time or avoid travel, if possible. Before the snow and ice started piling up, the university treated the roads and sidewalks on campus. Staff remain on campus throughout the day and night to treat and plow as needed. However, with significant amounts of snow, please be patient as roads and sidewalks will be covered even when crews are actively working.

Campus Area Bus Service (CABS) frequencies may be reduced on the Campus Loop North, Campus Loop South, East Residential and West Campus routes. The Med Center Express will continue to provide regular service. Riders are encouraged to use the Ohio State app to real-time CABS tracking and should anticipate service delays. For additional service updates, please visit ttm.osu.edu.

CAR PARK

CampusParc teams continue to treat parking lots and garages, but some rooftop parking lots will be closed due to freezing conditions. All garage roofs are closed except 9and Garage Avenue East, 9and Avenue West Garage, Neil Avenue Garage and the SAFEAUTO garage. Visit the CampusParc website for updates. Following.

INSTALLATION AND CLINIC HOURS

Please check with your scheduled activities to ensure there are no further changes or cancellations. As a reminder, the following areas will work as follows:

  • Wexner Medical Center locations remain OPEN
  • Student Life Student Health Services will be OPEN from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., visit https://shs.osu.edu/ for any updates to hours of service/operations.
  • Campus restaurants remain OPEN, visit https://dining.osu.edu/ for any updates to hours of service/operations.
  • The Recreation and Physical Activity Center (CRAP) will be OPEN only from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. All other recreational facilities will be CLOSED, visit https://recsports.osu.edu/ for any updates to hours of service/operations.
  • The Ohio Union will be OPEN from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., visit https://ohiounion.osu.edu/ for any updates to hours of service/operations.
  • University libraries are CLOSED.
  • The Ohio State University Optometric Services clinics remain OPEN.
  • Dental clinics across the State of Ohio remain OPEN.
  • The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center (Columbus and Dublin) remains OPEN during regular hours.
  • The Speech and Hearing Clinic is OPEN
  • The Blackwell remains OPEN.

SAFETY TIPS

We recommend everyone continue to dress for the weather and exercise caution when traveling.

  • Wear several layers of loose, lightweight, warm clothing.
  • Wear tightly woven, water-repellent, hooded outerwear.
  • Wear a hat – 40% of your body heat can be lost through your head.
  • Wear mittens that fit snugly around the wrist; mittens are better than gloves.
  • Try to stay dry and sheltered from the wind.

When traveling around campus, remember that public transportation is available. You can find real-time information on CABS bus arrivals via the Ohio State App. Driving on COTA? Visit cota.com for service information.

The university’s Department of Public Safety provides a real-time weather forecast online.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

ATI/WOOSTER

Thusday, Feb. 3: ATI classes are canceled for Thursday. February 3. This includes ATI online courses. The campus remains open.

LIMA

Wednesday, Feb. 2: Classes at Ohio State Lima were canceled beginning at noon for Wednesday, February 2.

Thusday, Feb. 3: Classes at Ohio State Lima are canceled for Thursday, February 3, and the campus is closed.

MANSFIELD

Thusday, Feb. 3: Classes at Ohio State Mansfield are canceled for Thursday, February 3. Although online class meetings continue, there will be no in-person meetings. The campus is closed.

MARIO

Thusday, Feb. 3: Classes at Ohio State Marion are canceled for Thursday, February 3, and the campus is closed.

NEWARK

Thusday, Feb. 3: Ohio State Newark is closed Thursday, Feb. 3, which means in-person classes are canceled, but classes and remote work will continue as scheduled. More information is available here.

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