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OHIO students discuss socializing during the pandemic

Published: September 24, 2020 Author: Staff reports

Ohio University students are craving connection, but are being mindful of physical distancing guidelines in how they can engage peer-to-peer. As part of the Bobcat Safety & Respect Video series, the Division of Student Affairs recently featured a discussion between five Bobcats about how they are navigating their social lives during the pandemic—and how they’re making the situation work for them.

The students mention ways that they have been able to safely socialize, such as kayaking at Strouds Run State Park, skating on the bike path, picnicking on College Green, and enjoying local patio dining options.

Indoors, students are playing online games with friends and engaging in virtual hangouts on Zoom in which participants invite a new friend for the group to meet.

In addition, the students discussed how student organization leaders are switching to virtual programming to continue to provide Bobcats with extracurricular activities.

Students seeking ways to connect can check out the following sites:

Ohio University’s Virtual Involvement Center offers games, events, arts & crafts, virtual tours, and much more: https://www.ohio.edu/involvement/virtual

The Campus Involvement Center offers Bobcat Connect as a way for students to get to know the many unique organizations that exist at Ohio University. From academic organizations to cultural and identity-based organizations to Sorority and Fraternity Life, CIC presents involvement opportunities for everyone: https://www.ohio.edu/student-affairs/news/virtual-involvement-fair

More information for students about recreation, intramural and club sports, outdoor trips/programming, is available on the Recreation page of the Be Safe Bobcats site: https://www.ohio.edu/coronavirus/recreation