Keeping Bobcats Informed, Aug. 24, 2022
Bobcat Parents & Families,
Move-in weekend – albeit the hot weather – was a huge success! We had a record-breaking number of students move into the residence halls in a matter of days, and nearly just as many moved into off-campus housing. It's wonderful to see so many students around campus and the town of Athens again.
We were glad the rain held off—it was a great reminder that we don’t always know what is coming next, but it helps to be prepared. We can do our best to prepare, sure, but innovation rarely occurs in a predictable environment. The unexpected holds great challenges but also great opportunities. In Student Affairs, we are excited about the future and whatever it holds.
Kathy A Fahl, MSW
Dean of Students
Be a Better Bystander and expect respect from yourself and others.
Get involved with a student organization on campus, like Student Senate.
Call out bias when you see it and use your voice to encourage inclusion.
How can you Make Respect Visible on campus?
The LGBT Center
The LGBT Center is welcoming students back with tons of fun and exciting programming all throughout the semester that is sure to help you find community. If you're looking for a quiet space to study, a space for intentional conversation, or just a place to connect with the 2S-LGBTQ+ community, then visit Baker 348!
Student health insurance mandate
If you do not elect to waive the student health insurance plan on or before the waiver deadline of Sept. 9, you will be automatically enrolled, and the premium charge will remain on your student account.
Welcome Week Video Contest
Win OHIO goodies
Share your Welcome Week experience and create a TikTok or IG Reels video documenting the fun you're having at Welcome Week events and submit it to be entered to win an OHIO prize pack that includes a t-shirt, tote bag, water bottle, and stickers.
If you have an interest in yoga and have been looking to expand your fitness horizon, or if rock climbing is your thing but you want to incorporate a full-body warm-up, try Outdoor Pursuit's new combination activity, Yoga on the Rocks.
Fill Your Calendar
We hope you're enjoying all of the Welcome Week activities so far. Continue the celebration into this weekend and stop by these events!
8/24 @ 1 p.m. Athena Cinema Open House
Head to an open house at the 107-year-old local movie theater to watch movies and get free popcorn!
8/25 @ 3 p.m. Bike Ride
Learn how to get involved with campus sustainability while riding along the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway.
8/25 @ 7 p.m. Camp Alden
Trek through all seven floors of Alden Library on a scavenger hunt, grill late-night s'mores, play putt-putt, and make buttons.
Athens' Pedestrian Accessibility Committee
Help make Athens' walkways accessible
OIT Tech Tip
Uncompromise your account
Oops! You’ve accidentally clicked on a link in a suspicious-looking email — what now? The first step is to change your password immediately. If you need assistance, contact the IT Service Desk. Next, report the phishing scam to OIT by forwarding the message as an attachment to email@example.com. The Security Team will then provide you with the best next steps.