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Keeping Bobcats Informed, Oct 26, 2022

Bobcat Parents & Families,

You might notice that much of this week's issue of Keeping Bobcats Informed is dedicated to Halloween. Athens has historically been a hub for a lot of activity during Halloween weekend, and  I encourage you to be smart and stay safe while you enjoy the weekend. Each of us has a responsibility to stay healthy, be respectful and look out for one another in order to help ensure this Halloween is a safe and enjoyable occasion for everyone in our community. We are eager to see our students connect with each other and have fun, and we hope the resources and events below will be of use to them as they navigate the weekend.

As a reminder, Dads Weekend is quickly approaching, and we look forward to welcoming families to campus once again! Prepare for your trip by visiting this site and checking out all of the events we have planned! Follow us on Facebook for more information as the date approaches.

Happy Halloween,

Kathy A Fahl, MSW

Dean of Students

Check off you fall bucket list

Looking for that perfect pumpkin to carve? Corn mazes, hayrides, and fresh apple cider calling your name? We've got you covered for all things fall around Athens.

Visit the Athens Farmers Market on Saturday mornings for local apple cider.

Find the perfect pumpkin, explore the corn maze, and visit farm animals at Chesterhill Harvest Days.

If you're not looking to go far, White's Mill has a great selection of pumpkins just outside of town.

Head to Libby's Pumpkin Patch for pick-your-own pumpkins, hayrides, and homemade pumpkin ice cream.

Dress up sustainably this year and shop secondhand for your costume. You can even work on making your own at the Community Makerspace.

Immerse yourself in Ohio's fall beauty by camping at Strouds Run State Park. You can rent all the necessary equipment through Outdoor Pursuits!

What You Need to Know About Halloween

1. Review the campus parking lot restrictions and alternative parking.

2. The Athens Block Party is back this year. View the event lineup.

3. Be respectful as you are planning your costume.

4. Plan ahead, and stay safe. We all have a shared responsibility for upholding the standards of Ohio University and respecting the City of Athens and our neighbors who call our community home.

5. Don't miss out on all the events happening on campus this week!

10/30 Halloween Rec Skate

10/31 Halloween Climbing Competition

10/31 Beetlejuice Costume Party


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Survivor Advocacy Program

A resource for survivors and their supporters regardless of when or where an incident occurred.

Health Services at Campus Care

All OHIO students are eligible to receive health care and services at Hudson Health Center.

OHIO Police Department

Ohio University Police Department is available 24/7 to help students in all types of emergencies.

Civic Engagement Forum

Tune into the Civic Engagement Forum and engage directly with public officials and civic leaders to learn about the political process and discuss issues that matter to college students and the community.


Your input is needed!

OHIO is creating a tool to help increase knowledge and confidence about home ownership, credit, investing, and more. Take this survey and share your preferences regarding specific topics and content delivery methods.


Grad School Fair 

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 1 to 4 p.m.

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Law Fair

Thursday, Oct. 27, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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NOV. 4–6


Mark your calendars and compile a list of your best (or worst) dad jokes because Dads Weekend is approaching fast! Take a sneak peek at all of the fun events planned.

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