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Keeping Bobcats Informed, April 5, 2023

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Bobcat Parents and Families,

Given that April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, it is an appropriate time to engage in discussions with your student about sexual expectations, consent and alcohol, and sexual violence on college campuses. You should familiarize yourself and your student with the campus resources and advocates available to survivors of sexual assault, dating or domestic violence, and stalking. While I recognize these are difficult conversations to have, OHIO's Survivor Advocacy Program shares a guide for how to initiate these discussions.  

We take pride in our students, faculty, staff, and programs that continue to serve as a model for combating rape culture on college campuses. You too can help us keep Bobcats safe and give to survivors the resources they need to begin recovery.


Kathy A Fahl, 
Dean of Students

Support survivors at Take Back the Night

Take Back the Night is an international movement that focuses on survivor experiences and creating a safe place to be a survivor. Head to the Athena Cinema tomorrow evening and hear from keynote speaker Jayvon Howard, the Engaging Men Coordinator for the Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence.


Do your part to keep our campus safe

We are excited to spend the whole week telling you more about Green Dot and how we can change the campus culture. Don't know what Green Dot is? No problem, come out to the events this week to learn more. Follow @OHIO_hp for more info.

Share your message, get free coffee

Share a video with @OHIO_hp following one of these prompts: What does Green Dot mean to you? How have you put your Green Dot on the map this year? Share your message and get a $5 gift card to Front Room!


Cookies and conversations

Did you just select your room for 2023-24 in the Room Selection Process? If so, we want to hear from you at one of two sessions to share your feedback on the process.

Snacks are included! 


Celebrate global humanity

International Week is here! Check out a full week of events and head Uptown this Saturday for the International Street Fair. Come together with the OHIO community to share food, perspectives, and meaningful connections across geography and culture.


Residence hall closures

The residence halls officially close at 8 p.m. on May 5. Don’t forget your closing checklist and other important information —checkout process, additional contracts, dining, quiet hours, and other details.

Avoid traffic during move out

Due to heavy traffic during commencement, it's recommended you move out prior to May 5. The Convo and South Green will be most impacted by traffic and parking restrictions will be in place during the 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. commencement ceremonies.

Housing extension and summer housing contracts

If you need to stay in a residence hall the night of May 5 due to a university-affiliated reason, you can request a one-night extension by filling out a Spring Semester Extension Request. Any student needing to reside on campus after 6 p.m. on May 6 through May 12 can request temporary accommodation at the rate of $30/night or $125/week by filling out a May Break Housing Contract. If you choose to stay during this week, you will need to transition to James or Ryors Halls on May 6 between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. If you are attending summer school, make sure you complete a Summer Student Contract.

All of these contracts can be found on your housing self-service and must be completed by May 4. 


Celebrate at the Leadership Awards
RSVP by April 11
Cheer on the dance team at nationals
Follow @ohiodanceteam for updates
Graduation season is approaching
Find cool grad gifts 
Keep it rolling
Stick around and take summer classes 


April 5, 2023
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