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New notification features available in the Go OHIO app

The Go OHIO app now has tailored experiences for the Athens campus, each regional campus and OHIO Online, with undergraduate students as the primary audience. Starting this semester, app users can opt in to receive push notifications for upcoming events on the Athens campus and Canvas Updates, as well as notifications and banner alerts within the app about other relevant information like financial aid deadlines. Please note that Canvas will only be accessible to students enrolled in Phase 1 courses.

Thanks to student feedback collected following the launch of the Go OHIO mobile app, the event notification feature was created to provide a quick way to learn what’s happening around the Athens campus. Users can opt in to start receiving push notifications on their mobile devices and event updates in their app inbox. Events highlighted will include student organization-hosted events, athletics events, well-being opportunities and more.

These notifications are relevant to students living on and off campus, and at this time, only Athens campus students. Based on feedback from app users during this pilot phase, there may be opportunities to opt in to even more personalized notifications in the future as well as notifications for those outside of Athens campus.

To opt in, just navigate to the Messages window in the mobile or desktop app, select “Opt-in channels” in the upper right corner, and click the plus symbol next to the Athens Events channel. Notifications will begin during the first week of classes, January 16.

Want even more Athens content? Share your thoughts and ideas in the Go OHIO Feedback Survey. Departments interested in more information about Go OHIO communication tools should contact Jen Van Nostran at

The Go OHIO app is the official app of Ohio University. Download it today or login online at to access a fully personalized student dashboard, and find things like personalized class schedules, meal plan balances, Catmail, transit resources and so much more.

January 8, 2024
Staff reports