Ohio University Moves to Online-Only Classes for the Remainder of Spring Semester

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Ohio University has made the decision to move to distance learning for the remainder of the spring semester at all campuses and locations.

The move was made Friday after other colleges and universities in the state took similar measure as a precaution to the coronavirus outbreak.

An announcement on the university’s alert page indicated that classes will resume online following the previously announced extended spring break on March 23.

Students who live in residence halls on the Athens campus still are being asked not to return to campus after spring break.

The Division of Student Affairs is tasked with emailing students with information about scheduling time to move out, according to the announcement.

Any student who needs to live in a residence hall must be approved by Housing & Residence Life after filling out an application found at Students can apply via The university said applications will be reviewed within 24 hours.

A process for prorated reimbursements is being developed “for students who reside on the Athens campus and/or have a dining plan.” Further details were not available at this time.

The school directed those with questions to first check the frequently asked question page regarding coronavirus,, and then email with any additional questions not addressed online.

As of Friday, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Athens County.

Anyone with questions regarding COVID-19 is asked to call the state’s hotline, 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634).