Ohio University's campus on March 10, 2020
Ohio University’s campus on March 10, 2020 [WOUB | Michelle Rotuno-Johnson]

Summer Classes at Ohio University Move to Remote Instruction

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Ohio University announced that there will be no in-person summer classes due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Provost Elizabeth Sayrs made the announcement in an email sent out on Friday, April 3.

“Ohio University will continue to deliver all classes on all campuses through remote and online instruction through the summer, including classes offered during the full summer semester, first summer session, and second summer session,” Sayrs wrote. “While we offer many summer classes online during a typical summer, we believe it is important to provide this information about the remote delivery of all classes while students are registering for the summer semester.”

The move, according to Sayrs, was in light of Governor Mike DeWine’s extension of the state’s Stay at Home order through May 1.

The full summer semester begins May 11 and continues through August 15; the first summer session runs from May 11 through June 27; and the second summer session runs from June 29 through August 15.

The remote instruction includes lectures, labs, studios, and other primarily classroom-based classes.

“We will continue to review the possibility of offering required clinical experiences, practica, or similar face-to-face experiences, especially during the second summer session,” Sayrs wrote. “And we will announce any changes in status as soon as possible.”

The university will also look into reopening laboratories and other research spaces when the state permits and it can be done safely.

The move is the latest in the university’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, after moving the spring semester to remote instruction on March 13 and postponing commencement ceremonies on March 18.


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