Information for Participants
You will receive three $200 stipend checks while participating in the PLUS Program. You have two options for receiving your stipend and travel reimbursement; by check or by arranging a direct deposit using the enclosed Direct Deposit Enrollment Authorization. We will also need a completed W9, which you will find in this package. These forms must be submitted by May 17, so they may be processed in a timely fashion.
The stipend checks will be deposited or given to you at the end of each week. The first disbursement will be on June 14, and the last disbursement will be on June 28. We suggest bringing some money with you for the first week.
If you choose to receive a check, please be aware that the banks in Ada include Liberty Bank a Chase Bank ATM and US Bank. US Bank will cash ONU checks with a valid State Issued ID (Driver’s License for example). Otherwise, we suggest you bring an ATM card to access your money.
W9 – Needed by everyone
Direct Deposit Enrolment Authorization – Needed if you choose to have the checks directly deposited into your bank account
These forms must be submitted by May 17, so they may be processed in a timely fashion.
It is your responsibility to make arrangements to get to Ohio. We are offering up to $200 for round trip travel for the summer. You must inform us of your travel plans and provide us a cell phone number no later than May 24. Airline, train or bus receipts may be submitted at any time so that we can start processing your reimbursement. You can e-mail, mail or fax the receipts to us.
If you are flying, we suggest using either the Columbus or Dayton airports. An ONU van will be picking up students at each airport at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 9. We will also provide transportation to the airport for your return trip. When you leave on Friday, June 28, do not book your flight any earlier than 5 p.m. If you choose to leave Saturday, June 29th, do not book your flight any earlier than 10:00 a.m.
If you are taking the train or bus, please book your ticket in to Lima, OH, arriving on Sunday, June 9, and let us know you time of arrival so that we can arrange to pick you up. If you are driving, you will be reimbursed at $.565 per mile, up to $200.
Affinity Villiage Complex
You will be housed in a dorm room in the Affinity Villiage (no. 44 on your campus map). Each dorm room has 2 beds and a shared bathroom. The common area kitchen is fully equipped. There is an onsite laundry facility with coin operated machines. Click here for Resident Hall Policies.
Roommate Survey – Needed by everyone. It must be returned by May 17.
You will be notified of your roommate assignment by Friday, May 24. You are encouraged to contact your roommate to coordinate your living arrangements, if necessary.
You will be responsible for your own towels, washcloths, and bed linens. Please keep in mind the beds are extra long twins. Students who are driving are encouraged to bring their own supplies. Those flying or taking the bus can ship ONE box of supplies to our warehouse at the following address:
Ohio Northern University
C/o: [Your name]
402 West Lincoln Avenue
Ada, Ohio 45810
Parking around the law school and apartment complex is readily available. Parking in allowed in all non faculty/staff parking spaces – no permit is needed.
You will be issued a picture ID card on the first day of classes. This will allow you to eat in the Dining Hall, Northern on main, and the restaurants listed in the enclosed flyer. Each card will be loaded with $300 for this purpose. If you need or want more money on it, we have a Polar Dollars Deposit form. You do not need to put extra money on your Polar card if you choose to use your personal debit card. All money put on the Polar card is forteited if not used by the end of the program.
Polar Cards will also allow you to use the Fitness Center at King-Horn during open hours. For non-ONU undergraduates, your Polar card will be deactivated at the end of the program.
Dining Hall Hours
Breakfast Hours: 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Lunch Hours: 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Dinner Hours: 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.
The dining hall is located on the main floor of McIntosh Center (no. 23 on the map). McIntosh also houses the bookstore and mail room. There is limited dining service at McIntosh during the first week of the program.
Click here for a guide to the PLUS Program dress code. Please use this as a guide for packing. The tentative schedule indicates the proper attire for planned events. The Basic rule of thumb, unless otherwise stated,is: Business Casual for all class sessions, Business Attire for court visits and oral argument competition, and causal attire for evening study group and recreation.
Hancock County Court
You will be traveling to Findlay, Ohio to the Hancock County Courhouse to visit the courtroom of Judge Reginald Routson. For more information on Hancock County, visit their website at www.co.hancock.oh.us/
Ohio Supreme Court
Tour the Supreme Court of Ohio located in our State Capital of Columbus. Students will also meet ONU College of Law Alumni Andromeda McGregor whoworks inthe attorney general's office.For more information on the Supreme Court, visit their website at www.supremecourt.ohio.gov
This century old amusement park is considered the Roller Coaster Capital of the world, with over 17 roller coasters.
For more information, visit their website at www.cedarpoint.com
If you have any questions, please contact our office
ONU Law PLUS Program
Claude W. Pettit College of Law
ATTN: Nicolle Merkel
525 S. Main Street
Ada, OH 45810
Phone: 419-772-2205 Fax: 419-772-2318
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