Ohio Northern University will resume in-person, residential education this fall. It will do so in alignment with state government required safety measures and consistent with CDC guidelines and other community health safeguards.
The health and safety of students, faculty and staff are paramount as Ohio Northern engages several work groups to develop a comprehensive safety program based on social distancing in classrooms, labs, residence halls, campus apartments and other facilities; on enhanced and frequent cleaning of spaces and surfaces throughout campus; on increased access to hygiene products and PPE, and on availability of frequent testing and contact tracing.
As a result, Ohio Northern will be ready this fall with policies and practices to benefit all who live, work and learn on campus, employing every reasonable measure to effectively respond to the challenges of COVID-19 and to fulfill ONU’s vital mission of preparing students for rewarding careers and lives of impacts in their communities.
“We are committed to providing our students an on-campus educational experience this fall, one that will look different in some ways, yet familiar with our tradition of delivering quality academic programs in a safe, rural environment,” ONU President Dan DiBiasio said.
A significant number of Ohio Northern’s faculty members hold advanced degrees in medical and allied health fields, and they are providing their expertise to ONU’s efforts to prepare the campus to safely resume in-person education for fall semester.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the University transitioned to remote learning and most students moved out of the residence halls on March 22.