Ohio University Parent & Family Programs

Ohio University Parent & Family Programs Welcome to the Ohio University Parent Outreach page! For more information please visit: www.ohio.edu/parents Follow us on Twitter: @OhioParents

Here you will find helpful links, commonly needed information and updates. Parent & Family Programs wants to provide the best experience for Ohio University families by connecting and engaging.

Mission: The Office of the Dean of Students, in collaboration with university departments and offices, seeks to partner with parents and families to provide timely, helpful information to aid in the academic, social and holistic success of Ohio University students. To accomplish this mission the Office of the Dean of Students seeks to: - Effectively communicate with parents and families - Help parents and families understand and navigate the Ohio University landscape - Provide advocacy for parents and families; and - Provide programs that support the engagement of parents in the Ohio University experience For more information about resources for Parents and Families, please refer to the Ohio University Parent and Families webpages at : www.ohio.edu/parents

It's about that time to help your student move-out and start the next chapter in their collegiate career! Move-out can b...
04/30/2019
Parents & Families: April Housing & Residence Life updates | Ohio University

It's about that time to help your student move-out and start the next chapter in their collegiate career! Move-out can be a very stressful time, so make sure to plan ahead to make your experience go as smoothly as possible. Check out the link below to the see the list of reminders and tips provided by Housing and Residence Life. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us in the comments below or message us and we'll do our best to point you in the right direction!

https://www.ohio.edu/student-affairs/news/hrl-april-19-updates

Spring 2019 Semester Closing Reminder

As your student prepares their final papers, encourage them to check out the Writing Center for help with editing, forma...
04/19/2019
Parents & Families: Encourage use of Writing Center for final papers | Ohio University

As your student prepares their final papers, encourage them to check out the Writing Center for help with editing, formatting, citations and more! They offer a variety of free services that can help your student!

https://www.ohio.edu/student-affairs/news/writing-center

With the end of the semester and finals fast approaching, papers are sure to be due! The Student Writing Center (SWC), located in Alden 236A, and part of the Academic Achievement Center, have tutors who can help interpret writing assignments, brainstorm ideas, narrow topics, craft strong thesis stat...

Not sure what to do with your student's leftover Bobcat Cash? This article breaks down everything you need to know about...
04/17/2019
Parents & Families: Bobcat Cash deposits, balance rollovers and refunds | Ohio University

Not sure what to do with your student's leftover Bobcat Cash? This article breaks down everything you need to know about Bobcat Cash refunds, rollovers and last-minute deposits.

https://www.ohio.edu/student-affairs/news/bobcat-cash-reminders

As spring semester comes to an end, we want to assure parents that their students’ Bobcat Cash account balance will automatically carry over to each new semester and academic year. If a student is returning, there is nothing else parents or students need to do to ensure that their balance stays in...

As we are nearing the end of the semester, many students do not take the time to eat full, healthy meals during Finals W...
04/15/2019
Parents & Families: Encourage students to stay heathy during finals week | Ohio University

As we are nearing the end of the semester, many students do not take the time to eat full, healthy meals during Finals Week. Make sure you encourage you student to get to the Dining Hall and continue eating a balanced diet so they are not heightening their stress.

https://www.ohio.edu/student-affairs/news/cs-health-reminder

As another finals week approaches, it is important for students to stay healthy during this stressful period. Unfortunately, many students do not take the time to eat full meals during finals week, which only contributes to stress and exhaustion. Take time this month to remind students that while co...

We are just one day away from welcoming all of our Bobcat moms on campus for Moms Weekend! We are so excited to have you...
04/04/2019
Family Weekends at OHIO | Ohio University

We are just one day away from welcoming all of our Bobcat moms on campus for Moms Weekend! We are so excited to have you all on our campus and see what we have to offer. Looking for things you and your student can do together? Click the link below to see a list of events! Feel free to comment down below what you are planning to do for the weekend or comment with any questions you might have! Have a fun and safe weekend!

https://www.ohio.edu/student-affairs/parents/family-weekends

Four times each year, Ohio University welcomes families and friends to reconnect with their college students on the Athens Campus. Family Weekends offer a wide range of activities, from sporting events to outdoor adventures to concerts and performing arts. A full schedule of events can be found on t...

This upcoming weekend is Moms Weekend, one of the most popular weekend here on OHIO's campus! The schedule of events has...
04/03/2019
Family Weekends at OHIO | Ohio University

This upcoming weekend is Moms Weekend, one of the most popular weekend here on OHIO's campus! The schedule of events has been released so be sure to check out the link below to plan your weekend accordingly. Also, some of the events require you to purchase tickets in advance which can also be purchased on the link below! We have put together a variety of events that showcase what Ohio University has to offer and we hope that you all will join us!

https://www.ohio.edu/student-affairs/parents/family-weekends

Four times each year, Ohio University welcomes families and friends to reconnect with their college students on the Athens Campus. Family Weekends offer a wide range of activities, from sporting events to outdoor adventures to concerts and performing arts. A full schedule of events can be found on t...

Hey Parents! It's almost time for one of our most popular weekends of the year, Mom's Weekend! Check out some of the fun...
03/26/2019
Family Weekends at OHIO | Ohio University

Hey Parents! It's almost time for one of our most popular weekends of the year, Mom's Weekend! Check out some of the fun events and activities that will be going on across campus.

https://www.ohio.edu/student-affairs/parents/family-weekends

Four times each year, Ohio University welcomes families and friends to reconnect with their college students on the Athens Campus. Family Weekends offer a wide range of activities, from sporting events to outdoor adventures to concerts and performing arts. A full schedule of events can be found on t...

Ohio University offers a variety of Summer courses that your student may be interested in! They have many great benefits...
03/22/2019
Parents & Families: Summer classes — online or on campus — can deliver big benefits | Ohio University

Ohio University offers a variety of Summer courses that your student may be interested in! They have many great benefits and can help your student get ahead of the game! Check out this article highlighting some of the main benefits:
https://www.ohio.edu/student-affairs/news/summer-classes

Taking summer courses at Ohio University can be a great way for students to get ahead. Summer classes can:

Housing and Residence Life has provided updates regarding deadlines, housing information, and more! Between room selecti...
03/21/2019
Parents & Families: Housing & Residence Life updates | Ohio University

Housing and Residence Life has provided updates regarding deadlines, housing information, and more! Between room selection and semester closing dates, they have provided you with a list of things to be on the lookout for! Check them out here: https://www.ohio.edu/student-affairs/news/hrl-march-19-updates

2019-20 Returning Student Room Selection Students who complete the housing contract by February 20 are able to participate in the Returning Student Room Selection process for the 2019-20 Academic Year. Detailed information can be found at here.

Happy Tuesday Parents! Mom's Weekend is approaching and Culinary Services is offering a Mom's Weekend special from April...
03/19/2019

Happy Tuesday Parents! Mom's Weekend is approaching and Culinary Services is offering a Mom's Weekend special from April 5-7 from Friday lunch until Sunday brunch! They will be offering a 8$ All-You-Care-To-Eat meals at the OHIO dining courts! Join your student at any of our dining halls to see what they have to offer!

https://www.ohio.edu/student-affairs/news/moms-weekend-dining

Hey Parents! Jefferson Marketplace offers a variety of food demonstrations to show students the best tips on how to cook...
02/27/2019
Chef Keller to offer some southern flair in Fat Tuesday Culinary Studio demo | Ohio University

Hey Parents! Jefferson Marketplace offers a variety of food demonstrations to show students the best tips on how to cook some amazing dishes. On March 5th, Executive Chef Erik Keller will be leading a demonstration to bring a southern flair to Fat Tuesday! His demonstration will show students how to create a couple New Orleans classics. Tickets are 25$ and can purchased by clicking the link below. Encourage your student to get their cooking faces on and learn from one of the best!

https://www.ohio.edu/student-affairs/news/culinary-studio-southern-flair

The last time Executive Chef Erik Keller led a demonstration, the crowd got a chance to learn how to properly grill vegetables over the grill. This time around, on March 5, Keller hopes to bring a bit of southern spice to his event when stepping behind the counter, teaching some members of the Ohio....

02/25/2019
#MACtion on Twitter

Dr. Jason Pina, our Vice President for Student Affairs has just been recognized for his commitment to Ohio University and his ability to uphold Ohio University's mission to focus on the intellectual and personal development of students. Check out this video to see more!

https://twitter.com/MACSports/status/1098988022580891648/video/1

“Dr. @jbpina serves Ohio University as the vice president for student affairs, where he works tirelessly to uphold the university’s mission—the intellectual and personal development of its students. @OhioU | #BlackHistoryMonth https://t.co/cCrzzghFLg”

What constitutes good self-care? CPS, Ping Recreational Center and many other groups are offering supportive programs to...
02/18/2019
Parents & Families: Self-care with CPS | Ohio University

What constitutes good self-care? CPS, Ping Recreational Center and many other groups are offering supportive programs to help students handle stress and remain healthy throughout the semester. Check out some of those opportunities as well as helpful tips on handling stress and anxiety in this article!

https://www.ohio.edu/student-affairs/news/cps-self-care

Self-care. It’s more than just a trendy word. Does it mean binge-watching Netflix? Treating oneself? Taking naps? For students, what does self-care actually entail? At its core, self-care is an active and ongoing task to promote health and wellbeing. This becomes particularly challenging during pe...

Make sure you're up-to-date on all the upcoming deadlines and information on summer and fall registration! Check out som...
02/13/2019
Parents & Families: Summer and fall registration dates and tools | Ohio University

Make sure you're up-to-date on all the upcoming deadlines and information on summer and fall registration! Check out some important reminders and tools that your student can utilize when scheduling!

https://www.ohio.edu/student-affairs/news/registration-tools

Registration for summer semester begins Monday, February 18, at 8 a.m. There is no priority registration period for summer semester, so all continuing students are eligible to enroll for summer semester at this time. Academic advising for fall semester registration begins on Monday, March 25 for con...

Counseling and Psychological Services provides mental health services and consultation to students, faculty, administrat...
02/04/2019
Counseling and Psychological Services | Ohio University

Counseling and Psychological Services provides mental health services and consultation to students, faculty, administrators and parents! There are multiple services offered, including individual and group counseling. Check out their web page for more information on what CPS provides and how your student or family can find support.

https://www.ohio.edu/student-affairs/counseling

Welcome to Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS). We provide mental health and adjustment services to students and also consultation to faculty, administrators and parents of students. Individual counseling, group counseling, and psychiatry are some of the services we offer at CPS, and we also...

Students can now apply for a $1000 grant which can be used for financial expenses if students find themselves in an emer...
01/31/2019
New fund supports Bobcats in short-term emergencies | Ohio University

Students can now apply for a $1000 grant which can be used for financial expenses if students find themselves in an emergency situation. This article details how this funding works and what your student can do if they find themselves in an emergency.

https://www.ohio.edu/student-affairs/0-0

Each November, Ohio University alumna Deanna Schaeffer pauses to reflect on the Union Street fire of 2014―a fire that destroyed her West Union Street apartment and left her and five roommates displaced for the remainder of the school year. Despite the tragic events of that night, Schaeffer’s rem...

The Allen Student Advising Center has some great resources to help your student achieve their goals and stay on track th...
01/28/2019
Parents & Families: Allen Student Advising Center campus resources | Ohio University

The Allen Student Advising Center has some great resources to help your student achieve their goals and stay on track this semester! The link below provides details on where to find these resources and how to utilize them.

https://www.ohio.edu/student-affairs/news/allen-campus-resources

The beginning of a new semester is always a good time to evaluate goals and set new ones. As your student begins the semester, check in with them about their goals and the resources they plan to utilize to attain them! Have conversations with your student around the following points as they set new....

Culinary Services is proud to offer more than 2,000 student positions across campus venues, and are currently hiring for...
01/23/2019
Parents & Families: Culinary Services offers spring employment and Sibs Weekend dining | Ohio University

Culinary Services is proud to offer more than 2,000 student positions across campus venues, and are currently hiring for spring semster 2019! Check out this article for further details about possible student employment as well as dining options and specials if your student is planning on having a sibling visit on Sibs Weekend!

https://www.ohio.edu/student-affairs/news/culinary-employment-sibs-weekend

Student employment with Culinary Services is more than just a job. They offer training and leadership opportunities that employers desire in potential candidates. As one of the largest self-operated college dining services in the nation, their variety of Dining Courts, Campus Cafes, Campus Markets a...

Have questions on Student Health Insurance? Check out this link to view a quick and easy guide on how OHIO Student Healt...
01/22/2019
Parents & Families: Spring semester guide to student health insurance | Ohio University

Have questions on Student Health Insurance? Check out this link to view a quick and easy guide on how OHIO Student Health Insurance works and what you need to know as a parent.

https://www.ohio.edu/student-affairs/news/student-health-insurance

Student Health Insurance Waiver Information – New Students - Spring Students that are new to the University spring semester are automatically charged for the University Student Health Insurance. Students that have an existing health insurance policy that meets the Waiver Guidelines may complete th...

Hey Parents! We wanted to remind you of some important dates coming up. Click the link below for information on class sc...
01/17/2019
Parents & Families: Important reminders from the University Registrar for Spring 2019 | Ohio University

Hey Parents! We wanted to remind you of some important dates coming up. Click the link below for information on class scheduling and payment deadlines as well as dates for events and holidays!

https://www.ohio.edu/student-affairs/news/spring-2019-registrar-reminders

Make sure you and your student are staying up to date on everything you need to know about class scheduling and payment for Spring Semester 2019 so you can start off the semester prepared and stress-free. Jan. 13: Last day to cancel registration for spring semester (remove all courses and fees) Jan....

Happy Monday parents! Today kicks-off the Spring 2019 semester and we are so glad to have all of your students back with...
01/14/2019
Ohio University Student Affairs : Sign Up to Stay in Touch

Happy Monday parents! Today kicks-off the Spring 2019 semester and we are so glad to have all of your students back with us on campus! The new Parent & Families newsletter has just been released and we want to make sure you all have access. If you are a new parent or have not had the chance to sign up, click the link provided below to sign up! Stay tuned for more information and updates regarding the upcoming semester. If you have any questions or inquiries, please feel to reach out to us via direct message or comment down below!

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Happy Thursday parents! It has come to our attention that many OHIO students are receiving messages to their ohio.edu em...
12/06/2018

Happy Thursday parents! It has come to our attention that many OHIO students are receiving messages to their ohio.edu emails regarding a scheme to lure to students in to make quick cash with a fake "job". Student who have responded to these emails are receiving checks that are FRAUDULENT and should not be deposited. We have notified the students to be on the lookout and we wanted to loop all of you in to pass the message on to your student. Below is a copy of the checks that are being sent out for reference.

Happy Monday! This week is the last week of classes before finals. This week can be one of the most stressful of the yea...
12/03/2018
WellTrack | Ohio University

Happy Monday! This week is the last week of classes before finals. This week can be one of the most stressful of the year as students are preparing for their finals. In order to help with the stress, we have encouraged them to use the WellTrack app. This is an online therapy app that is completely free to Ohio University students. On the app, you can manage your mental health and receive guided therapy based on your needs. This is a great coping tool and we encourage all of you to encourage your students to download the app.

https://www.ohio.edu/student-affairs/counseling/welltrack

WellTrack

The online scholarship application for the 2019-20 school year is now available. All currently enrolled students can app...
11/28/2018
Parents & Families: Applications for OHIO's 2019-20 scholarships close Feb. 1 - Apply now!

The online scholarship application for the 2019-20 school year is now available. All currently enrolled students can apply in order to be considered for these scholarships. The scholarships must be received by February 1st and we encourage you all to pass this information along to your student! Also, the 2019-20 FAFSA became available on October 1st so be sure to submit your information! Click the link below for more information.

https://www.ohio.edu/studentaffairs/news-story.cfm?newsItem=C0E3D7A6-5056-A874-1D1EDC4BBB949C78

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