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OSU Undergrads Being Sent Home; Spring Semester Will Be Virtual

Mar 12, 2020

Ohio State University is home to over 46,000 undergraduates

OSU undergraduates are being asked leave campus for their permanent homes, non-campus or alternative housing during the extended spring break.  

Alison Holm reports.

Students are receiving emails asking them to schedule a move-out time between Saturday march 14th and Sunday March 22. The university says those scheduled times will be strictly enforced in order to avoid the traditional move-out chaos and provide “safe social distancing”. Students who are doing clinical or filed work where they are serving patients or clients may be exempted.

The email to students says the school will work with students who are not able to move on a case-by-case basis, and that some residence halls and dining locations will remain open.

Earlier this week Ohio State University announced it would extend spring break through March 22, and would move to online, rather than in-person classes. The school now says “virtual learning” will last through the spring semester.

OSU has over 46,000 undergraduate students.  According to recent estimates, 32% of them live in college owned or operated housing.  68% of undergraduate students live off-campus.