The Ohio State University at Mansfield

Ohio State Mansfield Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Updates

Keeping students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends safe is our top priority. We realize that this is a challenging time, but our strength has been and always will be people. COVID-19 is unlike anything we have seen, but we remain committed to providing students a quality education. The Ohio State Mansfield campus remains open and focused on supporting student learning. We aim to maintain “business as usual” as much as possible with safety adjustments.

Below are the latest updates on our efforts to keep the Ohio State Mansfield family safe. This is an unprecedented situation that is evolving on a daily basis. We appreciate your patience and will continue to update this page regularly with information that is specific to the Mansfield campus. Information on all the ways Ohio State is taking steps to keep our communities safe is found here.

The best way to prevent the spread of any type of infection is to practice routine hygiene etiquette:
  • Cover your mouth and nose with your elbow or a tissue when you sneeze or cough
  • Wash your hands or use alcohol hand rub after coughing or sneezing
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • If you are ill, keep a safe distance from others to reduce the risk of transmitting germs
  • If you are seriously ill, seek medical advice from your health care provider or from an immediate care location
  • Complete and stay up to date on your Ohio State vaccination requirements
For more information, visit

The Ohio State University is in a state of emergency as of March 22. Virtual learning will continue through summer 2020 term.

Current Students

Students are strongly encouraged to check email for updates. This will be the primary means of communication from the Mansfield campus. If students have specific questions regarding individual courses, they should reach out to their professors or check Carmen.

Academic Advising

Academic Work

  • Ohio State has suspended face-to-face instruction in lectures, discussion sections, seminars and other similar classroom settings and has transitioned classes to virtual instruction, effective immediately and through summer term 2020. Please contact your instructor for information about a specific class.
  • Resources for virtual learning can be found at
  • Undergraduate students will have the option of taking general education and elective courses either for a letter grade or pass/no pass this spring, and many colleges have extended similar flexibility to their required undergraduate courses. See for more information
  • Additional information is available at
  • Update on the academic calendar:
    • Summer term: Classes will start May 13 and end July 31. Finals will take place Aug. 3-5. Summer commencement will be held Aug. 9.

Computer and iPad Support, WiFi Access and Digital Flagship

Access to WiFi and computers

Digital Flagship and iPad Support

  • All in-person events, including upcoming workshops and Mobile Design Lab programming are canceled. Individuals registered for these events have been notified.
  • Students can receive support for using their Digital Flagship devices during virtual drop-in hours hosted over CarmenZoom. More information is available at

Other IT services and support


  • Housing and dining refunds will be issued starting Friday, April 3.
  • Prorated refund of recreational fees to students, faculty and staff members starting on Friday, April 3.
  • Details will be sent via email on all refunds.

Student Life

Buildings, Offices and Resource Centers

Bromfield Library and Information Commons(BLIC)

  • The library is operating in a virtual capacity. The team is ready to help! For assistance, please reach out to:
    Ryan Clouston 419-755-4331
    Andrea Wittmer 419-755-4090
  • A how-to guide for the library, specifically for students, is available here.
  • Live chats for assistance with off-campus log-in, instruction materials, resources, etc. are available at
  • No new instruction requests are being accepted, but online materials are being prepared for those sessions already scheduled. Email to receive access once assembled. Note: these we will eventually be made public

Campus Book Store

  • Summer term rentals
    • Textbooks can be purchased online here or at the bookstore beginning May 12. Hours are Monday - Thursday 9am-2pm and Friday 9am-12pm
  • Bookstore protocol – All staff will wear masks and follow state guidelines for cleaning, physical distancing and personal protection equipment. Individuals visiting the bookstore to purchase or return books are strongly recommended to wear masks.
  • Email questions to

Campus Recreation Center

  • Closed until further notice

Conard Learning Center

  • Virtual tutoring appointments are available. Information on online tutoring can be found


  • Closed until further notice
  • For more information, call 419-755-4290

Ovalwood Hall

  • Closed until further notice

New Directions

  • Call 419-529-9941 for a referral to resources in your permanent area of residences.

Office of Diversity and Inclusion

  • Tiffany Mitchell is available to assist with remote learning challenges. Schedule a Zoom meeting or reach out to Tiffany at

Riedl Hall

  • Closed until further notice

Scarlet and Gray Café

  • Closed temporarily

Student Union

  • Closed until further notice

Student Wellness and Support Services


Buckeye Food Pantry

  • We will work with students to get secure food from the pantry. Please call 419-755-4304 or email for assistance.
  • Food boxes will be left in Moylet and Buckeye Village
  • In an emergency after hours, call 419-755-4317
Catholic Charities

HOPE Pantry is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8:30-3:30 p.m. BUCKID or driver’s license is required
  • For prescription and medical bill assistance, call 419-524-0733

Grace Episcopal Found Pantry

  • All Thursday pantry pick-ups are suspended until further notice
  • If there is an immediate need, call Julia Robinson or Michele McGregor at 419-755-4304

New Directions Student Assistance Program (SAP)

  • Please call 419-529-9941 for appointments.
  • Appointments must be confirmed in advance
  • All appointments will occur via Zoom unless in-person is required

Sexual assault advocacy

  • To ask questions or schedule appointments, call 419-774-5843, ext. 111
  • The Domestic Violence Shelter’s 24/7 Crisis Line is 800-931-7233

University-sponsored travel, including education abroad

  • The university will work on an individual basis with students who are currently on university-sponsored or domestic travel who need assistance. For international travel, contact the Office of International Affairs Risk Management at 614-292-6677. For domestic travel, email
  • Details about the temporary travel guidelines and approval process are available on the Office of Business and Finance website

Admitted and Prospective Students

  • All campus visits, overviews and tours for prospective and admitted students are canceled through April 30. We are working on providing information that can accessed digitally for admitted students. In the meantime, view a virtual tour of campus. Should you have questions, email
  • Do you have questions on visits, overviews and tours? Please visit here
  • Admitted students looking for information on what to do next and key deadlines can review the list of to dos.

Faculty and Staff

Virtual instruction resources for faculty

Remote working resources for staff

Questions about telework

  • If employees, including student employees, have questions about whether to telework or come to campus to work, please reach out to your college or unit leader for clarification.

Meetings for faculty and staff

  • If meetings can be held virtually, consider doing so until further notice
  • When conducting in-person meetings, allow for a call-in option for those who wish to participate virtually. Use larger meeting rooms when possible and follow safety protocols, such as keeping a healthy distance between participants, not shaking hands, and washing hands frequently

Temporary travel restrictions

Leave programs

  • There are several leave options available to faculty and staff during the COVID-19 state of emergency.Learn more.

Employee Assistance Program

  • The Employee Assistance Program is available to help faculty, staff and eligible family and household members address mental health and emotional well-being with tools and resources. The EAP is available online or by phone 24 hours a day at 800-678-6265.

Mental health and wellness resources

Alumni, Friends and Community Members

Campus events

  • Many already scheduled campus-sponsored events for faculty, staff and students have been suspended or will be held virtually. If you have a question about whether your event is still occurring, please reach out directly to the event organizer.
  • No new, non-essential events will be scheduled on campus through July 6

Ohio State Mansfield alumni events and university sesquicentennial events

  • All alumni association events have been suspended through at least June 30
  • Success 2020, which was scheduled for March 20 at Westbrook Country Club, has been suspended, and refunds will be issued to individuals who registered. Please contact Kristen Traynor-Mytko at 419-755-4053 or
  • All sesquicentennial events have been cancelled or postponed