The Ohio State University at Mansfield


Current Students

Students are strongly encouraged to check their Ohio State email account regularly for updates. This will be the primary means of communication from the Ohio State Mansfield campus, so do not forward it to another account. If students have specific questions regarding individual courses, they should reach out to their professors or check Carmen.

Safe and Healthy Buckeyes

COVID-19 Student Support

Student Life Disability Services (SLDS), and the Office of Institutional Equity, have developed a university-wide process for COVID-related student accommodations to provide necessary resources to ensure equitable access and participation in university life.

  • Students may submit a request for COVID-related accommodations for any of the following reasons:
    • Tested positive for COVID-19 and are in isolation
    • In quarantine due to COVID-19 exposure, symptom expression, or out-of-state travel requirements
    • Have a medical condition that puts them at a higher risk of serious illness from COVID-19, as defined by the CDC
    • Have another high-risk factor, as defined by the CDC (e.g. age, pregnancy)
    • Live with or care for someone with a high-risk factor or medical condition, as defined by the CDC
    • Are providing care for a child whose school or childcare provider is closed or unavailable due to COVID-19
    • Have a medical condition or disability not included in the CDC health factors that they believe is affected by COVID-19
  • Student Testing Program for Students in University-Managed Housing
    • Students are required to complete a COVID-19 saliva test weekly if they are living in university-managed housing.
    • Testing takes place 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Molyet Village Community Center
    • Additional details on testing can be found here
  • Ohio State students from any campus may submit a COVID-related accommodation request.
  • This process is separate from the registration process for SLDS. Students who have a disability should register with SLDS as usual. Students already registered with SLDS can work directly with their assigned Access Specialist to modify their accommodations or make additional COVID-based accommodation requests.
  • This process is mirrored after the OHR process for employees. Student employment and graduate assistantship accommodation requests would follow that process.

If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, you should contact your doctor or Student Health Services to determine if a test should be ordered.

  • Email sl-covid19.shs@osu.edu
  • Secure message via My BuckMD to contact a provider by selecting "questions for COVID-19" from the dropdown
  • Phone 614-292-4321, option 1 to leave a voicemail
  • Other providers that may offer testing near the Mansfield campus include:
    • Avita Health – offers both COVID-19 testing and antibody testing. Learn more about costs and hours.
      Walk-in Clinic is located at 2003 West 4th Street #130 Ontario, Ohio 44906. Call 567-307-7920 to tell them about your symptoms. They will do a visit over the phone – they will ask for your insurance information because they will bill for the time they talk to you on the phone. They will walk you through the process to check your insurance coverage of COVID testing. Please note: They will bill you if it is not covered by your insurance. You can get a COVID test at Avita if ordered by your doctor as well. Call your doctor and tell them your symptoms and the doctor’s office can setup the appointment for you. Tell the doctor the address above so they know which site you will be going to.
    • Walk-in urgent care clinics
      Urgent Care – Ontario (by Walmart), 375th Lexington Springmill Rd., 419-528-0047
      Appointment or referral is not required for COVID testing. You will need to provide an insurance card.

      Urgent Care – 1341 S Trimble Rd., 419-755-7807
      Appointment or referral is not required for COVID testing. You will need to provide your insurance card.
    • Ohio Health
      If you are a patient at Ohio Health, call your doctor and they will get you a referral and you can go to their drive thru site.

Academic Advising

  • Please call 419-755-4317 for an appointment with academic advisors or current students can schedule an appointment online.
  • Advisors are available via Zoom, phone or in-person depending on the day and time.
  • Students should have their iPad available for advising meetings.

Academic Work

  • Ohio State Mansfield is offering in-person, virtual and hybrid classes this semester. Additional details are available on the Safe and Healthy Buckeyes website.
  • Spring Semester Academic Calendar Updates
    • Classes begin Jan. 11 and end April 21, with a reading day on April 22.
    • There will be no spring break.
    • There will be two instructional breaks on Feb. 9 and March 31.
    • Final exams will take place on April 23-29
    • Commencement will be held May 9. Format to be determined based on safety guidelines.
  • Keep Learning offers students tips and resources for virtual learning.
  • Contact your professor or academic advisor for specific guidance on courses. Call 419-755-4317 or schedule an appointment

BuckID

Your BuckID serves as your “golden ticket” across campus to check-out books at the Bromfield Library and Information Commons (BLIC), hangout in the Student Union, workout in the Campus Recreation Center and even catch a ride with the Richland County Transit. To create your BuckID, please follow the steps below:

  1. To make a BuckID, visit myphoto.osu.edu. If you encounter any errors on the website, please use a different web browser (Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer).
  2. Follow instructions carefully. Enter all your information correctly.
    • Ensure to Select Badge Type as “MANSFIELD UNDERGRADUATE” so we know that you are a Mansfield campus student.
    • Have a form of ID (Driver’s license, Passport, State ID) ready to verify your identity.
  3. For any questions, reach out to Jennifer Racer.5@osu.edu or Kidron Stamper.96@osu.edu.

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!
  • Students can access Live Chat for assistance with off-campus log-in, instruction materials, resources, etc.
  • A how-to guide for the library, specifically for students, is available here.
  • Study rooms are single occupancy and must be booked in advance. Access the reservation form at go.osu.edu/blicstudyroom.

Campus Book Store

  • Textbooks can be purchased online at the Campus Bookstore or at the bookstore.
  • Store hours may change frequently, please check the bookstore information page for current hours and other messages. As of September 8, the hours of operation are Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • 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 must also follow current state and local guidelines.
  • To request the bookstore to be open please email Carla at 0196mgr@follett.com or call 419-747-5401. As always our online store is open at www.ncsc-osushop.com.

Campus Recreation Center

  • The Campus Recreation Center is open. All students must complete a wellness check prior to entry. Staff will verify a completed, green wellness check before entry. Non-Ohio State students will receive a temperature check prior to entry.
  • Appointments are no longer needed. Stop by anytime during CRC hours.
  • The CRC has three basketball hoops open (one person per hoop, please bring your own ball).
  • Equipment available – treadmills, arc trainers, ellipticals, stationary bikes, Jacobs ladder, stair mill, benches, dumbbells, rowers and more. Maximum capacity - 8
  • Students will need to bring their own individual equipment as equipment for checkout is currently unavailable.
  • The Weight Room and Locker Rooms are currently closed. Call 419-755-4040 for more information.

WARNING!

Coronavirus may cause heart muscle inflammation called myocarditis.

  • Vigorous exercise with myocarditis can increase the risk for heart rhythm problems. We are advising those who have tested positive or been otherwise diagnosed with COVID-19 to avoid high-intensity exercise for a minimum of six weeks, potentially longer, and should be determined in consultation with your physician or healthcare professional.
  • Once viral symptoms resolve, it is important to slowly increase the intensity of your exercise being aware of any heart symptoms.
  • We recommend that before resuming strenuous activity, those recovering from COVID-19 should be cleared by their physician or other health care professional before re-starting high-intensity exercise. If you have heart symptoms such as chest pain, shortness of breath, abnormal heartbeats, near passing out or passing out, please seek medical help.

Conard Learning Center

Ovalwood Hall

  • Please call 419-755-4317 for a phone or Zoom appointment with Student Success staff or schedule a student success/retention, tutoring or academic advising appointment online.
  • In person appointments need to be made in advance.
  • Please have your iPad available for meetings with Student Success staff.

New Directions Student Assistance Program (SAP) - Counseling Services

  • The Student Assistance Program provides students with confidential evaluations, counseling, and referral services. Please call 419-529-9941 to schedule an appointment.
  • Appointments must be confirmed in advance.
  • All appointments will occur via Zoom unless in-person is requested.

Office of Diversity and Inclusion

  • The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is open.
  • Please call 419-755-4063 or contact Tiffany Mitchell by email at mitchell.1976@osu.edu.

Riedl Hall

  • Please call 419-755-4317 for a phone or Zoom appointment with Student Success staff or schedule a student success/retention, tutoring or academic advising appointment online.
  • In person appointments need to be made in advance.

Student Union

Computer and iPad Support, Wi-Fi Access and Digital Flagship

Wi-Fi and Network Access

  • Information and resources for free and reduced-cost internet options and how to connect to Wi-Fi at home is available to students.
  • Students needing to take an exam via Proctorio who do not have access at home, can email clouston.5@osu.edu to sign up for a private study room.

Digital Flagship and iPad Support

  • Any upcoming workshops or events will be offered virtually. Check the events calendar regularly for an updated schedule.
  • Students can find support for using their Digital Flagship iPad and other technology learning tools, including a peer-to-peer tech tutoring service, on the Digital Flagship resources page.

IT Services and Support

  • Remote support is available via phone at 614-688-4357, email or the Self Service helpdesk. Drop-in support is unavailable.
  • If in-person support is required, a technician will be dispatched or in-person appointment will be scheduled in alignment with the university’s safe and healthy guidelines.
  • In-person support at BuckeyeBar at Mansfield is available by appointment only. Students are encouraged to seek remote support first. When required, you can schedule an in-person appointment here

Counseling Services

New Directions Student Assistance Program (SAP)

  • The Student Assistance Program provides students with confidential evaluations, counseling, and referral services. Please call 419-529-9941 to schedule an appointment.
  • Appointments must be confirmed in advance.
  • All appointments will occur via Zoom unless in-person is requested.

Sexual Assault Advocacy

  • Ohio State Mansfield is committed to providing an environment free of sexual misconduct and discrimination. To ask questions or schedule an appointment with an advocate at The Domestic Violence Shelter, Inc. call 419-774-5843 or email ABailey@thedvshelter.com.
  • The Domestic Violence Shelter’s 24/7 Crisis Line is 1-800-931-SAFE (7233)
  • Phone or virtual appointments are available to be scheduled by contacting an advocate.
  • Additional Sexual Violence resources and information are available here.

Dining

Marketplace

  • The regular hours for Marketplace will be:
    • Monday through Thursday – 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
    • Friday – 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Mobile ordering and pick-up through the Grubhub app will be the preferred and most encouraged option for guests. There will be limited availability of other ordering methods, including ordering at kiosks. View Grubhub instructions here.

Scarlet and Gray Café

  • Closed temporarily

Education Abroad

  • Currently all university international travel is restricted until December 31, 2020. For questions regarding international travel, call the Office of International Affairs at 614-292-6677.
  • For questions regarding domestic travel, email studentlife@osu.edu.
  • Details about the temporary travel guidelines and approval process are available on the Office of Business and Finance website.
  • Education abroad will not be supported for fall semester.

Food Resources

Buckeye Food Pantry

  • The Buckeye Food Panty, located in Ovalwood Hall, provides food and personal items for Ohio State Mansfield students.
  • Ring the doorbell for assistance or call Michelle McGregor at 419-755-4304 or email mcgregor.4@osu.edu.

Catholic Charities

  • HOPE Pantry is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • The pantry provides curbside pick-up. Students can drive to the building and ring the bell for services.
  • Students MUST HAVE photo ID and some form of Richland Co. address verification (example: mail, lease, school record). It does not have to be a permanent residence, just proof of current address.
  • For prescription and medical bill assistance, please call 419-524-0733.

Grace Episcopal Food Pantry

  • All Thursday pantry pick-ups are suspended until further notice.
  • If there is a need for information, call Michele McGregor at 419-755-4304.

Health and Wellness

AVITA Urgent Care

  • The AVITA Walk-In Clinic remains open for student healthcare needs and pickup and drop-off transportation service is available by calling 419-295-3084.
  • Learn more about Health and Wellness resources.
  • Note: If you have cold/flu symptoms, or symptoms related to the coronavirus, please call AVITA at 567-307-7920 prior to coming to the clinic as Telehealth and Video visits are also currently available.

Additional Resources

  • For more information on additional Richland Co. Mental Health and Recovery Services click here.

Housing

Expectations for those living in residence halls:

  • In addition to the protective practices required for everyone on campus, residents will follow additional expectations and guidelines for housing outlined by the university.
  • Face masks are required in all common areas, such as lobbies, study spaces, laundry facilities, etc. Face masks are recommended if students are gathering or socializing in rooms. The number of individuals congregating in a residential room should be limited to facilitate physical distancing.
  • Students are encouraged to maintain good hygiene, including washing their hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after visiting a public place, using the restroom, blowing their nose, coughing, sneezing or touching their face. If soap and water are not available, hand sanitizer that contains at least 70% alcohol should be used.
  • For the health and safety of our university community, visitors (anyone not living in a student’s residential community) will not be permitted after student move-in. Overnight guests are also prohibited.

Student Life

Student Support Services

Career Resources and Student Employment

Career Development

  • Career Development offers career guidance and assessments to identify interests, skills, values and personality types in relation to career choices. Use the website or call 419-755-4234 to explore how majors relate to occupations, and tips for writing resumes and cover letters, interviewing skills and networking.

Internships

  • Find area employers offering internships as valuable, career related experiences online or call 419-755-4052. These internships represent jobs, special projects and experiences in all fields and encompass a wide variety of student talent and employer needs.

Student Employment

  • Ohio State Mansfield hires student workers for a variety of positions from working within departments to working for individual professors, and even some off-campus non-profits. Federal Work Study (FWS) jobs are available on- and off-campus for those students awarded FWS money as a part of financial aid. In addition, there are a few departments, which include the Conard Learning Center and Ohio State Dining Services, that offer student positions without the need for an FWS award. Explore employment opportunities here or call 419-755-4234.