Tutoring/Online Learning Resources for Undergraduates
During the summer semester, the traditional tutoring services – Math Resource Room and Writing Center – are closed. ONU students who need tutoring assistance should contact their instructor for support or their dean's office: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
If students are unsure of how to engage fully in coursework in the alternative and remote delivery formats, they should contact the faculty member instructing their class, their faculty advisor or their dean’s office: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
On-Campus Technology Resources
The academic buildings, with the exception of the engineering building, will be closed until further notice. If you desire to use campus technology learning resources, you should request access to the electronic card system in the James Lehr Kennedy Engineering Building.
Electronic Submission of Handwritten Homework/Assignments
To scan handwritten work (math, engineering, etc.), students were sent instructions for AdobeScan, an app for cell phones. The Student IT Help Tips is on the IT webpage.
Students are receiving texts in the form of Klondike to keep them informed and updated. Opt in to help ONU better support and help students navigate this challenging time. If a student did not receive the text, please add or change the cell number listed in Self-Service Banner under the Personal Information tab.
Students who need special accommodations should contact Disability Services.
CAREER PLANNING AND EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING
Polar Careers staff are available to assist students by reviewing resumes, providing tips and strategies for job and graduate school searches, and discussing career interests. Resources for job search strategies in a time of remote work and other tips can be accessed here.
Students should contact the faculty instructor of the clinical or rotation, or the college clinical coordinator for guidance, and work with the off-site preceptor regarding work assignments.
Internships must be completed in their entirety to earn academic credit. If the pandemic has interrupted an internship, the faculty instructor supervising the internship will work with students to assign an incomplete grade. The faculty member will work with students to identify additional internship opportunities after the pandemic crisis. Contact the student’s academic advisor or internship director to discuss the impact on the academic plan. Consult with Polar Careers to explore another internship possibility.
ONU will continue to hire for student employment for the summer months as well as the 2020-21 academic year. All open positions are posted at jobs.onu.edu, and students are welcome to begin applying online.
If you are an ONU student who has experienced unexpected financial hardship as a result of our campus closure and move to online classes, you are eligible to submit an application for emergency grant funding. Application consideration will begin on April 29 and will continue until funding has been exhausted. Grants will be distributed based on the specific needs presented in the application and availability of funding.
These funds are from Ohio Northern University’s distribution of the U.S. Dept. of Education CARES Act funding. These funds are intended to help students who have experienced unforeseen expenses due to the disruption of campus operations including food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, transportation and other related expenses. Contact: Melanie Weaver, director of financial aid | firstname.lastname@example.org | 419-772-2271
Room and Board Credit or Refund
Students with a room and board contract who did not remain on campus received a 40 percent credit of room and meal plan charges. This percent is consistent with the schedule published in the 2019-20 Student Handbook. Depending on individual billing circumstances, some or all of the credit may be refunded. Unlike student room and meal plan contracts, student fees are not prorated, and therefore, those fees have been spent.
Financial Payments and Student Bills
All financial payment questions about student bills should be directed to the bursar.
Loans, Scholarships, FAFSA and Family Employment Changes
Students who have financial aid questions about loans, scholarship, FAFSA or changes in family employment, please contact financial aid.
State of Ohio Resources
The state of Ohio has put together a list of resources for individuals experiencing economic difficulties due to COVID-19. The list can be found at: https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/employers-and-employees/Resources-for-Individuals-and-Families/resources-for-Individuals-Families
ONU Mail Center
For students not living on campus, packages should be addressed to the student’s off-campus and current residence. Verify the delivery address when placing online orders. Students living on campus are able to continue picking up mail and packages from the ONU Mail Center as usual. On-campus students should continue to use the campus unit box address for mail and packages being sent to you.
Parking and Campus Security
For questions on parking and campus security, contact public safety.
Residence halls, with the exceptions made for students whose personal circumstances made it necessary for them to stay on campus, closed on March 22. Questions about housing, housing lottery, personal belongings remaining on campus, move in process, etc., should be directed to student affairs. Students who have already left campus and have not removed all belongings are encouraged to make arrangements at their earliest convenience. ONU will hold belongings in the student’s room, as it was left until the student is able to return. Residence life staff members on campus can assist with checkout and arranging a convenient time.
For students who have already left campus and have removed all of their belongings, but did not complete the checkout process or turn in their key, we are offering the option to check out via email. Res Life staff will complete the physical inspection of the room and sign off on the checkout process. We would like to have room keys mailed back to us as soon as possible to avoid any improper checkout fees. Keys may be mailed to Ohio Northern University, Attn: Res Life Anissa Jenkins, 525 South Main Street, Ada, Ohio 45810
The housing policy as stated in the ONU student handbook will still be in effect for those remaining in campus housing. All students currently on campus are living in an apartment and are permitted to have guests; however, we urge everyone to practice social distancing. The campus remains open for members of the campus community, but is closed to the public, so you are encouraged not to invite guests to campus who are not part of the ONU community.
RD-On-Call at 419-302-0106
McIntosh Center Dining Hall is closed.
Campus Facilities Access
Students remaining on campus can access the McIntosh Student Center from 7 a.m. through 7 p.m. daily. Students who need technology resources for classroom work and studying can request access to the James Lehr Kennedy Engineering building. The Health Center and Counseling Center remain open to service you at this time.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS RESOURCES
ONU Health Center
Students are required to call ahead or from outside the locked door to the center when arriving. Staff will speak with the students to determine the optimal next health and safety steps that should be taken. This procedure has become a new protocol in many medical offices and facilities and is being adopted in an effort to keep everyone as safe and healthy as possible. The Health Center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Counseling Center and Emotional Distress
The Counseling Center transitioned to teletherapy for all appointments. Students interested in teletherapy must first schedule a phone consultation with one of the counselors. The Counseling Center will remain open for crisis or emergency situations, but not for traditional face-to-face therapy. If you are experiencing emotional distress related to recent changes and events, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting 4HOPE to 741 741. You also will find additional helpful information at the Suicide Prevention Lifeline website.
Fall 2020-21 Semester
Registration for summer and fall opened on March 23. Students should contact their advisor for an alt-pin. Email the advisor, dean’s office or email@example.com with questions. Refer to the additional tips the registrar emailed students on March 19.
Summer School, Camps and Conferences
The University will move to alternative and remote instruction for the 2020 summer session for all full semester courses and first and second session courses.
Transcript/Course Registration/AP Courses
For questions about all transcripts, course registration and AP courses, refer to onu.edu/academics/registrars-office.