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Exam relief tips >

Exams routinely come at the end of each semester, but don’t fret if you are overly stressed this time around…

  • No problem is too small. The ONU Counseling Center is always open to help you through stressful or overwhelming times in your life. Schedule an appointment or walk in if you are in need of immediate services. All services are free of charge to ONU students.
  • Find the exam schedule here and then be intentional about planning breaks throughout the week.
  • Find a way to be outside and stay active. The sun can do amazing things for your physical and mental health, and doing something active will release endorphins that can trigger positive feelings.
  • Don’t let finals week stop you from making healthy choices! Your body needs rest and healthy food to last you all week.
  • Go to bed! Make sure you are getting an adequate amount of sleep. This allows your mind to rest and take in all of the information you are feeding it while studying.
  • Grab a healthy snack or meal! ONU Dining Services provides many healthy options – you can grab a chicken and vegetable bowl from the 360 grill at McIntosh Dining Hall, a make-your-own salad from Così or a Covington salad with grilled chicken from WOW Café.
  • Getting a good amount of rest and grabbing a healthy meal will help your mind stay alert and your body healthy to do well on your exam

TAKE A BREAK FROM EXAMS! President DiBiasio welcomes you to McIntosh Center on Monday, May 6, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. to enjoy a complimentary exam relief bag. Make sure to stop by to get yours!


Summer checklist.>

You’ve almost made it to summer break, but there are still a few things you need to get done before you leave …

  1. Return or sell your textbooks to the ONU bookstore.
  2. Check out of your room 24 hours after your last final.
  3. Schedule a checkout time with your resident assistant.
  4. Remove all of your belongings from the room.
  5. Clean the room to leave it as you found it.
  6. If you are graduating, you are able to stay in your room until Sunday. However, you still must schedule a checkout time with your resident assistant.

If you have questions about checking out of your room, contact your resident assistant or the Office of Residence Life for more information.


Tag ONU in your summer experiences. >

Whether you are studying abroad in South Korea or working in an office building in Northwest Ohio, we want to know what you are up to this summer! You could end up as a web story or on ONU social media!

  • Tag ONU on social media:
    • Instagram @ohionorthern
    • Twitter @ohionorthern
    • Facebook @Ohio Northern University
  • Share your experience with the Office of Communications and Marketing so they can help share your story.

How to get involved next year. >

Feel like you have some extra time on your hands? Want to find a way to make new friends on campus next fall? Or maybe you want to just try something new? Take a look at our list of student organizations to find what fits best for you...

  • Check out this list of more than 200 students organizations and find everything from badminton and bible studies to robotics and ultimate frisbee.
  • Learn more about services on campus that provide opportunities to get involved such as Religious Life, Greek Life, Student Planning Committee and more.
  • Attend Welcome Fest to learn more ways to get involved on campus by meeting members of each organization. Welcome Fest 2019 will take place Sunday, Aug. 25, at 2 p.m.

Peer-to-Peer Spotlight – Meet Sam Pontarolo, BA ’18 >

A multimedia journalism graduate from ONU, Sam Pontarolo found his way to ESPN, but not without hundreds of job applications first. Originally from Pacific Grove, Calif., Pontarolo has found his new home at ESPN as an assistant content integration producer.

“Apply yourself, and apply to every job possible. I sent out hundreds of applications only to hear back from a couple. It’s a very, very, very discouraging process, but you can't give up. Working hard and taking advantage of every opportunity you get may sound cheesy, but it's true. ONU can only do so much; it's up to you to make the most of it. God has a plan.”




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