Every situation is different and will be handled individually. If classes are cancelled and Ohio State Lima is closed, a Buckeye Alert will be sent out to all students, faculty and staff who have registered their cell phone numbers in the Buckeye Alert system. If you have not registered your cell phone number, you should do so here.
If a Level 1 snow emergency is declared, Ohio State Lima will make every effort to remain open. However, when conditions reach Level 1, students should pay close attention to area radio and TV announcements for updates. The broadcast media will be contacted as soon as possible when all classes are delayed or cancelled or the campus is closed. The best and most immediate way to be alerted to cancellations and delays is to register for the Buckeye Alert system.
When classes are cancelled, administrative offices sometimes remain open. When the campus is closed, all operations are shut down. Individual class cancellations will NOT be reported to the media or through Buckeye Alert. ONLY when ALL classes are cancelled or delayed will Buckeye Alert be used and the media be asked to make announcements regarding the status of Ohio State Lima operations.
Individual class cancellations can be found at the top of this web page: http://lima.osu.edu/cancellations. Students should also check their Carmen accounts for individual class cancellation information.
Because Ohio State Lima is a commuter campus and does not utilize public mass transportation, the campus does not close nearly as frequently as area school systems. Closings/cancellations are rare.
Ohio State Lima serves a broad geographic area that often has diverse weather conditions. Commuters may experience conditions that make travel difficult. In such cases students are asked to use their discretion regarding travel. If Ohio State Lima has not issued an official cancellation or delay, students are expected to exercise their mature judgment in determining whether to attend classes or activities sanctioned by the University. Students are accountable for any material missed during an absence without an official delay or announced cancellation. Faculty members are encouraged to provide absent students the opportunity to make up missed work on their own. In all cases, students are expected to take the initiative to make up work missed due to non-attendance.
If weather forces a delay, classes will generally resume at noon. Activities or classes scheduled to begin on or after the delayed time will be conducted in a normal manner with students held responsible for any material presented. For example, if the university delays until noon, any class that begins at noon or after will begin at its normal time.
A. Gilmore – Associate Dean Updated: 5/14/2014