The Ohio State University at Lima


Ohio State Lima Coronavirus Information and Updates

Keeping our 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. The coronavirus is unlike anything we have seen, but we remain committed to providing our students a quality education. The Ohio State Lima campus remains open and focused on supporting student learning. We aim to maintain “business as usual” as much as possible with safety adjustments, while serving students and our communities.

Safe and Healthy Buckeyes website
Ohio State is committed to supporting the university community in preparation for on-campus operations this fall. To assist students, faculty, staff, and visitors, the Safe and Healthy Buckeyes website launched yesterday. The site includes information and details related to physical distancing, campus readiness, classrooms, workspaces, housing, dining, personal protection and hygiene, mental health and wellness resources, travel, and several other areas. The university will continue to evaluate recommendations based on evolving conditions and the site will reflect any updates.
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Below are the latest updates on our efforts to keep our Buckeye 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 Lima campus. Information on all the ways Ohio State is taking steps to keep our communities safe is found here.

Virtual resources available for students, faculty, and staff

Current Students

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

Safe and Healthy Buckeyes – Read more about the measures Ohio State is taking to keep you safe, learn how you can keep yourself and others safe, and find out what changes to expect on campus this fall.


  • Classes for Autumn 2020 will be a combination of virtual instruction and hybrid instruction. Please check your email and/or Carmen regularly for information from your instructors regarding specific classes.
  • The academic calendar for autumn has been adjusted. The first day of classes is Aug. 25. The last day of in-person, on-campus instruction is Nov. 25. Instruction in the last week of the semester, Nov. 30-Dec. 4, and final exams, Dec. 7-11, will be virtual.
  • For online resources, please visit keeplearning.osu.edu/
  • Additional information is available at safeandhealthy.osu.edu/current-students

Access to WiFi and computers

Digital Flagship and iPad Support

  • Students can receive support for using their Digital Flagship devices during virtual drop-in hours hosted over CarmenZoom. More information is available at go.osu.edu/dfdropin.

Other IT services and support

The Office of Disability Services has added or modified some of its services. Learn more. If you have questions, contact Karen Meyer at 567-242-750 or meyer.193@osu.edu.

The Food Pantry is available for current students in the Student Services Center. Contact Shane McCrory at 567-242-7337 or mccrory.6@osu.edu.

  • All Ohio State autumn 2020 events and gatherings — whether on or off campus — will be virtual, with 10 or fewer in-person participants.
  • An event is defined as a planned activity, other than academic classes scheduled as part of the university curriculum, that is held in a university building or outdoor space on a university campus or with a community partner. A gathering is defined as a formal or informal assembly of people that is either planned or spontaneous.
  • Ohio State Lima Office of Student Engagement will be hosting a variety of virtual events this fall. For more information, including how to register for events, please visit the campus calendar.

Admitted and Prospective Students

Admissions and academic visits will be hosted in a virtual format until further notice. Over-the-phone appointments are also available on an as-needed basis. To schedule a visit please contact the admissions office at 567-242-7500 or email us at lima-askabuckeye@osu.edu.

Our virtual Buckeye visits allow students and families to view our campus, be immersed in the Buckeye experience and hear from some of our admissions counselors and financial aid staff.

We are currently offering video calls and over-the-phone appointments. We look forward to connecting with you on any financial aid or admissions questions that you may have. If you have any questions, please contact our admissions office at 567-242-7500 or email us at lima-askabuckeye@osu.edu.

Admissions will be hosting several virtual events for prospective students and families this Autumn. Our Virtual Open House events allow students to experience a virtual guided tour, meet with Admission Counselors and find answers to all admissions and financial aid questions. A number of dedicated events will provide information on specific majors offered at Ohio State Lima. For more information, visit our events page at lima.osu.edu/visit.

Many scheduled campus-sponsored events for students, faculty and staff will be hosted in a virtual format. If you have a question about whether your event is still occurring, please visit the campus calendar.

Faculty and Staff

  • 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.

  • The university has a comprehensive plan for limiting population density across all campuses. To help keep Buckeyes safe and healthy, all Ohio State autumn 2020 events and gatherings — whether on or off campus — will be virtual, with 10 or fewer in-person participants.
  • An event is defined as a planned activity, other than academic classes scheduled as part of the university curriculum, that is held in a university building or outdoor space on a university campus or with a community partner. A gathering is defined as a formal or informal assembly of people that is either planned or spontaneous.

The Office of Disability Services has added or modified some of its services. Learn more. If you have questions, contact Karen Meyer at 567-242-750 or meyer.193@osu.edu.

Facilities, offices, and student support resources

Admissions: office open

Admissions and Academic advising visits are available virtually and over the phone. If you have questions contact the admissions office at 567-242-7500 or lima-askabuckeye@osu.edu.

Bookstore: Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Take advantage of ordering online with free shipping with any $49 purchase or more.

Cafeteria: AVI food service in Reed Hall closed. Cafeteria open for seating.

Campus offices: open

Career Services: Contact Rachel Richardson at richardson.607@osu.edu or 567-242-7333.

Disability Services: The Office of Disability Services has added or modified some of its services. Learn more. Karen Meyer at 567-242-750 or meyer.193@osu.edu

Diversity and Inclusion: Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, it can be difficult to be away from students, faculty and staff. Please do not hesitate to reach out to the Office of Diversity and Inclusion as a resource for any issues you may face. Contact Temple Patton at 567-242-7190 or patton.112@osu.edu

Farmer Family Gallery: closed

Food Pantry:

The Food Pantry is available for current students in the Student Services Center. Contact Shane McCrory at 567-242-7337 or mccrory.6@osu.edu.

Learning Center:

  • The Heath Learning Center is open for both virtual and in-person tutoring for English, Math and Spanish.
  • Heath Learning Center Hours: 10:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday for open in-person tutoring. Open Zoom tutoring sessions Monday through Friday 4:00-6:00 p.m.
  • Students may also contact the Heath Learning Center to schedule an appointment.
  • Call 567-242-7310 or email Julie Paxton at paxton.17@osu.edu or Tim Cheeseman at cheeseman.5@osu.edu.

Library: Open. For more information, contact, lima-library@osu.edu or 567-242-7330.

Lima Campus Counseling and Consultation

Mercy Health Cafe

  • Closed

Telehealth Care

  • Services available for Ohio State Lima Students, Faculty and Staff.

The Webb:

  • Monday – Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Stay Home. Stay Connected.

As we build new habits and explore new ways to deliver education to our students at The Ohio State University at Lima, we are very aware that everyone else is making some adjustments as well. We think we can help make your time at home easier, better and healthier.

Buckeyes at Home is the coming together of Buckeyes past and present to boost the experience of our fellow Ohioans beyond the bounds of the university. Learn how you can stay connected here.

How to contact Ohio State Lima offices

Admissions
567-242-7500
Lima-askabuckeye@osu.edu

Academic Advising
567-242-7510
Lima-advising@osu.edu
Online academic advising appointments - go.osu.edu/oncourse

Business Office
567-242-7320

Counseling and Consultation Services
Dr. Samantha Haudenschield - 567-242-7158 or haudenschield.11@osu.edu
Dr. Chandler Martin -
567-242-7313 or martin.1985@osu.edu

Disability Services
567-242-750
Karen Meyer - meyer.193@osu.edu

Office of Diversity and Inclusion
567-242-7190
Temple Patton - Patton.112@osu.edu

Financial Aid
567-242-7520
lima-financial.aid@osu.edu

Food Pantry
567-242-7337
Shane McCrory - mccrory.6@osu.edu

Learning Center
567-242-7310
Julie Paxton - paxton.17@osu.edu
Tim Cheeseman - cheeseman.5@osu.edu

Library
567-242-7330

Student Life
567-242-7337