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Happy Monday Everyone! Below you will find the latest news and information for Ohio State students and families for the week of May 1. Just a few additional points of information for this week:

 

First, as finals end and move out continues, residence hall closing information can be found on-line here. You can find move out parking information on-line here. The hours for on-campus dining facilities during finals can be found here. If your student is graduating, be sure to check out Commencement Week activities and information on the graduation ceremony (Commencement). More information, including airport transportation and summer storage can be found here. Best of luck to our students as they finish finals!

 

Second, if your student is taking a May session class or a Summer session class(es), you can also find those dining hours on-line. Information about on-campus summer housing can also be found on-line for students taking summer session classes.

 

Have a great week everyone!

 
     
 

Message from Vice President for Student Life ‘Dr. J’

It's commencement week. Congratulations to all the members of the Ohio State Class of 2017. If you are graduating, you have earned a prestigious honor: a degree from The Ohio State University. You've worked hard for it, and I know you will take what you learned in and outside the classroom and apply those lessons toward your pursuit of success and fulfillment as you leave this institution. I'm proud of you. All of us, including those looking forward to graduating in future years, and members of the faculty and staff, should take time to celebrate the achievements of our nearly-new graduates.
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Ohio State marching band drum majors to return for 2017 Seasonstory

After a competitive afternoon of tryouts that included a tie-breaker round, the drum majors for The Ohio State University Marching Band will continue in their positions for the 2017 season. John LaVange, a rising fourth-year student majoring in finance, is head drum major, with Konner Barr, a rising third-year student majoring in communication, as assistant drum major.
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OH-IO education abroad scholarships awardedstory

Established in 2016 by the Office of International Affairs in collaboration with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the OH-IO Education Abroad Scholarship supports underrepresented and diverse student access to Ohio State education abroad programs. The inaugural scholarship competition resulted in 11 first-year and second-year students from the Young Scholars Program being selected to receive a $2,000 scholarship to apply toward an Ohio State education abroad program of their choice.
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Inaugural Neil A. Armstrong Space Symposium

On Monday (5/8), the John Glenn College of Public Affairs and the College of Engineering host a symposium that charts humankind's progress in space exploration and the peaceful uses of outer space. Distinguished guests, including five retired NASA astronauts and internationally renowned space policy experts, will reflect on their roles in successful space flights, discuss space applications for sustainable, emerging economies and explore current commercial ventures into space. Ohio State faculty, staff and students are invited to attend.
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Last day to join Race for the Cure team

The 2017 Komen Columbus Race for the Cure will take place Saturday (5/20). Join the OSUCCC — James Team today by registering online. As a registered member of the OSUCCC — James Team, you will receive a James team T-shirt. In addition, your KOMEN Race materials (Komen T-shirt and packet) will be shipped, free of charge, to the address you list in your registration. Deadline to sign up: Monday (5/1).
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Report highlights university efforts on sexual misconduct

The Association of American Universities (AAU) has published a report on the actions its members, including Ohio State, are taking to prevent and respond to sexual misconduct and relationship violence on their campuses. The report notes that Ohio State has administered a campus climate survey for three years in a row, beginning in 2015. It credits Ohio State with using the information to track progress and supplement services and support in addition to advancing the work of Buckeyes ACT, Ohio State's comprehensive plan to combat sexual assault and relationship violence. Buckeyes ACT focuses on Action, Counseling and Training efforts on our campus to combat this national issue.
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Engagement forum offers poster exhibition

Ohio State's Fifth Annual Engagement Forum will be Wednesday (5/3) 1-3 p.m. in the Ohio Union's Archie Griffin East Ballroom. The poster exhibition features more than 100 outstanding community/university engagement initiatives in which faculty, staff and students are partnering with members of our local, national and international communities. The forum is a great opportunity to make connections with potential collaborators. Free and open to the public.
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Construction/parking

Pedestrian access update

In June 2016, Campus Partners and the university announced a comprehensive vision for the 15th Avenue and High Street area, and construction on the east side is under way. Beginning Wednesday (5/3) and continuing through early to mid August, pedestrian access on the east side of High Street between 16th Avenue and 17th Avenue will be closed. Fencing and signage will be in place throughout the area to redirect pedestrians.
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Ohio Union North Garage closing for restoration

On Monday (5/8) at 12:01 a.m., Ohio Union North Garage will close to facilitate restoration of the parking decks, ramps and structure. During the closure, alternate parking is available in Gateway, 11th Avenue and Arps Garages. The restoration work, part of CampusParc's ongoing reinvestment in the Ohio State parking system, is expected to be complete by mid August 2017.
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Events across campus

 
5/4
 

Poems take shape at Urban Arts Space

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5/9
 

Free talk with Ohio State musicologist

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5/20
 

West Fest: West Campus Science and Technology Day

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