Committed to Safety

There is nothing President Johnson takes more seriously than the safety of the Ohio State community. View the latest updates and learn how the university continues to enhance safety on and near campus.

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Updated Health Measures

With spring semester underway at Ohio State and students back on campus for in-person instruction, new health measures and guidance are in place across the university amid a dramatic increase in COVID-19 infections due in large part to the Omicron variant.

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Presidential Investiture

The Investiture of Kristina M. Johnson, PhD, as The Ohio State University's 16th president celebrated the institution's progress toward greater excellence in academics, research and creative expression, entrepreneurship and partnership, and service to the state of Ohio, the nation and the world.

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Jan 10, 2022

Spring semester welcome

Welcome to another wonderful semester together and in person. I hope each of you had the chance to recharge during the break and cheer on the Buckeyes during their record-breaking Rose Bowl victory! Whether you’re looking ahead to graduation in May, returning to the classroom to engage with our talented students (like I will be on Wednesday!) or kicking off your first — or 50th — year with us, I am excited to continue advancing our collective excellence as one Buckeye family.
Jan 10, 2022

Thousands of Ohio State students successfully complete COVID-19 testing

A busy weekend at The Ohio State University preceded the first day of spring semester. Thousands of students moved back onto the Columbus and regional campuses Saturday and Sunday under enhanced health and safety protocols. - via Ohio State News
Jan 06, 2022

Ohio State hosts COVID town hall before spring semester

During a virtual town hall to discuss the university’s plans for the semester and to answer questions from the Ohio State community, President Kristina M. Johnson reiterated the health and safety of students, faculty and staff is the university’s No. 1 priority. Johnson said easy access to vaccines, booster shots, well-fitting masks and testing would allow for in-person instruction. - via Ohio State News