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Remote Learning Update

NOTE: Future updates will be sent as needed to share new information with the campus community.

Operating Status
Campus: Remote work will continue for all staff and faculty until further notice; only designated essential employees permitted on Campus
Classes: Remote Learning Underway

The Lead

  • As announced today in a message from Provost Zhu, students will now have an additional opportunity, from May 18 - May 22 (11:59pm), to choose the pass/fail option for Spring 2020 courses. Also during this time, students who chose pass/fail for courses can change back to a letter grade, if desired. Click here to read the full message, which includes important information on how students can change their pass/fail or letter grade selections.
  • This week, CSU began awarding more than $6 million in Lift Up Vikes! emergency grants to help students facing financial challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Grants of up to $2,500 are available to help with expenses such as housing, food, course materials, technology and childcare. Eligibility will depend on student circumstances. The additional aid is from the federal CARES Act as well as CSU donors. Students can find a link to an application form at the top of the page when they log onto CampusNet.
  • CSU will hold its first-ever virtual commencement on Saturday, May 30, at 1 p.m. ET. The event will honor each graduate, celebrate their years at CSU and provide a memorable, uplifting and fun event for family and friends. Graduating students should continue to monitor their CSU email accounts throughout May for information and updates.

Student Engagement and Support

  • The Galleries at CSU and the Department of Art have launched the Student Art Showcase Spring 2020 Online Exhibition. This showcase, which opened today at noon, celebrates the hard work and talents of our students, merit scholars and graduates and provides an opportunity to share their work.

Questions we’re receiving:

  • Even though there won’t be an in-person commencement, how can students who want to purchase graduation regalia do so?
    Caps and tassels are currently available to purchase on the CSU bookstore website. Full regalia sets for Bachelor’s and Master’s graduates will be available on the site beginning May 6.
  • Are international students eligible to receive a Lift Up Vikes! emergency grant?
    Yes. International students can apply for a grant through the application link when they log into CampusNet. Eligibility for all applicants – domestic and international – will depend on student circumstances.
  • With the bookstore closed, how can students get course materials for summer sessions?
    All summer 2020 course materials can be ordered through the CSU bookstore website. Students can search by course, or by Viking ID and have digital materials emailed or physical materials shipped to them. Visit the bookstore website for more details.
  • Why do some summer courses include an e-learning fee and others do not?
    E-learning fees are associated with courses specifically designed for online delivery, with a curriculum and course materials developed and refined expressly for the online mode. Conventional face-to-face courses that have been transitioned to remote teaching and learning because of the COVID-19 pandemic are not charged an e-learning fee.

To see Coronavirus FAQs, visit our website at www.csuohio.edu.

 Other Resources 

For more information about the coronavirus and the latest CDC updates and recommended protocols, please visit the CDC site at https://www.cdc.gov/media/dpk/diseases-and-conditions/coronavirus/coronavirus-2020.html.


Please email questions, comments, concerns to coronavirusquestions@csuohio.edu.

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