Will autumn classes be in person or virtual?

Ohio State will welcome students back to our campuses this autumn utilizing new health and wellness protocols to help protect the university community. To enhance physical distancing, courses will be offered in several formats, including in-person, online or blended. As part of the effort to maintain physical distancing, some in-person instruction will occur in non-traditional spaces in non-academic buildings. For example, arrangements are being made for some classes to be held in auditoriums and performance halls.

The university is further limiting the size of in-person classes to no more than 50 students. Sections with more than 50 students will be making adjustments in course delivery among in-person, online and blended learning opportunities. Additional information will be shared with affected students as soon as possible.

The University Registrar has updated how courses will be taught in autumn (in person, online or blended). Students should review their schedule on buckeyelink.osu.edu and consult with their academic advisor for assistance making changes. 

The university’s approach to teaching is designed to offer rich, immersive educational experiences through in-person discussion, labs, studio, clinical and other hands-on experiences as well as effective online lessons that enhance student success.