University Holidays: (University Registrar Academic Calendar)
- New Year's Day - Jan. 1, 2013
- Martin Luther King Day - Jan. 21, 2013
- Memorial Day - May 27, 2013
- Independence Day - July 4, 2013
- Labor Day - Sep. 2, 2013
- Veteran's Day - Nov. 11, 2013
- Thanksgiving Day - Nov. 28, 2013
- Columbus Day(observed) - Nov. 29, 2013
- President's Day(observed) - Dec. 24, 2013
- Christmas Day - Dec. 25, 2013
Media Sources:The University will make every effort, by 6:30 A.M., to inform media sources of its intentions to closure or to delay; however, weather conditions may not deteriorate until after 6:30 A.M. (e.g., the sudden onset of freezing rain). We suggest that students, faculty, and stay tuned to sources of weather information while traveling to the campus any time before 8:00 A.M.
Radio and TV Stations:Rather than calling the University to determine the status of classes, we encourage you to listen to any of the following radio or TV stations for information regarding closure or delay. Keep in mind that media sources will not be asked to announce cancellation of individual classes.
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Web Sites:You may also visit the Web Sites of Ohio State at Lima at http://lima.osu.edu and Rhodes State Collegehttp://www.rhodesstate.edu for information about weather related closures and delays. You may also wish to visit the Web Site of Allen County Emergency Action athttp://www.allen-ema.com.
Instructions For Students:We serve a broad geographic area, which often has diverse weather conditions and commuters may experience conditions which make travel difficult. In such cases students are asked to use their discretion regarding travel. If OSU Lima has not issued an official cancellation or delay, students are expected to exercise their mature judgment in determining whether to attend classes or activities sanctioned by the University. In accordance with established procedures students are accountable for any material missed during an absence without an official delay or announced cancellation. Faculty members are encouraged to provide absent students the opportunity to make up missed work on their own. In all cases, students are expected to pursue by their own self-directed efforts the course content, activities, and assignments for which they are responsible during the period of absence.
Delaying The Opening of Campus:If weather forces a delay the University will communicate that CREDIT classes will resume at 10:00 A.M. That portion of the class which was scheduled prior to the announced delayed time has been canceled as well as that portion of the same class which extends no greater than 30 minutes beyond the delayed state time.
For example, if the college delays until 10:00 A.M. a class starting at 8:00 A.M. and ending at 10:20 A.M. has been canceled for the day. However, a class starting at 8:00 A.M. but ending at 11:00 A.M. would still be holding class for one hour starting at 10:00 A.M. Activities or classes scheduled to begin on or after the delayed time will be conducted in a normal manner with students held responsible for any material presented.
Defining Closure and Delay:Closure
The University is closed. All credit and non-credit classes and activities scheduled by the college and the university have been cancelled for the day. Off-campus non-credit courses and activities such as those at the Putnam County Center are not necessarily cancelled. Please check with the sponsoring organization.
The University is delayed until a specified time to allow it to prepare for arrival of students. All credit and non-credit classes and activities scheduled by the University have been delayed until the specified time. Off-campus non-credit courses and activities such as those at the Putnam County Center are not necessarily delayed. Please check with the sponsoring organization
Cancellation of Evening Classes:When weather deteriorates during a class day and is forecasted to continue through the afternoon and evening, the University will make a decision to cancel classes by 3:30 P.M. Appropriate media sources will be contacted and the information will be posted on the website. As with decisions to cancel in the morning, decisions to cancel evening classes and events are often difficult and depend on many factors. Campus officials will make every effort to make timely decisions about classes beginning after 4:30 P.M.
Conditions For Cancellation:Generally, the campus will close and classes of both institutions will be cancelled when the following situations exist:
- Level 2 road way WARNING in Allen County. Note: the University will review local conditions daily during a Level II Warning and may chose to re-open the campus when conditions permit.
- Level 3 snow emergency in Allen County.
- Freezing rain in the area of the campus that occurs after 5:00 A.M.
The following are snow condition levels for Allen County, Ohio. Level 1 Roadway Advisory
ALLEN COUNTY AND MUNICIPAL ROADWAYS ARE SNOW OR ICE COVERED WITH POSSIBLE DRIFTING. DRIVING CONDITIONS ARE HAZARDOUS. EXTREME CAUTION IS ADVISED.Level 2 Roadway Warning
ALL ROADWAYS IN ALLEN COUNTY ARE EXTREMELY DANGEROUS DUE TO HEAVY, DRIFTED, OR BLOWING SNOW. SOME ROADS MAY BECOME IMPASSABLE CAUSING DANGER TO STRANDED DRIVERS AND OCCUPANTS. ONLY MOTORISTS WITH EXTREME NECESSITY AND SPECIALIZED EQUIPMENT SHOULD ATTEMPT TO DRIVE IN THESE UNSAFE CONDITIONS. IN THE INTEREST OF PUBLIC SAFETY, MOTORISTS ARE STRONGLY ADVISED TO STAY OFF ROADWAYS UNTIL CONDITIONS IMPROVE.Level 3 State of Emergency
THIS LEVEL WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY A “STATE OF EMERGENCY” RESOLUTION BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WHICH WILL ALSO BE RELAYED TO STATE OFFICIALS FOR POSSIBLE IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE.
National and State Homeland SecurityIn the event of an alert for our region, the university will determine the appropriate action for the campus. The campus will not automatically close. The decision to close the campus will be made after evaluating the circumstances surrounding the threat level to determine what, if any, threat it represents locally or regionally.
If the campus is closed, faculty, staff, and students should listen to the radio, watch WLIO TV, and check the website for updates on the campus situation. We will follow our normal protocols when we announce the status of the campus.
Faculty and staff, please review and familiarize yourself with the Campus Emergency Procedures flip chart that has been made available to you by our Security Office. Students can pick up a procedures flip chart at the Campus Security office, Tech Lab 140-B. Your assistance is needed to keep our fire lanes open at all times. Do not park any vehicles, at anytime, by or behind our campus buildings. It is imperative that all entrances to buildings remain completely accessible.
Law enforcement officials say the best thing we can do is go about our daily lives as we have always done, but be conscious of potential threats to our safety. Part of this is to remain alert for unusual or threatening activity. Anything observed which does not fit a normal pattern of activity should be reported to campus security or the nearest law enforcement authority.
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