Updates for the Community
Mar 30, 2020 6:34 PM March 30, 2020
The rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation has had a tremendous financial impact on our students, their families and the University. While it is too early to measure its effect on Ohio, the nation and world, we recognize the uncertainty that BGSU students and families are facing and want to ensure that we are providing an emergency grant equaling a refund to students whose housing, dining and parking have been disrupted due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Mar 27, 2020 3:15 PM March 27, 2020
We have made it through our first week of online learning together. I know there have been some challenges, and while faculty and staff are hard at work with this transition, I appreciate your flexibility with these changes and encourage you to remain focused on your coursework.
Mar 26, 2020 3:30 PM March 26, 2020
We continue to work through the first week of our online teaching and learning period together. We want to thank you for your effort to transition your course delivery to adapt to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation.
Mar 23, 2020 10:00 AM March 23, 2020
As you complete your first day of online learning, I wanted to check in and reinforce that our learning community is here for you. The change in class delivery may have brought some challenges with technology or adjustments with teaching. However, I am confident we are going to get through this together.
Mar 21, 2020 10:30 AM March 21, 2020
We are embarking on a voyage into the uncharted waters of fully online course delivery as a result of the rapidly evolving novel coronavirus. I recognize there is anxiety and uneasiness since none of us envisioned students completing the semester online with faculty and staff working remotely.
Mar 20, 2020 10:00 AM March 20, 2020
Commencement is a culminating celebration and milestone, recognizing your hard work. However, given Ohio’s event restrictions and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendations, we must reschedule our 297th commencement ceremonies for a later date. While these events are delayed, they will not be canceled.
Mar 20, 2020 10:00 AM March 20, 2020
The faculty have been working diligently to transition courses online, provide answers to questions.
Mar 16, 2020 6:01 PM March 16, 2020
Based on state and federal guidance, BGSU continues to make critical decisions to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus to safeguard our students, faculty, staff and the broader community. We now are strongly encouraging all students to return to, or remain at, their permanent residence. Additionally, University employees will shift to working remotely. Virtual and online learning will continue as planned through the end of the semester.
Mar 13, 2020 5:02 PM March 13, 2020
In light of Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine's update to Ohioans this afternoon, we believe it is in the best interests of our community to extend the previous announced online learning window beyond April 6 to the end of spring semester, May 15. Beginning after Spring Break on March 23, all classes will be delivered in an online format.
Mar 12, 2020 3:00 PM March 12, 2020
We continue our response to slow the spread of novel coronavirus. As previously communicated, upon the recommendation from Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, we are moving face-to-face classes toward temporary online learning starting March 23 to April 6, after our scheduled Spring Break.
Mar 11, 2020 7:13 PM March 11, 2020
Since yesterday's message regarding our proactive response to COVID-19, BGSU continues to work diligently on our preparedness efforts in consultation with local, state and national agencies. The University remains open, and while there are currently no known COVID-19 cases in northwest Ohio, we join other universities in taking measures to slow down the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Mar 10, 2020 1:00 PM March 10, 2020
BGSU’s executive team in charge of our COVID-19 response and preparedness efforts continues to update our plans and protocols in consultation with local, state and national agencies. While there are currently no known COVID-19 cases in northwest Ohio, we join other universities in being proactive in slowing down the spread of novel coronavirus. Upon the recommendation from the governor, we are moving all face-to-face classes toward online and remote learning after our scheduled Spring Break, starting March 23 to April 6.
Mar 9, 2020 1:00 PM March 9, 2020
As we indicated over the weekend, the University has formed an executive team to lead our COVID-19 response and preparedness efforts. We continue to meet regularly to update our plans and protocols in consultation with local, state and national agencies. Ohio Gov. DeWine has declared a state of emergency to allow state departments and agencies to better coordinate their response. The COVID-19 situation is evolving rapidly, and BGSU is working to manage its impact on our University. We will continue to update you regarding the situation and continuity of operations.
Mar 7, 2020 4:12 PM March 7, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that the global spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) makes it almost certain the United States will experience an outbreak. Bowling Green State University is closely monitoring COVID-19 developments nationally and internationally in conjunction with the Wood County Health Department, the Ohio Department of Health and the CDC.
Feb 28, 2020 6:21 PM February 28, 2020
The University continues to monitor developments with the coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it might affect our community. While there are still no confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19 in Ohio, other parts of the world, particularly in Asia and Europe, are experiencing an increase in the number of cases.
Feb 4, 2020 6:22 PM February 4, 2020
As of Feb. 4, there are no confirmed or suspected cases of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Ohio. Miami University announced on Feb. 2 that the results for two students recently tested for the virus came back negative. We continue to monitor the situation with the Ohio Department of Higher Education, the Wood County Health Department and Falcon Health Center.
Jan 31, 2020 6:22 PM January 31, 2020
Based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and U.S. Department of State, Bowling Green State University has suspended all University-supported travel to mainland China until further notice. The U.S. Department of State has issued a Level 4: Do Not Travel advisory for China due to the novel coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China.
Jan 28, 2020 6:22 PM January 28, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is monitoring a new coronavirus recently identified in China. The virus is associated with an outbreak of pneumonia in that country. As of Jan. 28, five cases have been confirmed in the United States. There have been no confirmed cases in Ohio. However, Miami University is reporting today that a student with mild symptoms has met the criteria for testing for possible infection of the virus.