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Dear Students,

I want to take a moment to congratulate you on completing your first week of online courses and provide encouragement as you tackle week two. While we had some challenges last week, Falcons are resilient. I am so impressed by your tenacity, adaptability and commitment to your education.

It is important for you to know that the campus community is here for you throughout the rest of the semester. I know that this is not how we imagined the semester evolving, but your Falcon Spirit has been remarkable. We will get through this together.

We want to check in with you, make sure you have the support you need and answer any questions that you have. We encourage you to visit our COVID-19 website for important information, answers to your questions and additional resources to help you make this transition and finish the semester strong.

  • Registration for fall courses begins April 6 – be sure to Know Your Date! First-year students must check in with an advisor prior to registering.
  • Please remember immediate action is not required to choose a grading option, letter grade (A, B, C, D, F) or S/U/NC. You have until May 29 and must complete an advising appointment prior to finalizing your decision. The deadline to withdraw from a course is extended to May 8. Visit our grading policy page for more information.
  • Our Keep Learning page includes information that will provide you with technical support, academic and other campus resources, and contact information for our Dean of Students office.
  • Our COVID-19 Resources page links to internal and external resources to support you throughout the semester.
  • The Frequently Asked Questions page is updated several times each week and addresses the questions you are submitting via our online form.
  • We encourage you to stay engaged by visiting our #BGSUVirtual website where you can work out from home with the Student Rec Center, join a virtual book club or play games with other Falcons.
  • If you need financial assistance, our campus community has raised nearly $80,000 to support students in a financial emergency. Apply to the Student Emergency Fund for help.

We will continue communicating with you throughout the semester. We want to keep an open line of communication with you so that we know where you need support. Please reach out for assistance, you can find contact information on our website.

The health and safety of our campus community is our top priority, and I sincerely thank you for your flexibility and hard work throughout the past few weeks.

Regards,

Joe B. Whitehead Signature
Joe B. Whitehead, Jr., Ph.D.
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs