NEWARK, Ohio, March 30, 2020 – Following guidance from the Ohio Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding limiting the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) and The Ohio State University at Newark have extended the cancellation of all student and public events through the end of June. The institutions had previously cancelled all student and public events scheduled for the remainder of the spring semester (which concludes on May 1, 2020).
- All COTC events scheduled to be held on or off campus, including at all four COTC campus locations (Newark, Coshocton, Knox and Pataskala)
- All Ohio State Newark events scheduled to be held on or off campus and at the SciDome at The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology
- All events sponsored by COTC's Workforce Development Innovation Center and Lifelong Learning Institute, including those held on campus and at the West Licking County Family YMCA
- Public and private events scheduled to be held at any of these campus locations, including ACT testing, the Heisey Wind Ensemble concert on April 25 and the Senior Living Expo on May 21
New-student orientation and admissions sessions continuing virtually
All college and university services for current, newly admitted and prospective students at both Ohio State Newark and COTC are being offered remotely until further notice.
Ohio State Newark admitted students can find helpful resources regarding next steps in the enrollment process, including interviews and presentations at go.osu.edu/admittedstudents. For questions or to speak with a member of the admissions team, please call 740.366.9333 or email to Newarkfirstname.lastname@example.org.
COTC admitted students can contact COTC Gateway Admissions at email@example.com; continuing students can contact Academic Advising at firstname.lastname@example.org or call any of COTC's four campus locations.
Newark campus: 740.366.9222
Coshocton campus: 740.622.1408
Knox campus: 740.392.2526
Pataskala campus: 740.755.7090
COTC's spring commencement ceremony, scheduled for May 1, will be postponed. The college will continue to evaluate information as the situation progresses and communicate a decision as to a rescheduled date in the coming weeks. Even though the commencement ceremony is postponed, students who have successfully completed their associate degree or certificate will be mailed their diploma or certificate after the end of the semester.
Ohio State Newark Graduation Celebration and Ohio State Commencement
Ohio State Newark's annual Graduation Celebration to recognize students who complete a majority of their degree programs at the Newark campus is cancelled. The Ohio State University's spring commencement ceremony is postponed.
Ohio State Newark Buckeye Leadership Camp
Ohio State Newark Summer Enrichment Camp
Ohio State Newark's summer camps for middle and high school students are cancelled. Registrants will be contacted by Diane Kanney, Ohio State Newark director of enrollment, regarding any refunds.
Annual Independence Day Concert & Fireworks
Campus leadership will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and make a decision regarding this event in the coming weeks.
Central Ohio Technical College and The Ohio State University at Newark have forged an outstanding array of educational opportunities for the central Ohio region and beyond. This partnership is viewed as a model for higher education in the state of Ohio. At Central Ohio Technical College, students gain hands-on, applicable experience to begin working in the field, or to transfer those credits toward a bachelor's degree program. The Ohio State University at Newark offers an academic environment that's inclusive of diversity, challenging but supportive with world-renowned professors and access to Ohio State's more than 200 majors.