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COVID-19 Updates

Updated: July 15, 2021

The threat of the coronavirus known as COVID-19 is presenting daunting challenges for all of us. At OSU-OKC, we are committed to making decisions that promote the success and well-being of our campus community. Please read this page for updates from OSU-OKC on COVID-19.

OSU-OKC continues to evolve our COVID protocols to stay in line with health officials’ guidance. Doing our part to protect the health and wellbeing of our fellow Cowboys in the face of COVID-19 has never been more critical. We urge everyone to take personal responsibility in following recommended guidelines, as only through a collective, cooperative effort can we help protect our campus community.

To report a potential COVID-19 exposure, please click here.

LATEST UPDATES:

Fall Semester Classes

This fall classes will again be offered in-person, although there will continue to be some hybrid courses depending on the program. The pandemic has reinforced the need to be mindful of others as we work to protect our communities. We ask that you continue to be respectful and take personal responsibility for your own health and safety by not coming to work or class if you are feeling ill.

Traditional classes: A traditional, on-campus class. The times, days and location of the class will be listed on the class schedule.

Online classes: These courses do not meet in person. Instructors use online materials, discussion postings or pre-recorded videos to teach content. Students manage their own time; the class schedule will list meeting days or times as "TBA."

Online classes with scheduled meetings: Some online courses may be taught in a virtual classroom with scheduled meeting days and times. These days and meeting times will be listed on the class schedule.

Hybrid classes: A blend of traditional and online instruction. In-person meetings may vary from weekly to only a few times throughout the semester. Information on meetings days, times and locations will be available on the class schedule or in the syllabus.

Hybrid classes with scheduled online meetings: For some hybrid courses, the online component will be at a scheduled time in a virtual classroom. These scheduled meeting days and times are included on the class schedule. 

Campus Hours
General business hours for the campus are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Please call ahead to inquire about hours for specific programs or locations. For hours related to specific campus department, click here.

Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplement Appropriations Act

On December 27, 2020, the United States Congress passed and the President signed Public Law 116-260, the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplement Appropriations Act (CRRSAA). The CRRSAA authorizes an additional $81.88 billion in support for educational institutions due to the Coronavirus pandemic. OSU – Oklahoma City received $1,150,415 in aid for emergency grants to students. All enrolled students, except international and undocumented students, are eligible for these emergency grants. To receive these grants, students must have been enrolled for the spring 2021 semester and must be a U.S. citizen. These emergency grants can be used to pay an outstanding balance on a student’s account for the spring 2021 semester, with the students confirmation.

  • Students who had an outstanding account balance as of April 7, 2021 for the spring 2021 semester were asked indicate whether they wanted this emergency grant to be applied to outstanding charges or to receive a direct refund. Students had until April 30 to authorize funds distributed. Students who answered “yes” had their emergency grant applied to their account. Students who answered “no” received a direct refund. Emergency grants were distributed at $35.56 per credit hour enrolled. For those students who do not respond, emergency grants were distributed directly to them after April 30.
     
  • Students who did not have an outstanding account balance and were enrolled as of April 7, 2021, received emergency grants in the amount of $35.56 per credit hour enrolled.

CARES funding Spring 2021

​CARES HEERF II funding began processing on 4/14/21. As of 5/21/2021, $1,150,508.24 has been distributed to 4,101 students.

CARES funding Spring/Summer 2020

Please see the following summary regarding OSU-OKC's participation in providing financial assistance to students through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act:

  • OSU-OKC received $1,150,415 in Emergency Financial Aid Grants for students. The total number of potentially eligible students was 2,337. Of those, all funds were distributed to a total of 2,106 students from May 8, 2020, to July 8, 2020. Award amounts were based on students' eligibility status and varied by term.
     
  • OSU-OKC provided no less than 50 percent of funds received through Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting under CARES Act

Graduation

Graduation information can be found here

Online Student Services

TRAVEL:

  • All university-related international travel is suspended until further notice. Faculty, staff and students may not travel internationally for university-related business or academic purposes, including, but not limited to, study abroad, research or grant activity, internships, academic work for credit, service, conferences or presentations, and teaching or training.
  • All university-related out-of-state domestic travel is suspended until further notice, unless such travel is deemed essential to the university. Essential travel is travel that is necessary to the ongoing operations of the university’s core academic or operational functions. Individuals who believe domestic travel is essential must first contact their division head or a member of the university’s executive team.
  • University leaders strongly encourage faculty, staff and students to exercise caution with regard to personal air travel. Careful consideration should be given to postponing personal travel when possible.

ON-CAMPUS CLEANLINESS:

  • We encourage all visitors to campus to be courteous to others by covering their coughs or sneezes by coughing/sneezing into their elbow or shirt sleeve.
  • Be mindful of your contact with shared surfaces or rooms/areas and practice regular hand-washing with soap and water.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with your hands.
  • If you feel you are sick or are displaying symptoms of a virus, please do not come to campus. If you have been in close contact with a person who displays symptoms of a virus, please do not come to campus. In either instance, consult your health care provider and take proper precautions for the health and safety of yourself and others.

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