Updated on 2/10/2020
This page is used for providing guidance on the current coronavirus situation for Earth Sciences students, staff, faculty, and other affiliates.
School of Earth Sciences staff are available to assist you
M-F 8:00am -5:00pm
For general office inquiry please email
Key Earth Sciences Contacts
Facilities related questions, contact Soyoung Carpenter, (firstname.lastname@example.org 614-688-2884)
Undergraduate advising and questions, contact Karen Royce (email@example.com)
Grad student questions, contact Angie Rogers (firstname.lastname@example.org)
IT related questions, contact Brent Curtiss (email@example.com, 614-688-3758)
Following the public health guidance of local, state, and federal officials, Ohio State has extended the domestic and international travel restrictions to June 30, 2021. Visit Coronavirus travel guidelines extended to June 30, 2021, published by Business and Finance for more information
Due to the evolving impacts of COVID-19 and the assessments need to confirm eligibility to travel, spend authorizations should be submitted:
- 8-10 weeks prior to the departure date for International travel
- 4-6 weeks prior to the departure date for domestic travel
Workday is an administrative technology that serves as a single system for the university’s business operations in:
- Human resources
- Supply chain ( Request Travel or Purchase)
The Administrative Resource Center provides guides, job aids, training, and more for Ohio State's IT services. Below are some helpful links:
- Spend Authorization (Travel request)
- Creating Requisition ( Purchasing request)
- Create an Expense Report (Expense reports are submitted so that you are reimbursed for business-related costs, such as airfare, mileage, meals, or hotel expenses.)
Workday help desk webpage has information on how to use WORKDAY, find answers to questions you may have.
HR Connection an online destination for Ohio State HR support services and is the first point of contact for questions and support for HR and payroll services. You can access this support by:
The university has stated that everyone who can is required to work remotely. This includes all undergraduate and graduate students, postdocs, administrative and research staff, and faculty. Various resources for telework can be found at OSU Human Resources COVID-19 HR Resources website.
Mendenhall Laboratory and Orton Hall are open for classes/research only. A daily health check to report body temperature and health status is required for all students, faculty and staff. More information on Daily health check can be found on the OSU Safe and Healthy Buckeye website.
If you need are accessing building during COVID-19 for non-teaching/research related purposes, please email John Olesik (firstname.lastname@example.org, 614-292-6954)
Academic Coaching - The Dennis Learning Center offers free one-on-one appointments for Ohio State students. Trained in learning and motivation strategies, Academic Coaches help undergraduate, graduate, and professional students examine academic strengths and weaknesses and develop strategies that lead to success.
Online Learning Strategies and Skills-The Dennis Learning Center also offer credit-bearing courses (a mixture of full-semester and Session courses; also a mixture of in-person or online) and workshops. Classes are limited in their size (typically 25-30 per section) so as to provide the support students are seeking. Student groups can request a workshop too and these are virtual or pre-recorded.