COVID-19 Information for Earth Sciences Students/Staff/Faculty/Affiliates


Updated on 4/7/2020

This page is used for providing guidance on the current coronavirus situation for Earth Sciences students, staff, faculty, and other affiliates.

Current Ohio State University COVID-19 Links


Earth Sciences/ASC Resources Links


Important Dates

Classes will resume Monday, March 23.

The final day of classes will be Friday, April 24.

Finals will be conducted from Monday, April 27, through Friday, May 1.

The university will hold a historic virtual commencement on Sunday, May 3 with Apple CEO Tim Cook delivering the commencement address.

Ohio State has extended the date for cancellations of all university events to Monday, July 6.


Key Department Contacts

Facilities related questions, contact Daniel Dunlap (, 614-292-7643)

Lab related questions, contact John Olesik (, 614-292-6954)

Undergrad instruction, contact Ashley Griffith (

Grad student questions, contact Steven Lower (

General office questions, contact Soyoung Carpenter (, 614-688-2884)

Human resources questions, contact Soyoung Carpenter (, 614-688-2884)

Package delivery/pickup questions, contact Theresa Mooney (, 614-292-6628)

Travel questions, contact Theresa Mooney (, 614-292-6628)

IT related questions, contact Brent Curtiss (, 614-688-3758)

Graduation questions, contact Angie Rogers (, 614-292-8746)

Teaching/curriculum questions, contact Wendy Panero (


Building Access

Mendenhall Laboratory and Orton Hall will be closed to all non-essential personnel until further notice.



Effective immediately and until further notice, all university-sponsored international travel is suspended. This includes new travel as well as any currently booked trips between now and June 30, 2020. Students, faculty and staff who are returning from a CDC level 3 country (which now includes most of Europe, as well as some countries in East Asia and the Middle East) must self-quarantine for 14 days before they can return to campus.



All university events through July 6 have been canceled at this time. The SES Spring Awards Banquet has been canceled and moved to an online format, information on awards will be posted on the department website and will also be disseminated via email.



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: