Ohio State Newark/COTC cancel all events for remainder of semester

| March 17, 2020

Following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s most recent recommendation to limit or cancel all gatherings, Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) and The Ohio State University at Newark have cancelled all student and public events scheduled for the remainder of the semester (which concludes on May 1).

This includes:

  • 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 United Methodist Church egg hunt on April 4

A limited number of larger campus events may be transitioned to a virtual format. In those instances when an event will transition to another format, event organizers will reach out directly to participants and a message with additional information will be communicated on the COTC and/or Ohio State Newark web sites.

One Book/One Community Author Discussion and Book Signing
“What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance and Hope in an American City” by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha
The on-campus event scheduled for April 13 is cancelled, however, a limited number of complimentary copies of the book are still available. Individuals can request that a complimentary copy be mailed to their home by contacting [email protected] or 740-364-9514.

COTC Commencement
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 previously announced that the university’s spring commencement ceremony is postponed.

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