Campus Status and Emergency Information

Emergency Information


The Ohio State University Columbus campus has CANCELLED classes for Saturday (1/19) in anticipation of severe winter weather. The cancellation impacts only a small number of graduate classes. The Registrar’s Office will work directly with impacted faculty to identify possible make-up dates.

The campus will remain OPEN for other scheduled activities and events and to support those living or working on campus. Please check with your scheduled activities to be sure there are no changes or cancellations.

The Wexner Medical Center will remain OPEN. Campus dining and recreational facilities will also remain OPEN.

The university will clear and treat campus roadways and sidewalks while CampusParc manages parking areas. We recommend that everyone dress appropriately for the weather and use caution while traveling.

Information will be posted on this website during a campus emergency.

As the winter weather season continues, Ohio State’s Emergency Management team will continue to monitor weather and share significant updates with the university community. In addition, the system also sends severe weather alerts for tornado warnings. Information will be posted on this page and via Twitter @OSU_EMFP. For additional tips to help you prepare for winter weather, visit


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Preparing for Emergency Situations

If a Buckeye Alert is issued, information will be posted on this page and on Emergency Management’s Twitter account @OSUEMFP and Facebook account.

Below is a brief overview of safety resources to help prepare you for emergency situations:

  • Active Aggressor Video
  • Safety Messaging Toolkit
  • About Alert Notices
  • Buckeye Alert Desktop Pop-ups
    • As an additional resource to provide the campus community with safety information, Buckeye Alerts will be shared via a pop-up message on select public desktop computers on campus. These computers include machines located in pool classrooms (those managed through University Registrar Classroom Scheduling), computer labs and libraries. The desktop pop-up message will contain the same information that is shared in Buckeye Alerts sent via text message. Users may close the message after it appears on their screen.