With Ohio’s recent announcement that all individuals over 16 will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine March 29, The University of Toledo is actively preparing for more traditional summer and fall terms later this year. In-person activities are resuming based on the current guidance of state and local health officials. On-campus housing is expected to return to a more normal occupancy while still observing recommended health and safety measures.
The University expects to return to a traditional academic course schedule this summer and fall, offering most courses in-person in the fall. UToledo will continue to offer a variety of course modalities including online and hybrid courses.
“I can’t thank our campus community enough for their commitment to our Rocket Prevention Principles throughout the pandemic. We have successfully navigated this public health crisis keeping our campus safe without sacrificing our high academic standards or commitment to student success,” said UToledo President Gregory Postel.
It’s been a year since The University of Toledo went remote after the state of Ohio officially shut down operations in response to the global health crisis. UToledo and UTMC have been leaders in northwest Ohio’s response to the pandemic.
“From early testing, to public health education and tracking, to managing and operating vaccine clinics, UToledo as a public, research university has played an important role in supporting our community throughout this crisis,” Postel said. “Now it’s time to look forward to brighter days.”
Many campus activities have already restarted within the public health guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Ohio Department of Health and the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department. Outdoor activities such as the weekly Music on the Mall and the Big Event will occur this spring, as well as one of UToledo’s most loved traditions, Songfest, which will be held with appropriate social distancing in place. In early March, the University also announced plans to hold in-person spring commencement ceremonies following revised guidance from the state of Ohio allowing outdoor events. Plans are also underway for Fall 2021 including in-person activities such as New Student Convocation and Welcome Week.
University Housing is planning for a number of facility improvements this summer, and looks forward to welcoming students back in the fall. All students are now eligible to register for on-campus housing. UToledo is also offering incentives such as electronics, UToledo swag and a chance to win the Ultimate Homecoming Experience for students with an active housing contract prior to June 1.
Current students are encouraged to schedule a meeting with their academic advisor as Fall 2021 registration opens March 24 for seniors. Students may also contact Rocket Solution Central at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 419.530.8700 for assistance with class registration, financial aid and billing.
“I encourage all students to meet with their academic advisor and success coach to discuss their upcoming class schedule. Students should aim to complete 15 credit hours per semester to graduate on time,” said UToledo Provost Karen Bjorkman. “Class sizes may be limited as we maintain social distancing guidelines so it’s important for students to register early.”
Both current and incoming students are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, known as the FAFSA, and to apply for scholarships. UToledo awarded more than $110 million in scholarships and grants in 2019.