Frequently Asked Questions

This list of commonly asked questions covers instruction options, campus safety, COVID-19 testing, etc.

Course Delivery

What does President Crawford’s announcement about a September 21 "student return to campus" mean for regionals students?

For students who registered for an entirely online schedule, nothing changes. For students who registered for classes that were scheduled to meet face to face or are hybrid with face to face components those classes may begin meeting face to face on September 21. If you are uncertain, contact your instructor. If you have a course that is face to face please remember there are safety precautions in place including increased cleaning protocols, and mask wearing and social distancing (required) .

Can regionals students change their method of instruction based on this announcement?

If a student is registered for a face to face class that will start back in person on September 21, and the student does not wish to meet in person, the student needs to contact the instructor to find out if remote attendance is possible. Not all courses can be taken remotely.

Are faculty able to change their method of course delivery based on this announcement?

Faculty members who began teaching a course online that was scheduled to start back in person on September 21 can choose to continue teaching that course online. They need to work with their department chair to make that change before September 16, and they will need to inform their students of the change in format ASAP.

How will faculty communicate changes to their students regarding how classes will be delivered starting the week of September 21?

Faculty members will be using email and Canvas announcements to inform their students of any changes to the course delivery format.

What do I need to do to prepare to take classes in person?

All students, faculty, staff and guests at the university are required to wear a face covering when indoors or outside where social distancing is not possible. Everyone should continue to practice social distancing and frequent hand washing. Students and faculty will also be responsible for maintaining a sanitized work area in their classrooms (supplies will be provided).

 


Testing

Will students need to use the Campus Clear app prior to coming to campus?

A daily symptom assessment is required for all students each day they intend to be on one or more of Miami University’s campuses through Dec. 31, 2020.

If you display any of these symptoms, you should stay home and call Student Health Services or your doctor. An absence and COVID-19 illness reporting system is being developed for employees and students who have returned to live, study, and work at Miami University’s campuses.

Miami is using the CampusClear app with a comprehensive list of symptoms that will remind you to conduct a daily check.

Will faculty and staff need to continue to use the Campus Clear app prior to coming to campus?

A daily symptom assessment is required for all faculty and staff each day they intend to be on one or more of Miami University’s campuses through Dec. 31, 2020.

If you display any of these symptoms, you should stay home and call Student Health Services or your doctor. An absence and COVID-19 illness reporting system is being developed for employees and students who have returned to live, study, and work at Miami University’s campuses.

Miami is using the CampusClear app with a comprehensive list of symptoms that will remind you to conduct a daily check.

Will COVID 19 testing be required for Regionals students?

Students may be contacted by their local Health Department if they are identified as close contacts to someone that tested positive. There are many community-based options available to regional students. Regional students who experience symptoms related to COVID-19 may go to the Student Health Center in Oxford for testing or they may use their primary care physician.

If a student tests positive in my class, does the entire class and professor go into quarantine?

No, only those close contacts (determined through contact tracing) would be quarantined. That decision will be made by the Butler County Health Department or another local Health Department.

Are the services of the Miami University Student Health Center available to regionals students, faculty and staff?

Yes, regional students, faculty and staff can use the services of the Miami University Health Services Center, which is located at 421 S. Campus Ave., in Oxford.

 


Campus Services

What services will be available to students on campus starting on September 21?

Student support offices on the regional campuses will continue to be open throughout the fall semester. Most of our offices are here to serve you during normal business hours. Some even have evening and weekend hours to better accommodate your schedule. You may notice that our waiting areas, study spaces and dining locations are a little different now.

Will food service/vending machines be available at the regionals?

Beginning on Monday, September 21, the kitchens and vending machines on all regional campuses will be operational. Drinking fountains, however, will remain closed.

Will campus be open for special events?

All in-person events for fall 2020 have been canceled. A number of virtual events are planned. Visit the regionals events calendar for more information.

What is the cleaning protocol for on-campus classrooms and spaces?

Regional Campus custodial staff will provide daily cleaning, sanitization and disinfection of high-touch surfaces in shared spaces. View detailed guidelines of our cleaning protocol online.

Miami Hotline and Other Numbers

The Miami University Health Services Information hotline number is 513-529-3003. This line is updated with the most current information as it is made available.

If you need to make an appointment with Miami University Health Services, please call 513-529-3000.

The Butler County General Health District phone number is 513-863-1770; the after-hours, emergency-only number is 877-774-4636.

The Ohio Department of Health call center is operating from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day, 833-4-ASK-ODH (833-427-5634).