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  • Ohio University to observe annual Winter Break Closure

    To recognize and reward the contributions of employees on all campuses and centers, Ohio University closes each year between December 25 – January 1.

    This year, all OHIO campuses and centers will be closed Monday, Dec. 25, 2023, through Monday, Jan. 1, 2024, to observe the University's annual Winter Break Closure. All University offices will also be closed during these Winter Break Closure dates. 

    The University will reopen Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2024.

    Additional details regarding OHIO’s annual Winter Break Closure are available online. 

Critical Incident

If an emergency is a critical incident, or becomes a critical incident, you can find information through:

  • Ohio University's Homepage
  • Your campus e-mail ( accounts)
  • Text message
  • Ohio University’s Facebook and Twitter accounts
  • Outdoor emergency notification system
  • 740.597.1800 for a recorded message (on Athens campus, 7-1800)
  • Non-tech methods (on-the-ground teams, bullhorns, posted alerts, etc.)

Important Information


If you have questions about the University's emergency notification system, please send an e-mail to