COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information
OSU-Tulsa SAFE Campus Plan
As a branch campus that shares students, faculty and staff with OSU-Stillwater, OSU-Tulsa aligns as much of our COVID-19 response and reopening plans with the main campus as possible, while still taking into account our location in a metropolitan area with a population of nearly 1 million.
With that in mind, OSU-Tulsa's plan heavily incorporates language from OSU-Stillwater’s “Cowboys Coming Back” plan, with modifications to fit our students, faculty, staff and guests.
A SAFE Campus Experience
OSU-Tulsa's focus is on four main areas, outlined by the SAFE acronym:
- Social Distancing – We will incorporate physical distancing measures for all on-campus classes, activities, services, common spaces and workspaces as recommended by the CDC. Masks are required for all students, faculty, staff and visitors in common areas on campus and where social distancing is not possible.
- Accessibility - Our student and employee services will continue to be accessible both virtually and in person.
- Flexibility - Students can choose to attend most OSU-Tulsa courses either on campus or online.
- Enhanced Safeguards - Our investment in new protective equipment, including face shields for faculty, sneeze guards and cloth masks available for staff, faculty and students, cleaning procedures and educational programs will help minimize the impact of COVID-19 on our campus. We are requiring masks for all students, faculty, staff and visitors to campus.
OSU-Tulsa Phased Reopening Timeline
This timeline is based on OSU-Stillwater's campus reopening plan with dates and details that take into account guidance and data from the Tulsa Health Department. All dates and details are subject to change at any time.
Phase 1 - Complete
Phase 2 - Complete
Phase 3 - Aug. 1-Thanksgiving Break
- Students may choose to attend most OSU-Tulsa classes on site or remotely for fall semester
- Campus services available virtually or in person
- Faculty and staff work with supervisors and department heads to implement safe return to campus plans that fit each department
- Campus open to public - masks required for all campus visitors
- BOB Shuttle starts running Aug. 17
- No external Conference Center events during the fall semester
- OSU-Tulsa Library open to students, faculty and staff only. Members of the public needing research access can contact the Library to make an appointment.
Phase 4 - Nov. 30-Dec. 11
- Pre-Finals and Finals Week conducted online
- Special OSU-Tulsa Fall Graduation Ceremony planned for Dec. 13
- If your financial situation has recently changed, there are options to help you pay for college. Contact the OSU-Tulsa Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid for information.
- OSU-Tulsa’s Emergency Aid Scholarship Program offers assistance for certain emergency expenses that can keep you from continuing your education.
- OSU-Tulsa academic and student services are available and will continue to work with you by email, phone or virtual appointment.
- Graduate students should contact the OSU Graduate College if you have questions related to your academic program.
- The OSU-Tulsa Library offers virtual research and citation assistance and online access to hundreds of thousands of journal articles and books.
Faculty and Staff Information
- Addressing Facial Covering Concerns (Printable Download)
- OSU in Tulsa Human Resources can help with questions about payroll, hours, benefits and timekeeping. Contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org or 918-594-8221.
- OSU-Tulsa faculty who need faculty support assistance should email email@example.com.
- The OSU Graduate College has published an information page for students and faculty with contacts and a FAQ.
- The OSU Vice President for Research has published Research Continuity Guidelines for faculty and student researchers.
- ITLE: How to Teach Online
- OSU Information Technology: Working from Home
Health and Wellness Resources
- The Al Carlozzi Center for Counseling at OSU-Tulsa continues to provide counseling services using telehealth technology. OSU-Tulsa students, faculty and staff receive five sessions at no charge, and services are provided to the public on a sliding scale.
- OSU's Employee Assistance Program, GuidanceResources, provides resources to assist full-time academic and staff employees and their eligible dependents in a number of areas.
- The OSU-Tulsa Wellness Center is offering virtual wellness programming for OSU-Tulsa students, faculty and staff. Contact the Wellness Center staff for more information.
- Students who need information about free or low-cost health care clinics in Tulsa can contact OSU-Tulsa Campus Life.