On Campus

On Campus is a source of news and information for faculty, staff and students at all campuses of Ohio State.

On Campus website

The On Campus website features news and information from across Ohio State. It is inclusive of items that have appeared in the On Campus email but also additional content that is relevant to the university’s faculty, staff and students. To have an item included on the website, you can use the same process you follow to submit items for email consideration.

Staff and faculty On Campus emails from Ohio State

Over 65,000 staff and faculty members from the university and the Wexner Medical Center receive a daily On Campus email newsletter during the school year. No emails are delivered on university holidays.

These emails provide a timely summary of news, campus events and updates from the registrar as well as news of interest to staff and faculty members.

Student On Campus emails from Ohio State

More than 50,000 undergraduate students receive a weekly email newsletter during the school year (biweekly in the summer term). On Campus emails share general campus events and news with students.

Graduate and professional students receive a different weekly email (biweekly in the summer term) with information and content related to graduate and professional studies, full or part time.

Both versions of the On Campus email are sent on Tuesdays and provide timely news about the university, campus events or updates from the registrar that are of interest to the student body.

Screenshot of On Campus email in an email client

What does an On Campus email look like?

The layout of the newsletter is simple. Both versions for faculty and staff and students follow the same design specifications. Typically, it features between eight to 10 relevant items with links for more information. See an example of On Campus for faculty and staff and you can find copy-length and headlines.

How can I submit a story for On Campus emails?

Any staff or student group can share news within On Campus as long as the content meets publication criteria standards. We’ve compiled some helpful information and instructions for submitting a university news story or submitting an advertisement to be included in onCampus emails.

Content guidelines

To be considered for publication in On Campus, submitted items must be related or pertinent to the university and members of the campus-wide community. Events open only to members of a specific college or unit, for example, would not be appropriate for On Campus properties. Links to websites associated with osu.edu are preferred and strongly encouraged. Submissions with links to external websites unaffiliated with the university will not be considered. 

Among the items regularly featured are research news, events and training/development opportunities, institutional updates, and faculty/staff news and accomplishments. Optimal submissions are approximately 40 words, and no more than 75 words. You should write it as you would like it to read in the actual email, but we reserve the right to edit for clarity or brevity. We also reserve the right to allow for more than 75 words on a case-by-case basis. The description should be in a single paragraph form and should include only the minimum necessary information. Not all types of submissions include a description. Submission types such as courses and training only include a headline and link to read more. 

NOTE: When submitting an event or opportunity, please provide a link to a page with full information on the event as opposed to a registration form. Links to online video event forms such as Zoom are acceptable, but the page should include full detail about the event including a description, time, date, place and program agenda.

Items submitted for On Campus will be considered for inclusion in the email and/or on the On Campus website. Email priority will be given to items that have the greatest relevance to the broadest possible institutional audience. All submissions included in the email will be published on the On Campus website as well.

Some news items may be selected to run only on the On Campus website. Generally speaking, these are relevant to a smaller segment of the university community, or fall in a subject area where there are a high volume of submissions that have a higher priority. 

If you desire to have your news item submitted only for the website, please follow up with us at OnCampus@osu.edu after you’ve submitted your news item. 

News items that will not be considered for inclusion on either the website or in the email include: obituaries, job postings, items that advertise for-profit ventures or services that require payment, news unrelated to the Ohio State community, or items deemed inappropriate by the Office of Marketing and Communications staff.

Generally, items may appear once in On Campus emails. Items that are requested to be published more than once will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Inquiries should be directed to OnCampus@osu.edu.