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The college has a comprehensive plan for limiting population density across all campuses. To help keep individuals safe and healthy, all COTC autumn 2020 events and gatherings — whether on or off campus — will be virtual, with 10 or fewer in-person participants. COTC and The Ohio State University at Newark reserves the use of all campus spaces, not including the Rotary Park Pavilion in Newark, for internal business purposes only, including instruction, through December 31, 2020. No external events or services will be held on campus during this time frame. This applies to all four COTC campuses in Newark, Coshocton, Mount Vernon and Pataskala.

An event is defined as a planned activity, other than academic classes scheduled as part of the college curriculum, that is held in a college building or outdoor space on a COTC campus or with a community partner. A gathering is defined as a formal or informal assembly of people that is either planned or spontaneous.

 

New Student Orientation

All orientation and admissions events are offered remotely. Admitted students can contact COTC Gateway admissions at cotcadmissions@mail.cotc.edu, or call any of COTC’s four campus locations with questions or concerns:

  • Newark campus: 740-366-9222
  • Coshocton campus: 740-622-1408
  • Knox campus: 740-392-2526
  • Pataskala campus: 740-755-7090

 

Information Meetings

Program information meetings are being held remotely. Check the schedule and register online for the program you are interested in.

Healthcare Careers:

Public Services and Safety Careers:

 

COTC Visit Days

All on-campus visits are canceled. Take a virtual tour online at cotc.edu/visit and learn about specific programs at cotc.edu/academics. COTC Gateway admissions can be contacted at cotcadmissions@mail.cotc.edu, or call any of COTC’s four campus locations with questions or concerns:

  • Newark campus: 740-366-9222
  • Coshocton campus: 740-622-1408
  • Knox campus: 740-392-2526
  • Pataskala campus: 740-755-7090

 

Commencement

Spring Commencement: COTC was unable to hold a traditional commencement ceremony on May 1. Still, the college is committed to celebrating with our spring semester graduates in person when it is safe to gather in large groups. Students who have successfully completed their associate degree or certificate will be mailed their diploma or certificate after the end of the semester.

Summer Graduates: COTC announced in 2019 the elimination of the summer commencement ceremony. Summer graduates are invited to participate in commencement exercises with autumn semester graduates. Due to the ongoing pandemic, COTC will continue to assess guidance from the state and CDC on large gatherings to determine our final plans for spring, summer and autumn commencement, currently scheduled for December 2020.

Drive-up Commencement: COTC will hold a drive-up commencement on Thursday, October 15, from 4 to 7 p.m. for spring and summer semester graduates. Invitations are currently being mailed to graduates. Additional details and registration are available here. 

 

Workforce Development Innovation Center

The Workforce Development Innovation Center (WDIC) is offering its most frequently requested training programs remotely as well as VitalPass. Visit cotc.edu/wdic to browse available courses and register.

 

Lifelong Learning Institute

All Lifelong Learning Institute events are canceled. This includes events at COTC’s Pataskala campus, West Licking County Family YMCA and other locations.

The Senior Living Expo scheduled on May 21 at COTC’s Newark campus has been postponed until further notice.