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Ohio State News Alert: Resources to help students prepare for finals week

Installation of cameras at parking garages, license plate reader program also progressing

With final exams beginning next week, The Ohio State University is offering support to help students cope with the pressures of the end of the spring semester. 

“I know how stressful this period right before final exams can be – and the university offers a variety of free resources,” said President Kristina M. Johnson in the latest Health, Safety and Well-Being Update.

The Office of Student Life’s Counseling and Consultation Service features a full listing of mental-health support resources. Let’s Talk, for example, is an informal, no-appointment-needed program that benefits students who could use support from a licensed clinician rather than traditional counseling. 

Johnson also provided an update on safety enhancements being made on the Columbus campus. Surveillance cameras are now installed at the Ohio Union North and South parking garages. Installation is ongoing at the 9tth Avenue East and West and the Safe Auto garages as part of a plan to place cameras at all parking garages that serve the academic and Wexner Medical Center community and guests. 

Additionally, a license plate reader pilot program in the University District is making progress. A Department of Public Safety video highlighting these enhancements is available here.

“Working with the city of Columbus, there are now more than 60 cameras in place to assist law enforcement officers with investigations in an area where so many of our Buckeye community members live,” Johnson said.

The president also highlighted the Office of Student Life’s final neighborhood clean-up of the academic year. The event will take place Saturday in the University District.

Finally, Johnson thanked Buckeye supporters for the support shown to the late Dwayne Haskins and his family at Saturday’s Spring Game.

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