Current Parents and Family
Here is a list of resources and information you will find helpful as an Otterbein parent or family member.
Campus Life Handbook
Read the Campus Life Handbook (CLH) to learn about Otterbein's policies, procedures and campus life.
This list of general Campus Resources covers everything from academics to campus life. You might want to bookmark this one!
Tender Care Packages (TCP)
It is that time of year to send your student some extra love as he or she prepares for final exams. Tender Care Packages are presented by the Parent Advisory Council and are now available for purchase. There are two options for order this year. You can now order online with your credit card by clicking here
or download our Fall 2013 Information and Order Form
to mail in your order or learn more about the TCP program. Additionally, a copy of the Fall Information and Order Form will be mailed to your home
Important Phone Numbers
Academic Affairs / 614.823.1556
Admissions Office / 614.823.1500
Athletic Department / 614.823.3529
Business Office / 614.823.1150
Campus Dining / 614.823.1116
Campus Police / 614.823.1222
Center for Student Success / 614.823.1624
Chaplain's Office / 614.823.1409
Financial Aid / 614.823.1502
Health Center / 614.823.1345
Otterbein Information Line / 614.890.3000
Registrar's Office / 614.823.1350
Residence Life / 614.823.1250
Student Affairs / 614.823.1250
VP/Dean of Students / 614.823.1250
Online Payment Options
You can pay your student's enrollment fee online through PayPal here. Students can pay their tuition bill on our campus portal, My O-Zone and can set up their parents as authorized users on their accounts.
Check the dates of breaks and exams on our Academic Calendar.
Red Alert Notification System
Otterbein University provides a free emergency alert/notification system, called Cardinal Red Alert, for the campus community that will send email, text messages and automated phone calls to the campus community in the event of an emergency or a cancellation of classes due to bad weather. By default, all Otterbein email addresses; campus office phone numbers; and all student, faculty, and staff cell phone numbers are entered into the Cardinal Red Alert emergency notification system. Thus, all students, faculty and staff will receive Red Alert messages. No registration or sign-up is required. However, everyone does have the choice to “OPT OUT” of the cell phone notification option, and/or specify if they only want a voice mail or text notification. The instruction to opt out of the phone notification or modify the phone option is below.
Instructions for opting out of Cardinal Red Alert:
To remove your cell phone from use in the emergency alert system, you are given an “opt out” capability. Log in to the My-Ozone portal either by way of the main Otterbein home page or the direct URL listed below:
Once logged in, please follow the steps listed below:
- Select the My-Banner folder icon from the top of the screen. You will then be placed in Self Service Banner.
- Select the Personal Information tab or link and select “Answer a Survey”.
- Choose “Option out the use of my cell phone in the alert system” and make your choices to remove your cell phone from the call list and/or the text message list.
- Complete the survey.
Otterbein encourages everyone not to opt out so you can receive the quickest information about closings or delays and so all of us are in a position to aid each other in order to minimize loss of life, injury, and property damage should a true emergency crisis impact Otterbein University. Thank you for your support in keeping our campus safe!
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with regard to educational records and requires that Otterbein annually notify students of these rights. Learn more here.