Ohio University is home to over 29,000 students. With it being a larger campus and a larger student body, getting from place to place can be a challenge for some who don’t know their way around quite yet. Luckily for you, each building is built differently so that you can know the difference. On campus, there are a number of buildings that students need to know as well. Below are ten of the buildings that you need to know at Ohio University.
1. Academic and Research Center
Address: 61 Oxbow Trail, Athens, OH 45701
This building was first built in 2009 and was finished in 2010. It is located on the north-east side of the Stocker-Engineering and Technology Center. It serves as the research center for students, staff, and faculty on campus. It holds research facilities, resources, a computer lab, and academic classrooms.
2. Baker University Center
Address: 1 Park Pl, Athens, OH 45701
First built in 2006, the Baker University Center continues to service as the hub for campus life. Here, students will find various campus offices, organization meeting rooms, ballrooms, a gallery, quiet spaces, the campus info desk, and meeting room. If you also get hungry, you can grab some food here from one of the many dining spaces as well!
3. Charles J. Ping Student Recreation Center
Address: 82 S Green Dr, Athens, OH 45701
The Ping Center is located on Hocking River. It provides the campus with a recreational center that features a climbing wall, five gymnasiums for both basketball and volleyball, multipurpose rooms, a walking/running lane, locker rooms, and workout equipment. If you’re looking to stay in shape, this building is your go to and is definitely for you!
4. Alden Library
Address: 30 Park Pl, Athens, OH 45701
The Alden Library serves as the main library for the campus of Ohio University. It is located in the College Green. Currently. this library has collections from over millions of electronic and print volumes, digital media items, serial titles, printing titles, computer, study spaces, meeting rooms, and a cafe if you need a study break or two.
5. Central Food Facility
Address: 120 S Shafer St, Athens, OH 45701
If you ever get hungry on your way to or from classes, you should stop by the dining hall! This building was first built in 1972. The Central Food Facility houses the bakery, administrative offices, test kitchens, veggie preparation facilities, and other facilities to help maintain the quality and quantity of food you eat on campus.
6. Hudson Health Center
Address: 2 Health Center Dr, Athens, OH 45701
This building was first built and opened in 1949. This serves the campus community where students can receive health services. This includes services that range from illnesses, injuries, dental care, and physical and mental health services. This is also home to the offices within medicine.
7. Mail Service Building
Address: 122 Ridges Cir, Athens, OH 45701
Do you need to mail something out to your friends and family abroad? Maybe you just need to return something you got online. The Mail Services Building works as the central mailing office for the campus community. Here, students staff and faculty can check their mailboxes, send and receive mail, and get any mail materials needed.
8. Lin Hall- Kennedy Museum
Address: 100 Ridges Cir, Athens, OH 45701
Don’t you just love art? This building houses the Kennedy Museum which is open Tuesday through Sunday. Here, the public can see two wings worth of art and artifacts. You will also find many of the museums administrative offices and other general rooms for visitors.
9. Konneker Alumni Center
Address: 52 University Terrace, Athens, OH 45701
Whether you have graduated or you were once a part of the campus community, the Alumni Center provides a number of resources to keep in contact with those who once walked the campus and building halls. This building serves as the Alumni Relations Department and the National Akumni Board center.
10. Schoonover Center of Communication
Address: 20 E Union St, Athens, OH 45701
This building serves as the home for five school of the Scripps College of Communication and the WOUB Center for Public Media. It was named after Steven L. Schoonover and houses a number of classrooms, computer labs, digital media rooms, filming rooms, and equipment checkout areas for students.
Hopefully this list familiarizes you with some of the campus buildings. Whether you are new or are a returning student, it’s important to know how to navigate the campus so that you don’t get lost. Use this list as guide to help you do just that!