Future Student or Parent
Future Faculty or Staff
Event Attendee or Special Guest
Patient or Visitor
Our websites and viewbooks are no match for the real thing.
Visiting campus is the best way to get to know (and love) us.
Future freshman and transfer students
Admissions overview and campus tour:
Undergraduate Admissions offers overview and tour programs tailored to prospective and admitted undergraduates and their families.
Tours for groups of 10 or more can be arranged for prospective undergraduate students, high school groups and access groups.
Overviews by academic interest:
Some of Ohio State’s academic programs offer information sessions, open houses and career days. You can explore the options when you schedule a tour at campusvisit.osu.edu.
Buckeye for life
The Ohio State University Alumni Association is made up of more than half a million alumni living worldwide.
The alumni association has a global presence through more than 50 societies and 200 local and international clubs that show how firm alumni friendship is for Ohio State. No matter how many miles separate you from Ohio State, there are many ways to stay engaged. Here you can reconnect with former classmates; explore career, travel and volunteer opportunities; share your latest news; and register for events.
A top university and an award-winning employer
Ohio State faculty and staff contribute in significant ways to transform themselves and the world.
More than 40,000 faculty and staff members play important roles in advancing the mission of Ohio State. Whether you teach students, care for patients, perform research or provide professional services, Ohio State offers something for nearly everyone to make a meaningful difference. As a member of the Buckeye community, you are poised for an exciting future at an outstanding institution that is rich in tradition.
Events for every interest
From commencement to lectures, shows to exhibits, Ohio State offers a variety of events year-round.
Whether you're a planner or happen to stroll through campus, we have events for you. There is always something happening at Ohio State. Want to host an event at Ohio State? Click here for planning resources.
Health care that goes beyond routine
Trust our team of 20,000 experts in patient care, research, and medical education.
Ohio State is home to one of the largest health sciences campuses in the world. More than 1.5 million healthcare interactions happen here every year, and every day our world-renowned physician researchers are reinventing cardiovascular care, advancing the application of diagnostic imaging, unlocking the mysteries of the brain, and creating targeted cancer therapies that will get us closer to a cancer-free world. Yet we offer our patients and their families the personalized experience of a community hospital. It’s why our patients and employees choose Ohio State, and why we’ve been ranked for decades among the nation’s best hospitals and cancer centers.
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Hidden gems on campus
Hayes Hall, another one of the oldest buildings on campus, is the place on campus where generations of Buckeyes have shared secrets via the “whispering arch” facing the Oval.
The 12,000 square-foot green roof at Howlett Hall was the first publicly accessible green roof at Ohio State and in Columbus, Ohio overall. The roof was installed by Chadwick Arboretum and Learning Gardens in 2013, and serves as a demonstration site of green roofs in Ohio.
View a piece of college football history on the second floor of the Ohio Union, where Archie Griffin’s 1975 Heisman Trophy – his second – is on display. The Ohio Union building also features Ohio history depicted in limestone carvings on its southern facade.
One of the oldest buildings on campus, Orton Hall is home to the Orton Geological Museum, which houses 30,000 specimens including the skull of a Jurassic dinosaur. It also houses the Orton Chimes, 12 bells that play Westminster Chimes on the quarter hour.
Ohio State Planetarium
Visitors to the Ohio State Planetarium can zip around the world and galaxy without ever leaving the comfort of one of the 60 high-backed seats. Some planetarium programs - which are led by knowledgeable graduate students - use the powerful, computer-controlled telescope to observe exciting astronomical objects up close.
Home of Robert Neil
The Ohio State campus was a part of the Underground Railroad in the mid-1800s. The last stop on the escapees route through OSU was the home of Robert Neil, at the corner of Indianola and 15th avenues, which is the home of Kappa Sigma today. There, they were directed toward Lake Erie – and freedom.
The Ohio State University Archives preserves Buckeye history and makes it available to all who visit its headquarters on Kenny Road. In addition to more than 2 million photographic images of university life from 1870 to present, the archives contain documents, records and mementos that are part of the Ohio State story.