Below you will find a description of some of the many things you can do in Athens. You can also visit the OU Campus Recreation webpage for more information.
Athena Cinema 20 South Court Street.
This cinema has three screens with Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound showing recent foreign and art-house films. Movies & show times are available by calling 592-5106.
Athena Grand Cinema 1008 East State Street.
This cinema has stadium seating and 12 screens with the latest Hollywood movies. Showtimes are available by calling 593-8822 or checking online.
Baker University Center Student Union
Monday-Wednesday 7:00 am-1:00 am; Thursday & Friday, 7:00 am-3:00 am; Saturday 8:00 am-3:00 am; Sunday 10:00 am-1:00 am. (please refer to the webpage for summer and break hours).
The Front Room Coffeehouse, located on the fourth floor, provides a relaxed atmosphere to study, and often hosts various bands and other live entertainment. A full-service food court offering a variety of cuisines, Computer labs, study areas, conference rooms, Video games, ping-pong and pool tables are also located inside of Baker Center. During the school year, Baker Center is active with dances, comedians, musical perfor mers, speakers, movies, and student organizational meetings. Read The Post, the Ohio University newspaper, for a listing of weekly events or check online at the Baker University Center website at www.ohio.edu/center.
The Aquatic Center is located next to Grover Center across the street from West Green.
Monday - Friday from 6:00 - 8:00 a.m. for lap swimming;
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. , and 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Call 593-4670 for more information, or visit the Aquatic Center webpage . Times may be subject to change.
This is the university recreational facility which provides places to play basketball, volleyball, badminton, and other indoor sports. There is also a fitness center with stairmasters, stationary bikes, nautilus equipment and free weights. A student must show a valid OU I.D. to use any of the equipment and facilities (racquetball court, use of the basketballs, ping-pong paddles and tables, etc.).
Call 593-9901 for sports information or visit the Ping Center Webpage.
Hours for Fall, Winter, Spring:
Monday - Friday 6:30 a .m. - Midnight;
Saturday 9:00 a.m. - Midnight;
Sunday 12:00 Noon - Midnight.
If you choose to go to one of the bars, you must be at least 21 years old to drink any alcoholic beverages! Under-age drinking is considered illegal in the United States. Be a responsible drinker if you decide to consume alcohol.