Athens is a town of about 24,000 people in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains. Uptown Athens has more than 30 restaurants, several coffee shops, and a thriving music scene. Athens is surrounded by public lands, from the Wayne National Forest to the Athens Skate Park, where you can partake in recreation or even research. Learn more at www.athensohio.com.
Do students stay on campus during the weekends?
On any given weekend, about 90 percent of students stay on campus.
Am I required to live on campus?
Most students are required to live on campus for two years. About 8,000 OHIO students live in 42 residence halls. Our residential campus is one of the key components of the Ohio University experience. Learn more at www.ohio.edu/housing. Students who commute, married students, and some others are exempted from the residence policy.
Do you have family weekends? When are they scheduled?
Each year, Moms Weekend, Dads Weekend, Parents Weekend, and Sibs Weekend are full of special programming to allow you and your family members to have a great weekend of fun at OHIO. See the dates for the 2014-2015 family weekends here.
Home Away from Home
These Bobcats talk about how Athens and OHIO have become their home away from home.