Plan Your Visit
We are excited to share our beautiful and historic campus with you, so please review the following to ensure you get the most out of your visit.
What to Expect on a Daily Campus Visit
Our daily campus visit lasts approximately 3 hours, including an info session and tours of our campus. While our campus visit won't include all 1,800 acres and 200 buildings, our tours feature key locations, including campus greens, recreation facilities, classroom spaces, residence halls, dining facilities and more. We recommend that you dress comfortably and bring a water bottle. Food is not provided, but several on-campus and local eateries are available. Accessibility accommodations are available upon request. Please select your accommodations upon registration.
Taste of Campus Living Tour
Get a closer look at the OHIO residential experience during this walking tour featuring first-year residence halls, a dining hall and a market on West Green.
Admissions Information Session
Learn all about OHIO during this 30-minute session led by a member of the admissions team. Discover what makes us unique, what life as a Bobcat is like and how you can get started to join our close-knit community.
Books & Bricks Tour
Explore our beautiful and historic campus with a student tour guide during this 90-minute walking tour. The tour features the historic College Green, vibrant Uptown Athens Alden Library, a residence hall, an academic classroom, a dining hall, the student recreation center, and other ways Athens and OHIO are connected.
We can't wait to connect with you on campus, and we hope you'll enter our #BobcatVisits sweepstakes while you're here! The #BobcatVisits sweepstakes is for prospective Ohio University students visiting the Athens campus. Winners will be randomly selected monthly and will receive the Ohio University sweatshirt pictured. For a full list of contest rules, visit the #BobcatVisits sweepstakes rules web page.
Here’s how to enter:
1. Take photos or record a video while you’re on campus.
Take a selfie at your favorite tour stop, snap a pic on College Green, vlog your tour experience — the options are endless!
2. Post your photo(s)/video on Instagram, Twitter or TikTok using #BobcatVisits.
To qualify to win, your post must be public, on one of the qualifying platforms (TikTok, Instagram or Twitter) and include the hashtag #BobcatVisits. Instagram stories do not qualify. We also encourage (but do not require) you to use #ForeverOHIO and tag OHIO in your post!
3. Check your direct messages.
All qualified submissions will be entered into a drawing that will take place on the 1st of the following month. Winners will be notified via direct message on the platform used to enter the contest. Winners must respond within five days to accept their prize and provide a mailing address. Prizes will be sent via postal mail.
Parking for Scheduled Campus Visits
If you have registered for a campus visit, you will receive specific information on your assigned parking location via email.
Accessible parking spots are first come, first served. With a disability placard or license plate and an Undergraduate Admissions parking pass, visitors can park in the closest accessible spot to their designation, even if it is not located within the lot assigned for a specific visit program. Accessible parking spots can also be found in the Baker University Center garage. Our parking map shows all designated accessible parking on campus.
Additional Parking Information
If you are planning to extend your visit, or if you are traveling to campus outside of a scheduled visit, there are many options for parking on OHIO's campus and in the city of Athens. To explore parking all on-campus and off-campus parking options, including accessible spots, review the Athens Campus parking map. Make sure to check out the Parking Services website before coming to campus for the most updated parking information, including lot closures and special-event parking.
- On-Campus Parking – OHIO's Transportation and Parking Services offers several free and paid Visitor and Departmental Guest Parking options for parking on-campus.
- Athens City Parking – The Athens City Parking Garage, located on East Washington Street (entrance located between Court Street and College Street) in Uptown Athens, and several streets throughout the city offer metered parking. Many city parking meters have a two-hour limit, except the parking meters above the first floor in the parking garage. Time limits and meter fees are posted on each meter. Payment methods include the parksmarter mobile app or coins.
Schedule a Daily Campus Visit
Daily campus visits offer the flexibility to explore OHIO on the date that works best for you. Personalize your visit by scheduling a time to meet with a representative from an academic college while you're on campus.
Interested in a different type of visit? Check out the Visiting OHIO page.