Class Gateway

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Photo of the Class Gateway's plaque, located in College Green

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The Class Gateway is located in the College Green, coordinates H-3 on the campus map. It is marked as #11 on the map.

A bronze replica of the Great Seal of Ohio is embedded in the brick terrace in front of the gate.


Historical Image
Photo of Class Gateway after it was constructed in the early-1960s

A gift of the class of 1949, the Class Gateway was built in 1960 on the site of a gateway donated by the Class of 1912. The thoughts of university co-founder Manasseh Cutler, as they were incorporated into the articles of the Northwest Ordinance of 1787, are inscribed on the stone between the two entrances. Cutler believed that federal guarantees of support to religion and education were necessary for the settlement to succeed.

The plaque reads:

Religion morality and knowledge
being necessary to good government
and the happiness of mankind
schools and the means of education
shall forever be encouraged


The College Green

The College Green on Ohio University's Athens campus.

College Green is the center of Ohio University. Notable buildings on this green include Cutler Hall, McGuffey Hall, Wilson Hall, Alden Library and Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium.

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