CoLab’s mission is to enable and empower students to live and grow through creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Through this, we hope to achieve a more connected and innovation-focused community that creates with the goal of changing the world around us. As part of a planning grant awarded to CoLab (then called C-Suite) early on, the team was able to visit universities with top innovation programs across the nation, including Lassonde Studios at the University of Utah and the d.school at Stanford to see how they functioned. During these visits, the team paid attention to what worked well, and potentially more importantly, what didn’t work. Thanks to this research, CoLab will apply the best and most successful practices to our own campus, further strengthening the entrepreneurial ecosystem at Ohio University.
CoLab will serve as a central hub that unites students from all backgrounds and embeds innovation and entrepreneurship into their lives. By facilitating cross-disciplinary collisions and serving as OU’s “one-stop shop” for access to anything and everything creative, innovative, or entrepreneurial, CoLab will be able to enable and empower students to make their own aspirations tangible.
CoLab Hours of Operation
Spring 2020 HOURS
Monday: 8:00 A.M. — Midnight
Tuesday: 8:00 A.M. — Midnight
Wednesday: 8:00 A.M. — Midnight
Thursday: 8:00 A.M. — Midnight
Friday: 8:00 A.M. — 5:00 P.M.
Sunday: 12:00 P.M. — Midnight
CoLab Makerspace Hours of Operation
Spring 2020 HOURS
Monday: 9:00 A.M. — 4:00 P.M.
Tuesday: 9:00 A.M. — 4:00 P.M.
Wednesday: 9:00 A.M. — 4:00 P.M.
Thursday: 9:00 A.M. — 4:00 P.M.
Friday: 9:00 A.M. — 4:00 P.M.
Student workshop will address hazing at OHIO and ways it can be combatedSeptember 30, 2019
Student teams will develop ideas using concepts related to creativity, entrepreneurship and innovation at the University's CoLab, Nov. 1–3. The workshop is part of “Design Thinking Innovates OHIO."Read More
Stanford program inspiring OHIO students to be the changeDecember 17, 2019
As a part of the Stanford University Innovation Fellows program, several cohorts of students have had a lasting impact on Ohio University. One example is the University's CoLab.Read More
Create and collaborate in the new CoLab MakerspaceJanuary 15, 2020
Students from every background are invited to explore its four main sections: 3D printing, fabric textile, vinyl and paper-cutting, and a computer numerical control router (CNC).Read More