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Welcome to the Ohio University Lancaster Campus. Ohio University Lancaster offers the academic foundation of a university education, the convenience of a small campus setting, the affordability of state-assisted tuition, and relevant education for today's competitive job market. We also provide convenience throughout Fairfield County by offering students the option to attend classes on the Lancaster Campus or Pickerington Center. Situated on 113 acres on the northern edge of Lancaster, the campus serves students from throughout central Ohio. A variety of associate's and bachelor's degree programs can be completed on the Lancaster Campus. Ohio University also offers more than 250 majors, which you can begin in Lancaster or Pickerington and finish in Athens, at another regional campus or online.



Chaz Neill is one of the Students of the Month.  He is an Applied Management major and a member of Student Senate.  Neill serves as president of the student veterans organization. He volunteers at Utica Head Start and was nominated for the 'Student Veteran of the Year' Award.


Congratulations to Communication Studies Professor - Dr. Candice Thomas-Maddox - selected as the recipient of the Dean’s Special Recognition Award for her tireless work for the betterment of this campus and in the service of the students and the Ohio University Lancaster community.


Associate Professor of Computer Science Technology Christine Wolfe is presenting a faculty development workshop at the Interlink Alliance Conference at Morgan State University in Baltimore. The faculty development conference, hosted by The Interlink Alliance, provides higher education instructors the opportunity to share best practices in teaching and learning, discuss research on teaching and learning processes and establish relationships with faculty from other Interlink Alliance campuses.


Sydney Ward has been selected as a student of the month. Ward is a Psychology major and member of the OUL tennis team. She earned the Freshmen Achievement and Dean's Upperclass Scholarships and is a childcare volunteer at her church. Ward also works a part-time job.

Dr. Linda Trautman, Assistant Professor of Political Science, was recognized as the campus Phi Theta Kappa Professor of Year at the June 2011 Honors Convocation in Lancaster. Dr. Trautman teaches a variety of courses in American politics. She researches and is professionally active in the areas of political socialization, redistricting and electoral and legislative politics.

Dr. Linda Trautman, associate professor of political science, presented at the 2017 Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA) as part of a roundtable featuring scholarship on voting laws and the 2016 presidential election.  The title of the roundtable was “Did it Matter in the End:  Assessing the Impact of Restrictive Voting Laws in the 2016 Presidential Election.” Trautman also presented a paper on new co-authored research on Identity Politics in the 2016 Presidential Election as the lead author on the research.

In addition, Dr. Trautman presented at the 2017 Western Political Science Association Conference held in Vancouver; presenting research on Racial Advocacy and Bill Sponsorship in State Legislative Politics and engaged in a working discussion about the 2016 Presidential Election.





Judy Carey Nevin, Director, Hannah V McCauley Library, had her first book for children, What Daddies Like, recently published by little bee books. What Daddies Like is a picture book depicting a bear father and his cub spending a day together, from waking up and having blueberry pancakes—something Carey Nevin’s husband and daughter do virtually every weekend—to winding down with a bath and a story before bed. The book will be available for sale in the OUL bookstore as well as most online sources. It will also be available to check out of the Hannah V. McCauley Library.

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May 25, 2017

Ohio University Lancaster students Chaz Neill and Sydney Ward have been selected as Spring Semester students of the month.

May 23, 2017

Sarah Shy chose to attend Ohio University Lancaster because it was close to home, and ended up changing her major so she could remain at the regional campus.

May 21, 2017

Kids in College at Ohio University Lancaster is currently accepting registrations. Now in its 38th year, the program provides an opportunity for 4th to 9th grade students to reinforce the knowledge and instruction they received in school.

May 16, 2017

Women in Technology and Science (WITS) celebrated its 25th anniversary at Ohio University Lancaster.

May 14, 2017

The Ohio Regional Campus Athletic Conference (ORCC) has selected 31 area students from Ohio University Lancaster to the All-Academic Teams for Spring Semester.