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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.



Congratulations to Olivia Montgomery-Chorey  who has been named Student of the month for October. The Criminal Justice major has previously earned an Associate degree in Law Enforcement Technology and is a full-time employee at the Multi-County Juvenile Detention Center. Montgomery-Chorey volunteers at the Hocking County Humane Society and the Smith Chapel Food and Ministries, is a member of the National Honor Society and Let Us Help student organization and earned a Student Leadership Award at the 2016 Celebrate Women Conference.




Ohio University Lancaster Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice & Sociology, Jennifer L. Steele, Ph.D., was recently published in two peer-reviewed journal publications:

Steele, Jennifer. “Race and General Strain Theory: Examining the Impact of Racial Discrimination and Fear on Adolescent Marijuana and Alcohol Use.” IN.  Substance Use and Misuse.

Peralta, Robert L., Steward, Breanna C., Steele, Jennifer L., and Wagner, Fernando A. “Non-Medical Use of Prescription Drugs in Emerging Adulthood: Differentiating Sex from Gender.” IN. Addiction Research and Theory.


Ohio University Lancaster | Pickerington graduate Kathleen Uhl was honored with the Emerging Athena award by the Lancaster-Fairfield County Chamber of Commerce. Internationally, Athena Leadership Awards honor professional excellence and community service.  They also recognize female leaders for actively assisting other women in their attainment of professional excellence and leadership skills. The Emerging Athena recognizes an up-and-coming community leader for her efforts.


Congratulations to Jeanie McGarvey who was selected as one of the five finalists for the 2016 Ohio University Homecoming Court.  McGarvey is a communication major who was recently awarded a 2016 Student Leadership Award. She is on the Dean’s List, Volunteers her time with Compassionate Care International and is a member of Alpha Phi Omega, L.E.A.D., Lambda Pi Eta, and Phi Theta Kappa.

Lisa Skeens

Dr. Lisa Skeens is presenting a paper titled "Primary Intuition: A Method to Reduce Violent Relationships" at the Ohio National Association of Social Worker's Conference in Columbus, Ohio.


Congratulations to Ohio University Lancaster Lecturer of Communication Studies Dr. Pamela Kaylor. Kaylor was one of four finalists for the inaugural Provost Award for Excellence in Teaching.

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January 16, 2017

Winter weather season has arrived at Ohio University Lancaster | Pickerington and with it the possibility of cancelled classes or a campus closure.

January 12, 2017

Americana singer-songwriter Parker Millsap will perform starting at 8 p.m., Saturday April 8, 2017 at Ohio University Lancaster's Wagner Theatre.

January 09, 2017

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

January 04, 2017

The event is open to all Ohio University alumni and friends and includes a luncheon hosted by the OHIO Alumni Association.

January 03, 2017

Central Ohio residents interested in continuing their education can still apply in person or online to enroll for spring semester at Ohio University Lancaster | Pickerington.