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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 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.


Elizabeth Skeen has been selected as a February student of the month. Skeen is a communications studies major and honor society member for Phi Theta Kappa and Lambda Pi Eta. She earned the Freshmen Excellence, Continuing Excellence and Scott Shepherd Scholarships and was named the outstanding sophomore for communication studies. Skeen also works part-time as a welcome desk and library assistant.


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.


William Howard was selected as a February student of the month. Howard is a criminal justice major and president of the criminal justice honor society. He served as a member of the national society for leadership and success and was part of the research team for the Democratic National Convention. He also volunteers for Congressman Pat Tiberi’s campaign office.

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 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.

May 08, 2017

Ohio University Lancaster | Pickerington Associate Professor of Political Science, Dr. Linda Trautman, met with federal lawmakers and their staff members about the importance of federal funding for social and behavioral science research.

May 07, 2017

The Ohio University Lancaster men’s golf team won the 2017 Ohio Regional Campus Conference tournament.

May 01, 2017

Please watch our graduation ceremony video. More than 100 of the graduates participate in the Honors Convocation held Friday, April 28.