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Fall Colors in Athens

Published: November 24, 2020 Author: Photos by University Communications and Marketing

The Ohio University Athens campus is renowned for its beauty: Its neo-Georgian architecture and charming brick pathways that wind through vibrant greens dotted with towering trees. Autumn may be the most spectacular season of them all, as the leaves turn to gold, orange, and red as the weather grows cooler.

The photographers of University Communications and Marketing—Ben Siegel, Rich-Joseph Facun, Eli Burris, and Julia de Sa—captured arresting images of the Ohio University fall season and have compiled them in this photo essay.

These images show why OHIO gets regional, state, national, and international attention for its campus beauty. The University has been named one of the top 15 most beautiful campuses in the country by Expedia.

In September, OHIO was designated as a “Tree Campus USA” location by the Arbor Day Foundation for the fourth year in a row. The honor recognizes colleges and universities for promoting healthy trees and engaging students, faculty and staff in conservation efforts.

Click a photo to start the slideshow.

A sunrise over the hills that circle Athens campus South Green
Photo by Eli Burris

View of campus sunrise from the top of the city parking garage. Photo by Eli Burris.

A jogger cuts through the fog on the Hockhocking Adena Bike path
Photo by Ben Siegel

A runner takes to the bike path on South Green early in the morning. Photo by Ben Siegel.

A section of College Green behind Ellis Hall with blazing fall foliage
Photo by Rich-Joseph Facun

The College Green as viewed from behind Cutler Hall. Photo by Rich-Joseph Facun.

Looking up at the Ohio University clock outside of Baker University Center
Photo by Julia Martin de Sa

The Phi Beta Kappa clock at the south end of Court Street, outside of Baker University Center. Photo by Julia Martin de Sa.

The sun peaking over Lindley Hall
Photo by Rich-Joseph Facun

Lindley Hall as viewed from the College Green. Photo by Rich-Joseph Facun.

A leaf filled puddle on one of the many brick paths that line Athens Campus
Photo by Rich-Joseph Facun

Autumn leaves dot campus brick pathways. Photo by Rich-Joseph Facun.

A lone person walks their dog across College Green surrounded by autumn leaves

The College Green is a popular place to take a stroll to view the fall colors. Photo by Julia Martin de Sa.