Ohio State is a diverse and highly engaged academic community. You'll find a wide range of resources to help you make connections, find support and get the most out of your Ohio State experience.
Below: A few resources you might be thinking about now.
Off-Campus and Commuter Student Services is Ohio State's central resource for off-campus living. They maintain an online search tool where you can view hundreds of apartment rentals, and their Graduate and Professional Student Living Guide is a must-read resource.
University Housing offers convenient, safe housing for professional, graduate and non-traditional students in two locations on campus.
Your academic life is really important. But so is having a life beyond your studies. Take advantage of what a big university can offer, whether you want to socialize, stay active, give back or find family-friendly activities.
Search student organizations to find offerings in every field.
The visual and performing arts are a centerpiece of The Ohio State University. Visit Arts and Culture to find out about the great art galleries, museums, and year-round performing arts events on campus and downtown. Of particular note: The Wexner Center for the Arts, located on campus, is Ohio State's multidisciplinary, international laboratory for the exploration and advancement of contemporary art.
With a student budget in mind, Ohio State’s Discount Ticket Program (D-Tix) offers tickets to Columbus-area shows, museums, concerts, sporting events and more at an exclusive rate.
The Ohio State University Child Care Program provides early education for the children of university students, faculty and staff.
The Graduate School maintains a helpful list of resources for personal, financial and career counseling.
Student Life Disability Services collaborates with and empowers students who have disabilities in order to coordinate support services and programs that enable equal access to an education and university life.
We want our Buckeyes to be well and thrive.
All students are required to have health insurance if they are enrolled at least half-time and in a degree program of study. Student Health Insurance manages this requirement and provides options to meet it, including a comprehensive Student Health Insurance Benefits Plan.
Ohio State’s Columbus campus is a very safe place, especially when you consider its geographical size, location and population size. We enhance campus safety by making sure the grounds are well lit, well patrolled and well traveled. Still, crime occurs on our campus, as it does on all college campuses.
The university has a significant number of resources to prevent and deter crime, and we encourage students to take personal responsibility for their safety by taking advantage of these resources. Learn more about campus safety.
In compliance with the Clery Act, Ohio State publishes an annual safety report, which can be downloaded on the Department of Public Safety's Clery Act web page. The report includes crime and fire safety statistics for the previous three years, as well as institutional policies concerning campus security.
Whether they're fully online or entirely in-person, your classes will require some form or another of digital access — so be sure you've got the gear and services you need to succeed. Tech Hub, Ohio State's official technology store, can help you find just about everything, often at a discount.
The Office of Distance Education and eLearning can help you get set for tech success as a Buckeye. Learn how to access campus wifi, check out a huge range of technology services and software, ask an expert for help, and more.