If you’re perusing through Buckeyes Blog because you’ve recently been accepted into The Ohio State University, congratulations and welcome to the Buckeye family!
Besides all of the upcoming things you need to figure out in the months leading up to your coming to campus, one of the first things you’ll need to do is find a residence hall on campus.
If you do not live within a certain radius from campus, as a freshman you’ll be required to live on campus. But don’t worry, I’m here to reassure you that living on campus at Ohio State isn’t too bad!
A map of the residence halls on North Campus. Any structure in white was recently built on campus.
Most of the buildings on North Campus were renovated/built in the past few years, so they’re very modern and are furnished really well! I can’t really tell you about how nice they are since I live in Taylor Tower, which was built in the 1960’s! And, most of the residence halls on North are equipped with air conditioning (which a few halls in South cannot attest to)!
Taylor Tower is built with a quad-set up, meaning that up to four people can live in one room. I like Taylor because the dorms are better set up to feel like home: there are three divisions that make up a single room. One room has the beds, closet space, and drawers. The other room includes the study tables, storage area, fridge, and microwave. And this dorm also has personal bathrooms within each room, which is really nice! I like that I don’t have to sleep in the same space where I study, it just helps me reduce stress.
North Campus has two places to eat that are very close to one another: Curl Market and Scott Dining Hall. Curl offers a variety of choices to eat from including: rice bowls, sandwiches, burritos and burrito bowls, and pasta. Scott Dining is the latest
Traditions dining hall and offers the most variety in food selection compared to the two other Traditions locations.
North Rec Center was also recently built in the heart of the North Commons, so residents do not need to take the long walk to the RPAC to work out! (Sorry, there’s not really much of an excuse anymore!)
There are also two bus stops that stop on Woodruff Avenue, which is extremely accessible to any student living on North Campus. The
CABS (Campus Area Bus Service) buses will take you where you need to go on campus, it just takes some time to learn and adjust too! (I speak from experience…)
And if you’re a business student,
Fisher College of Business is also on North Campus, and any resident who is in Fisher living on North (like me!) only needs to walk a maximum of five minutes to get to their business classes!
So yes, North Campus is wonderful and I enjoyed living in this area so much that I’m hoping to get placed on North Campus again for next year!