Campus Architecture and Landmarks

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Hale Hall*

Originally a student union, Hale Hall was completed in 1910 and has been enlarged or refurbished eight times. It is now home to the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. (map)

Fisher College of Business campus

A multi-building business campus featuring satellite uplink capabilities, an investment laboratory, video conferencing, and an executive hotel and conference center. (map)

Hayes Hall*

Built in 1893, the first Ohio college building designed and used exclusively for manual, technical, and domestic instruction. It is now home to the Department of the History of Art and other academic areas. (map)

Knowlton School of Architecture

This modern building features gallery space for exhibitions, central review space, two computer labs, roof garden, a digital image library, and café. (map)

Kuhn Honors and Scholars House

Home to the University Honors Program and the Ohio State Scholars Program and once home to university presidents. (map)

Longaberger Alumni House

On-campus home for alumni and headquarters of The Ohio State University Alumni Association, Inc. Features rooms for meetings and events, and programs to keep alumni connected. (map) | Alumni House directions)

Mirror Lake

Originally fed by a natural spring, Mirror Lake figured prominently in selecting the site for the university. Mirror Lake Hollow includes Browning Amphitheatre, Bucket and Dipper Rock, the Faculty Club, and Pomerene Hall—all campus landmarks in their own right.

Ohio Stadium*

Completed in 1922, the first horseshoe-shaped double-deck stadium in the country seats about 104,000. (map)

Ohio Union

Completed in 2010, the 318,000-square-foot union continues a proud Ohio State tradition; the university has been a leader in the student union movement since 1909, when Enarson Hall opened as the first student union at a public university. (map)

Orton Hall*

Built in 1893 and named for the university's first president. Home to the campus chimes, first played on June 15, 1915. (map)

The Oval

The open grassy area stretching from the Thompson Library almost to High Street symbolizes Ohio State to many people.

Schottenstein Center

 Multipurpose arena, home to men's and women's basketball and hockey teams (Value City Arena), concerts, and entertainment events. (map)

Thompson Library

 Built in 1913, the library reopened in 2009 after renovation to restore its architectural beauty and transform it into a 21st century research library. (map)

University Hall

 A replica of Ohio State's first building. The current structure, opened in 1976, houses the Graduate School, the College of Humanities, and the Colleges of the Arts and Sciences. (map)

Wexner Center for the Arts

 The Wexner Center for the Arts is Ohio State's multidisciplinary, international laboratory for the exploration and advancement of contemporary art. (map)

*Listed in the National Register of Historic Places