We can’t wait to meet you! Check out the information below to schedule a visit and experience the many things ǿմý has to offer.

Visit ǿմý University

Explore ǿմý’s beautiful campus.

Take an online tour of our first-year residence halls.

On-Campus Visits

ǿմý Overview and Tour

Your visit will include a 30-minute presentation facilitated by an admission counselor followed by a campus tour led by a student tour guide.
When school is in session, these visits are offered at 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. During summer, they are offered at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Campus Tour Only

Your visit will only include a campus tour led by a student tour guide. These tours are offered at 12:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Austin E. Knowlton Equine Center Tour

Your visit will include a one-hour tour of the Austin E. Knowlton Equine Center led by equine barn staff. These sessions are offered at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Undergraduate Nursing Tour

Find out what makes ǿմý University’s undergraduate Nursing program so special! Our tour begins with an overview of the BSN nursing program. Prospective students will have a chance to learn about the program curriculum and view a sample plan of study. From there, prospective students will visit the innovative Nursing and Simulation Laboratories and observe first-hand the state-of-the-art equipment utilized in our labs.

Athletics Visits & Appointments with Faculty

Athletic Visits

This session is geared towards students interested in playing a sport at ǿմý. A coach will lead a 15-minute presentation followed by a tour of campus. To register, please reach out to the coaching staff for the sport you are interested in. Information can be found at .

Faculty Appointment

Faculty in your academic area are available to answer your questions through In-Person or Virtual Experiences . Appointments are also available with the Office of Disability Services/Academic Support Center, and Undecided advisor, and ROTC. Please complete and we will have the department reach out to schedule an appointment.

Virtual Visits for High School Students

Virtual Counselor Appointment

Through virtual counselor appointments, ǿմý admission counselors are available to answer your questions through a one-on-one video call.

Locate the admission counselor for your area in the table below and click their name to schedule an appointment.

High school student admission counselors Territory
Please contact uotterb@otterbein.edu

Ohio: Columbus Catholics, Grandview Heights, Upper Arlington, Wellington, Worthington; Ohio homeschool and virtual students; Central Ohio carter schools, Southwest Ohio, Northeast Ohio, New Albany

National: AK, AZ, CA, HI, ID, IA, IL, IN, KS, MN, NE, NV, NM, ND, SD, OK, OR, PR, UT, WI, MT, WA, WY

International Students
Ohio: Dayton, Northwest Ohio, Knox and Licking Counties; Groveport, Canal Winchester, Hamilton Township and Reynoldsburg
National: MI
Please contact uotterb@otterbein.edu Ohio: Southeast Ohio, Fairfield County, Grove City Christian
National: AL, AR, DE, GA, LA, MD, MI, SO, NC, SC, TN, WV, DC
Ohio: Cristo Rey Columbus, Columbus Academy, Columbus City Schools, Whitehall City Schools, Westerville City Schools, South-Western City Schools
Ohio: North Central Ohio (Ashland, Crawford, Delaware, Erie, Hancock, Hardin, Huron, Marion, Morrow, Ottawa, Richland, Sandusky, Seneca, Union and Wyandot counties)
National: CO, FL
Ohio: Bexley, Columbus School for Girls, Dublin, Gahanna, Hilliard
Please contact uotterb@otterbein.edu Visual and Performing Arts

Chat with a Cardinal

We’ve created a way for you to chat with current ǿմý students and ask them questions about their life as a Cardinal. Connect with our ambassadors to learn what it’s like to live in the residence halls, where their favorite place to eat is on campus, and what they like to do for fun!

Visit the Cardinal Chat site >

Virtual Visits for Transfer Students

Transfer Tuesday

Come learn all about the simple, easy process of transferring to ǿմý University! We will cover admission requirements, scholarship opportunities and transfer credit evaluations. Every Tuesday with the exception of when the University is closed.​

Columbus State Virtual Student Office Hours

Meet with an ǿմý Transfer Admission counselor for virtual office hours specifically for Columbus State Community College Students. Come discuss our Dual and Guaranteed Admission programs, along with any additional questions you might have! These sessions are available every Tuesday throughout the semester.

Virtual Counselor Appointment

Through virtual counselor appointments, ǿմý admission counselors are available to answer your questions through a one-on-one video call.

Locate the admission counselor for your area in the table below and click their name to schedule an appointment.

Transfer Student Admission Counselor Territory
Transfer Students whose last name begins with the letters A through M
Transfer Students whose last name begins with the letters N through Z
Transfer students who attend Columbus State Community College, or students interested in the Dual Admission Program with CSCC

Chat with a Cardinal

We’ve created a way for you to chat with current ǿմý students and ask them questions about their life as a Cardinal. Connect with our ambassadors to learn what it’s like to live in the residence halls, where their favorite place to eat is on campus, and what they like to do for fun!

Visit the Cardinal Chat site >

Group Tours

ǿմý University Group Visit Policy

ǿմý University welcomes chaperoned groups of 10 to 40 to visit campus during the academic school year. The information presented below is a guide for chaperones and tour organizers. Tour group appointments will consist of an admissions presentation and a campus tour as outlined below.

Admissions Presentation

Join an ǿմý admissions representative for a formal presentation about ǿմý University including campus life, academics, admission requirements, scholarship, and financial aid. Time will be available for general questions.

Campus Tour

A current ǿմý University student will lead the group on a tour of campus. The tour will include prominent buildings and resources on campus and lasts approximately 75 minutes.

Scheduling

  • Group Visits will be offered in the following months: September, October, November, February, March and April. We are not able to accommodate large group visits during the months of June through Mid-August.
  • Groups must consist of at least 10 students, 9th through 12th grade.
  • To arrange a visit, complete the request form below. At least two (2) weeks of advance notice is required.
  • Groups consisting of students in the 9th grade or older are welcome to campus. We expect a ratio of at least 1 chaperone for every 10 students. A chaperone is required to accompany each tour group. Group sizes are limited to 40 students total.
  • We will only accept group visits for Fall 2021 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays. Spring group visit registration will open in January 2022.
  • Parking is off campus.
  • Please be on-time for your visit – we cannot guarantee the full ǿմý experience you have scheduled if your group does not arrive on time.
  • We are able to accommodate one group per day – please have alternate date(s) in mind when completing the request form.

Special Requests
Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate special visit requests including:

  • Meals
  • Special facility tours
  • Overnight accommodations – Transportation to and/or from campus

ǿմý does not provide lunch but if you wish to eat on campus, please let us know and we will connect you to catering.

Confirmation
Once your visit date is approved, a confirmation e-mail will be sent to the group organizer including locations, directions, and parking instructions to be shared with the group.

Please complete the form below to request your visit date. Group visits for fall will begin in September and will run through October. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission at campusvisits@otterbein.edu.

Middle School and Elementary Schools

Thank you for the opportunity to introduce our campus to your students at such an early age. Currently, we do not offer guided tours for elementary or middle school groups.

We would like to encourage students and their parents to visit again during high school for a more personal, detailed visit to campus. At that time you will be given the full tour of campus which includes the parts that are omitted during a group visit.

Want to know more? Can’t make it to campus? Take our Virtual Tour!

Travel Information and Campus Addresses

Getting to Campus

Main Campus Address
1 South Grove Street,
Westerville, OH, 43081
Phone: 614-890-3000

Directions to Campus:

From the NORTH, take I-71 south to Gemini Place/IKEA Way/Exit 121. At the exit, turn left on Gemini Place, which becomes IKEA Way, then Worthington Road. Travel 1.5 miles. Turn right on Africa Road, which becomes West Street. Travel approximately 1.5 miles on Africa Road/West Street. Turn left on Main Street, travel .2 miles.

From the SOUTH on I-71, Route 315, or Route 23, take I-270 East (Wheeling) on the North side of Columbus. Follow I-270 to OH-3 north (exit 29) toward Westerville. Travel 2 miles and turn left on College Avenue. Travel .2 miles.

From the EAST or WEST on I-70, take I-270 North toward Cleveland. Travel 8 miles on I-270 and exit on OH-3 north (exit 29) toward Westerville. Travel 2 miles and turn left on College Avenue. Travel .2 miles.

By bus: Columbus is served by Greyhound Bus Lines. For information call (614) 221-2389.

By air: If you are flying, most major airlines service Columbus. The nearest major airport is Port Columbus International Airport, approximately 15 minutes from Westerville.

Visitor Parking Information

Visitors must contact the Police Department to obtain a visitor parking permit. The Police Department can be contacted in person at 194 West Main Street, by phone at 614-823-1222, or by e-mail at police@otterbein.edu. The visitor parking permit can be picked up in person during regular business hours, or e-mailed to an address provided.

Visitors may park in the Campus Center West Parking Lot, the Cowan Hall Parking Lot, the Psychology House Parking Lot, Davis Hall Parking Lot, 25 West Home Street Parking Lot, the Arts and Communication Building Parking Lot, and the Collegeview Center Parking Lot.

Citations issued for unregistered vehicles should be returned to the ǿմý University Police Department. They should be signed and dated by the visitor, explaining the situation. However, any citations issued for parking in fire lanes, handicapped spaces or otherwise illegal parking will be charged to that person.

Places to Stay

We are excited to welcome you to ǿմý’s campus. If you need overnight accommodations for your visit to ǿմý, you’ll find a variety of hotels conveniently located near campus.

Westerville Hotels


Ask about the ǿմý Parent/Friend Rate or book your stay at a discount via the
409 Altair Parkway
Westerville, OH 43082
614-882-6800

Ask about the ǿմý Parent/Friend Rate
32 Heatherdown Dr
Westerville, OH 43081
614-899-6560 x7114

Nearby Hotels


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8411 Pulsar Place
Columbus, OH 43240
614-885-8400


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2700 Corporate Exchange Drive
Columbus, OH 43231
614-890-8600


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55 Hutchinson Ave
Columbus, Ohio 43235
614-977-0520 (Hotel Main Number)
614-896-8452 (Direct Line)
cyannayon@EmeraldHospitality.com


Ask about ǿմý Parent/Friend Rate
7411 Vantage Drive
Columbus, OH 43235
614-436-7070


9000 Worthington Road
Westerville, OH 43082
614-568-0770


8670 Orion Place
Columbus, Ohio 43240
888-465-4329


8515 Lyra Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43240
877-226-3539


8555 Lyra Drive
Columbus, OH 43240
614-431-5522


8700 Lyra Drive
Columbus, OH 43240
614-885-1600


8535 Lyra Drive
Columbus, OH 43240
614-846-8884


8400 Lyra Drive
Columbus, OH, 43240
614-791-9700

Note: ǿմý does not in any way endorse these businesses, products, or services. This listing is provided as a resource only and are subject to change.

Looking for a particular building? Check the list below to find the street address for each building on campus.

Campus Building Addresses A-C

Admission Office
Clippinger Hall,
102 W. College Ave,
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Adult and Transfer Enrollment Services Office
Clippinger Hall,
102 W. College Ave,
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Alumni Relations
Howard House,
131 W. Park Street
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Art and Communication Building
Miller Gallery,
33 Collegeview Road,
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Austin E. Knowlton Center for Equine Science
600 N. Spring Street,
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Battelle Fine Arts Center
Riley Auditorium (Music),
170 W. Park Street,
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Business Affairs Office
25 W. Home Street,
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Campus Center
100 W. Home Street,
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Clements Hall (Residence Hall)
85 W. Home Street,
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Clements Hall (Residence Hall)
85 W. Home Street,
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Clements Recreation Centers
180 Center Street,
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Commons on Home
Buildings I and II (Residence Halls),
86 W. Home Street,
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Commons on Home
Buildings III and IV (Residence Halls),
80 W. Home Street,
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Commons on Park,
Buildings I and II (Residence Halls),
190 W. Park Street,
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Commons on Park,
Buildings III and IV (Residence Halls),
180 W. Park Street, Westerville, Ohio 43081

Courtright Memorial Library
138 W. Main Street,
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Cowan Hall/Fritsche Theatre (Theatre)
30 S. Grove Street,
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Campus Building Addresses D-I

Davis Annex (The Department of Health & Sport Sciences)
140 N. Center Street,
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Davis Hall (Residence Hall)
170 Martin Drive,
Westerville, Ohio 43081

DeVore Hall (Residence Hall)
96 W. Home Street,
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Dunlap-King Hall (Residence Hall)
193 W. Main Street,
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Engle Hall (Residence Hall)
92 W. Home Street,
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Financial Aid
88 Cochran Alley,
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Frank Museum of Art
39 S. Vine Street,
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Garst Hall (Residence Hall)
98 W. Home Street,
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Graduate Studies Office
27 S. Grove Street,
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Hanby Hall (Residence Hall)
65 W. Home Street,
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Human Resources
25 West Home Street,
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Institutional Advancement
Howard House,
131 W. Park Street
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Cellar House,
141 W. Park Street,
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Campus Building Addresses J-L

Check the links below if you need more information or need to contact someone for directions!

Main Campus Address
1 South Grove Street,
Westerville, OH, 43081
Phone: 614-890-3000

Campus Building Addresses M-Z

Marketing and Communications
Hancock House,
111 W. Park Street
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Mayne Hall (Residence Hall)
65 N. Grove Street,
Westerville, Ohio 43081

McFadden Hall (Science Center)
155 W. Main Street,
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Memorial Stadium
130 Center Street,
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Miller Gallery
33 Collegeview Road,
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Police
194 W. Main Street,
Westerville, Ohio 43081

The Point
60 Collegeview Road
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Residence Hall,
25 W. Home Street,
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Rike Athletic Center
160 Center Street,
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Riley Auditorium
170 W. Park Street,
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Roush Hall (Academic Building)
27 S. Grove Street,
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Schear Hall (Science Center)
155 W. Main Street,
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Science Center (McFadden and Schear Halls)
155 W. Main Street,
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Scott Hall (Residence Hall)
94 W. Home Street,
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Service Department
195 W. Park Street,
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Student Success & Career Development
Lower Level of Towers Hall (027)
1 S. Grove Street,
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Towers Hall (Academic Building)
1 S. Grove Street,
Westerville, Ohio 43081

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