Office of Student Life

Ohio Union

Visiting the Union

The Ohio Union holds regular building hours throughout the year. Hours change during holidays, academic breaks and the summer months.

For Ohio Union Operating Hours, please visit Ohio Union Hours.

For US Bank, Dining Services and Bookstore hours, please visit What’s Inside.

For D-Tix sales hours, please visit the D-Tix homepage.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Ohio Union has three all-gender (single occupant) restrooms and they are located at room numbers 1058T, 1036T, 2070T on the first and second floors. These restrooms also have a changing station for families with babies.

The Ohio Union has a lactation room available on the second floor between the two gendered restrooms on the south side of the building. No key is needed, and the space is first-come, first-served. There is no secure storage for nursing mothers, limited space may be available in the administrative suite, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. The lactation room also has a changing station for families with babies.

To meet the diverse needs of our students and the community, the Interfaith Prayer and Reflection Room on the third-floor features two ablution rooms and two meditation rooms.

Water fountains are available near each restroom on each floor of the building. Additionally, a hot water dispenser is available on the first floor in the Union Market dining area.

For large events or groups looking to utilize The Ohio State University area, University Hospitality District (UHD) is your one-stop to finding the best hotels close to the Ohio Union, transportation and support services that Columbus, Ohio has to offer. The UHD offers over 2,100 sleeping rooms and 173,000 square feet of event space for you and your guests to experience amazing Buckeye Hospitality. Whether you are a first-time visitor to the university or you are a frequent traveler, UHD is here to make each stay as care-free and enjoyable as possible.

If you are planning a summer conference, the Office of Student Life’s Summer Conference Housing provides housing in our residence halls, dining, meeting facilities and a variety of services for individuals or groups as large as 3,500 from mid-May to late July.

The Ohio Union South Garage is a convenient parking option when visiting the Ohio Union. For additional parking information, please visit the CampusParc website. Short term metered spaces are available along High Street, directly across from the main entrance to the union.

Columbus campus visitors can choose to opt-in to receive Buckeye Alerts during their time on campus. Guests may text the phrase “OSUGuest” to 67283 to receive BuckeyeAlerts for the next 24 hours, or “OSUGuest2” to 67283 to receive BuckeyeAlerts for the next 48 hours. Messages are not case sensitive.

The Ohio State University Bookstore is located on the first floor of the building and has Ohio State apparel and merchandise available for purchase, along with snacks, drinks and school and office supplies. A larger selection is also available at the main bookstore location, two blocks south of the union.

Our lost and found is located at the Information Center on the first floor. Additional details about our lost and found policies are available on our Lost and Found page.