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Established in 1804, Ohio University is the oldest institution of higher learning in Ohio and the Northwest Territory. The 1,740-acre campus is divided into five greens – East, West, North, South and College. The East, West, North and South green house most of the student dormitories while the College green serves as the center of it all.
To take your walking tour of the campus start at the Baker Student Center, at 1 Park Place, at the South end of Court Street. Pick up a Visitors Guide and map at the information desk. Just some of the sites you won’t want to miss…
The College Green: With the majestic Cutler Hall, a National Historic Landmark, at its center Ohio University’s College Green is the centerpiece of the campus. Brick walkways, surrounded by more than 115 species of trees, connect the oldest buildings on Ohio University’s campus and lead students to the East, West, North and South Greens. The College Green is a must see for any visitor.
Gateways: Erected in 1815, the Alumni Gateway at Court and Union Streets commemorates the first graduates of Ohio University. The Class Gateway, at College and Union Streets, marks the main entrance to campus and the College Green. Don’t miss the bronze Seal of Ohio replica at your feet, embedded in the brick terrace before the gate.
The Soldiers’ Monument: Students and visitors on the College Green have been under the close watch of the Civil War Soldiers Monument since 1893. The 45-foot tall monument and its steps are a popular resting spot for students.
Sundial: A small sundial behind Galbreath Chapel marks the site of the University’s first classrooms. The Academy Building, completed in 1808 at a cost of $500, was a two-story, two-room brick structure and was the only building on the Green for nearly 10 years.
Wolfe Garden: Shaped as the State of Ohio, Wolfe Garden nestled between Cutler Hall and Alden Library, is a quiet and serene place to take a break on your walking tour of the College Green.
For more, visit the Ohio University website HERE.
From 33, exit on SR682/Richland Avenue, take a right off the exit onto Richland Avenue. Follow Richland until it becomes President’s Street. Take a left onto Court Street. Look for parking and enjoy the College Green!