Travel Information

The Ohio State University App

Need help navigating campus while in Columbus for the State Tournament? Download the official Ohio State app for quick and easy access to maps, local eateries, and more. Click here to download for iOS or Android

Parking

Please Note: You are responsible for the cost of campus parking on Friday, April 27, 2018. Additionaly, the Cap City Half Marathon will be taking place on Saturday, April 28, 2018. Expect road closures and delays near campus.

Cap City Half Marathon

STARTING LINE FOR ALL CAP CITY HALF MARATHON EVENTS — the Race begins at High and Rich Streets. More information regarding campus road closures will be coming soon.

Ohio Health Capital City Half Marathon (13.1 miles)

OhioHealth Capital City Half MarathonCampus Traffic Alert

Bus Parking

Parking for all buses is available in the north lot of the French Field House, accessible from the Lane Avenue entrance. Permits are not required for this event. 

FRIDAY VISITORS PARKING UNIVERSITY PARKING MAP

Visitor Parking

Car parking is available at the French Field HouseSt. John Arena, and Stadium Lots at no charge. However, if vehicles are parked in clear violation of the regulations/laws (e.g. parking in fire lanes, disabled spots without a state issued hangtag, etc.), ticketing and towing is possible. If this occurs, we cannot assume responsibility, “adjust” the ticket, or retrieve your vehicle.

You are encouraged to park in the surface lots for FREE. However, hourly garage parking is available but you will have to pay every time you exit the garage. View the University Parking Map below for more information. 

FRIDAY VISITORS PARKING UNIVERSITY PARKING MAP

Dining Options

Potbelly Sandwich Shop (National Science Olympiad Sponsor)

Potbelly® Bag Lunches include sandwich, classic potato chips, and oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. Sandwhich of choice features fresh lettuce and tomato. Each meal is $4.25

Options Include:

  • Turkey Breast with Swiss Cheese
  • Smoked Ham with Swiss Cheese
  • Veggie (Veggie) Mushrooms, Cheddar Cheese, Lettuce & Tomato

* Mustard and Mayo on the side

To place an order, please contact Amanda Starr at Amanda.Starr@potbelly.com or call 313-600-0672.

You may also fax your order to 313-447-2402

Order Form

Ohio Union (Cash/Credit)

Designed to serve its diverse and changing student population, the Ohio Union locations cover everything from breakfast java to late night sandwiches and snacks. There’s something here for everyone’s taste. The discount coupon is good at any Ohio State University Student Life Dining location.

Dining OptionLocationFriday HoursSaturday Hours
Express OH1739 North High Street7 a..m - 9 p.m.9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Union Market1739 North High Street10:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sloopy's Diner1739 North High Street9 a.m. - 2 a.m.9 a.m. - 2 a.m.
Woody's Tavern1739 North High Street11 a.m. - 10 p.m.1 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Discount Coupon

Traditions Dining Hall (Credit Only)

Our traditional dining venues provide the full range of great-tasting, wholesome, comfort food you crave. Plus, our Solutions station is exclusively dedicated to students with vegetarian/vegan preferences and gluten-free or other dietary restrictions. The discount coupon is good at any Ohio State University Student Life Dining location.

Breakfast is $7.00, lunch is $11.00, and dinner is $12.00.

Dining OptionLocationFriday HoursSaturday Hours
Traditions at Kennedy                    251 W. 12th Avenue7 a.m. - 8 p.m.                    10 a.m. - 8 p.m.                     
Traditions at Morrill1900 Cannon Drive7 a.m. - 8 p.m. 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Traditions at ScottScott House 160 W. Woodruff Avenue    7 a.m. - 8 p.m.9 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Discount Coupon 

Hotel Accommodations

Some hotels have provided room blocks for State Tournament participants and have been identified below. More hotel options will be added as confirmed. For a list of other local hotels in the campus area, visit the University Hospitality District website.

Hilton Garden Inn

Reservations can be made either by calling the hotel (614-263-7200) or by scheduling online here (Group code: Ohio Science Olympiad State Tournament). Block cut off is March 28, 2018.

Hampton Inn & Suites 

Reservations can be made either by calling the hotel (614-268-8700) or by scheduling online here (Group code: Ohio Science Olympiad State Tournament). Block cut off is March 28, 2018.

Hyatt Place Columbus/OSU 

Reservations can be made by calling the hotel sales office at (888-492-8847) or by scheduling online here (Group code: G-OHSC). Block cut-off date is March 28, 2018

SpringHill Suites Columbus OSU - Room Block Full

Reservations can be made by calling the hotel sales office at (888-236-2427), or online by clicking here (Group code: SOTO). Block cut-off date is March 28, 2018

The Blackwell Inn 

Reservations can be made by calling the hotel sales office at (866-247-4003)  (Group code: Science Olympiad 2018). Block cut-off date is March 28, 2018