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From Columbus and points northwest

It is approximately a 1 1/2 hour drive from Columbus to Athens.

  • Take I-270 around Columbus, OH, to the southeast “corner”.
  • Take Exit 46 B to US-33 East. Follow US-33 E for approximately 68 miles from I-270 to get to Athens.
  • Continue to follow US-33 E after it joins US-50 W in Athens. DO NOT exit at the first OH-682 exit (for “The Plains”). This is about 7 miles northwest of Athens.
  • Take Exit 17 onto OH-682 N. Turn right at the first traffic light, onto Richland Avenue, to cross the Hocking River and enter the Ohio University campus.
  • At the first traffic light, turn right onto S. Green Drive. (Peden Stadium will be on your right and the Convocation Center will be on your left).
  • At the next intersection, just past the stadium, turn left onto Oxbow Trail. (On your left when you make this turn is a parking lot that has in it metered spaces that are available for public use).
  • Follow Oxbow Trail to the Baker University Center (on your right).

To avoid ticketing or towing, do not park in University parking without the proper permit. Details on parking.