Driving to Ohio University will take 7.5 hours from Chicago, 3 hours from Cincinnati, and 1.5 hours from Columbus. Lakefront Lines and GoBus services connect Athens to other locations throughout Ohio and beyond. Also, Ohio University offers shuttle services from John Glenn Columbus International Airport.
There are various tour programs available, including daily visits where a 90-minute student-guided walking tour follows a 30-minute information session. Regular visits are possible from Monday through Friday and most Saturdays. There are also community college group visits with information sessions, walking tours, sessions with academic advisors, and class observation. You can download an e-tour mobile app to familiarize yourself with the campus before your visit.
Ohio University is an integral part of the surrounding community of Athens. Despite having just 25,000 people, Athens has many of the amenities of a large city. There are beautiful restaurants, theaters, coffee shop, and an efficient public transportation system. Set in a hilly and forested part of Ohio, the Athens area is ideal for outdoor activities, such as canoeing and ziplining in the Hocking Hills region. It's no wonder USA Today readers have voted Athens as the best small college town.