Facilities

Facilities on the main campus provide space to meet student needs for learning and living in an academic environment:

Classroom, Administrative, and Common Space

  • The Maxwell Center was completed in 2007. This 28,000-square-foot facility houses a gymnasium, athletic offices, and the Dowler Conference Room.
  • Adjoining the Maxwell Center, and completed in 2010, the Science and Logistics Center provides an additional 12,000 square feet of educational and administrative space. It houses the Office of the President, Office of the Provost, University Advancement offices, classrooms, conference rooms, the School of Business and Government, and the Science Department.
  • Also adjoining the Maxwell Center, the 43,000-square-foot Dean and Diana Hickman Student Center was completed in 2012. It houses the cafeteria, Blaze café, bookstore, post office, auxiliary gym, Student Development Department, Psychology Department, Security office and classrooms.
  • Johnson Hall contains classrooms, offices, and lounge areas. Originally constructed in 1969, a $500,000 addition was completed in January 2007, bringing the building to 15,500 square feet. It currently houses Residential Program Admissions, University Registrar, Trailblazer Academy, and the Operations Department.
  • The Conley Ministry Center, built in 2005, houses the Music Department. It includes rehearsal and classroom areas, a state-of-the-art piano teaching lab, private practice rooms, and faculty offices. This 6,000 square-foot building is adjoined to Johnson Hall.
  • The Maxwell Library is home to more than 79,000 volumes and is open to the public. This 11,000 square-foot facility, with construction completed in two phases in 1969 and 1999, also provides faculty offices, classrooms, computer labs, and a walk-up IT Help Desk.
  • The Graham Administration Building, a 6,900 square-foot facility, contains Business, Financial Aid, Legal Affairs, and Human Resource offices. Originally constructed in 1966, the building underwent a complete renovation in 2005.
  • The Detty Chapel, built in 1968, is the location for chapel services and houses the University Church.
  • The Brookhill building, located west of main campus on US Route 22 in Circleville, was purchased in 2010. The Berry Leaf building, which is also west of campus on 22, was purchased in 2012. These buildings house offices for the College of Adult and Graduate Studies and the Answer Center.

Residence Halls

The University maintains residence halls and townhouses centrally located for easy access to the campus. An attractive variety of living arrangements are available, including suites and triple-, double-, or single-occupancy rooms.

  • York Hall, completed in 1967, and renovated in 2011, is a men’s hall with 79 beds.
  • Moore Hall, completed in 1972, and renovated in 2006 and 2015, is a women’s hall with 66 beds.
  • New Hall, completed in 2007, is a women’s hall with 48 beds in suite living arrangements. The building was designed to become an "L" shaped building with future additions, making room for student enrollment growth.
  • New 2 Hall is a women's hall with 27 beds and was renovated in 2013.
  • Moats Hall, renovated in 2009, is a men’s hall with 19 beds in a home-like setting.
  • Terrace Hall is an off campus women’s hall with 22 beds in a home-like setting.
  • Three six-person townhouses offer a community of residential units for our upper-level students, designed to prepare students for independent living.

New Construction

Two new buildings are under construction to be ready for the 2017-2018 school year:

  • With its beautiful dome at the pinnacle, the Ministry and Performing Arts Center will be the new face of the University. This 24,000 square foot building will feature theater seating and space for approximately 725 guests. With acoustically designed sound and state of the art audio, visual and lighting. the auditorium will be the new home for OCU chapel services, community events, the annual Festival of Carols and much more. This facility includes office and classroom space for the Religion and Music departments.
  • The Southern Gateway Economic Development Innovation Center includes 22,000 square feet of office, conference and collaboration space. This building will be a unique combination of business start-ups, internships and community development. It is a dream that started on a napkin and has become a reality as OCU’s gift to the community to spur regional economic development and provide students with new opportunities.