Explore and take advantage of all the resources and options you have to get to know Otterbein and see if the fit here feels right.

Visit Otterbein University

Contact Otterbein Admissions:

Clippinger Hall, 102 W. College Ave.
Hours: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Phone: 614-823-1500

Virtual Visits for Current High School Students

Otterbein Online Overview

Learn more about what Only Otterbein has to offer in an online admission overview and virtual campus tour.   The Overview will be online in a Zoom meeting with an Admission Counselor and current student.  WE ARE excited to tell you more about all about our quiet, peaceful village! These sessions are available Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:00pm.

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Virtual Visual and Performing Arts Overview

An Otterbein Visual and Performing Arts Overview is designed with high school students interested in majoring in Art, Music or Theatre in mind! We will provide you with an overview of the visual and performing arts majors offered at Otterbein, and we will go over the details of the admission and audition process with you.

This visit will include a presentation by a member of our admission team followed by a virtual campus tour given by a student tour guide. We encourage you to allow 1.5 hours for you to complete an Otterbein virtual visit.

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Instagram Live Sessions

These sessions are designed for students and families to engage with our staff throughout the fall and learn more about why Otterbein may be a great fit!

Instagram Live: Crash Course on Admissions

Follow @OtterbeinUAdmit on Instagram and join an Otterbein admission counselor on Instagram Live to learn about admission and tips to complete your Otterbein application!

  • Tuesday, September 8 at 4:00 pm.
  • Monday, September 14 at 4:00 pm.

Instagram Live: Commitment to Affordability:

Follow @OtterbeinUAdmit on Instagram and join a Financial Aid counselor on Instagram Live to learn all about Financial Aid at Otterbein.

  • Wednesday, September 23 at 4:00 pm.
  • Wednesday, September 30 at 4:00 pm.

Instagram Live: Ask a Current Student:

Follow @OtterbeinUAdmit on Instagram and join a current student on Instagram Live to ask all things about the Otterbein experience.

  • Friday, September 18 at 4:00 pm.
  • Monday, September 21 at 4:00 pm.

Coming in October: Discover Otterbein

Starting September 28, follow @otterbeinuadmit on Instagram to discover what makes an Otterbein education the smartest way to learn. Each week, we will be featuring our academic programs for you to explore and hosting live Zoom conversations with faculty members and Instagram Live Q&A sessions with current students.

Virtual Visits for Transfer Students

Transfer Tuesday

Come learn all about the simple, easy process of transferring to Otterbein University! We will cover admission requirements, scholarships opportunities and transfer credit evaluations. Every Tuesday through December 8th.

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Columbus State Virtual Student Office Hours

Meet with an Otterbein Transfer Admission counselor for virtual office hours specifically for Columbus State Community College Students. Come discuss our Dual and Guaranteed Admission programs, along with any additional questions you might have! These sessions are available every Wednesday throughout the semester.

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Virtual Faculty Appointment

Faculty in your academic area are available to answer your questions through a one-on-one video call. Appointments are also available with the Office of Disability Services/Academic Support Center, and Undecided advisor, and ROTC. Please follow the link below to complete our faculty appointment form so the respective academic department can contact you to schedule an appointment.

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Virtual Counselor Appointment

Through virtual counselor appointments, Otterbein admission counselors are available to answer your questions through a one-on-one video call.

Locate the admission counselor for your area in the table below and click their name to schedule an appointment.

Transfer Student Admission Counselor Territory
Jennifer Hicks Transfer students 23 years of age or older, second degree and non-degree and veteran students
Haleigh DePalma Transfer students under the age of 23
Mary Mosca Transfer students who attend Columbus State Community College, or students interested in the Dual Admission Program with CSCC

 

On-Campus Visits

Otterbein Overview

Often a first visit to campus, the Otterbein Overview is a great way to learn more about what Otterbein University has to offer! Your visit will include a 30-minute presentation facilitated by an Admission Counselor followed by a campus tour led by a student tour guide. These sessions are offered at 9:00am and 2:00pm Monday through Friday.

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Early Afternoon Campus Tour

A campus tour is a great way to learn more about what Otterbein University has to offer! Your visit will only include a campus tour led by a student tour guide. These tours are offered at 12:00pm Monday through Friday.

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Saturday Campus Tour

A campus tour is a great way to learn more about what Otterbein University has to offer! Your visit will only include a campus tour led by a student tour guide. These tours are available most Saturdays at 9:30am and 11:30am.

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Athletic Visits

This session is geared towards students interested in playing a sport at Otterbein. A coach will lead a 15-minute presentation followed by a tour of campus. Please contact the coach in your sport to set up an appointment.

View a list of coaches by sport >

Social Distancing Guidelines

With the health and safety of our colleagues and guests as a top priority, we have integrated additional procedures to help prepare you for a safe and meaningful visit. These safety measures align with the Ohio Department of Health’s orders. Detailed instructions will be sent with your registration confirmation, but for now, please review the following:

  1. If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, or recently tested positive for COVID-19, we ask that you take advantage of our virtual visit option until you have recovered. As a guide, please refer to our self-screening assessment tool (PDF).
  2. Students will be limited to bringing two guests with them as to not exceed a group limit of 10 individuals (including Admission staff members).
  3. To help protect our colleagues and guests, we are requiring the use of a face covering. If you are unable to fashion a face covering, one will be provided for you upon your arrival to campus. The face covering must cover your nose and mouth. In addition, we will be actively practicing the appropriate social distance throughout your visit.
  4. Hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes will be available in multiple locations on campus.
  5. Students and families are required to register for a campus visit in order to participate in an on-campus visit experience. Again, students are limited to bringing two guests. Walk in appointments will not be accommodated at this time.
  6. Contactless check-in will be facilitated upon your arrival.

One-on-One Virtual Appointments

Virtual Faculty Appointment

Faculty in your academic area are available to answer your questions through a one-on-one video call. Appointments are also available with the Office of Disability Services/Academic Support Center, and Undecided advisor, and ROTC. Please follow the link below to complete our faculty appointment form so the respective academic department can contact you to schedule an appointment.  

Request a faculty appointment >

Virtual Counselor Appointment

Through virtual counselor appointments, Otterbein admission counselors are available to answer your questions through a one-on-one video call.

Locate the admission counselor for your area in the table below and click their name to schedule an appointment.

High school student admission counselors Territory
Andrew Bucur

Ohio: Bishop Hartley, Bishop Ready, Bishop Watterson, Grandview Heights, St. Charles, St. Francis De Sales, Upper Arlington, Wellington, & Worthington

Homeschooled students, Ohio Virtual/Online Schools, and local Charter schools

National: CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, TX, VT, WV

Gloridely Tavarez Vargas Ohio: Southwest Ohio; Southwest City Schools (Columbus) National: AK, AZ, CA, HI, ID, IA, KS, MN, NE, NV, NM, ND, SD, OK, OR, PR, UT, WI, MT, WA, WY
Visual and Performing Arts Majors,
Columbus Academy

Jennifer Markovich, the counselor for this area is out for maternity leave until 11/16. Please contact:

Art: Lori Wilhelm
Music and Theatre: Maddy Blum
Columbus Academy: Katie Lovera

Jenny Seymour International Students
Lori Wilhelm

Ohio: Dayton, Northwest Ohio, Knox and Licking Counties; Groveport, Canal Winchester, Hamilton Township and Reynoldsburg

National: IN and MI

Mackie Cameron

Ohio: Southeast Ohio, Fairfield County

National: AL, AR, DE, GA, LA, MD, MI, SO, NC, SC, TN, DC

Maddy Blum Ohio: Northeast Ohio National: IL
Michelle Armour Ohio: Cristo Rey Columbus, Columbus City Schools, Whitehall City Schools, Westerville City Schools
Paul Stelzer

Ohio: North Central Ohio (Ashland, Crawford, Delaware, Erie, Hancock, Hardin, Huron, Marion, Morrow, Ottawa, Richland, Sandusky, Seneca, Union and Wyandot counties)

National: CO, FL

Shelby Edick Ohio: Bexley, Columbus School for Girls, Dublin, Gahanna, Hilliard, New Albany

 

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Getting to campus

Main Campus Address
1 South Grove Street,
Westerville, OH, 43081
Phone: 614-890-3000

Directions to Campus:

From the NORTH, take I-71 south to Gemini Place/IKEA Way/Exit 121. At the exit, turn left on Gemini Place, which becomes IKEA Way, then Worthington Road. Travel 1.5 miles. Turn right on Africa Road, which becomes West Street. Travel approximately 1.5 miles on Africa Road/West Street. Turn left on Main Street, travel .2 miles.

From the SOUTH on I-71, Route 315, or Route 23, take I-270 East (Wheeling) on the North side of Columbus. Follow I-270 to OH-3 north (exit 29) toward Westerville. Travel 2 miles and turn left on College Avenue. Travel .2 miles.

From the EAST or WEST on I-70, take I-270 North toward Cleveland. Travel 8 miles on I-270 and exit on OH-3 north (exit 29) toward Westerville. Travel 2 miles and turn left on College Avenue. Travel .2 miles.

By bus: Columbus is served by Greyhound Bus Lines. For information call (614) 221-2389.

By air: If you are flying, most major airlines service Columbus. The nearest major airport is Port Columbus International Airport, approximately 15 minutes from Westerville.

Places to stay

If you need overnight accommodations for your visit to Otterbein, you’ll find a variety of hotels conveniently located near campus.

Note: Otterbein does not in any way endorse these businesses, products or services. This listing is provided as a resource only.

Aloft Westerville Hotel (1.7 miles)
Ask about Otterbein Parent/Friend Rate
32 Heatherdown Dr
Westerville, OH 43081
614.899.6560 x7114

Hampton Inn & Suites Columbus-Polaris (2.6 miles)
Ask about Otterbein Parent/Friend Rate
8411 Pulsar Place
Columbus, OH 43240
614.885.8400

Courtyard by Marriott (5.1 miles)
Ask about Otterbein Parent/Friend Rate
7411 Vantage Drive
Columbus, OH 43235
614.436.7070

Embassy Suites (2.7 miles)
Ask about Otterbein Parent/Friend Rate
2700 Corporate Exchange Drive
Columbus, OH 43231
614.890.8600

Fairfield Inn & Suites Columbus Polaris (2.4 miles) 
9000 Worthington Road
Westerville, OH 43082
614.568.0770

Holiday Inn Express – Polaris (2.7 miles)
8670 Orion Place
Columbus, Ohio 43240
888.465.4329

Candlewood Suites Polaris (3.4 miles)
8515 Lyra Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43240
877.226.3539

Extended Stay America (3.4 miles)
8555 Lyra Drive
Columbus, OH 43240
614.431.5522

Hilton – Columbus / Polaris (3.4 miles)
8700 Lyra Drive
Columbus, OH 43240
614.885.1600

Hilton Garden Inn (3.4 miles)
8535 Lyra Drive
Columbus, OH 43240
614.846.8884

Comfort Inn North/Polaris (3.6 miles)
8400 Lyra Drive
Columbus, OH, 43240
614.791.9700

Visitor Parking Information

Visitors must contact the Police Department to obtain a visitor parking permit. The Police Department can be contacted in person at 194 West Main Street, by phone at 614-823-1222, or by e-mail at police@otterbein.edu. The visitor parking permit can be picked up in person during regular business hours, or e-mailed to an address provided.

Visitors may park in the Campus Center West Parking Lot, the Cowan Hall Parking Lot, the Psychology House Parking Lot, Davis Hall Parking Lot, 25 West Home Street Parking Lot, the Arts and Communication Building Parking Lot, and the Collegeview Center Parking Lot.

Citations issued for unregistered vehicles should be returned to the Otterbein University Police Department. They should be signed and dated by the visitor, explaining the situation. However, any citations issued for parking in fire lanes, handicapped spaces or otherwise illegal parking will be charged to that person.

Looking for a particular building? Check the list below to find the street address for each building on campus.

Campus Building Addresses A-C

Admission Office
Clippinger Hall,
102 W. College Ave,
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Adult and Transfer Enrollment Services Office
Clippinger Hall,
102 W. College Ave,
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Alumni Relations
Hancock House,
111 W. Park Street,
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Art and Communication Building
Miller Gallery,
33 Collegeview Road,
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Austin E. Knowlton Center for Equine Science
600 N. Spring Street,
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Battelle Fine Arts Center
Riley Auditorium (Music),
170 W. Park Street,
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Business Affairs Office
25 W. Home Street,
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Campus Center
100 W. Home Street,
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Center for Career & Professional Development
88 Cochran Alley,
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Center for Student Success
172 W. Main Street,
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Clements Hall (Residence Hall)
85 W. Home Street,
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Center for Student Success
172 W. Main Street,
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Clements Hall (Residence Hall)
85 W. Home Street,
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Clements Recreation Centers
180 Center Street,
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Collegeview Center
60 Collegeview Road,
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Commons on Home
Buildings I and II (Residence Halls),
86 W. Home Street,
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Commons on Home
Buildings III and IV (Residence Halls),
80 W. Home Street,
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Commons on Park,
Buildings I and II (Residence Halls),
190 W. Park Street,
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Commons on Park,
Buildings III and IV (Residence Halls),
180 W. Park Street, Westerville, Ohio 43081

Courtright Memorial Library
138 W. Main Street,
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Cowan Hall/Fritsche Theatre (Theatre)
30 S. Grove Street,
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Campus Building Addresses D-I

Davis Annex (The Department of Health & Sport Sciences)
140 N. Center Street,
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Davis Hall (Residence Hall)
170 Martin Drive,
Westerville, Ohio 43081

DeVore Hall (Residence Hall)
96 W. Home Street,
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Dunlap-King Hall (Residence Hall)
193 W. Main Street,
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Engle Hall (Residence Hall)
92 W. Home Street,
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Financial Aid
88 Cochran Alley,
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Frank Museum of Art
39 S. Vine Street,
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Garst Hall (Residence Hall)
98 W. Home Street,
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Graduate Studies Office
27 S. Grove Street,
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Hanby Hall (Residence Hall)
65 W. Home Street,
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Human Resources
25 West Home Street,
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Institutional Advancement
Howard House,
131 W. Park Street
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Hancock House,
111 W. Park Street
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Campus Building Addresses J-L

Check the links below if you need more information or need to contact someone for directions!

Main Campus Address
1 South Grove Street,
Westerville, OH, 43081
Phone: 614-890-3000

Campus Building Addresses M-Z

Marketing and Communications,
Cellar House,
141 W. Park Street,
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Mayne Hall (Residence Hall)
65 N. Grove Street,
Westerville, Ohio 43081

McFadden Hall (Science Center)
155 W. Main Street,
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Memorial Stadium
130 Center Street,
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Miller Gallery
33 Collegeview Road,
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Police
194 W. Main Street,
Westerville, Ohio 43081

The Point
60 Collegeview Road
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Residence Hall,
25 W. Home Street,
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Rike Athletic Center
160 Center Street,
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Riley Auditorium
170 W. Park Street,
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Roush Hall (Academic Building)
27 S. Grove Street,
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Schear Hall (Science Center)
155 W. Main Street,
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Science Center (McFadden and Schear Halls)
155 W. Main Street,
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Scott Hall (Residence Hall)
94 W. Home Street,
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Service Department
195 W. Park Street,
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Towers Hall (Academic Building)
1 S. Grove Street,
Westerville, Ohio 43081

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