North Residential District Projects
North Residential District Transformation
At the core of Ohio State University’s new initiatives is a commitment to redefining the student experience with a focus on enhancing the education of students beyond the classroom through an innovative second-year plan. This initiative will allow for a two-year on-campus residency requirement designed to lead to higher graduation and retention rates, improved student engagement and satisfaction, as well as post-graduation success.
To allow this groundbreaking second-year experience to achieve its full potential, it has become clear that facilities improvements must be integrated with program innovations. The plan will create a unique living environment that is designed to incorporate the elements of student success, programmatic needs, architectural innovation, student and faculty interaction, and One University Framework Principles.
Infrastructure and enabling projects area anticipated to begin summer 2013. The project will be complete for use Fall Semester 2016.
North Residental District Transformation Kicks Off
On Wednesday, Interim President Joseph Alutto joined faculty, staff and student university leaders to officially break ground for the North Residential District Transformation Project. The project will transform the north district to support the facility component of Ohio State's STEP, Second-year Transformational Experience Program. In total, approximately 3,200 new bed spaces, new dining, recreation facilities and other support services will be added to the north district. Enabling infrastructure work, mobilization and site preparation work will get underway this semester while major construction will begin in spring 2014. The project will be completed in autumn semester 2016.