Categories: Uncategorized

11 Reasons I Can’t Wait to Go Back to OSU

Every campus is unique, but OSU is particularly special. From charming places on campus to the best local pizza around, students love it there. Keep reading for the top 11 reasons I can’t wait to go back to OSU!


1. Mirror Lake

This lake is more than it sounds like; it’s a traditional favorite spot on campus. Mirror Lake is one of the best spots to sit, read or enjoy ice cream from the creamery. Oh, and of course this was the prime spot to see the local celebrity on campus, Afroduck.

2. 11th Floor of Thompson Library

This floor provides one of the best study areas (it’s totally silent) along with one of the best views of downtown Columbus out there. The 11th floor looks east, and allows you to see the oval like you never have before.

3. Olentangy Trail

The trail runs over 20 miles total, and branches off into more than one trail when it hits the Scoito River. It’s a great way to get out and explore Columbus as it runs all the way down to the arena district.

4. The Shoe

Nothing beats a Saturday night here cheering on the Buckeyes as they strive for another win. The team spirit is infectious…I cannot wait for the first game in September!



5. Chimes of Orton Hall

The chimes are more than just a way to tell time – they’re a tradition. The rendition of Carmen Ohio is sure to become your new favorite sound.

6. Oxley’s Café

Home to best quesadillas on campus! I can’t wait to stop back in for lunch or dinner after a long day of classes.

7. Woody’s Pizza

Woody’s Pizza is a prime spot to go after a football game; they have some of the best pizza on campus, and the atmosphere is unbeatable.

8. Adriatico’s Pizza

This is by far the best pizza in C-Bus, and they deliver! You can smell it from 12th avenue, so it’s impossible to resist going in, especially when they have Buck ID deals.

See Also



9. Crimson Cup Coffee

Found exclusively on campus, this coffee is the best in Ohio. They change up their new flavors every month.

10. School Spirit

I can’t wait to don my Scarlet and Gray and show my Buckeye pride, not only at football games but the whole year round!

11. The Oval

The Oval is the best part of campus by far. I can’t wait to sit here and study, surrounded by fall foliage. Students love to play Frisbee here during the first few weeks of classes. The Oval is my favorite part of campus, and I look forward to going back again.

Why are you excited to go back to OSU? Comment below and share this article with friends!
Featured image sources:,
Sarah Holbert

Sarah is a sophomore at Ohio State University studying English and Political Science, and living for the '90s grunge Pandora station and iced coffee.

Recent Posts

10 Best Clemson Game Day Outfits

With football season now kicking off, it is absolutely mandatory that you wear your Clemson orange and purple at games.…

25 mins ago

9 Things You’ll Only Understand If You Live in Voigt Hall At Ohio University

Standing in its white column, vintage glory, Voigt Hall at Ohio University has been hOUme to many lady Bobcats. Unless…

4 hours ago

12 Cute Date Ideas Around Case Western Reserve

Are you a student at Case Western Reserve University and find yourself in a desperate need for some date ideas?…

8 hours ago

7 Things You Only Understand If You Live in Manzanita Hall at ASU

Manzanita Hall is a dorm residence hall made in the late 1960s, which recently in 2011 they made renovations to…

11 hours ago

15 Tailgating Tips for Kent Students

The best thing about going to a big school are the football games. Whether you are a die-hard fan or don’t…

15 hours ago

10 Things To Cross Off Your Bucket List At Georgia State

Located in the heart of Atlanta, there is never a shortage of things to do here at Georgia State! From…

1 day ago