Resources

 

Parking and Transportation

Vehicles parked on campus at any time are required to display a permit, purchase Pay-by-Plate surface lot parking, or pay hourly fees posted at meters and in garages. Many participants purchase a West Campus permit and ride the Campus Area Bus Service to their desired locations. Program 60 participants may purchase a regular "C", Buckeye Lot ("CX") or West Campus  ("WC") permit for the semester or year:​

  • Online purchase is available only for those who are enrolled in courses during the semester or term by logging in with your Ohio State name.# and password on the CampusParc website.
  • Holders of a State of Ohio Disability Placard are required to submit the BMV Certificate of Registration to CampusParc to obtain a university permit.
  • Ohio State retirees are eligible to purchase an A permit at a discounted rate. Additional information can be found on the CampusParc website under R permit

CampusParc is a private business entity that manages and operates The Ohio State University parking facilities and is located in the South Campus Gateway at 1560 N. High Street, Columbus, OH 43210. Contact CampusParc at 614-688-0000.

CABS provides transportation to the main campus from both remote lots. If parking in the Buckeye Lot ("CX") you may take the Campus Loop North or Campus Loop South which both run every seven minutes between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. 

If parking in the West Campus ("WC") lot you can take the North Express which runs every six minutes between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. or the West Campus bus which runs every fifteen minutes between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. 

Additional Resources

Books

Books might not be required for every class. Some instructors may select textbooks after classes are in session. If you purchase books, review all return policies. Search for required textbooks at Barnes and Noble, The Ohio State University bookstore.

BuckeyeBox

BuckeyeBox is a collaboration cloud service to be used by University faculty, staff and students as an easy way to share files and folders online. Account set-up is completed by going to Buckeyebox.osu.edu and selecting “Sign Up.” From here you will be directed to log into my.osu.edu from which you will be able to access the “BuckeyeBox” tab on the left hand side. For additional questions or concerns please contact the IT Help Desk at 614-688- HELP (4357) or 8help@osu.edu.

BuckeyeMail

As active students, Program 60 participants will now have access to BuckeyeMail, Ohio State’s student-only email service. Additional information on setting-up this service will be sent via email upon completing of your admission. 

BuckID

Program 60 participants are eligible to receive an Ohio State BuckID free of charge following enrollment into courses. Replacement of a lost BuckID is available for purchase for $20.00. 

The BuckID office is located on the third floor of the Ohio Union, 3040 Ohio Union, 1739 North High St, Columbus, Ohio 43210. For additional information please visit the BuckID webpage or contact the office directly at 614-292-0400 or buckidcardservices@osu.edu.

Bus Transportation

Campus Area Bus Service (CABS) is a free transit service provided by Ohio State. Campus bus routes and frequency can be viewed by selecting "System Map" and the desired route. A printed bus service map may be picked up at CampusParc (see Parking above). Contact 614-292-RIDE(7433) for additional information. Vehicles parked on campus at any time are required to display a permit, a Pay-N-Display receipt, or pay hourly fees posted at meters and in garages. For broader public transportation information, contact COTA (Central Ohio Transit Authority).

Campus Map

Check out our up-to-date campus map and building directory. 

Carmen

Most instructors use Carmen, an online tool for students to view course materials, submit assignments, and check announcements. Once enrolled in the upcoming semester you will be able to access your course content. To note, this information may not be available until 24 to 48 hours before the semester start date. Log in to Carmen with your Ohio State Username and password.

Computer Training

Participants looking for basic computing skills may want to consider CSE 1110 - Introduction to Computing Technology offered by the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. The course provides general information on personal computer software and fundamental computer literacy. 

Resources for those looking for community based non-academic trainings can be found below:

COTA Senior Discount

Learn about COTA discounts available for seniors.

Department Abbreviations

Departments are often referenced by their abbreviations rather than their full name. Check out the full list of department name abbreviations. 

Department of Mathematics     

Permission must be obtained through the Math Advising Office for enrollment in a mathematics course requiring prerequisites to be met. For a review of relevant work or course experiences  please contact the Math Advising Office via email at mathadvisors@math.osu.edu (Students should send emails from their Ohio State email account.) If a determination cannot be made based on information shared, participants may be asked to complete a Math Placement Test.

Distance Learning Courses

Distance learning courses are offered through Carmen (sometimes referred to as Canvas), the university’s Learning Management System, at carmen.osu.edu. To access the course content, log-in with your Ohio State username and password and select the desired term and course title. Once course materials are posted you will be able to view the content. Note: Occasionally content is not posted until 24 hours before the course start date.

Dropping Classes

Please refer to the Registrar List of Important Dates for course drop deadlines. Typically, drop requests must be processed by the first Friday of the term for a full refund. For additional assistance contact the Program 60 Coordinator.

English as a Second Language (ESL)

The Ohio State University, College of Education and Human Ecology, offers non-credit Part-time English Classes for the great Columbus community. Courses are seven weeks in length and offered throughout the calendar year. Visit their website for additional information, including course dates and times. For questions please contact the American Language Program (ALP) at 614-292-1364 or alp@osu.edu.

The Columbus Literacy Council offers assistance to speakers of other languages who want to improve their ability to speak, read, and write in English. Visit their website for more information about programs offered along with the Student Registration Form.

Financial Responsibility Agreement

Completion of the Financial Responsibility Statement is required every term for enrollment. Step 3 provides detailed instructions on how to complete the Statement. For additional questions regarding the requirement, please contact Buckeye Link at 614-292-0300 or buckeyelink@osu.edu.

Library Access

Active Program 60 Students may use the library resources during the term(s) they are enrolled. Presentation of your BuckID will be required to check out materials. Access to Library databases and licensed materials is available from on campus locations and computers only, using your name.# login.

Program 60 students can enjoy the Ohio State University Libraries during posted hours. 24-hour access is available to admitted and enrolled students.

Lifelong Learning Across Ohio

Lifelong Learning programs, like Program 60 at The Ohio State University, is not the limit, but rather the beginning of educational opportunities available to Ohio residents. The Ohio Department of Higher Education provides an extensive list of these Lifelong Learning options across the state of Ohio.  

Potential Expenses

  • University parking permit or COTA bus fare
  • Books
  • Course fees
  • Lab fees
  • BuckID replacement fee (only if yours is lost)
  • RPAC membership (optional)

Program 60 at Ohio State Regional Campuses

Program 60 is available at the Ohio State regional campuses, as well as the main campus. For enrollment at a regional campus please contact that campus directly. Additional information can be found through the following links:

Recreational and Physical Activity Center (RPAC)

Participants may purchase a membership to the Recreational and Physical Activity Center (RPAC) at a senior rate of $123.00/semester. You are not required to have a university "sponsor" in order to join. Contact them directly for information at 614-292-7671. Access to the facility requires either a BuckID or a member pass created by the RPAC staff when you join.

For participation in courses occuring in the RPAC, a membership is not required. When your course meets simply present your Registration Confirmation for admittance to the facility. Please note, Program 60 students have access up to 30 minutes prior to the class start time. Those found to be using the facility outside of class times, without a membership, may face disciplinary action.

Secured Media Library

The Secured Media Library allows instructors to share movies or files for review outside of normal class time. As an enrollment Program 60 participant, part of the course roster, you will have immediate access to this resource if used as part of your curriculum. 

Sexual Misconduct Training

The Ohio State University provides an online training focused on preventing and responding to sexual misconduct and relationship violence. Knowing how to identify these issues, how to access support services and resources, and how to help prevent these instances are all ways you can have a positive impact on campus. For additional questions or concerns, you may review the FAQ page, or contact the Title IX office at 617-247-5838 or titleix@osu.edu.

Study Abroad

The Office of International Affairs' eligibility requirements mandate that students taking part in Study Abroad opportunities be Ohio State degree-seeking students. Program 60 students are unfortunately not eligible to take part in these courses and opportunities. However, they welcome the opportunity to include all eligible students if your status would some day change to an admitted, enrolled, degree-seeking student.

Student Advantage

Program 60 participants now have access to Student Advantage, a software subscription service for Microsoft Office 365, with installation through a BuckeyeMail Account. For additional questions or concerns please contact the IT Help Desk at 614-688- HELP (4357), at 8help@osu.edu, or visit them in person at the BuckeyeBar or Tech Hub

Student Football Ticket Eligibility

Program 60 participants, while enrolled students, are unfortunately not eligible to receive student football tickets due to University policy of credit hours not being received for courses taken on an Audit basis. Eligibility  requirements as specified by the Athletic Ticket Office require students to be enrolled full-time in credit bearing courses at:
·         Undergraduate: 12 hours or more
·         Master, Doctoral Candidate and Graduate Professional: 8 hours or more
·         Post-Doctoral (Post Candidacy): 3 hours
Additional information can be found at The Ohio State Athletic Ticket Office website.

Student Life Disability Services (SLDS)

Disability Services at Ohio State offers accessibility resources to Program 60 students at Ohio State. A list of accommodations and services available can be found here. To receive access to SLDS resources, you must register or contact Disability Services at 614-292-3307 or via email at slds@osu.edu.

Student Support Services

Support with registration and information about Program 60 is available by calling 614-292-8860. Two computer kiosks are available in the ODEE lobby for students needing Internet access for Program 60 related activities.

Vaccination Requirement

The health and safety of the university community is top priority, and Ohio State makes every effort to ensure that the university is as proactive as possible at enhancing the health and well-being of our community. While not required for enrollment this time, completion of the Requirement is strongly encouraged for those who fit within the below criteria:

  • New to The Ohio State University
  • Taking at least one face-to face class
  • Enrolled at the Columbus Campus
  • AND enrolled half-time or greater (four graduate credit hours, six undergraduate credit hours.)

For questions on the vaccination requirement or its components, please email:  vaccination@osu.edu