Register for Community Programs
There are three ways to register:
Register online. Please reference directions for the online registration located in the document section to the right. If you have never taken a program with us before, click on the new system and "Join Now? Click Here" link to create a non-member account. Please note that if you are a member of Rec Sports or have taken programs with us before, you will need to call (614) 688-8787 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to have your credentials sent to you.
Stop by the community programs office during office hours. If you are unable to register during those hours you will be able to drop off forms and payment at the RPAC Welcome Center and your registration will be processed the next business day, time allowing.
Send a completed community programs registration form (found to the right) and fee payment (by credit card or check payable to The Ohio State University) to Ohio State Department of Recreational Sports, Community Programs, Room B149 RPAC, 337 W. 17th Ave., Columbus, OH 43210.
|Semester||Registration Opens||Registration Deadline||Programs Runs|
|Fall 2013 Session 1||Online: July 28; Member in-person: July 29; Non-member in person: July 31||August 21, 5 p.m.||August 25 - October 7 (No classes September 1 and 2)|
|Fall 2013 Session 2||Online: September 22; Member in-person: September 23; Non-member in person: September 25||October 9, 5 p.m.||October 13 - November 25 (No classes November 10 and 11)|
|Spring 2014 Session 1||Online: November 17; Member in-person: November 18; Non-member in person: November 20||January 8, 5 p.m.||January 12 - February 22|
|Spring 2014 Session 2||Online: January 26; Member in-person: January 27; Non-member in person: January 29||February 19, 5 p.m.||February 23 - April 13 (No classes March 9 - 16)|
The registration form must be completely filled out. Incomplete forms will not be accepted. All fees must be paid in full at the time of registration for instructional programs and school year programs. VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover Card, checks made payable to The Ohio State University, BuckID, and cash are accepted. No holds will be accepted for programs. Registrations are on a first-come, first-serve, basis. When applicable, mailed registrations will be processed after the first day of in-person registrations and will be processed daily at random as time permits. We are not responsible for delayed mail.
Camp Recky has a separate registration form and fee payment schedule.
Additional registration information is required for adapted recreational sports. Download, complete, and return the registration form (found on the side of this page), release of claims, and medical authorization form. These three forms MUST be completed at time of registration or before program begins.
You can now fill out the personal training application via the online form.
The physician's release is due to ARS by the first program class. This form is only valid for as long as your doctor specifies on it, up to one calendar year. After it expires, you are responsible for obtaining a new one before being able to participate.
If you would like confirmation of your enrollment, please call (614) 688-8787. Otherwise, if you do not hear from us, attend the session as listed in the program description that you registered for.
To provide better service to our loyal customers, there are set registration deadlines for all community programs. Please see the registration dates above for registration start and end dates for all instructional sessions. Registration will only be accepted in person on a case by case basis after the deadline, to maintain program integrity.
Students enrolled with four or more credit hours at the Columbus campus of The Ohio State University are automatically members and have a mandatory recreation fee applied to their fee statement each semester. Students taking three or fewer hours of classes may purchase a membership at the same rate.
Memberships are available for purchase by Ohio State faculty and staff members. Memberships may also be purchased for family members of students, faculty and staff, as well as by members of the Ohio State Alumni Association, and recognized affiliates of Ohio State.
For additional information, visit the online membership page or contact the RPAC Welcome Center at (614) 292-7671.
Instructional Program Refunds
Instructional programs, Football Saturdays, and other School Day Off programs must be paid in full at the time of registration. Make up sessions will not be offered for any missed programs. Cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing to the program director at least one week prior to the program paid for. Should you need to cancel, you may do so up to one week before the start of the program. You will receive a refund, less a $10 administrative fee, or you may choose to use the entire amount as a program credit to be used for other community programs within one year. Any cancellation received less than one week prior to the start of the program will generally not be eligible for any refund or program credit.
Summer Camp/Jump Start Sports Camp Program Refunds
All camp sessions require a $30 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit per child, per session (including morning and afternoon sessions).
Cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing to the program director at least two (2) weeks prior to the camp session paid for to receive a refund, less the $30 non-refundable, non-transferable, deposit per child per session. After that deadline, up to one (1) week prior to the camp session paid for, a program credit, less the $30 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit, per-child, per-session, will be granted for another community programs activity. This credit will be valid for one year from the date on the letter received. Any cancellation received less than one (1) week prior to the start of the camp session will generally not be eligible for any refund or program credit. Make up sessions will not be offered for any missed camp programs. All documentation required for a refund must be submitted by August 10, 2012. No refunds for Camp Recky 2012 will be processed after this date.
Lifeguard Training Refunds
Should you need to cancel a lifeguard training class you may do so up to two weeks before the start of the class. Cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing to the program director at least two weeks prior to the start of the class and you will receive a refund, less the $30 administrative fee. After that deadline you will receive a refund less the cost of materials (approximately $60) and the $30 administrative fee.
Cancellations Due to Inclement Weather: To ensure continuity of services to students and the public, it is the policy of the university to remain open. However, during extreme emergency conditions due to severe weather, natural disasters, major utility failure, or other reasons, the university may close parts of the Columbus campus or any of its regional campuses.
In this case, community programs makes every effort to offer programs. During a Level 1 Snow Emergency programs will be provided; it is at the patron's discretion to attend. Make-up lessons will not be provided for missing lessons due to Level 1 Snow Emergencies. During Level 2 or Level 3 Snow Emergencies, programs will not be provided. Community programs staff will attempt to provide a make-up lesson prior to the end of the program sessions if possible. Programs are also not available when the university closes or cancels classes.
If a program is cancelled due to snow emergency or other conditions, this information will be available by calling the community programs office at (614) 688-8787. Information will also be updated on the local NBC network.
Insufficient Enrollment: Community programs reserves the right to cancel a program due to low enrollment. Programs are canceled two working days prior to the first scheduled occurrence if enrollment is insufficient to hold the program. A full refund will be issued should this occur.
Program Full: We will contact you if a program has reached capacity enrollment to arrange enrollment in an alternative program. If no alternatives are feasible, a full refund will be issued.
To maintain program integrity, all participants registering for age specific programs must be the minimum age prior to the first day the program meets.