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Jesse Owens South (JOS) Recreation Center

175 W. 11th Ave., Columbus, OH 43210 • Phone: (614) 292-7621 • Driving Directions

All types of guest passes are available for purchase. Only credit cards and BuckID are accepted.


Spring Semester Hours (Sunday, January 5 - Monday, April 21)

Monday - Thursday: 6 a.m. - 2 a.m.
Friday: 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Sunday: Noon - 2 a.m.

Easter Hours
Sunday, April 20: 4 p.m. - 2 a.m.

Spring Finals and Break Hours (Tuesday, April 22 - Saturday, May 3)

Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday: Noon - 7 p.m.
Sunday: Noon - 7 p.m.

May Session and Summer Term Hours (Sunday, May 4 - Friday, August 15)

Monday - Thursday: 7 a.m. - Midnight
Friday: 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday: Noon - 7 p.m.
Sunday: Noon - Midnight

Memorial Day Weekend
Friday, May 23: Closed
Saturday, May 24: Closed
Sunday, May 25: Closed
Monday, May 26: Noon - Midnight

Independence Day 
Friday, July 4: Closed


This fully accessible, air-conditioned south campus satellite facility offers:

  • two basketball courts 
  • a table tennis area 
  • a bouldering wall 
  • free weights
  • strength training machines
  • cardio equipment

Equipment available for checkout with a valid BuckID includes:

  • men's or women's basketballs
  • dip belts
  • forearm blaster
  • jump ropes
  • squat bar neck support
  • table tennis paddles
  • weight belts
  • wrist straps
  • agility ladder
  • locks 

Day-use lockers are also available and locks are available to rent. Please note that bags are not allowed on the fitness floor.