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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.


In order to continue providing and extraordinary experience for our members, Student Life's Department of Recreational Sports will have temporary rolling closures of facilities to perform deep cleaning and maintenance in May.  After evaluating semester attendance trends for a year, we determined the weeks following May graduation would be the best time for in-depth cleaning as attendance is historically low and fewer members will be inconvenienced.  

Jesse Owens North and South (JON/JOS) will be closed May 25-31

May Session/Summer Term/Break Hours (May 10-August 21)

Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m. to midnight
Friday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday: noon to 7 p.m.
Sunday: noon to 10 p.m.

4th of July Weekend Hours

Friday, July 3: CLOSED
Saturday, July 4: CLOSED

Autumn Semester 2015

Monday-Thursday: 7-1 a.m.
Friday: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday: noon to 10 p.m.
Sunday: noon to 1 a.m.


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

  • two basketball courts 
  • a table tennis area 
  • 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.