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Recreation & Physical Activity Center (RPAC)

337 W. 17th Ave., Columbus, OH 43210 • Phone: 614-292-7671 • Driving Directions
Located in the heart of campus, southeast of Ohio Stadium.

Guest Passes are available for the RPAC and all other Rec Sports facilities.

Scarlet Skyway

The Scarlet Skyway will be closed December 14 - January 10.

Spring 2016 Hours (January 11 - May 1, 2016)

Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - midnight
Saturday: 8 a.m. - midnight
Sunday: 10 a.m. - midnight

*Hours may vary during holidays and breaks*

Spring Semester 2016

January 10, 2016 - May 1, 2016

Monday-Thursday: 5:30 a.m. - Midnight
Friday: 5:30 a.m. - Midnight
Saturday: 8 a.m. - Midnight
Sunday: 10 a.m. - Midnight

Easter Sunday, March 27: Noon - Midnight 

Family Hours

January 10 - May 1, 2016

Friday: 5:30 a.m. - Midnight 
Saturday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

*Family hours will be held during scheduled building hours on marked days.

Spring Break Hours

March 12 - March 19, 2016

Monday-Thursday: 5:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.*
Friday: 5:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.*
Saturday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.*
Sunday: Noon - 8 p.m.*

RPAC Amenities

PAES Access Points
All Year: Opens at Noon, Monday-Friday

RPAC Computer Kiosks
Check your email and other Ohio State websites via the RPAC's computer kiosks. Access is free and requires a name.# and password. Kiosks are located on the ground floor near the Sport Shop, and in the lobby across from the Welcome Center.

Sport Shop
Located on the ground floor of the RPAC between the men's and women's locker rooms, the Sport Shop is your source for equipment check out, fitness gear purchases, court space and golf station reservations and toiletry samples. 

Welcome Center
The Welcome Center is the main information center in the RPAC. Purchase fitness passes, guest passes, register for towel service and find any information you need.

Family Hours
Anyone holding a current membership can bring their spouse/partner and dependent children (under 18) who have been declared on their membership application for no additional charge during family hours on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the RPAC and ARC. Family members must stay with their designated Rec Sports member at all times. Family hours are listed with the facility hours.

Scarlet Skyway
The Scarlet Skyway connects the RPAC with the Department of Human Sciences academic building. There is a swipe access point from the Department of Human Sciences building into the RPAC. 

Lost and Found
RPAC lost and found is located at the Welcome Center. For additional information regarding lost items, please view the document on this page.

Lockers and Locker Rooms
RPAC locker rooms are fully accessible with private showers and dressing rooms (soap and shampoo are not provided). Private changing rooms are also available. The RPAC features complimentary day-use lockers and a locker rental program. All locker rentals include basic towel service with the option to upgrade to luxury towel service. 

Fitness Space
The RPAC offers approximately 27,500 square feet of fitness space featuring state-of-the-art cardio and weight equipment

Activity Space
The RPAC contains four gyms with 12 multipurpose wood courts including the Tom W. Davis Special Events Gym, four squash courts with moveable side walls and glass back walls, 10 racquetball courts with glass back walls, four-lane jogging/walking track (8-9 laps/mile), and five multipurpose rooms. Spaces are available for rental to student organizations and outside groups.

Lactation Room
The RPAC features a lactation room. Located in the fitness suite on the lower level near the main fitness floor, the room features a recliner, music, and a hand washing station. The room is open to any student or faculty/staff member. To use the room, please inquire with the RPAC Welcome Center or a facility manager.

Aquatic Center
Please visit the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion and Recreation Natatorium sections for complete details regarding the RPAC's state-of-the-art aquatic center.

Personal Training
The RPAC hosts a staff of certified personal trainers ready to help meet member fitness goals. Specialty classes, individualized sessions, and trainer certification workshops are offered on a regular basis.  

Dining in the RPAC
Visitors to the RPAC can dine at the Courtside Cafe or Juice 2 locations in the RPAC lobby. 

Mary A. Daniels Wellness Suite
The Mary A. Daniels Wellness Suite is home to the Student Wellness Center


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