Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience

Register for Community Programs


Register online at  If you are a current student or Rec Sports member you should log in using your name.# and associated password. Otherwise you can create a new account setting your own user name and password.  


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.

Refund Policies

Instructional Program Refunds

All learn to swim, adapted recreation, winter break, spring break and camp now and then 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 3 weeks prior to the program paid for minus a $15.00 processing fee.

*No refunds will be given for campers who are dismissed from camp based on behavior 

Summer Camp Program Refunds

Cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing to the camp program coordinator by April 30, 2020 and will result in a 50% refund. Any cancellations after April 30, 2020 will not be refunded. For any questions please contact Community Programs Coordinator Nick Pangio at 614-292-2115.

*No refunds will be given for campers who are dismissed from camp based on behavior


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 with the exception of snow day camps, which will be offered during level 2 snow emergency at the program coordinator's discetion. 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 or emailing

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.

Age Requirements

To maintain program integrity, all participants registering for age specific programs must be the minimum age prior to the first day the program meets.