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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.


Autumn Semester

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

Family Hours

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

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

Wednesday, November 26: 5:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
Thursday, November 27: CLOSED
Friday, Novemeber 28: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (family hours all day)
Saturday, November 29: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (family hours all day)
Sunday, November 30: 10 a.m.-Midnight


The RPAC, named an Outstanding Sports Facility by NIRSA: Leaders in Collegiate Recreation, is centrally located and boasts more than half a million square feet of recreation, meeting, fitness and aquatic space. 

RPAC Amenities

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.

RPAC Kids Zone | Babysitting
Members visiting the RPAC can leave their children in the care of American Red Cross certified care workers for free. Children ages 2 months to 12 years are welcome to use the RPAC Kids Zone. Advance reservations are not necessary. Visit the RPAC Kids Zone page for current pricing and hours.

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.

Massage Therapy
Rec Sports offers massage therapy to members and non-members. Appointments can be reserved at the RPAC Welcome Center. 

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