Your Campus


Our campus is your campus. We invite the communities we serve to visit any and all of four full-service campuses in Newark, Mount Vernon, Coshocton and Pataskala, each of which is a center of education and outreach within their community.


Blue Line Twilight Run

5K and 10K Run

Blue Line Twighlight Run logo
Saturday, May 20, 2023, at 7 p.m.
COTC Newark Campus
John L. and Christine Warner Library and Student Center


Watch Us Grow

Picture of one of the Pataskala Campus medical classrooms


Founders Hall

The oldest and largest building on The Ohio State University at Newark and Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) shared campus will undergo a complete renovation, renewing the structure’s lifespan and allowing both institutions to meet the needs of students throughout the 21st century.

The $23 million project will transform Founders Hall, a 90,200-square-foot building constructed in 1968, into a modern, welcoming facility emphasizing openness and natural light. With an increased focus on high-quality teaching, learning and co-curricular environments, the renovated facility will become an inviting location for study and engagement, offering a multitude of exciting future possibilities.

Upon completion of the renovation anticipated in the summer of 2024, Founders Hall will be renamed Louella Hodges Reese Hall in grateful acknowledgment of Lou Reese’s exceptional and enduring support of the Newark campus and higher education. Whether through scholarships, capital improvements or programming, Lou Reese’s deep commitment to improving the campus and community has never wavered and is a model for all. 


The John and Mary Alford Center for Science and Technology

Exterior view of south side of Alford Center

Construction of the new academic building dedicated to science and technology on the shared campus of The Ohio State University at Newark and Central Ohio Technical College has been completed.

The $32 million John and Mary Alford Center for Science and Technology, a three-story, 60,000-square-foot facility, is the 11th building on the shared 200-acre campus. The structure adds classrooms, science and research labs, student study space and faculty offices. Faculty moved into their offices in early June and the two institutions began holding classes in the new building at the start of autumn semester 2021.

The Advancement Office hosted a public ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, August 13.

Dignitaries lined up in front of ribbon with scissors preparing to cut


The John Gilbert Reese Center

Photo of the John Gilbert Reese Center

Offering unparalleled, customized service in concert with state-of-the art technology, the beautifully designed John Gilbert Reese Center is the ideal site for you next event.


Independence Concert and Fireworks

Picture of Fireworks

The annual family-friendly event — jointly sponsored by Central Ohio Technical College, The Ohio State University at Newark and the J. Gilbert Reese Family Foundation — has been a long-standing free gift to the community held annually on July 3.

The evening’s celebration begins with popular local musical groups with all performances held at the Martha Grace Reese Amphitheatre. The crowd-favorite fireworks display begins at dusk to the accompaniment of patriotic favorites performed live.