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

Sheriff and COTC logo

The Blue Line Twilight Run, a collaboration between COTC and the Licking County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO), honors law enforcement personnel as they begin National Police Week. Proceeds from the Blue Line Twilight Run will benefit COTC’s Officer Thomas W. Cottrell Jr. Award for Character and Dedication to Public Service and the LCSO’s Stuff the Backpack fund.


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

Energy Cooperative logo.

In collaboration with our generous community sponsors, the Gilbert Reese Family Foundation, Central Ohio Technical College and The Ohio State University at Newark warmly welcome you to the Independence Concert and Fireworks held annually on July 3.

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