Parking and Street Closures
With all major campus events, parking can be somewhat challenging. We encourage those driving to park on the local Westerville streets and walk into campus, if at all possible. There are designated handicapped spaces in most campus lots including the Campus Center East lot.
In addition to street parking (please observe city restrictions), these lots are also available:
Alum Creek Park has public parking spots located within walking distance to campus.
Church of the Messiah parking lots (on east side of State Street at Home St.) located at 51 N State St, Westerville, OH 43081.
City of Westerville public lots (time limits apply). Visit Westerville, OH parking site for locations.
Astronaut Grove Park has public parking spots located within walking distance to campus.
On-campus parking on Saturday, Sept. 20 will be limited, but is available at the Campus Center, Stadium lot off Center Street and the W. Park Street parking lot.
Please note: North Grove Street will be closed from West Main Street north to West Home Street in front of the Campus Center. West Home Street will be closed between the Campus Center east and west parking lots. Special needs parking will be available on the east side of the Campus Center.
Hotel Accommodations for Sept. 19 and 20
You may not be in Kansas anymore, but you are in Westerville, the Seventh “Happiest Suburb in America!”* *Movoto Real Estate Blog, 2014
Our host hotel is Fairfield Inn and Suites Columbus/Polaris, 9000 Worthington Rd., Westerville, OH 43082. Reservations must be made by Aug. 30, by calling 614-568-0770 and mention "Otterbein University." Standard double queens and king suites are $112 per night.
The hotel has a complimentary shuttle service to Otterbein. Visit www.fairfieldinn.com/cmhcp.
Additional Things to Do
Visit Alumni Relations' New Home!
Stop by the Howard House, new home of the Office of Alumni Relations, and take a break. Swing on the porch, relax, visit with your fellow Otterbein friends and receive a small gift from your new home.
Hanby House Tours
160 W. Main St.
Open 1—4 p.m.
Admission is $3 for adults
$2.50 for seniors
$1 for children ages 6-17
Hanby House Website
Courtright Memorial Library
Don’t miss seeing the Common Book 20th Year Wall of Authors, the All-Alumni Authors exhibition, the Becker Art Exhibit and the Otterbein Archives. Visit the Library Website.
Edwin L. “Dubbs” Roush Hall of Champions
Visit the Clements Recreation Center to see the Athletic Hall of Fame members, All-American athletes and the history of Otterbein Athletics. First floor lobby.
Watch the parade pass by from the Otterbein Thrift Shop, open from 10 a.m.—2 p.m. on Park Street and get some wizardly good deals on “up”cycled and secondhand goods. Visit the Thrift Shop Website.