Student Life

There’s nothing quite like being on the campus of Ohio Christian University. The close-knit environment of 600 residential and commuter students feels like family. Students worship together, serve together, compete together, and create lasting friendships together.

Map of Ohio with Ohio Christian University campus marked.

Ohio Christian University is located in one of America’s Best Communities—Circleville, Ohio. Only a 20 minute drive from Columbus, Ohio, living on campus offers the best of small town and all the conveniences of the city.

  • Shopping
  • Restaurants
  • Hiking
  • Movie theaters
  • Zoos
  • Parks
  • Museums
  • Concerts
  • Sporting events
  • Outdoor activities
  • & so much more


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50+ Ministry and Service Opportunities


We prepare students to serve effectively in the church and society by providing missions outreach opportunities and serving the community.

Student Leadership Opportunities

Ministry Opportunities

Housing and Residence Life:

All of OCU's Residence Halls are equipped with all the necessities for on-campus college life. High speed internet access is available in every room, both wired and wireless. Every hall has free laundry facilities for every resident student and every room is fully furnished with beds, dressers, desks, closets, and restroom facilities. Each hall is also fully equipped for students in need of handicap access.

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Our mission is to create a Christian Community that is designed to encourage accountability, develop personal character, and prepare students for adulthood.

Our small size allows for a vibrant community that’s dedicated to ensuring every student knows Christ, while receiving a hands-on approach to education. Your professors will become mentors and friends. Your classes will always be full of friends, rather than 600 strangers like at other schools.

We ensure that students will be provided for, not only in the classroom, but also on campus. With a variety of student activities, there are plenty of options on how to spend free time: playing video games in the Hub, hanging out around the fire-pit, or just enjoying some coffee at the Blaze Cafe.

30+ Student Activities

The Student Activities Council, Student Government, Residence Life, Commuter Life, and Small Groups (to name a few) all put on fun events throughout the year. Annual favorites include Riot Week, Friday Night Live, Movie on the Lawn, Torch Run and Bonfire, ‘80s Skate Night and powder puff football.

Twice a week chapel services help students grow in their faith throughout their college journey.

Share a dorm in college, share a friendship for life.

Get outdoors! OCU campus is just around the corner for camping, kayaking, and more.

Down time? Play video games in the Hub, hang out around the fire-pit, or enjoy some coffee at the Blaze Café​.

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