Social Scene

Like anywhere else, the social scene at Fisher is what you make of it. But unlike everywhere else, the social scene here is teaming with your peers and loads of activities tailored to graduate students. In addition to events driven by student clubs and organizations, there are plenty of things to do outside of the business school for singles, married students, spouses, children and families.

Here is a selection of the favorite places students their spend time when they are not focused on course work. Click on the picture next to each response to view a video or photos.

American Gothic mural in the Short North
  What is one of the most unique neighborhoods of Columbus?

Located near Ohio State's campus, the Short North has so much to offer. The North Market is great to visit on the weekend. The neighborhood has a variety of local restaurants with excellent food, shops and boutiques to visit, and the Gallery Hop happens the first Saturday of every month. It's a completely different world from campus and yet it's right down the street.

Easton Town Center
  Where is the best place to go shopping?

In terms of shopping there is some great shopping areas in Columbus. Easton Town Center is a favorite among many students. It is an indoor and outdoor mall with a great selection of stores as well as a lot of places to eat.

  Where is the best place to work out on campus?

The RPAC is the largest on campus workout facility in the United States. RPAC features a variety of workout facilities and machines as well as three different pools, a hot tub and a sauna.

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  What are football game days like in Columbus?

Saturdays in fall are special in Columbus. On days of home football games, students wake and get ready to a football game. The campus area is filled with students, alumni and fans showing their Buckeye pride. There is tailgating and the marching band’s Skull Session performance before the game.

  Are there any good outdoor spots in Columbus?

The Clintonville area, just north of Ohio State's campus features many ravines. The area features many walking trails down that allows you to be surrounded by nature in the middle of the city.

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  Other than at Ohio State where is the best place to watch live sporting events?

The Arena District is the perfect destination for professional sports fans. The Columbus Blue Jackets hockey team keep the area buzzing during the winter months. In the spring and summer months, the Columbus Clippers minor league baseball team plays in their brand new award-winning ballpark.

Bike Path Downtown Columbus Bike Path from Northbank Park Bike Path leading to Ohio State Bike Path Bridge Olentangy Bike Path Lane Avenue Bridge
  What is the best way to explore Columbus?

One of the best ways to explore Columbus is to follow the bike path along the Olentangy River. You can ride your bike for nearly 30 miles along the path, which takes you from Worthington and south to downtown. Along the way there are parks, picnic areas and great neighborhoods like Clintonville, Victorian Village and the Ohio State campus. It's a beautiful, accessible path that will take you through much of what makes Columbus great.

  Where is the best place to grab a bite to eat?

The Thurman Café, a burger joint in German Village, has some of the best and biggest burgers around. The cafe was recently featured on the Travel Channel.

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  What is your favorite place to spend time with the family?

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is a world of adventure that does a world of good. The zoo is home to more than 8,800 animals representing 650 species from around the globe. Watch a polar bear swim above your head, meet the world famous gorilla family, say "G-Day" to the koalas, ponder the giant pachyderms and be amazed by the manatees. In 2009, it was named the best zoo in the United States.