One of the biggest advantages of the Fisher MBA program is that it is a small sized program within a large university. Literally the Ohio State University is the largest university in the US.
The university campus is simply huge. To give you a glimpse of the campus, over the quarter, I will cover significant parts of the campus in a series of posts under the title ‘at the Ohio State University’, consider it a virtual tour ;). The RPAC or the Recreation and Physical Activity Center is our first stop. It is located just south of ‘the shoe’ (I will cover that in a subsequent post). RPAC is a wonderful facility which includes the following:
- Fitness floor, approximately 27,500 square feet in size.
- Basketball, badminton, racquetball, squash and volleyball courts
- Jogging/walking track
- Swimming pools, diving well and dive spa
- Massage therapy center
- Wellness center
- Table tennis and pool tables
- Sports shop
- Golf stations
- even a crèche.
It is an experience to just go around it once, it will take a really long time I bet. Amazingly whenever I go there I find so many people there. It starts like at 5:45 a.m. and closes at mid-night, but it is always packed with people. One tip I can give you is about lockers, they are limited and hence if you are planning to be regular, it would be good to apply for the lockers early in the quarter. There is a lottery system so even if you apply you are not guaranteed. But I was told if you don’t get it in a particular quarter and if you are still interested then you are given preference in the next quarter. You’ll have to use the day locker till then. I still don’t know if I managed to get one this quarter ;-).
It is a place full of energy and it gets you pumping. So those of you who never been to the RPAC before, I suggest you go and check it out.