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Classroom Readiness Committee

The Classroom Readiness Committee (CRC) and Facilities Operations and Development (FOD) often partner to upgrade classrooms and support spaces to support teaching and learning at Ohio State. While separate groups, the CRC and FOD’s collaboration and pooling of resources helps maintain environments that connect technology and space design to evidence-based teaching practices.

Rooted in Sustainability

With more than 17,000 trees on the Columbus campus, green space and the overall tree canopy are important aspects of Ohio State’s landscape architecture. Facilities Operations and Development Landscape Services regularly plants trees to support sustainability and campus beautification. When a tree must be removed, multiple replacement trees often pop up as a result.

Be Prepared for Winter Weather

Safety is the university’s top priority, and Facilities Operations and Development (FOD), CampusParc, Transportation and Traffic Management (TTM), and the Department of Public Safety work together to offer services during the winter months to keep you safe. As snow and ice start to collect, FOD teams are dispatched to treat campus roadways and sidewalks.

In the News: When does weather warrant canceling in-person classes?

When a snowstorm hits central Ohio, 30 full-time Ohio State staff on the Columbus campus work around the clock to clear 40 miles of roadway and 140 miles of sidewalk, said Jeff Barr, Facilities Operations and Development’s assistant director of Landscape Services.

Ohio State University wins 2022 National Recycling Coalition Award

The Ohio State University is excited to announce that it is a 2022 National Recycling Coalition Award (NRC) recipient! The annual awards program is designed to honor and recognize outstanding individuals, programs and organizations around the country, both for their sustainability-related achievements and to serve as a model and a resource for learning for NRC members.