Located in Findlay since its founding nearly 130 years ago, the University has fostered excellent relations with its neighboring community. Fruitful "town/gown" relations endure and continue to enrich and support campus programs. The University's grounds and buildings, within a few blocks of the center of town, are attractive, well maintained, and safe.
There are nearly 80 acres at the main campus, which includes academic, administrative, and athletic buildings, eight residence halls, 19 townhouse units, 21 cottages, and a number of facilities housing faculty and staff offices.
The focal point of Findlay's main campus is Old Main. Constructed in 1883, it is the University's oldest building and houses classrooms, faculty and administrative offices, and an auditorium. The nearby Shafer Library has a robust collection and is complemented by four satellite library locations. All of the main campus is equipped with wireless Internet access. There are also several computer labs on campus, and technology-friendly classrooms are well-distributed throughout the grounds.
The Findlay campus has been expanded dramatically in the last two decades with the inclusion of five significant new buildings and the acquisition of the former Owens Community College Findlay-area campus. A significant 42,000 square-foot addition to the Davis Street Building was recently completed, greatly enhancing the environment for science education at Findlay.
Under construction is the 75,000-square-foot Center for Student Life and College of Business building. The building is slated to be completed August of 2017.
In addition to the main campus resources, the University operates a 42-acre facility on the east side of town, the James L. Child, Jr. Equestrian Complex, containing the English equestrian studies program and University Equine Veterinary Services, Inc. Just south of campus is a University-owned 72-acre farm housing the western riding and pre-veterinary medicine programs. In 2009, the University dedicated the Dr. C. Richard Beckett Animal Science Building on this site, an impressive $3.7 million facility that has allowed room for growth of its premier animal science programs.
The five-acre All Hazards Training Center provides hands-on simulations for students, industry and government agencies involving emergency planning and response. The 30-acre Olive Street Wilderness Area is a well-utilized nature preserve, and the 54-acre Rieck Center for Habitat Studies serves as a biology field station.
The University is planning to build an $18 million 72,000 square foot multi-purpose center on the main campus to house student life and the College of Business. In addition, the University plans to renovate the first floor of Old Main and make some other facility improvements. Construction is expected to begin within the next year.
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