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Student Responses to Review Topic: What To Do For Fun
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  • Katelyn from Cleveland, OH
  • Aug-16-2014 I am a current student here

    Uptown Westerville is right off campus and it is full of local shops and restaurants. Alum Creek park is also right off campus. Polaris and Easton shopping centers are nearby as well; however, they are further and may require a car (especially Easton). There are plenty of organizations/clubs to get involved with on campus. There are also many events, like comedians, outdoor activities, theater productions. A campus tradition is donut runs which is where students go to Schneider's bakery and get donuts/milk or OJ for $1. Columbus is also close by, which offers plenty more activities.

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  • Samantha from Delaware, OH
  • Jul-28-2014 I am a current student here

    You can go into Westerville and explore the shops or you can go into Polaris where you can visit the mall, the movie theater, or into other shops. Otterbein puts on plays that are pretty amazing (and you can get in for free). You can also attend sporting events (basketball, football, lacrosse, baseball and more).

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  • Nursing student
  • Apr-24-2014 I am a current student here

    Westerville is a small community and there are nice shops uptown. Columbus is really close so I enjoy shopping and exploring the parks and surrounding areas because I am not from around here. There is a lot to explore alone or with friends. There are so many you meet in college so one day you could be getting manicures with one and going to a rock concert that night with another friend. Variety, variety, variety. And trying new things! That's what college is all about.

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  • Katelin from Cleveland, OH
  • Jan-28-2014 I am a current student here

    Uptown Westerville is a college town. Right off campus is Uptown Westerville with various shops, restaurants, etc. It is a great area to explore on foot. During warmer months, there are festivals on Friday's where multiple vendors come out and students can walk around and shop. Polaris shopping center is very close by; this mall is large and offers many fun things for students, such as a movie theater, stores, bowling alley, restaurants, etc. It is easier to get here with a car though. Downtown Columbus is only about 20 minutes away by car and there are many things for students to do there, such as night clubs and stores. There are many on campus activities that the Campus Activities Board plans/sets up too, including magicians, comedians, singing groups. Otterbein also has a big theater program and the plays and musicals students put on are always fantastic and free for other students!

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  • David from Upper Arlington, OH
  • Nov-12-2013 I am a current student here

    There is not a lot of stuff to do on weekends, however there is a good selection of clubs that are active on the campus. There is Greek Life, which a good number of students are involved with. Surrounding Westerville is a nice safe area that provides good food and entertainment opportunities.

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  • Sydney from Delaware, OH
  • Jul-21-2013 I am a current student here

    I joined a sorority this past year and love every minute of it. We are very inspired to help the community around us. I love to volunteer with my sisters and help out around Otterbein or the Westerville area.

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  • Jake from Westerville, OH
  • Jul-19-2013 I am a current student here

    Get involved. Go to sporting events, concerts, theater performances, and other events. Go to the mall (only 5 min away).

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  • Courtney from Grove City, OH
  • Jun-27-2013 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    There are tons of things to do! The student portal always has a million and one things that students can either spectate or take part in.

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  • Equestrian Student
  • May-12-2013 I am a current student here

    There are a TON of clubs to get involved in, not matter what your interests are; and if there isn't a club that you want, you can make your own club. There are plenty of sports and inter-murals, including the Equestrian Team (guess what I do? haha)

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  • Jillian from Chillicothe, OH
  • Mar-25-2013 I am a current student here

    If you have a car, you're basically set. There's lots to do off of campus, just because Polaris, Easton, and downtown Columbus are all within a close distance. If you don't have a car, someone you know is bound to!

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