It's that time of year in Buckeye Nation: football season! Please be aware of traffic and parking changes on campus for home game days. Go Bucks!

Parking Information for Patients and Visitors

  • The State Route 315 ramp to Medical Center Drive will close several hours prior to the game.

  • The SAFEAUTO Hospitals Garage on Westpark Street, along with the South Cannon Garage will be reserved solely for patients and visitors on game days.

  • It is recommended that Labor and Delivery patients be dropped off at the front of University Hospital (Rhodes Hall) on home game days.

  • If traveling to the Emergency Department or Labor and Delivery during an Ohio State football home game, please contact Ohio State’s Police Department at 614-292-2121 and notify them of your pending arrival. You will be asked to provide your travel route, vehicle description and/or license plate number with an estimated time of arrival in order to alert traffic officers and help facilitate you through game day traffic.

  • Police and Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center Security will monitor access to the SAFEAUTO Hospitals Garage and South Cannon Garage to ensure that only patients and visitors park in this garage. 

  • The locations most affected by the Saturday parking changes include: University Hospital, Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital, Prior Hall and The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute.

General Game Day Parking and Traffic Updates

  • Football traffic patterns depend on a variety of factors including time of day, time of game, traffic flows and parking availability. Follow the OSU Department of Public Safety on Twitter at @ OSUPOLICE for real-time game day traffic and parking updates.

  • If you are coming to the game and would like parking information, maps, and game times, visit