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  • College Life at Capital

    Yes, college is about education, but our students don’t have class 24/7. At Capital, there’s a lot more to life than pop quizzes and PowerPoint presentations.

    The Cap Family is a network of friends, professors, staff and community members that offer support and friendship to students at Capital. It’s that sense of community…of family, that makes your student’s time at Capital special.

    On-Campus Living

    We offer a relaxed, friendly atmosphere in all six residence halls - including the new, suite-style College Avenue hall. Your student can hang out with friends, play foosball in the lounge or check out campus-wide student activities like comedians, bands and CapFest.

    Learn more about housing options at Capital. 

    Columbus Awaits

    And there’s more waiting beyond campus. Everything from arts and recreation to great food and shopping are easily accessible. Check out Bexley and Columbus.  

    Get Involved

    We have over 70 student organizations to help your student get involved, make friends and explore. 

    Forge Your Faith

    At Capital, students can also cultivate their spiritual lives with worship services, organizations like Campus Crusade for Christ and ensembles like the Gospel Choir.

    Stay Active

    Whether your student is an athlete or a sports fan, Capital has 18 NCAA Division III varsity sports, 12 intramural sports and a full fitness facility in the 126,000-square-foot Capital Center.

    Build Your Brain

    To help your student make the most of the educational experience, we offer:

    • Peer tutoring
    • Peer mentoring
    • Undergraduate research opportunities
    • The Capital Honors Program

    Plan for the Future

    When it’s time to step into the future, Capital’s Career Development Office helps our students

    • Explore different careers
    • Find internships
    • Build your resume
    • Learn interviews and strategies

    Feed Your Head

    Proper nutrition is food for the head, body and soul. At Capital, students have three different meal plans, to choose from ranging from 125 meals to 225 meals per semester.
    Dining options include:

    • The Capital Court, on the second floor of the Campus Center, offers a wide variety of eating options, including:
      •  Home-cooked, traditional meals
      •  A Whole Body Cuisine program featuring nutritionally balanced meals for healthy living
      •  A well-stocked salad bar
      •  Mongolian barbecue
      •  Fresh-baked pizza
      •  Make-your-own deli sandwiches  
    • The Crusader Club, on the first floor has grilled foods like hamburgers, deli subs, prepared paninis and other to-go foods.
    • The Mezz, located in the campus center mezzanine, offers an extensive Mediterranean bistro style menu.
    • The Cru Brew Café, located in the lobby of Saylor-Ackermann, offers coffee, espresso, cappuccinos, lattes and more.

    New Student Orientation 

    To ease the transition from high school to college, students take part in orientation sessions during the summer and in the fall. Our Office of Multicultural Affairs coordinates the Smooth Transitions program to help students with multicultural needs build a successful foundation for college.