Retirement of osuwireless Begins Sunday, May 5 at 10 p.m.

The time has come to say goodbye to osuwireless. On Sunday, May 5 and Wednesday, May 8, both at 10 p.m., osuwireless will be removed from select locations on Ohio State campuses in Columbus and Mansfield. The legacy Wi-Fi will be removed by building throughout the summer, targeting completion by August 2024. Visit if you have not yet connected to eduroam. 

A summary of the current schedule for removal of osuwireless across all university* locations is as follows:

  • Sunday, May 5: Columbus campus: Lincoln Tower, Morrill Tower, West Campus Academic Buildings (Bevis Hall, Pressey Hall, Rightmire Hall, Scott Hall, Mount Hall), Telecommunications Network Center, Ramseyer Hall; All Mansfield Campus locations
  • Wednesday, May 8: Columbus Campus: North Campus Residence Halls, South Campus Residence Halls, Thompson Library, 18th Ave. Library, Fisher College of Business, Ohio Union, Mershon Auditorium, Gateway, Student Academic Services

Visit KB08975 for a full list of buildings where osuwireless will be retired on May 5 and May 8.

The remaining schedule is tentative and subject to change:

  • Sunday, June 2: Ohio Stadium, Schottenstein Center, and Covelli Center
  • Sunday, July 14: West Campus Agricultural Education and Administration Buildings (Visit KB08976 for full building list.)
  • Wednesday, July 17: Marion, Newark, Lima, and Wooster Regional Campuses, County Extension sites (Visit KB08977 for full building list.)
  • Sunday, July 21: Academic Buildings South of Woodruff and North of Annie and John Glenn Ave (Hitchcock, Bolz, Smith Lab, McPherson Lab, Arps, Dreese Lab, Baker Systems Engineering), Pelotonia Research Center and Energy Advancement and Innovation Center (Visit KB08978 for full building list.)
  • Wednesday, July 24: Academic Buildings South of Annie and John Glenn Ave and North of 12th Ave (Bricker, University Hall, Hagerty Hall, Mendenhall Lab, Pomerene, Jennings, Psychology), Veterinary Hospital , Blackwell Hotel and Pfahl Hall Conference Center (Visit KB08979 for full building list.)


On each date, the change will take place at 10 p.m.

The project to improve Wi-Fi at Ohio State and move to eduroam and device-based authentication began in May 2022. Since that time, Ohio State Wi-Fi users have been making the transition to eduroam and reaping the benefits. Once on eduroam, faculty, staff, and students no longer have to update their password to maintain their wireless connection. Going to and selecting “Connect to eduroam” sets up your device to maintain connection to eduroam for five years. The eduroam network is also available in more than 100 countries, allowing you to maintain a secure connection at institutions around the world.

If you have any questions about connecting to eduroam, contact the IT Service Desk at 614-688-4357. If you have a university-managed device that is still connecting to osuwireless, you may need to contact your local IT department for assistance.

*The Wexner Medical Center will be removing osuwireless from their locations in a similar phased approach by location on May 16, May 23, and May 30