The Ohio State University at Lima

Galvin Hall Transformation Project

For more than 50 years, Galvin Hall has been home to the thousands of students who have come to Ohio State Lima to go further and accomplish more. Today, an effort is underway to transform this iconic building into a modern learning and collaborative environment while honoring its history and celebrating its role as the heart of campus.

Phase One, which will redefine the way students interact outside the classroom and provide a platform for community engagement, is in the design and construction phase. Simultaneously, Phase Two begins as plans are developed to bring together student support services on the third floor and provide wrap-around services critical to student success in a one-stop shop.

Phase One: Grounded in Galvin

Fall 2019 - Students formed Basement Club and approached administration about renovations
Winter 2020 - Initial concept renderings of basement created by Ohio State Office of Planning, Architecture and Real Estate
Spring 2020 - Painting and branding improvements made during quarantine until a more permanent solution could be found
Summer 2020 - Renderings refined and campaign developed
Fall 2020 - Phase 1 of Galvin Hall Transformation Project launched with a focus on basement level
Spring 2021 - Funding sources determined
Fall 2021 - Architectural firm hired and begin programming meetings
Summer 2022 - Construction to begin
Spring 2023 - Construction complete

Join us on this endeavor as we transform Galvin Hall’s lower level into a modern learning and collaborative environment while by supporting the Galvin Hall Fund. To learn more about how to donate or get involved, contact Lesley Fry at or 567-242-7373.

Learn more about Ohio State Lima’s other funding priorities in the Time and Change campaign