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Mershon Center for International Security Studies
The Ohio State University
1501 Neil Ave.
Columbus, OH 43201
Phone: (614) 292-1681
Fax: (614) 292-2407

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The Mershon Center is located on the south end of the Ohio State campus at the corner of Neil and 8th avenues.
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Parking
Faculty, staff and students with an Ohio State parking pass may park in the appropriate spots in any of the campus parking lots or garages. There are two lots for Pennsylvania Place, 1478 Pennsylvania Ave., behind the Mershon Center. The closest parking garages are Ninth Avenue East and Ninth Avenue West. See the campus parking map for details.

There are a variety of options for off-campus visitors to the Mershon Center:

  • Many nearby city streets are reserved for residents, but there is limited free city parking on Neil, Worthington, and Highland avenues between King and 8th. Consult the city residential parking map to ensure you are parking in an unreserved spot.
  • The small lot for Pennsylvania Place, 1478 Pennsylvania Ave., behind the Mershon Center, has a few meters.
  • The city has several meters on Neil Avenue north of 9th and on 11th Street east of Neil. Consult the city parking meter map for details.
  • Guaranteed visitor parking is available in the Ninth Avenue East garage or SafeAuto garage.

ADA Accessible Parking
ADA parking is available in several locations near the Mershon Center as noted on this ADA Accessible parking map.

  •  There are several ADA spots in both lots for Pennsylvania Place, 1478 Pennsylvania Ave., behind the Mershon Center.
  • There is an ADA parking spot in the alleyway near the Mershon Center near 8th and 9th avenues.
  • ADA parking is available in the Ninth Avenue EastNinth Avenue West, or SafeAuto garages.