Food Trucks at Mount Hall

*Edit* Special thanks to Scott Steeler for alerting us to this handy link that showcases every food truck scheduled to come to Mount. Check it out!

Food trucks are now visiting Mount hall. They are stopping Monday thru Friday on the southwest side of the building between Rightmire and Pressey Hall.

You can check which food trucks are scheduled to visit on

Our friends at the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center have scheduled food trucks to arrive on Wednesdays throughout the summer. Check out the schedule below:

Questions? Aaron Pickering can help

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BioMetric Screenings Coming June 12

Get ahead of the game and complete your biometric health screening. Spots are still available!

On Monday June 12th,  the OSU Health Plan’s RN Health Promotion Specialist(s) will be in Mount Hall 030A/030B from 8:00-2:30 to do onsite biometric health screenings.   If you are interested in registering for an appointment, please follow the detailed instructions below.

Remember, if you have recently* had a physical or completed a biometric screening with your primary care provider, you can use those values to complete your Personal Health and Well-Being Assessment (PHA).  In lieu of having an on-campus screening, share the Know Your Numbers Provider Form with your PCP to complete and submit to the OSU Health Plan.

It is important that you Know Your Numbers.  By knowing your BMI, blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar (either glucose and/or A1C) values, you can make changes to improve your health and reduce your risk of developing heart disease, diabetes and other serious illnesses.   You can obtain your health values annually with your primary care provider (PCP) or at an upcoming biometric screening event:

PCP Visit

  • If you have recently* had a physical or completed a biometric screening with your PCP, you can use those values to complete your Personal Health and Well-Being Assessment (PHA).  Provide your PCP with the Know Your Numbers Provider Form and submit the completed form to the OSU Health Plan.  (Form accessible after Jan. 1, 2017)


On-Campus Screening Event

  • On June 12th,  the OSU Health Plan’s RN Health Promotion Specialist(s) will be in our department to complete complimentary screenings.   See below for registration details.

Once you obtain your required health values [height, weight, blood pressure, total cholesterol, HDL and a blood sugar value (either glucose or A1C)], complete your PHA to complete level one of the incentive program.  Your PHA (a 15 minute online questionnaire) can be found here. (PHA accessible after Jan. 1, 2017)

Registration Details:

If you would like to register for the upcoming biometric health screening in our department, follow the steps below:

  1. Go here and click “Biometric Health Screening
  2. Log in with your Ohio State name.# and password.
  3. Highlight “Biometric Health Screening” and find the “appointment code” box.
  4. In the “Appointment Code” box type in MOUNT17 Do NOT copy and paste as this doesn’t always work to activate the code.
  5. Click “Find Appointments or Classes”- This will show only the appointments available for this screening event.
  6. Continue to schedule the appointment.  If you experience any difficulty, please contact Customer Service at 292-4700 with your Appointment Code.

Please remember that participating in the wellness program is completely voluntary. We understand that your health history is very personal — protecting your information and keeping it private is of utmost importance to us. While participating in YP4H, the personal information that you provide, whether online or in person, is only available to you and those whom you authorize to access it. Beyond the team at the OSU Health Plan, your nurse, health coach, or your own PCP, no other Ohio State personnel will see or have access to your results.

*Please use health values obtained since December 1, 2016

Fire Evacuation Plan

When fire alarms are going off, do you know where to go?

In the event that we need to evacuate Mount Hall, it’s important that you understand and follow our fire evacuation procedures. We have outlined the basic steps below and included maps to help you place yourself in relation to your evacuation route:

What to do in the event of a fire:

  1. Determine your location and make your way to the nearest exit.
  2. If you don’t know where your current location is supposed to go, please refer to the area sweeps who will be providing direction and ushering staff members out of the building. Sweeps are listed below.
  3. Once you have arrived at your evacuation assembly point stay put until otherwise notified.
  4. If you aren’t with your team please contact your manager to let them know that you’ve made it out of the building and to safety.
  5. If you manage a team, please make sure that you can account for the whereabouts of all your team members. If you have attempted to contact missing team members and cannot account for them, please notify Aaron Pickering
  6. Once you have arrived at your evacuation assembly point, additional information about the situation will be distributed through Buckeye Alert and will appear on your mobile phone.
  7. Once you’ve been notified that the building is safe to re-enter you can leave your evacuation assembly point and resume your normal workday.

Where to go in the event of a fire:

Below we’ve listed building areas and their corresponding evacuation assembly point. If you would prefer a more visual interpretation, please view our Ground Level, Level 1 and Level 2 evacuation maps.


Sweeps: Mark Runals & Greg Niemeyer

Evacuation Assembly Point: Pressey Hall


Sweeps: Kathryn Braidic & Steve Lind

Evacuation Assembly Point: Baseball Diamond


Sweeps: Lauren Gannon Evans & Jody Patrick

Evacuation Assembly Point: Pressey Hall


Sweeps: Lucy Ramos & Justin Troyer

Evacuation Assembly Point: Pressey Hall Loading Dock


Sweeps: George Rester & David Romas

Evacuation Assembly Point: Pressey Hall


Sweeps: Nalini Sundar & Aaron Minnick

Evacuation Assembly Point: Baseball Diamond


Sweep: Benjamin Hancock & Lisa Anfang

Evacuation Assembly Point: Shelter House


Sweep: Kristi Davis & Mike Groeniger

Evacuation Assembly Point: Pressey Hall Loading Dock


Sweep: Tamara Carr & Angela Davis

Evacuation Assembly Point: Pressey Hall


Sweep: Jason Miller & Kevin Balogh

Evacuation Assembly Point: Shelter House


Sweep:  Jason Haskins & Kate Bryant

Evacuation Assembly Point: Shelter House

Questions about your evacuation route or fire policy in Mount Hall? Please contact Aaron Pickering. 


TV Instructions

Our new café has four large TVs that you may have seen in use during recent weeks. We have included instructions below on how to operate them as well as a channel list. We ask that you be conscientious of your coworkers and the shared space when using the televisions.

  1. Turn on TV (upper left-hand corner of the IPTV remote, or via the Crestron panel)
  2. IPYV is connected to TV input “4”
  3. press OK on the remote that is labeled IPTV
  4. Select the channel you want to view.
  • Use guide button to view the program guide. This will display 6 channels at a time in ascending order.
  • Scroll up/down one channel at a time in the guide by using the up/down arrows that encircle the OK button.
  • Scroll up/down 1 page at a time in the guide by using the >|/|< buttons.
  • Exit out of the guide by using the X button

Channel Guide

Questions? Please contact

Receiving Faxes at Mount Hall

Do you need to receive faxes in Mount Hall?

Here’s how:

  1. Visit a copier in Mount Hall
  2. Locate the Fax number on the front of the machine
  3. Give said number to whomever needs to send you a fax and instruct them to send the fax
  4. Wait and your fax shall arrive

Questions about faxing in Mount? Contact our friends at the IT Service Desk.

Parking Changes coming to Mount Hall

Changes are coming to a parking lot near you. These changes will be released to the general Ohio State population in the coming months, but we wanted to give you a glimpse into what these changes will mean for us here at Mount Hall. For full details please view our recording.

What’s Happening?

Ohio State will be moving Cannon Road (which runs parallel to the Olentangy) to extend straight down. This move will create twelve additional acres in the Med Center for new treatment buildings, classrooms, research labs, and green spaces. It also means that the 1,900 people who currently park in the Polo lots, lovingly referred to as “the pit”, will no longer have parking spaces. In the future, these cars will park in the Carmack Lots and the student parking will be transferred to the Buckeye Lots.

When is this happening?

The major changes coming to west campus will start in May and will finish later in the summer.

What does this mean for me?

A few things:

  • Your parking will remain much the same. You keep your WA or WB pass. With the exception of one small lot being created behind Jessie Owens West, the parking stock will remain the same.
  • West Campus infrastructure will improve. Over the summer months they will make the improvements shown below. These will be rolling updates so everything isn’t closed at once. An extra connecter to Kinnear will be added, a path from further lots to Mount will be streamlined and a turn signal at Lane and Carmack will be added.
  • Who parks on west campus will change. Instead of sharing the Carmack lots with students you will now be sharing with Med Center employees. While we’re not sure exactly what this will look like in practice, Med Center shifts fall at 7 and 8 a.m. and 3, 5 and 11 p.m. Parking should change at these times. If you’re trying to park and get to campus at these times, buses will be fuller (not unlike with our current student population). Speaking of buses…
  • The bus routes will change. The Med Center Express bus will re-route through west campus. This bus will follow the route below, ultimately dropping off near the stadium and the RPAC. This bus will run every few minutes. There will also be one Campus Loop bus that services west campus and will loop back approximately every half hour. This change won’t happen all at once and we will update you as Campus Parc releases additional details.

We will continue to update you as more public facing information is released.

Mount Hall Kitchen Cleaning Signup

No one likes a nasty fridge and in the spirit of volunteerism we have implemented a weekly kitchen cleaning schedule for each floor in Mount Hall.

Each week two volunteers on each floor will clean the fridge and surrounding space for their kitchen(ette). Our signup sheet is organized by floor area to divide the work more evenly. This means if your desk number is 150-16 you would look to sign up on any weeks labeled 150 on the floor one volunteer column.

Sign up for a shift on our lovely excel sheet.

We ask that all Mount Hall residents sign up for a slot sometime this year (space permitting). We all have a part to play in keeping the building clean.

If it isn’t your week to clean out the fridge we ask that you help out and abide by these guidelines:

Fridge Guidelines:

  • If you plan on keeping food in the fridge after 3 p.m. on Friday, you must write your name/expiration date on food.
    • If you are keeping your lunch in the fridge you won’t need to worry about this so long as you remove all of your items before 3 p.m. Friday. No need to label things daily unless you are attempting to leave it over the weekend.
  • Any expired or unmarked items will be thrown away after 3 p.m. Friday.
  • Empty containers/bags will be left on counter to be retrieved by EOD Friday.
  • Cleaning sign-up sheet is divided by floor area and will be posted on fridge on each floor.
    • Volunteer names will be highlighted during their week and subsequently crossed out.
    • Cleaning directions will also be posted near the fridge .

Clean Up Plan:

Who: 2 volunteers on each floor will clean the fridge.

When: 3 to 5 p.m. Friday


  • Throw away expired or unmarked items.
  • Place empty containers/lunch bags beside the fridge for retrieval by EOD Friday.
  • Clean shelves & outside of fridge
  • wipe down counters (and microwaves on garden level).
  • If you are cleaning floors 1 or 2 please visit the garden level when you are finished. They have extra items to clean and would appreciate the help.

Coffee Maker Nutrition and Allergen Information

The following are allergen and nutrition facts pertaining to the Mount Hall ground floor coffee makers. Should you have additional questions or concerns please contact

Calorie information:

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Van Houtte whole bean coffee

Gluten –regular coffee and flavored coffee

our pure roasted coffee (whole bean or ground) is gluten free, this includes the coffee found in K-Cups.  

On the other hand, the situation with our flavored coffees is not so clear. The flavour houses we do business with must declare the possible presence of gluten or other allergens in their plants and production lines. Our flavor suppliers do not have gluten-free certified facilities so they have the responsibility of warning against traces of gluten. This being said, none of our coffees, flavored or not, contain gluten as an ingredient.

Flavored coffee

The manufacturers of all the flavourings we use have issued allergen statements according to which the products do not contain nuts. Our facility is not certified ‘Nut-free’, but no ingredient containing nuts is used in any recipe, coffee or tea, that we prepare and package.

Blue Estates Whole Bean Coffee

All products manufactured at S&D are non-allergen containing.

Nature’s First  Milk Topping





Swiss Miss Vending Cocoa







Product Label information for Vanilla Hazelnut flavoring:

Water, propylene glycol, natural and artificial flavors, glycerin


Product Label information for Irish Crème flavoring:

Water, propylene glycol, natural alcoholic extracts, natural and artificial flavors


Product Label information for French Vanilla flavoring:

Water, propylene glycol, alcohol, natural and artificial flavors, caramel color


Fancy Coffee Maker Waste Disposal

You may have noticed the occasional ‘error’ message on our new ground floor coffee makers. This doesn’t mean that it is broken, but it does mean that the used grounds need to be disposed of. Instructions on emptying the grounds can be found on the coffee maker and linked below. Questions? email Aaron Pickering.



Lactation Room Use

Q: Is the lactation room an alternate privacy room?

A: No. Our Mount Hall lactation room must be booked on Outlook, and is exclusively for lactation purposes. Just like you wouldn’t squat in a meeting room to take calls, the lactation room is solely a bookable space for those in need. We ask that you be courteous and only use the room if you have booked it for the intended purpose.

For parties who do need it, the lactation room is located on the ground floor in room 018A, and labeled ‘Lactation Room’. The space features a small fridge, sink, chair and clock. Requests for booking permission can be made to Aaron Pickering.

Are you in need of a ground floor privacy room? Room 022A is located on the opposite side of the kitchen and is available for short uses. This space is not bookable, but if it is full, privacy rooms are also located on floors one and two. For a full map of privacy rooms around Mount, take a look at our interactive map.