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Off Campus & Commuting Students

Our off campus & commuter population at Rio is vital to the overall success of campus life. As a commuter, you have all of the rights and privileges of residential students, including participation in athletes, Greek life, student senate, and other free campus activities.

Commuter students are welcome to utilize the fitness rooms, racquetball courts, and indoor swimming pool at Lyne Center, the library, and the student lounges in various campus buildings


Regional Centers

Rio Centers focus on supporting their communities by providing access to quality education and developing a more vital workforce.  Classes and 2-year degrees are available for busy working adults as well. 

Mcarthur Center

McArthur Center

The Rio Grande McArthur Center allows students to take general education courses in a comfortable atmosphere close to home. The Center is located in the Vinton County Schools’ Administrative Office Building in McArthur, Ohio.

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Rio Grande Meigs Center

Meigs Center

Students attending the Rio Grande Meigs Center can earn a degree, train for a new career, and earn Industry recognized stackable credentials needed in the local workforce.

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Rio Jackson Center

Jackson Center

Working with local industry to streamline a pipeline of skilled credentialed employees, the Jackson Center focuses on adding short-term, stackable certificates in healthcare and industrial manufacturing.

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Upcoming Events

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Share your ideas!

Do you want to partake in Rio being the best campus for commuter students? Share your ideas with the Commuter Council. 

Commuter Council