Columbus State University has a strong presence in downtown Columbus — Uptown to locals — with student apartments, a space science center and a fine and performing arts campus that includes some of the country's most sophisticated teaching and performing spaces.
With about a dozen different buildings in the historic downtown area, the university calls this campus CSU RiverPark.
RiverPark Campus students enjoy the same resources as those on main campus. CSU also offers an hourly shuttle to transport students between the two campuses. Remember that CSU RiverPark Campus apartments are reserved for students, so apply now for admission.
Downtown Columbus will soon be home to the world's longest urban whitewater experience. Work is underway on the Chattahoochee River – at the back door of Columbus State University's RiverPark campus – to breach two dams and create whitewater rafting, kayaking, tubing, river surfing and other water activities along a 2.5-mile stretch of the river between Columbus, GA and Phenix City, AL. Restoring this river channel also will reclaim the natural habitat of a number of rare and endangered species, including shoal bass, mussels and the shoal spider lilies.
Students can also enjoy a variety of other unique recreation opportunities in downtown Columbus: