I, like many people, watch Game of Thrones. The intense focus on scenery and geography got some wheels turning in my head, so I decided to think of campus as if it was the Seven Kingdoms.
This article should be spoiler-free. If you consider naming a building that exists in the Thrones universe a spoiler, though, it isn’t.
Castle Black – Morrill and Lincoln Towers
Add in Eastwatch-by-the-Sea if you need, but these towers are old af and still standing strong. Also, little known fact (not really): the vows to live in these towers are exactly the same as the ones the Night’s Watch vows. I shall take no wife, hold no lands, father no children…
…because who the hell can find a wife when you live with five other people?
The Red Keep – Thompson Library
New renovations keep Thompson Library looking fly as hell, but don’t get it twisted: This building was made for siege. Think about it: If the students of Michigan gathered forces for an attack on Ohio State’s campus, where would you want to be to stay safe?
Winterfell – The Shoe
Here’s where I insert a joke about the fact that, despite Winterfell being “the North,” the team to the North of us can never win here. The Shoe is Winterfell and that’s that.
Highgarden – The Ohio Union
In my opinion, Highgarden and Dorne are the most beautiful places in the Thrones universe. Similarly, if someone asked me to show them all that Ohio State has to offer in 15 minutes, I wouldn’t hesitate to take them to the Union. There’s a lounge with a view. Two places to grab food, a little shop, some performance halls, and lots of other fun and cool shit. So I guess you can switch this out with Dorne if you really want to, but I’m going with Highgarden just out of preference.