The university is a residential campus in Athens, Ohio, overlooking the Hocking River. The climate of Ohio is generally humid, summers are hot throughout the state, while winters range from cool to cold, rain is moderate year round. Ohio has several long-distance hiking trails, the most prominent is the Buckeye Trail which is approximately 2,324 km. The university competes in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) at the Division I level. Ohio's athletics teams, known as the Bobcats, compete under the official colours of hunter green and white. The school mascot is Rufus the Bobcat, and you will find a life-sized sculpture of Rufus welcoming you, at the entrance to Peden Stadium. With over 500 student organizations and 108 countries represented throughout the university you’ll have plenty of opportunities to get involved and make some great connections.