CSU Student Discounts Near Riverpark Campus

Discounted and free food and activities offered to students in the downtown Columbus area


 Riverpark Campus, located in downtown Columbus, is situated near a variety of businesses that offer student discounts on food and activities, as well as organizations that provide students free meals on specific days. CSU students can take advantage of several of these offers by utilizing the list compiled here. For those located on Main Campus, the CSU bus system provides regular transportation between campuses and to the Piggly Wiggly grocery store in midtown.


Restaurants offering a 10% student discount:

Fountain City Coffee

Freeze Frame Yogurt Shoppe


Restaurants and organizations offering weekly discounted and free meals:

Country’s on Broad

Students get 50% off on Monday


The Abbey

Free lunch for students on Tuesday from 11:30 to 1:15


Ride On Smoothie & Juice Bar

Students get 15% off on Tuesday


Picasso’s Pizzeria

$2 slices on Tuesday



Buy one entree, get one free on Wednesday


College House Ministries

Free lunch for students on Thursday from 12 to 1:30


Free and discounted activities:

Coca-Cola Space & Science Center

Free admission on astronomy nights or $3 tickets


The RiverCenter for the Performing Arts

Student rush tickets are 30% to 50% off on the day of the show.


Schwob School of Music

Free admission for students to most events

The Heritage Art Center

James Etchison’s Comedy Open Mic, free every Monday


Springer Opera House

Discounted student tickets, and student rush tickets are $10 on Thursday