Welcome, Buckeyes!

Be sure to look over the complete 2014 schedule of events.

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Enjoy five hours of friends, food, music, and free stuff! Join fellow buckeyes in and around the RPAC from 11 am - 4 pm on Tuesday, August 26. Brought to you by Coca-Cola and the Office of Student Life.
 Buckeye Kick-Off
Experience the year's most dynamic OSU spirit event at Buckeye Kick-Off! Learn traditions and fight songs as you enjoy free food, interactive games, TBDBITL, OSU celebrities, and more. Wear red and be part of an exciting group photo on the field!
 Campus Locator Booths
Afraid of pulling out that map to find your buildings on the first two days of class? Campus Locators to the rescue! Volunteers will be on hand to help you find your way around and answer questions you might have.
 Community Commitment
Find your passion at one of the largest single-day community service events on a college campus. Nearly 2,000 Buckeyes serve at over 70 different sites in Columbus. Free food and t-shirts provided for participants!
 Drums & Dough
This extraordinary experience welcomes new and returning students back to campus in a way that allows them to connect and celebrate the rich intercultural diversity of the Ohio State community.
 First-Year Student Columbus Welcome Event
The First-Year Student COLUMBUS Welcome introduces the class of 2018 to many of the great sites, attractions, and opportunities our wonderful city has to offer through a high energy, multi-media production featuring key community leaders and alumni.
 President's Convocation
Convocation is the official academic welcome event at Ohio State for first-year students. Students hear from President Drake, faculty, administrators, and special guests, and are introduced to some time-honored university traditions.
 Residence Hall Move-In
Welcome Week gets started for thousands of students with move-in day! Hundreds of student OWLs and Student Life staff volunteers help make the move-in process incredibly smooth.
 Student Involvement Fair
This opportunity to meet with members from over 700 student organizations and campus departments will help you find just the kind of involvement you are looking for.

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