Office of Student Life : Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience

The 2017 Welcome Week calendar of events is released!

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 Buck-i-Frenzy
Buck-i-Frenzy offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity to interact with local and national companies, services, fashions, sounds, technologies, products and more.
 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 scarlet and be part of an exciting group photo on the field!
 Campus Locator Booths
During the first two days of classes, volunteers work in two hour shifts to help students find their way around campus. Maps and other resources are provided at the booths. Seven locations across campus.
 Community Commitment
Join 1,000 of your fellow Buckeyes in a morning of service to the Columbus community on Saturday, August 26th at Pay It Forward’s 21st Annual Community Commitment. You'll travel to one of over 50 service sites around the city of Columbus - breakfast and l
 First-Year Student Columbus Welcome Event
The First-Year Student COLUMBUS Welcome introduces new students 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.
 OUAB- Movie on the Oval -Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
The Ohio Union Activities Board (OUAB) presents Movie On The Oval. Wrap up you first day of class with food, friends, and a feature film – All for FREE! Food is available beginning at 8PM While supplies last! Movie starts around 8:30PM.
 President's Convocation
Convocation is the official welcome event at Ohio State for first-year students. New students hear from President Drake, faculty, administrators, and special guests, and are introduced to some time-honored university tradition.
 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.