Office of Student Life : Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience

Check out our 2019 Welcome Week calendar of events!

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 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!
Buck-i-Frenzy offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity to interact with local and national companies and FREE STUFF!!
 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 25th at Pay It Forward’s 21st Annual Community Commitment. You'll travel to one of over 50 service sites around the city of Columbus.
 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 (South) Oval
The Ohio Union Activities Board (OUAB) presents Movie On The South 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
President's Convocation - the official opening to the academic year! Hear from university president Michael V. Drake, faculty, administrators and special guests, and enjoy learning about 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.