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Graduate & Professional

Welcome Week at Ohio State is not just for undergrads! Make sure to check out the full calendar of events for all the great opportunities to meet fellow graduate and professional students and to learn about Ohio State. While there are dozens of great events to pick from, here are four events that we think every Graduate & Professional Buckeye should check out...

46th Annual Graduate and Professional Student Orientation and Networking Reception
Come join the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at The Faculty Club at 7:00 p.m., August 24. Registration begins at 6:30.  Meet and greet students from across disciplines, also faculty, administrators, staff and alumni.  This festive occasion includes greetings from student organizations and administrators, a grad/prof student panel, special moments with Dr. Valerie Lee, interim chair of the department of AAAS, and a “wonderful repast” with time for networking – will be the order of the evening.  Look forward to greeting you.  Any questions and/or to register, contact Colby Taylor



Student Involvement Fair

Sunday, August 20th  -- 4:00pm-7:00pm on the Oval

Looking for an organization or two to get involved with? This is the place to find them! Grab a bite of free food on the Oval and check out the graduate & professional student organization section at the Involvement Fair. Members of grad and professional organizations will be on hand to chat with you about ways you can get involved.


New Graduate Student Welcome

Monday, August 21st -- 8:00am at the Ohio Union

All new Ohio State graduate students are invited. Join us for a program that will help you make a successful transition to graduate school. This program complements your home graduate program's orientation. Meet new fellow graduate students and Graduate School staff. Refreshments at 8:45am in the Ohio Union Archie Griffin Ballroom. Program will follow at 9:30am. RSVP requested. 


Monday, August 21st  -- 1:00pm to 5:00pm at the RPAC

Enjoy four hours of food, friends, and free stuff in and around the RPAC as Coca-Cola and the Office of Student Life present Buck-i-Frenzy! The Frenzy includes dozens of restaurants and businesses showcasing the latest in food, fashion, technology, products, and services.


OUAB Welcome Concert

Friday, August 25, 2017 -- at the Schottenstein Center

Join the Ohio Union Activities Board as we celebrate the beginning of the school year with this Welcome Week tradition. This is a private show for Ohio State students ONLY, brought to you by the Student Activity Fee. Attendees must show valid BuckID upon entrance.


There are dozens more great events for you to choose from during Welcome Week!

Check out the the complete calendar of events.

Here are some other important links related to Welcome Week that you might find useful:

The Graduate School (
The Council of Graduate Students (
The Inter-Professional Council (
The Ohio Union (