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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...



Graduate/Professional Student Involvement Fair

Sunday, August 19th  -- 4:00pm-7:00pm at the Ohio Union

Looking for an organization or two to get involved with? This is the place to find them! Grab a bite of free food at the Ohio Union and meet people from various graduate and professional student organizations and campus departments. 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 20th  -- 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.

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. on August 23. Registration begins at 6:30 for the 47th Annual Graduate and Professional Student Orientation and Networking Reception.  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 new Dean of the College of Education and Human Ecology, Dr. Donald B. Pope-Davis, and a “wonderful repast” with time for networking – will be the order of the evening.  Any questions and/or to register, contact Colby Taylor at


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

Check out the the complete calendar of events.

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