Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience

Newsletter for March 15, 2019

News and information for the Student Life family of The Ohio State University, distributed every other Friday. Submit material by noon Tuesday to Dave Isaacs (.84)

Buckeye Nation Rewards with a buckeye leaf drawing


Buckeye Nation Rewards is a new loyalty program from Ohio State that makes it easy to win exclusive rewards, discounts, Buckeye gear, dream vacations, incredible experiences and more, just by staying up to date with Ohio State and its sponsors. Sponsors have already added hundreds of new rewards that we will rotate through every month or even sooner. More information is online.  

Graduation photograph of a student in her graduation cap and gown


Times Higher Education, which compiles data to rank higher education institutions internationally, recently recognized Ohio State graduates among the 20 "most employable" in the United States and in the top 60 in the world. The ranking is the latest to recognize Ohio State and our stellar grads. Wall Street Journal has listed the university No. 12 in the nation for sought-after graduates, and Ohio State consistently ranks in the top 20 public U.S. universities listed by U.S. News & World Report overall. Student Life’s Buckeye Careers and Student Life Career Counseling and Support Services are instrumental in preparing students for their job and internship searches and connecting them with organizations that are hiring.

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OWL Call

Student Life Residence Life is looking for students who are interested in being a part of the excitement of Move-In Day 2019. The Ohio State Welcome Leader application is open. Every year they recruit over a thousand Ohio State Welcome Leaders (OWLs) to move in early and prepare their residence halls for the big day and build community with others. Ohio State Welcome Leaders can be any student that plans to live on campus for autumn semester 2019. The OWL program is Thursday, August 15, through Saturday, August 17. An application and more information is available online.

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Living Expo

Student Life Off-Campus and Commuter Student Services will hold their Off-Campus Living Expo on Friday, March 22, from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. at the Ohio Union’s Archie M. Griffin West Ballroom. This event is an interactive, one-stop shop with information about off-campus housing and the off-campus living experience. More information is online. Email with questions.

University Staff Advisory Committee on a solid background

Benefits and Wellness

The University Staff Advisory Committee is hosting the 2019 USAC Staff Benefits and Wellness Expo Tuesday, March 19, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the Archie M. Griffin Ballroom of the Ohio Union. Join more than 2,000 of your fellow Ohio State employees searching for information on health and wellness and benefits. More information is online.

Dolores Huerta photograph

Women’s History Month

The Student Life Multicultural Center will host Dolores Huerta as the keynote speaker for Women’s History Month on Thursday, March 21, from 6 - 7:30 p.m. in Hitchcock Hall 131. Dolores has dedicated over 50 years to labor rights and social justice issues, and her foundation focuses on a wide range of social issues, including voter registration, education reform, LGBTQ equality and more. More information about this and other Women’s History Month events can be found at

Sloopy's Sandwich Club (2018 version)

Sloopy’s Sandwich Club

The 10th Annual Sloopy’s Diner Sandwich Club is looking for true Buckeyes. This award will honor the people who embody the spirit of Student Life and the Ohio Union and strive to make a difference on campus. Winners will be honored with a Sloopy’s Diner menu item named after them. Nominate a group, co-worker, student employee, alumni, volunteer or anyone you think brings something special to the table. More information and application/nomination forms are online, and submissions are due by Monday, March 18, to Jody Poth (