Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience

Newsletter for March 30, 2018

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)

Help Wanted sign


Volunteers are needed for spring Commencement and Rehearsal. Student Life always plays a crucial role in helping graduates, their families and guests. 11,400 grads and 50,000 attendees are expected this year. Help is needed for Rehearsal on Friday, May 4, from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and on Commencement Day, Sunday, May 6, from 10:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Please reply to by Friday April 20, at 5 p.m.  

Buckeye Summit 2018 creating healthy communities


The 2018 Buckeye Summit, Creating Healthy Communities, is Friday, April 18, from 9 a.m.–2:30 p.m. at COSI. The summit is to discuss ways to change how we create and support healthy communities by tackling issues pervasive in America today. Speakers include the Student Life Student Wellness Center’s Michaela Martin. There will be a free shuttle for students from the Ohio Union to COSI at 7:15 and 8:15 a.m. and departing COSI at 3 p.m. To reserve a seat, email

Buckeye Internships


Tuesday, April 10, is Ohio Internship and Co-op Appreciation Day, which acknowledges the value of internships and co-ops for students and to encourage employers across the state to offer more of these important opportunities. In collaboration with the College of Arts and Sciences, Student Life’s Buckeye Careers will celebrate by hosting an event that day on the Oval from 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Volunteers will distribute information, t-shirts and other giveaways to students of all majors and career interests.


Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2018

Macy's Parade

Don’t miss your chance to witness Ohio State history as the Ohio State Marching Band performs at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade for the first time ever. The Office of Student Life is offering air and land packages for students, parents, faculty, staff and friends. Space is limited, so make your reservations soon. More information is online.

Holding flowers


Student Life is holding a memorial service on Wednesday, April 11, to remember students who died during this school year. The service will take place at 7 p.m. in the Great Hall Meeting Room on the first floor of the Ohio Union. We will celebrate the lives of those who died and reflect on our community’s loss in their passing. All members of the Ohio State community, as well as friends and family of the deceased, are welcome to attend this nondenominational service. For more information, please contact Samantha Hicks of the Student Life Student Advocacy Center at

Alumni Awards Celebrating 60 years of honoring alumni

Alumni Honors

The Ohio State Alumni Association is seeking nominations for their 2018 Ohio State Alumni Awards. They are looking for extraordinary alumni who are transforming their industries and changing their communities. Nominations are open for eight prestigious alumni awards. Nominations close on Saturday, March 31. Forms and more information can be found online.

Food Bank in Lincoln Tower with shelves of food

Open House

There will be an Open House at the Student Life supported Buckeye Food Alliance On-Campus Food Pantry on Wednesday, April 11, from 4-6 p.m. The Food Pantry is located in Lincoln Tower Room 150. Guests will have an opportunity to tour the pantry and learn ways to support this effort. The Open House is for staff, faculty, students and the community. Light refreshments will be provided. from Linked in -- plain text


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Medical Disposal Day 2016 showing a trash can with pills and pill bottles

Drug Take Back

Student Life is co-sponsoring a DEA-approved “Drug Take Back Day” on Thursday, April 19, from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. at the Wilce Student Health Center Pharmacy. All students, staff and faculty are invited to bring unused or expired medicines to be disposed of in a safe, legal and environmentally-friendly way. This service is entirely free of charge and is completely anonymous. Do NOT remove medication labels before drop-off. Used syringes and needles will not be accepted. More information is online.

Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs (Diverse)  2018

Promising Place

Ohio State’s Office of Student Life has again been named one of the Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs by Diverse Issues in Higher Education. This is the fourth year in a row for this recognition. The national honor celebrates student affairs workplaces that are vibrant, diverse, supportive and committed to staff work-life balance, professional development and inclusive excellence. More information is online. The findings are published in Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine.