Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience

Welcome Week

LGBTQ Student Welcome Mix and Mingle
Tuesday, August 20 at 4 p.m.
Alonso Family Room, Ohio Union

As a welcome to campus for first-year and transfer students and a welcome back for returning students, we would like to invite you to the LGBTQ Mix and Mingle Reception. At the “Mix and Mingle” we will be offering free munchies, a chance to make new friends and meet queer and queer-friendly campus and community groups. Whether you’re looking for a student organization to get involved in, want to meet new people or need help navi”gay”ting Columbus, this fun event will provide the resources you need.

APIDA Student Welcome Showcase
Tuesday, August 20 at 6 p.m.
Performance Hall and Potter Plaza, Ohio Union

The Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Student Welcome introduces various student involvement opportunities and campus resources available for our APIDA community at Ohio State. Kick off the school year at our APIDA Student Welcome by seeing old friends, making new friends through networking and building connections! Booths will be held featuring numerous Asian-interest organizations with live performances throughout the night to showcase our community’s talent.

Latinx Welcome Cookout
Wednesday, August 21 at 4 p.m.
Potter Plaza, Ohio Union

The Student Life Multicultural Center’s Latinx Welcome Cookout is a celebration for the start of the school year with Ohio State’s Latino and Latin American communities. It is a great opportunity for new students, faculty and staff to get involved, make new friends, network and enjoy free food and fun activities.

A Family Affair and Reunion
Wednesday, August 21 at 6 p.m.
South Oval Near Hale Hall

The Student Life Multicultural Center, Black Student Association and Frank W. Hale Black Cultural Center invite you to A Family Affair and Reunion. Connect with new and returning students, current faculty and staff and more than 40 student organizations from the Black student community. Enjoy a live DJ, free food, games and more!

Women Student Welcome Event
Thursday, August 22 at 4 p.m.
Alonso Family Room, Ohio Union

The Student Life Multicultural Center’s Women Student Initiatives (WSI) is excited to welcome new and returning students to Ohio State! Exploring the many new and exciting academic, social and leadership development opportunities available through WSI and its campus partners. The event is welcome to all women-identified members of the Ohio State community and their allies.

Native American/Indigenous Community Welcome Brunch
Sunday, August 25 at 11 a.m.
Alonso Family Room, Ohio Union

Join the Ohio State Native American/Indigenous community for a welcome back brunch! Food and refreshments will be served, as well as the opportunity to learn more about Native American/Indigenous programs and initiatives scheduled for the upcoming year.