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
Tuesday, August 25th at 6 p.m.
Virtual Event

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 virtual APIDA Student Welcome by building a network of connections and getting involved in your APIDA community on campus! This year, APIDA Student Welcome will be held virtually on Zoom. We will be hosting a variety of zoom rooms in lieu of booths, featuring numerous Asian-interest organizations. We will also be showcasing our community's talent through pre-recorded performances throughout the evening. Reserve your spot here

If you are a APIDA student organization or unit/department on campus and would like to be a part of APIDA Student Welcome 2020, please sign up by registering here. 


Latinx Welcome Cookout
Wednesday, August 26 at 4 p.m.
Virtual Event

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. To register for this event sign Rerserve your spot at 



A Family Affair and Reunion

Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 6 p.m.

Virtual Event

The Student Life Multicultural Center, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Frank W. Hale Jr. Black Cultural Center, Black Student Association (BSA) and National Panhellenic Council (NPHC) 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, live host and more!

Please note: the link for the live stream will be made available on Thursday morning, August 27. Email with any questions.


Women Student Welcome Event
Wednesday, August 26 at 6-8 p.m.
Virtual Event

The Student Life Multicultural Center's Women Student Initiatives (WSI) is excited to welcome new and returning students to Ohio State! Start the school year the best way, by 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.

This gathering will include networking with OSU stakeholders that are focused on women-identified folks or issues.

If you are part of a student organization or are a campus partner and would like to take part in this opportunity to share what you do, and/or recruit new members/participants please email


Native American/Indigenous Virtual Welcome Event
Thursday, August 27 at 4 p.m.
Virtual Event

Join the OSU Native American/Indigenous community for a virtual welcome back event during Welcome Week! This is an opportunity to meet new and incoming students as well as learn more about upcoming NAISI programs and initiatives scheduled for the upcoming 2020-2021 academic year.

To register: