The Ohio State University Alumni Association

University events

The Student-Alumni Council serves as dedicated volunteers for university events that enrich the campus experience for students as well as Ohio State alumni and friends.

The following events take place on campus throughout the year:

Commencement Week Tailgate

Commencement Week concludes Spring Semester at Ohio State with tons of programming to celebrate our graduating seniors. SAC helps out with the week by planning the Time and Change Tailgate; a food, music, and door prize-filled event immediately following commencement rehearsal. Each year, graduates are invited kick back with their class and the Alumni Association as they celebrate their time at Ohio State and prepare for the change to come!

Where will you be? allows graduating students to place a pin on a map, showing the Buckeye community where they are headed after graduation. They can also view local alumni clubs to stay connected to the university when they are not living on campus.

Diversity Outreach Initiatives

Homecoming Parade and Float

The Ohio State Homecoming Parade is one of Ohio State's biggest and longest running traditions. Student organization floats, colleges, departments, community organizations, and local celebrities are all a part of this great tradition.

Homecoming Pep Rally

The Homecoming Pep Rally is a way for the Student-Alumni Council to connect students and alumni by taking part in a Buckeye tradition. Students past and present are able to enjoy words of wisdom by influential Buckeye speakers such as President Gee and Archie Griffin while also being able to interact with Brutus and the cheerleaders. To make the event complete, the band plays all of the Buckeye favorites including Carmen at the very end of the program. The Pep Rally allows all students and alumni to engage in the traditions and spirit that will lead students back to the university.

International Student Game Watch Party

Student are invited to take in the atmosphere of college football while learning some of Ohio State's traditions, the rules of the game, and have a chance to win prizes. Food and drinks are provided and all international students are welcome to attend.

Parent & Family Weekend

The Ohio State campus is a student’s home away from home, and each year family members are invited to make it theirs as part of Parent & Family Weekend. Family members may share the Ohio State experience as they spend time connecting with their student, interacting with faculty and staff, and experiencing what makes being a Buckeye so special.

Sibs & Kids Weekend

Sibs & Kids Weekend is a weekend in which any Ohio State faculty, staff, or students can invite any child, niece, nephew, brother, sister, cousin, or friend of the family to the campus to experience the excitement of life as a Buckeye. Fun activities and events are held for Sibs & Kids of all ages.

Welcome Week Initiatives

Welcome Week is an incredibly important time for new Ohio State freshman, and SAC loves to help. We rally during the freshman walk to convocation, help at campus locator booths and volunteer during the involvement fair. This year, SAC has created a new event where students can create their personal Traditions Bucket List.