Through our partners, the Ohio State University Alumni Association offers valuable discounts and services to all alumni. We also provide exclusive benefits to sustaining members.
Career & Education
Experienced career consultants can help you in all stages of your career. Using a variety of career development tools and services, our role is to facilitate a community of Buckeyes helping Buckeyes!
Ohio residents age 60 or older are invited to enrich their lives by experiencing the academic excellence and world-renowned research available at The Ohio State University. Each year, thousands of Ohioans take advantage of this tuition-free, noncredit/non-degree program to connect to the university community. Program 60 participants attend courses on an instructor permission, space-available, audit basis at the undergraduate and/or graduate level.
Finance & Insurance
Strengthened by a $25 million upfront payment for scholarships, education and alumni giving, plus a $100 million commitment to community lending and investments, our partnership also provides more convenience and more solutions to you.
Nationwide is a Fortune 100 company that’s been providing On Your Side® service since 1925. Over the last 85 years, Nationwide has grown from a small mutual auto insurer owned by policyholders to one of the largest insurance and financial services companies in the world.
Food & Dining
One of the more distinguished and distinctive locations on the Columbus campus, The Club at The Ohio State University offers the opportunity for alumni to become part of the Club's tradition. Becoming a club member offers the unique opportunity to connect with the entire campus community and exchange ideas, build friendships, and experience a variety of social events.
Situated on the Oval overlooking Mirror Lake, the club is open to its members and their guests for lunch, dinner, brunches and over 60 member events, including tailgates, wine dinners, holiday brunches and much more. In addition to the Club's wide range of special events, it may be reserved for private use. Membership also includes reciprocal privileges at more than 70 city and university clubs worldwide.
Alumni may join The Club and receive a reduced initiation fee along with a $50 food and beverage credit by mentioning the Alumni Association. Both in and out of area membership opportunities are available. For more information or to apply online, visit ohio-statefacultyclub.com or contact The Club's membership office at 614-688-8584 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Longaberger Alumni House offers a variety of facilities to accommodate meetings, conferences, meal events, celebrations and alumni weddings. For rental rates please contact the Alumni House Events staff at 614-292-3067 or at email@example.com.
Alumni living in five states can purchase license plates displaying the official Alumni Association logo. In Ohio, Maryland, and Virginia, a portion of the funds generated from each license plate purchase is designated for scholarships. Contacts for each of the states are:
Delaware: Division of Motor Vehicles
Ohio: Bureau of Motor Vehicles
Virginia: Department of Motor Vehicles
More than 200 alumni clubs exist in communities throughout the world. And nearly 50 alumni societies have been organized among graduates from specific colleges, schools, programs, or with other common interests. These organizations plan hundreds of events throughout the year, inspiring alumni to gather for community service, continuing education, networking, and fun. They are an important source of individuals who take on leadership roles for the Alumni Association on a local level. And many current and prospective students benefit from scholarships funded by clubs and societies.
Alumnifire is an online professional networking and mentoring tool for Ohio State alumni, students and staff to exchange industry expertise and career advice. Get connected with Alumnifire and join this powerful Buckeye network.
Alumni have an opportunity to share their views and influence university programs and priorities. The Buckeye Room is an initiative of the that gives alumni a fun way to express themselves. Participation is open to all alumni.
The alumni association’s online member directory (all graduates are members) is an easy way to find old friends and keep up to date with fellow alumni. It’s also a great resource for personal and professional networking.
The Ohio State Alumni Association has partnered with Church Hill Classics to offer you an exclusive selection of diploma frames featuring the Ohio State University name and seal. Customize your favorite frame style with your choice of frame moulding and matting. All frames are handcrafted in the USA and feature archival quality materials that meet stringent Library of Congress standards for document preservation. A portion of the proceeds from this official fundraiser directly supports the Ohio State Alumni Association.
Discounts don’t end with a diploma. Shop online for exclusive pricing in the Tech Hub Alumni Shop.
Sports & Spirit
Alumni may receive a special $49.95 annual subscription rate for Buckeye Sports Bulletin—Ohio State's definitive sports newspaper. This is a $25 savings from the regular rate of $74.95. To receive this discounted offer, call the subscription office at 614-486-2202 and identify yourself as a member of the Alumni Association.
Alumni are encouraged to support all of the 36 varsity sports at Ohio State. Tickets to most of the "Olympic" sports are free!
Travel & Recreation
Join fellow Buckeyes on group tours all over the world.
Alumni have access to the Ohio State Golf Club and are able to play six times per season, from March 1 to October 31. To learn more, contact the Ohio State Golf Club at 614-514-GOLF
Alumni may enroll in Oh Park's Valet Airport Parking program at no charge ($32 value). Valid in Columbus, Ohio. Perks include:
- 20% discount on daily parking charges
- Automated billing
- Counter bypass, allowing you to go straight to your warm car upon return
- ParkingPerks® Points rewards program provides points toward frequent-flyer miles, free parking, free car washes and oil changes, and car rentals.
- Car washes, oil changes, full-service gas and professional detailing available.
- Complementary membership in Oh Park's Corporate Car Rental Program nationwide
Ohio State’s e-mail forwarding service lets new graduates keep their Ohio State e-mail addresses for life. Once you sign up, any e-mail sent to your current Ohio State e-mail address will be forwarded to your Internet Service Provider (ISP) mailbox. Visit my.osu.edu to sign up for e-mail forwarding for life. Once logged in, click the "Change Email Delivery" menu item.
The Official Ring is the identifier of graduates of the university and a constant reminder of graduates' achievements and the tradition of our alma mater. It is available only to those who have graduated or achieved Rank 3 status or above at Ohio State. The official ring features a Block "O" design and is available in either white or yellow gold. It will also be available with or without a semi-precious stone and in 10 kt., 14 kt., or 18 kt. gold. On the inside of the ring, you can have your initials, degree, and graduation year engraved. For details, visit our official ring program page.
Additional benefits for Sustaining Members
Life and Sustaining Members of the Alumni Association have early access for the annual alumni football ticket process. Sustaining Members must make their tax-deductible gift of $75 or more to the Ohio State fund(s) of their choice by Dec. 31 to be eligible for early access during the following year's ticket process.
Alumni Association Sustaining and Life Members receive a 20% discount on admission to the Jack Nicklaus Museum on Olentangy River Road. Simply present your alumni membership card when purchasing tickets.
A trip through the Jack Nicklaus Museum provides guests with a tour through the history of golf from the 1400's to present. It is an immersive journey through Jack's brilliant career including trophies, photographs and thousands of mementos from his unparalleled 20 major championships and 100 worldwide victories.
Stop in to the gift shop for souvenirs, limited edition autographed items are available.
Published four times a year, Ohio State Alumni Magazine helps you stay up-to-date on friends and former classmates; goings-on around the Oval and beyond; and local, national, and international issues with an Ohio State connection. Life and Sustaining Members of the Alumni Association receive a print version of the magazine.
The vast resources of the Ohio State University Libraries are available to members. This includes on-site borrowing privileges, which are available to Life Members and Sustaining Members. Visit https://library.osu.edu/friends/faq for details.
Alumni Association Sustaining and Life Members may purchase an affiliate membership granting access to all facilities of the Department of Recreational Sports, including the Recreation and Physical Activity Center and the Adventure Recreation Center. The RPAC consists of more than 25,000 square feet of fitness space, five pools including a leisure pool and whirlpool spa, 10 racquetball courts, four-lane jogging/walking track (eight-nine laps/mile), to name a few. The RPAC also contains four gymnasia, five aerobics/multipurpose rooms, a games room, family changing rooms, four squash courts and social spaces.
The ARC houses the Outdoor Adventure Center where members may check out outdoor equipment or plan their own adventures. In addition to this, the ARC contains a rock climbing wall, four wood basketball courts, two indoor turf fields, fitness space, locker rooms, and more. Call 614-292-7671 for details.
Located within the Fisher College of Business on the Ohio State campus, The Blackwell is an upscale hotel like no other, featuring the very best in guest service and comfort, and the highest levels of technology and resources. Take advantage of the "Alumni Association Rate”, and you will receive a 10% discount when you show them your Alumni Association Sustaining or Life Member card upon registration.
This package is based on availability and excludes certain high demand periods (i.e. home football weekends and commencement), and rates will vary. For reservations, call 614-247-4000 and ask for the Alumni Association member discount. You can visit the website at theblackwell.com for information on the hotel.
The Wexner Center for the Arts is internationally renowned, and unique as the only fully multi-disciplinary arts center on a university campus. It's a crossroads of contemporary culture, featuring exhibitions, performing arts, film/video, and programs for families, right on your doorstep.
Sustaining Members enjoy exclusive benefits at the Wexner Center- private gallery and architecture tours, custom-tailored events especially for alumni, ticket discounts to select events, and a discount on all Wexner Center memberships.