Through our partners, the Ohio State University Alumni Association offers valuable discounts and services to all alumni.
Career & Education
Our team of career professionals has put together many resources to assist you in designing a smart job search strategy. If you are thinking of career transition, take a look at our on-demand webinars, alumni job board, and Alumnifire, the Ohio State online community for networking with fellow 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.
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.
Food & Dining
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
Pennsylvania: Karen Hutchison
20 Eastfield Road, Hummelstown, PA 17036
Virginia: Department of Motor Vehicles
More than 125 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 opportunity for individuals to take on leadership roles for the Alumni Association at a local level. And many current and prospective students benefit from scholarships funded by clubs and societies.
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.
Sports & Spirit
All Ohio State alumni are eligible for the football ticket process. Alumni donors, life donors, and life members of the alumni association receive early access for the annual alumni football ticket process. To be eligible for early access during the following year's ticket process, alumni donors and life donors must make their gift before December 31 each calendar year.
Alumni are encouraged to support all of the 36 varsity sports at Ohio State. Tickets to most of the "Olympic" sports are free!
Alumni may receive a special $49.95 annual subscription rate for Buckeye Sports Bulletin—Ohio State's definitive sports newspaper. This is a 50% savings from the regular rate of $99.95. To receive this discounted offer, call the subscription office at 614-486-2202 and identify yourself as a member of the Alumni Association.
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
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.
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 donors and life members of the alumni association receive a print version of the magazine.
Alumni who become annual members of the Friends of the Library also qualify for recognition through the alumni association. Visit https://library.osu.edu/friends/faq for details.
Alumni 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.
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.