Message from VP for Student Life ‘Dr. J’
The new academic year is about to get underway, and the Office of Student Life is here to help you get it started in a memorable way. One of the most important things you can do now, even before classes start, is to get ready for your future. The university-wide Career and Internship Fair is Wednesday (9/10-Friday (9/12) at Student Life's Ohio Union. Read full column >
Contact Vice President for Student Life Javaune Adams-Gaston at
Campus gems revealed
For 144 years, Ohio State’s campus in Columbus has been the stage for academic achievement and a laboratory for innovation. It is where friendships are forged. It’s where rivalries and revelry are born. As another school year gets underway, up your Buck-IQ and connect with the generations of students by taking a closer look at campus gems hidden in plain sight.
-- > Read more: osu.edu/features/2014
Buckeye Bullet team debuts newest electric supercar
A team of students and faculty from Ohio State is poised to race its latest streamline electric vehicle, the Venturi Buckeye Bullet 3 (VBB-3), on Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats. Currently holding the record for world’s fastest electric vehicle, the team aims to eclipse its own record of 307.6 miles per hour (495 kilometers per hour) set in 2010. Weather permitting, the record attempts will take place today (8/18)-Thursday (8/21).
-- > Read more: engineering.osu.edu/VBB3
Sept. 3: Buckeye Alert System test - Columbus
Ohio State’s Emergency Management Division will conduct a test of the Buckeye Alert system on Wednesday (9/3). Faculty, staff and students associated with the Columbus campus will receive a text message, which will be clearly identified as a test.
-- > Read more: emergency.osu.edu or buckeyealert.osu.edu/
Keep your password twice as long
By popular demand, you can now keep your password twice as long! You will now only be required to change your password once every 180 days instead of every 90 days. Passwords still must be 8 characters and must contain at least three (3) of the following: uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers; and/or special characters .
-- > Read more: ocio.osu.edu/blog/community/2014/
Welcome Week events
Get your year started off right with Welcome Week
Welcome home Buckeyes! There are more than 150 events taking place throughout the week, covering everything from traditions, academics, and diversity to athletics, service, and campus resources.
Want all 150 Welcome Week events, maps, social media, photos, and more in your pocket? Download Guidebook for iOS and Android and search “Ohio State Welcome Week” for the new mobile guide. Read more at go.osu.edu/WWapp.
Highlights of Welcome Week 2014 follow. A complete schedule of events is available at welcomeweek.osu.edu and in the Guidebook guide.
President’s Convocation, 10:30 a.m.-noon at St. John Arena. The traditional academic ceremony welcoming new students to Ohio State.
First-Year Student Columbus Welcome Event, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Nationwide Arena.
Community Commitment, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. starting in the Ohio Union Archie M. Griffin Grand Ballroom. One of the largest single day community service projects on any college campus.
Buck-i-Frenzy, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. in and around the RPAC. Five hours of food, fun, and free stuff await you at this amazing lifestyle festival.
First day of classes.
OUAB Movie on the Oval, 7:30-11:30 p.m. on the Oval. Bring a blanket and some friends to this free outdoor screening of Captain America.
Buckeye Careers Job Fair, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Ohio Union Archie M. Griffin Grand Ballroom.
Buckeye Kick-Off, 6-8 p.m. at Ohio Stadium. Free tailgate at 6.
Dump & Run, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at Jesse Owens North. Columbus’ largest yard sale. Buy inexpensive items donated during last year’s move out.
OUAB Welcome Week Concert features Capital Cities with special guests GRiZ and Captain Kidd, 7-11:30 p.m. on the South Oval.
Ohio General Assembly Internship applications
The Government Internship Program provides sophomores, juniors and seniors an unpaid, semester-long internship with the Ohio General Assembly. Students can expect to work on things like assisting with the resolution of constituent issues, identifying constituent and community achievements for recognition, conducting research, drafting letters and memos, and attending committee hearings and session.
-- > Read more: govaffairs.osu.edu/internship/
Student Health Center testing
The Wilce Student Health Center is offering patients the ability to be tested for select laboratory tests without a physician’s order, with the cost for the test to be billed directly to the patient. Tests under OIY include: Anemia, Blood Type, Cholesterol, Diabetes, Urine Drug Screen, Urine Pregnancy, STD Screening, Thyroid, and Vitamin D. Payment is due at the time of service.
-- > Contact: 292-4321
-- > Read more: Shs.osu.edu
Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. The Ohio State University Police Division is participating in the national enforcement blitz that kicked off Friday (8/15) and will run through Monday (9/1). Read more: dps.osu.edu
Regular Campus Area Bus service (CABS) has resumed. Review 2014-2015 CABS route information and service updates at ttm.osu.edu.
Aug. 31 traffic impacts. The Clunger Beats 5000 event will take place on Sunday (8/31). Rolling closures will occur on several campus roads from approximately 10-11:30 a.m. CABS service interruptions and traffic delays are anticipated. More info: ttm.osu.edu.
Sept. 1 Labor Day holiday: CABS will run weekend service on Monday (9/1). More info: ttm.osu.edu. The CampusParc Customer Service Center will be closed on Monday (9/1). During university observed holidays, any valid CampusParc permit may park in any unreserved A, B, or C surface space. Read more: osu.campusparc.com.
Plan ahead for travel on campus - home football Saturdays. Use extra caution when walking, driving, and biking on campus and follow the direction of officers in the roadway on football Saturdays. Read more: ohiostatebuckeyes.com/gameday/.
The Ohio State University Career and Internship Fair, Wednesday (9/10)-Friday (9/12), 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Ohio Union. Open to students across all majors, graduate programs and degree levels. Read more: go.osu.edu/osucif.