Office of Student Life

Parent and Family Relations

Buckeye Football and Family Tailgate

Ohio State views student success as a true partnership between the university, students and their families.  With a student at Ohio State, parents, families and supports are members of our Buckeye Family. We invite our families to campus to experience gameday on campus during our Buckeye Football and Family Tailgate. As part of the gameday experience, families will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to the football game and enjoy an outdoor tailgate before kickoff.

Details for Buckeye Football and Family Tailgate 2024 will be shared early in the summer as a date, time and other details are finalized! This will be our main event for the autumn 2024 semester.

Please note: Registration for the Buckeye Football and Family Tailgate does not include tickets to the football game.

If you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact our Parent and Family Relations Office at 614-292-9153 or via email at