Parent and Family Relations

About You / First Year Parents

New Student Send-off Events


O-H-I-O! Welcome to the Ohio State Family!

Each year, Ohio State alumni clubs around the country hold Student Send-Off events that allow new freshmen and transfer students and their families to meet current members of the Buckeye community prior to their arrival on Ohio State’s campus. During the program, students will have the opportunity to mingle with fellow Buckeyes, learn more about the alumni club in their hometown, and get excited about starting as a Buckeye in the fall. Parents can learn more about Ohio State from local alumni as well as share their excitement and fears with other parents. For local alumni who work to raise funds for their local scholarship fund, it’s a day to meet and congratulate the students they are helping to support.

As not all clubs host a send-off event, there may not be one scheduled in your area.  You can contact the Ohio State Alumni club in your area to determine if an event is being hosted.  To find a complete list of alumni clubs, click here.