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Get Involved Guide - Campus Events

Campus Events

Ohio State is one of the most exciting universities in the nation when it comes to events on campus! Attending those events and helping to plan them are both great ways to get involved and meet people. The Student Activity Fee you pay each semester creates literally hundreds of free events every year.

The Ohio Union Activities Board (OUAB) the student programming organization at Ohio State, strives to provide diverse programs and events that are educational, entertaining and thought provoking for the students of the Columbus campus. OUAB plans and executes over 300 free events throughout the year for undergraduate, graduate and professional students. Highlighted events include Anderson Cooper, Kendrick Lamar, Misty Copeland, the stars of Saturday Night Live, Jane Goodall, Hasan Minhaj, Leslie Odom, Jr., just to name a few. Be sure to follow @OUAB on Twitter and Instagram so that you don’t miss out on big event announcements and ticket release dates.

Some of Ohio State’s most prominent and traditional student events receive Student Activity Fee funds and are designated as Signature Events. Some of those events are described below. Others include Taste of OSU, Relay for Life, RUOK Day, Thanksgiving Dinner, Light Up North Area, Alleviating Poverty Through Entrepreneurship, International Student Welcome Party, TEDxOSU, HackOHI/O and the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) Step Show. Visit for more info.