Major Campus Events
Many of Ohio State's major campus events are planned by the Major Campus Events Committee!
What is the Major Campus Events Committee?
Many of Ohio State's traditional events are planned by Student Activities' Major Campus Events Committee cohort. These programs include Welcome Week, the Student Involvement Fairs held in August and January, a celebration of Ohio State's great football rivalry with the University of Michigan, Commencement Week festivities in December and May and the Homecoming Parade, Ohio State's oldest continuous campus event tradition. Use the menu to the left to explore these great events!
Interested in applying for MCEC?
The Major Campus Events Committee (MCEC) is a small cohort of 12-15 students who work collaboratively to plan the Ohio Union’s traditional major campus events at Ohio State. This experience is open to any student, but preference will be given to students interested in beginning a career in event planning or have an interest in the field of Student Affairs. MCEC can also serve as a capstone experience to their campus involvement.
As a member of MCEC, you will have the opportunity to be the chair of a major campus event or participate in the marketing for events as listed below. You will rank these opportunities and be selected based on your application criteria combined with your experience level. Once selected, you will execute the large-scale event from planning, delegating, budgeting, and project management to execution with the help of the MCEC team. After the event, you will have the chance to evaluate the event with a committee of students and staff.
Each member of MCEC has a leadership chair position. The responsibilities for each of those is listed below:
Leadership Chair Responsibilities:
Welcome Week: Responsible for planning, implementing, coordinating volunteers, and marketing Welcome Week events, including, but not limited to, Campus Locator Booths and Buckeye Kickoff. Responsible for leading the Welcome Week committee meetings with campus partners.
Student Involvement Fair: Autumn and Spring: Responsible for planning and implementing the Involvement Fair during Welcome Week and the Involvement Fair in the Spring. Other responsibilities include communication with student groups, nonprofit organizations, and University departments, soliciting sponsorship, soliciting student organization/university department/community business participation, and overall event coordination.
Homecoming Parade: Responsible for planning and implementing the Homecoming Parade. Other responsibilities include soliciting sponsorship, coordinating volunteers, and overall event marketing. Work closely with Student Alumni Council.
Commencement Week: Autumn and Spring: Responsible for planning, implementing, coordinating volunteers, and marketing Commencement Week events, including the Things You Never Got to See Tour and the Commencement Eve Ceremony. Work closely with Student Alumni Council.
Marketing: Coordinate the marketing efforts for each Major Campus Events Committee event. Responsible for managing the Beat Michigan website and corresponding with other campus constituents. Other responsibilities may include soliciting sponsorship, coordinating volunteers, and overall event marketing.