Office of Student Life

Student Activities

Signature Events

General Info about Signature Events 

Beginning in Autumn Quarter of 2010, a portion of the Student Activity Fee (roughly 7%) was designated for supplemental funding for some of Ohio State's largest and most well-known campus events.  These "Signature Events" are among those that are the most traditional and well-attended events at the University.  In 2008-2009, an ad hoc committee of the Council on Student Affairs (CSA) extensively evaluated nearly forty campus events before determining which would receive a portion of the fee.  The first round of funding occured from autumn 2010 - spring 2013. A second round of events applied and were funded for a cycle from autumn 2013 - spring 2016. Most recently an application and presentation process identified the events listed below for the funding cycle autumn 2022 - spring 2025. 

All Signature Events must be planned by students and must attract or have the potential to attract more than 1,000 student participants.  These programs enhance social and community engagement while broadening the Ohio State experience for all students.  Signature Events receiving Student Activity Fee funding are accountable to the Ohio Union Council for that funding, and the student leaders responsible for the events must participate in event planning training coordinated by the Student Activities.

For more information about Signature Events or to apply please contact Tonya Dawson at

Autumn Semester Events
Spring Semester Events