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Welcome Week

Taking place during the first week of classes in autumn semester, Welcome Week is a collection of events meant to welcome back returning students, staff, and faculty and to introduce new students to the different areas of student life at Ohio State. Among the traditional events are the Convocation, the Student Involvement Fair, Community Commitment, and Buckeye Kick-Off.

Events on the Welcome Week calendar are balanced to address nine "pillars" of campus life: Academics, Athletics, Campus Resources, Community Connection, Cultural Diversity, OSU Traditions, Recreation & Wellness, Social Opportunity, and Student Involvement & Service.

To view the Welcome Week website please visit

To view the Welcome Week calendar please visit