Buckeye Bits E-Newsletter: December 10, 2021

December 10, 2021

Rose Bowl Kick-Off Event featuring TBDBITL

Alumni from the east and west coasts are invited to join us at 6:30pm next Thursday, December 16, for an evening with Dr. Christopher Hoch, the Director of Ohio State’s Marching Band, and Wesley Clark, The Voice of The Ohio State Marching Band. They will discuss how TBDBITL prepares to march in nationally televised events like the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Parade of Roses, and the role the band plays on game days at Ohio Stadium. They will also share stories about their performance in Wembley Stadium at halftime of an NFL game in London and much more.


Let’s Beat ❌ichigan!

Want to beat TSUN and help a great cause?! You can do both through our Donation Battle with the U of M Club of Washington, DC. Both clubs are giving to the amazing organization the Homeless Children’s Playtime Project. This nonprofit partners with homeless shelters in the DC to create a fun and safe space for children to play where they live. This winter, they have a priority need for toiletries as well as toys to supplement their holiday gift program. We have created an Amazon wishlist of requested items for the Playtime Project. Make your gift through 12/31 when the winner will be announced! Go Bucks! Beat TSUN!

The Buckeyes are Rose Bowl Bound!

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Rose Bowl tickets are available for purchase directly through the Ohio State Athletics office! Rose Bowl tickets will be mobile tickets and alumni will claim them on their ticket account. There are two ticket price options, $180 (end zone bleachers) or $270 (regular stadium seating from goal line to the 40). Please note that group members who wish to sit together should coordinate with each other when purchasing tickets online.

In accordance with health and safety requirements for the Rose Bowl Game, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the game. Read all guidelines

To purchase tickets, visit this link: https://go.osu.edu/fbrosebowltix. If you are a season ticket holder or have an account with Athletics, simply login to your account. If you do not have an account with Athletics, you can use your Ticketmaster Account or create a new one.

Information about the Bowl Tour and other bowl-related activities can be found by clicking this link: Postseason Pursuit.

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Ohio State Wrestling vs. American University

Ohio State Wrestling will be in town to face off against American University at Bender Arena at 7:30pm on Monday, January 3!

Dues-paying members of OSUDC can register for FREE tickets to this event! Non-members can purchase tickets for the discounted rate of just $5 per person. All purchased tickets must be paid via PayPal or Venmo.

Big Ten Wizards Game!

Join fellow Big Ten alumni at 7pm on Wednesday, January 12 as Bradley Beal and the Washington Wizards take on the Orlando Magic and some of your favorite former Big Ten basketball players. A portion of each ticket will be donated back to the Big Ten alumni networks. Tickets start at $24, and the first 50 people will receive access to enter the building early to watch warmups.

Don’t forget to select Ohio State as your alumni club when you check out!

Questions? Contact Ashley 202-292-1983 or amiller@monumentalsports.com.

OSUDC is Club of the Year!

We are thrilled to share that The Ohio State Alumni Club of Greater Washington, DC was recognized as The Ohio State University Alumni Association’s 2021 Club of the Year! Thank you to all of the Buckeye alumni and friends who joined us for virtual event programming throughout the 2020-2021 year.

Our Virtual Beer Tasting event in partnership with Great Lakes Brewing Company was also awarded Innovative Program of the Year!

We can’t wait to see you at an OSUDC event soon. And stay tuned for more videos from our recent and future virtual events to be posted to our YouTube channel.


The OSUDC membership year now runs on the calendar year from January 1 – December 31. For $25, you are a member of OSUDC; for $75+, you are a member of OSUDC and a sustaining member of OSUAA, which makes you eligible for OSUAA benefits such as football tickets. Membership dues are tax deductible contributions to our OSUAA current use fund that makes programming available to area alumni. Dues can be paid at one time, or you can set up recurring payments.

We offer two ways to become a member:

Option 1) Yearly Membership to Alumni Club of Washington, D.C. | Join now

If you simply want to join the Alumni Club of Washington, D.C. you can do so for a modest donation of $25 per year. This option is open to both Ohio State alumni and Ohio State fans.

Option 2) Yearly sustaining membership to OSUAA + Alumni Club of Washington, D.C. | Join now

Becoming a sustaining member of The Ohio State University Alumni Association requires a yearly donation of $75 (which makes alumni eligible for football tickets and other great benefits). By allocating a yearly donation of $75 or more to the Alumni Club of Washington, D.C., you will get access to OSUAA benefits and Alumni Club of Washington, D.C. incentives. If you have any questions, please contact our membership chair, Alex Temple, at membership@osudc.org, or our treasurer, Melissa Harto, at treasurer@osudc.org.

“They’re Back! Explaining Cicadas with Provost Bruce McPheron” and “Becoming a More Informed Citizen” Now on YouTube!

Thank you to everyone who has joined us live for our virtual events! Our Cicada event from Thursday, June 24, 2021 and our second event of the series on racial equity from Wednesday, September 15, 2021 can now be viewed on our YouTube channel. (While you’re there, please subscribe! Once we have 100 subscribers, we can use our custom URL to make the channel easier to find.) 

Upcoming Events Calendar
Keep up with all of our upcoming events on our website! You can easily export the events you’re interested in attending to iCal or Google Calendar.

Countdown to Ohio State Vs. Michigan

Upcoming Events

May 30 6:00pm

OSUDC Student/Alumni Networking Event

Join OSUDC in welcoming current Ohio State students to D.C. for the summer! Connect and network with fellow professionals, students, and friends at Blackfinn DC on Thursday, …

Jun 04 6:00pm

An Evening with President Carter

Join fellow Buckeyes from the greater Washington, DC area at a fireside chat led by the alumni association CEO, Molly Ranz Calhoun, with President Ted…

Jun 09 12:00pm

DC B1G Alumni at Capital Pride

The DC-area Big Ten Alumni Clubs will be at the 2024 Capital Pride Festival on Pennsylvania Avenue on Sunday, June 9! …

Jun 15 9:00am

Service Event: Adopt-A-Highway June 2024

OSUDC has service events in Fairfax County for Adopt-A-Highway throughout the year! We meet at the McDonald’s at the intersection of Lee Chapel Rd. and Old Keene …