Buckeye Bits E-Newsletter: November 18, 2022

November 18, 2022
Ohio State at Maryland!The Maryland game tomorrow, Saturday, November 19, kicks off at 3:30pmJoin us at THE East Coast Tailgate 2022 in Lot C1 starting at 11:30am!

If you have not already registered for THE East Coast Tailgate 2022 and plan to join us, please register now!

THE East Coast Tailgate 2022 will start at 11:30am TOMORROW, Saturday, November 19 in the C1 Lot! Brunch will be provided by our Game Day partner Blackfinn Ameripub, and is first come, first served. Non-alcoholic beverages (soda, water) will be available. You are invited to BYOB! You are also invited to bring additional food for yourself/your group. Concessions will be available for sale inside the football stadium.Schedule:
The tailgate begins at 11:30am.
We are excited for some special guests to join us at 1:15pm!
The raffle drawing will take place at 1:30pm. You must be present to win.
The game is scheduled to kick off at 3:30pm.Location:
The tailgate location is marked on the map below in pinkClick here for the full UMD Football parking map.Parking Passes:
If you purchased a parking pass in the C1 lot, or in any other of the official University of Maryland lots, parking lots open 6 hours before kickoff. For this 3:30pm game, parking lots open at 9:30am. All parking passes MUST be printed in advance and displayed in your vehicle on game day.You do NOT need a parking pass in the C1 lot (or any lot) to attend the tailgate. You only need a parking pass to park in the lot. Many attendees will be parking in other UMD lots, taking public transportation, or making other travel arrangements.

Bag Policy:
Please be aware of the University of Maryland Athletics Clear Bag Policy:Fans will only be able to carry the following style and size bag into the stadium all of which are subject to search.Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12″ x 6″ x 12″One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar)Small clutch bags, measuring 4.5″ x 6.5″ with or without a handle or strapAll other bags will not be permitted. A list of prohibited bags includes, but is not limited to: purses, backpacks, drawstring bags that are not clear, briefcases, coolers, fanny packs, luggage, computer bags, camera bags, binocular cases and diaper bags. Guests are encouraged to return unauthorized items to their vehicles. The University of Maryland cannot safeguard items that are not permitted into the stadium. We are thrilled to be partnering with these Alumni Clubs and Societies for THE East Coast Tailgate 2022:The Ohio State University Alumni Clubs of RichmondBaltimoreHampton RoadsPittsburghNew York City, and AtlantaThe Ohio State University Black Alumni SocietyThe Ohio State University Cheer and Brutus Alumni SocietyWe are also excited to have support from these groups:The Ohio State University Alumni AssociationThe Ohio State University College of Arts and SciencesThe Ohio State University College of EngineeringGlenn College Alumni SocietyMedical Alumni SocietySchool of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences Alumni SocietyCollege of Veterinary Medicine Alumni SocietyPlease note: for this game, our official Buckeye Game Day locations around the DC area will have the game on with sound, but OSUDC board members and game day volunteers will be at the game!
Call For Volunteers!Help OSUDC raise money for scholarships at Buckeye Game Days! We need your help running Buckeye Game Days for OSUDC this season! We are looking for volunteers for The Game next Saturday, November 26, at Solly’s on U Street, Blackfinn in Farragut Square, and World of Beer in Bethesda. Fill out this form and Richard, our VP and Game Day Chair will follow up. If you have questions about volunteering or Buckeye Game Days, please email Richard at gameday@osudc.org!
The OSUDC Scholarship Challenge is on!
This year, OSUDC is the only alumni club selected to participate in the Scholarship Challenge, a grassroots fundraising effort led by Ohio State’s First Lady, Veronica Meinhard. Our goal is to raise $30,000 for the Spearman Scholarship Fund. We annually award scholarships to Washington, DC area students – DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia – to help offset their first year costs at Ohio State.

We are proud and grateful to participate in this year’s Scholarship Challenge. We cannot reach our ambitious goal without you. Every gift counts, and with your support, we will be able to increase the scholarships available for Washington, DC area students to attend Ohio State.

Click here to make your gift now!
OSUDC Alumni SportsAre you looking for a fun way to socialize and mingle with fellow Buckeye alums? Look no further than the Fall and Winter sports leagues!

Interested in playing with us? Have questions? Email Renita!
Wish Our President Happy Birthday With a Donation to Our Spearman Scholarship Fund!Our very own Melissa Wasser, OSUDC’s newly elected President, just celebrated a milestone birthday! To celebrate, she’s raising money for our Spearman Scholarship Fund, as well as scholarships for the Moritz College of Law. Check out her Buckeye Funder here and make your gift today!
(Check out this story on page 74 of your Summer 2022 Ohio State Alumni Magazine for more on Melissa!)
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.Join OSUDC!Ohio State Alumni includes individuals who have earned associate’s, bachelor’s, graduate, professional, or honorary degrees from Ohio State, as well as medical resident graduates of the university. All Buckeye fans and supporters are welcome to join and be a part of the Alumni Club of Washington, D.C. Your membership in OSUDC provides the following benefits:Membership dues are tax deductibleExclusive access to member only eventsAutomatic Entry into raffles for free tickets to sports and cultural eventsFree or discounted pricing for all OSUDC eventsBe the first to hear about educational and enriching experiences in the DC metro area hosted by the university and/or OSUDCNetwork with Ohio State alumni, faculty, students, former athletes, and supportersAbility to serve on OSUDC committeesMembership renewal: Annual memberships for both OSUDC and The Ohio State University Alumni Association begin as early as January 1 of each year and expire on December 31 of the same calendar year. Membership fees do not vary for those who join after January 1.Two ways to join:Option 1) Alumni Donor | Join nowYearly Alumni Donor membership to OSUAA + a one-year membership in OSUDC.This option is for alumniof Ohio State and is achieved with a gift of $25 or more to OSUDC’s support fund, found here.Alumni donors receive early access to purchase football tickets through the university.Option 2) Life Donor | Join nowYearly Life Donor membership to OSUAA + a one-year membership in OSUDC.This option is for alumniof Ohio State and is achieved with a gift of $150 or $10/monthly to the OSUDC support fund.Life donors receive early access to purchase football tickets, the print edition of the Ohio State Alumni Magazine, and special communications from OSUAA President and CEO Molly Ranz Calhoun.Questions?Contact our membership chair, David Turkaleski, at membership@osudc.org.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.
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