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Join the OSUDC Board

Have you ever wanted to make an impact as an Ohio State alum, but didn’t know how? Join the board and help promote OSU in the Washington, DC area! Complete the nomination form and email to

Student Recruitment

20151012_172928Did you know there are over 200 majors and 475 specializations at Ohio State? Or that 65% of the admitted freshman class of 2015 were in the top 10% of their graduating classes? As a graduate of Ohio State, you play a major role in our recruitment efforts. We truly appreciate your commitment, your Buckeye spirit, and your willingness to represent Undergraduate Admissions at college fairs and student events throughout the DC area.

How do I get involved?

To express your interest in volunteering for our recruitment efforts, please contact David Turkaleski at

Become a BAR volunteer

In order to ensure that you feel comfortable representing Undergraduate Admissions, there are a few steps that you will need to take to become an alumni volunteer with BAR:

Step 1: Sign up to become an alumni volunteer. Register for BAR at Volunteer Match.
Step 2: Learn Undergraduate Admissions’ current messaging to prospective students by reviewing the BAR Training videos.

Step 3: Take the Alumni Training Quiz.
Step 4: Congratulations! You are now in our pool of certified BAR volunteers. Admissions staff and Region Engagement Officers will reach out to you with upcoming volunteer opportunities.

Additional Resources

If you would like to learn more about Buckeye Alumni Recruitment (BAR), the First Year Experience (FYE) program, and the admissions process, please visit the following:

Buckeye Alumni Recruitment

Step 1: Find out what it means to be an alumni volunteer.
View our list of volunteer opportunities.

Step 2: Sign up to become an alumni volunteer.
Fill out the interest form or register for BAR at Volunteer Match.

Step 3: Complete volunteer training.

Admissions process and academics

  • Freshman Admissions:
    • Ohio State has a competitive admissions process for its incoming first-year class. There are specific university and federal deadlines that students need to be mindful of during the application process.
  • Money Matters:
    • Information regarding tuition and fees, scholarships, financial aid, and navigating the student center.
  • Academics:
    • Find information about majors, Honors and Scholars programs, academic living communities, undergraduate colleges and schools, classroom information, field experience opportunities, and support services.

Opportunities beyond the classroom

Columbus and campus life

  • Dining Services:
    • The dining locations on campus range from grab-n-go locations if you are in a hurry, to coffee shops to get you energized early in the morning or late at night, to restaurants for relaxed dining on campus.
  • Student Life:
    • There are multitudes of ways students can get involved on campus. The university is dedicated to enriching the student experience outside of the classroom through service-learning trips, campus events, and student organizations.
  • Off Campus and Commuter Student Engagement:
    • This office offers resources to help off-campus students build stronger community in their neighborhood, provides rental listings and sponsors events to help students get to know their neighborhood community.

Support Offices

  • First Year Experience:
    • First Year Experience (FYE) has workshops and programming for incoming students before school begins as well as programming throughout their first year at Ohio State.
  • Second-year Transformational Experience Program:
    • Designed to enhance student success, the Second-year Transformational Experience Program (STEP) offers students the opportunity to form strong faculty connections, receive guided exploration of educational opportunities, and experience concentrated personal and professional development programs.
  • Office of Diversity and Inclusion:
    • Top 10 LGBT-friendly school (Campus Pride Index)
    • Top 5 for raising graduation rates among black students and narrowing completion gaps between black and white students (The Education Trust)
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Upcoming Events

Dec 29 8:00pm - 11:59pm

GAMEWATCH: Cotton Bowl 2017!

Join us at one of our official Buckeye Game Day locations around the DC area! These are the only bars that are guaranteed to have every Ohio…

Feb 09 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Capitals vs. Blue Jackets

The Columbus Blue Jackets come back to DC on Friday, February 9!  Whether you Rock the Red or you’re a Jacket Backer, join OSUDC and…

Feb 15 12:00am - 11:59pm

Buckeye Trivia Night

Save the date: More info coming soon!

Feb 27 4:45pm - 8:00pm

Service Event: DC Central Kitchen – February 2018

Join OSUDC and John Glenn College of Public Affairs WAIP students for our monthly service event at DC Central Kitchen on Tuesday, February 27! Must…