The Ohio State University at Newark



Welcome, Buckeyes!

Stay connected, involved and enriched no matter how many miles separate you from The Ohio State University at Newark.

We are relentlessly committed to enriching lifelong relationships among the alumni body and our university. Our success depends on continuous improvement and serving you, the most involved alumni community in the world.

Enjoy food and family friendly festivities!
Wednesday, July 3, 2019
6-10:00 p.m.
(food available 6-8:00 p.m.)

John Gilbert Reese Center
Inside and outside seating available.

Tickets for Ohio State and COTC Alumni and their guests

$7.00 admission per person through May 31
$10.00 per person beginning June 1
Last day to purchase tickets is June 21.
To purchase tickets, click here.

Reserved parking is limited to the first 100 alumni who purchase tickets by June 21. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for special reserved seating to watch the fireworks. Fireworks begin at dusk. For more information contact 740.364.9514 or

Through the years...

Ohio State Newark alumni have a history dating back to 1957 when classes were held in the old Newark High School. Now our alumni attend the largest of Ohio State’s regional campuses. We've come a long way since those early days!

Founders Hall opened in 1968 as the first building on the Newark campus. Over the past 50 years our campus has grown into a well planned campus with 10 buildings, a bell tower and a beautiful amphitheater. This tremendous growth is due, in large part, to the vision and generosity of Ohio State alumni and the community.

We are proud of the rich history and heritage of The Ohio State University and you are part of that heritage— whether you attended classes in the 50’s or just received your degree. Help make a difference here at Ohio State Newark! We invite you to become reconnected. There are many opportunities to volunteer and reconnect with the campus. Be a part of something great!

"Dinner for 12 Buckeyes" held May 2, 2019

The Dinner for 12 Buckeyes brings together undergraduate students, the dean/director, Ohio State Newark alumni and faculty, in specific fields over dinner held at the John L. and Christine Warner Library and Student Center The Alumni Relations Office hosts the event along with the dean/director of Ohio State Newark. These dinners enable undergraduate students to meet with alumni and faculty who have similar fields of study and interests. Alumni and faculty have the opportunity to share their knowledge and insight into their fields, thereby aiding students’ college and professional careers.

2019 Dinner for 12 Buckeyes

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Below: Group photos from previous Dinners for 12 Buckeyes


The Ohio State University at Newark Distinguished Alumni Award 2019
Call for Nomination

Presented to Ohio State alumni who attended Ohio State Newark for at least two semesters or three quarters and who have achieved distinction in their field and/or for making a difference in the lives of others through outstanding professional, personal or community contributions. Please contact Patricia Whilding if you are unsure if the alumnus you wish to nominate attended Ohio State Newark.

Please submit your nomination by email to or traditional mail to:

Patricia E. Whilding
Alumni Relations Manager
The Ohio State University at Newark
1179 University Drive
Newark, OH 43055

Nomination letter must be a minimum of one (1) page and a maximum of three (3) pages. The letter must include the reason(s) for the nomination including career highlights, community service and/or other honors. Nomination letters less than one page or a nomination without a nomination letter will not be considered.

If possible, please include a resume or curriculum vitae and a short bio. Nominees not selected this year will be considered in future years. Nominees must be living at the time the nomination is submitted. Nominations must be received by 5:00 p.m. on August, 2, 2019. The award will be presented at the annual Ohio State Newark Homecoming Celebration Dinner on Thursday, October 3, 2019.

Click here to read more about previous outstanding distinguished alumni award recipients.

We take pride in our alumni! Whether you're interested in giving back, sharing your news of current employment, awards and recognition, volunteering or visiting campus, feel free to contact our office.

Patricia E. Whilding
Office of Advancement
Alumni Relations Manager

The Ohio State University at Newark
Mail: 1179 University Drive, Newark, OH 43055
Office location: John Gilbert Reese Center #105A, 1209 University Drive
740.366.9136 (Office) | 740.366.9242 (Fax)

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Stay motivated and work out with us!

Verified alumni can now join the Adena Recreation Center by purchasing a membership. For more information, click here.

The Ohio State University
Alumni Advisory Council

The Alumni Advisory Council represents the academic and administrative breadth of Ohio State and is advisory to the president of the university and to the association Board of Directors, promoting the general welfare and interests of the university. The council meets twice a year.

Ohio State Newark's member of the Steering Committee is Granville, OH resident, John Whittington, '74.