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.

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.

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 28. (Please check back soon for link to purchase tickets).

Reserved parking is limited to the first 100 alumni who purchase tickets by June 28. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for special reserved seating to watch the fireworks. Fireworks begin at dusk. For more information contact 740.364.914 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

The Dinner for 12 Buckeyes brings together undergraduate students, the dean/director, Ohio State Newark alumni and faculty, in specific fields over dinner held in a campus facility. 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.

2018 Dinner for 12 Buckeyes

Click here for more photos from the Dinners for 12 Buckeyes:


Below: Group photos from previous Dinners for 12 Buckeyes


The Ohio State Newark Alumni Relations Office with the South Newark Civic Association is sponsoring a service day for Ohio State alumni and Ohio State Newark students to clean up areas in south Newark. Ohio State Newark faculty and staff are also welcome to volunteer.

Trash bags and plastic gloves will be provided by the city of Newark. The Ohio State Alumni Association will provide FREE Ohio State t-shirts to volunteers.

Staging will take place at St. John’s United Church of Christ at 285 W. National Drive, Newark. The church will provide a light breakfast and lunch for all volunteers.
Cleanup will proceed rain or shine unless the weather conditions are deemed unsafe.

RSVP required. Contact Pat Whilding at or 740.366.9136. Include your t-shirt size: adult S-3XL.

Alumni Relations Office

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
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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Congratulations to the 2018
Distinguished Alumni Award
recipient: Katheryn M. Lloyd

Ms. Lloyd is a partner with the law firm of Carpenter Lipps & Leland LLP and has experience in all aspects of commercial litigation in state and federal courts. Ms. Lloyd graduated summa cum laude from The Ohio State University in 1999 and earned her law degree from Duke University School of Law where she graduated magna cum laude in 2002. She presently serves as the chair of The Ohio State University at Newark Board which she joined in 2014. Read more.

The Distinguished Alumni Award is presented to alumni who attended The Ohio State University at 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. The award is presented annually at the Alumni and Student Homecoming Celebration Dinner. Click here to read more about these outstanding alumni.

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.