People of all ages gather on the campus lawn in chairs, under tents, and on blankets to enjoy a concert and fireworks.


Ohio State Newark aspires to promote learning, encourage area youth to attend college, address social issues and strengthen the community.

Education and learning


The cast on stage during Auditions Can Be Murder, Dude, and original play by theater director Edie Norlin.

Black Box Theater

Director by faculty member Edie L. Norlin, the Black Box Theater presents new shows twice per year, in the fall and in the spring. Auditions are open to all, and you'll find veteran actors performing alongside novice students in this community-based theater. 

Bronze statues in the form of animals stand in a circle with their paws clasped together.

Public art

Our campus is filled with public art, most of which has been generously donated by J. Gilbert and Louella H. Reese through their Thomas J. Evans Foundation. Take a walking tour of campus to see it all.

Community events

These signature events are offered annually to the community, but we also have events year-round to inspire and educate our community. Check out the events calendar to see what is happening on campus.

Independence Day Concert and Fireworks

Independence concert and fireworks

Celebrate Independence Day with an evening of musical entertainment and a fireworks display. This free event is held annually on July 3.
A man stands at the front of the room, holding a microphone, speaker to a crowd.

Community Intercultural Relations Conference

Held annually in April, this conference explores the mores, norms and challenges of community members and residents of diverse backgrounds.
Thirteen member of Team Buckeye - Rolling for a Cure stand behind a bicycle on the Newark campus.


Support Ohio State Newark's peloton of students, faculty, staff and alumni as they ride to raise funds for cancer research.