The Ohio State University at Marion


Upcoming Student Life Events

Featured Student Life Events

Spring Featured Event -

"A Taste of Culture International Festival"

The Ohio State University at Marion hosts A Taste of Culture International Festival, annually each spring at the Alber Student Center. This event plays host to a multitude of informational booths, live entertainment, food from around the world, arts and crafts, and short educational discussions.

Bringing together the customs, traditions, color, and flavor of peoples from diverse ethnicity highlights what organizers feel makes the event successful each year. Admission for this annual event is free and open to the public. Launched in 2008, 500-700 participants attend the event annually.



Autumn Featured Event -

"Homecoming at Ohio State"

Every year students, faculty, staff, and alumni from all Ohio State campuses unite in scarlet and gray to commemorate a university, a family, and a home at The Ohio State University.

Each campus chooses a Homecoming court, as well as a King & Queen. These students come together to take part in the annual tradition of Homecoming.

All Ohio State students are invited to participate in the parade, pep rally, skull session, and the game during Homecoming weekend. Homecoming courts from each campus are celebrated as leaders and outstanding representatives of The Ohio State University.

Autumn Semester Events

  • August - Convocation
  • August - Freshman Welcome Day
  • September - Fall Festival
  • September - Welcome Week
  • October - Homecoming
  • November - Beat Michigan
  • November / December - Giving Tree Project

Throughout the semester -

  • Learning Lunches
  • Campus Coffee House Series

Spring Semester Events

  • January - Movie Night on Campus with CAB
  • February - Marion’s Got Talent & Celebration of Black history month with guest speakers, jazz bands, and great food.
  • March - Faculty Student Trivia contest
  • April - International Festival and Movie Night with CAB
  • May - Destress Fest

Campus Wide Events