Community Events

Willie J. Young Sr. Off-Campus and Commuter Student Engagement (OCCSE) works to build community in the off-campus area by hosting several events and encouraging students to socialize and meet fellow community members. A stronger sense of community fosters pride and respect, making the off-campus community a better place to visit and live for everyone.

Off-Campus Community Welcome

Each year, the week prior to the start of autumn semester classes, volunteers across the university and city welcome new and returning residents into the University District, providing students with essential off-campus living information. 


Thank you to everyone who came out for the Off-Campus Community Welcome & Block Party! Stay tuned for 2023 information!

Food Truck Event Series

A big thank you to everyone who joined us this year! We were excited to see you back for the First Friday Food Truck Event Series in the Fall term. Look out for updates here, or follow us on Instagram @Offcampus_OSU and Twitter at OffCampus_OSU for more information.

Upcoming Dates: 

More to come after the Summer Break!

University District Clean-Up

Student Life Willie J. Young, Sr. Off-Campus and Commuter Student Engagement has been hosting several University District Clean-Up events throughout the semester. These clean-ups bring together students and community members with the goal of making our community cleaner, elevating the sense of pride we have in the Ohio State community, and positively impacting safety in the community. Throughout the course of these events, we will be collecting and disposing of loose trash and recycling in the University District. 

Upcoming Dates:

More to come after the Summer break!

Thank you to everyone who has participated in our University District Clean-Ups! We are extermely thankful to have you in our community. Look out here for updates and follow us onInstagram @Offcampus_OSU and Twitter at OffCampus_OSU for more information.

If you would be interested in participating in a University District Clean-Up event, please sign up at

Questions regarding this event can be directed to (614) 292-0100 or

Ongoing Community Events 

Each Community Ambassador will host community events throughout the semester in the University District. These events focus on safety education and resources, community building and good neighbor education. For more information on the dates, times and locations of these programs, please make sure you are following us on Instagram @Offcampus_OSU.  

Other community events to check out

Experience Columbus

Columbus is a city built on bold ideas and fueled by relentless optimism. As a community, we tend to dream big. We let nothing stop us from turning today's dreams into better tomorrows. Explore all that’s possible when you Live Forward and discover the thrilling experiences available in Columbus. To see events happening in Columbus please visit the Experience Columbus website at