Community Events

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

Off-Campus Community Welcome

Each year, during the week prior to the start of class, Off-Campus and Commuter Student Engagement along with volunteers from the Office of Student Life welcome new and returning residents in the University District. The event welcomes returning students back and introduces the Community Ambassador Program and provides students with essential information regarding their off-campus rights and responsibilities. 

This year, the Office of Student Life is bringing to fruition a student recommendation and handing out welcome bags with relevant items such as household supplies, coupons for local businesses, food items and more!

The bags were distributed throughout the University District on August 18 and 19

Food Truck Event Series

A big thank you to everyone who joined us this past Spring! We hope you had fun and enjoyed your food, and we look forward to seeing you in the Fall. Look out here for updates in the Fall, or follow our Instagram @offcampus_osu and Twitter OffCampus_OSU for more information.

Thank you to our sponsor, Coca-Cola! 


Upcoming Dates: N/A

University District Clean-Up

Student Life Willie J. Young, Sr. Off-Campus and Commuter Student Engagement will be hosting several University District Clean-Up events throughout the semester. These events will 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: N/A

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 in the Fall, or follow our Instagram @offcampus_osu and Twitter 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 our office at (614) 292-0100 or

Ongoing Community Events 

Each Community Ambassador will host several 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.