Autumn Semester 2016 starts Tues., Aug. 23
LIMA – Students at Ohio State Lima have a full slate of activities in store for the first week as they settle into new classes and routines.
11 a.m., Mon., Aug. 22, 2016, Cook Hall Gymnasium and the Quad
- Ohio State Lima’s 400 new freshmen* are expected at the Dean’s Convocation and Picnic. The featured speaker will be Ohio State Lima alum and Wapak native Megan Rutledge, who went on to earn her Doctorate of Optometry from Ohio State.
- 11:00-11:45 a.m. Dean’s Convocation
- 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m Picnic Lunch
- 1-3 p.m.Activities on the Quad.
- Alumni and current students welcome the new first year students at a Welcome Week Bonfire with encouragement, stories and s’mores. The bonfire pit is located on the north side of Lot F. More info »
4-5 p.m., Tues., Aug. 23, 2016, the Quad (time change!)
- Slip and Slide Kickball makes its campus debut
11 a.m.-2 p.m., Wed., Aug. 24, 2016, the Quad
- The Student Activities Office previews the student organizations on campus and gives students a chance to start their own clubs.
Students can enjoy ice cream sundaes and try their skills at a climbing wall at the Dean’s Ice Cream Social.
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Thu., Aug. 25, 2016, The Quad
- The annual Welcome Back Picnic includes music and fun for students, including an inflatable obstacle course and a “Quarterback Blitz Football Challenge” station.
7 p.m., Fri., Aug. 26, 2016, Bonfire Pit
- The intramurals department hosts a game of Capture the Flag at 7 p.m., followed by a campfire with the Student Activities Office for a Family Fun Night Campfire.
For more details about campus events, go to Lima.OSU.edu/events.
*At the time of release, Ohio State Lima is expecting 400 new freshmen and an overall enrollment of 1,030. Official numbers will not be available until after the 15 day census.