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Signature Event applications now being accepted.

Application deadline is Friday, March 4, 2016.

To apply please complete and submit application to

Sig Event Application 2016


General Info about Signature Events 
Beginning in Autumn Quarter of 2010, a portion of the Student Activity Fee (roughly 7%) was designated for supplemental funding for some of Ohio State's largest and most well-known campus events.  These "Signature Events" are among those that are the most traditional and well-attended events at the University.  In 2008-2009, an ad hoc committee of the Council on Student Affairs (CSA) extensively evaluated nearly forty campus events before determining which would receive a portion of the fee.  The Council On Student Affairs took applications for new events in the Autumn 2012.  The events currently funded are as follows:
Welcome Week
August 21, 2015 – August 30, 2015
Location: Across Campus
Student Involvement Fair - Autumn
Student Life's Major Campus Events Committee
Sunday, August 23, 2015, 5:00PM - 8:00PM
Location: The Oval 
Community Commitment
Student LIfe’s Pay It Forward 
Saturday, August 29, 2015, 8:00AM
Location: Ohio Union, Archie M. Griffin Grand Ballroom
International Welcome Party
International Friendships
Monday, August 24, 2015
Ohio Union
Homecoming Parade                                                                                                                                   
Student Life’s Major Campus Events Committee
Friday, October 9, 2015, 6:00PM (festivities begin at 5:00PM)            
Block “O” Football Watch Parties
For more information about Block “O” Watch parties, please visit their website at
Beat Michigan Week Pep Rally
Student Life’s Major Campus Events Committee
Monday, November 23, 2015, 7:30PM (doors open at 7:00PM)
Location: Ohio Union Archie M. Griffin Ballroom
Thanksgiving Dinner
Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Frank W. Hale Jr. Black Cultural Center & Office of International Affairs
Thursday, November 26, 2015
Location: Ohio Union’s Archie M. Griffin Grand Ballroom
Light Up the Lake
The Ohio Staters. Inc.
Student Involvement Fair - Spring
Student Life’s Major Campus Events Committee
January, 2016
Location: Ohio Union
MLK Day of Service
Student Life’s Pay It Forward
Monday, January 18, 2016, 9:00AM
Location: Ohio Union
February 5, 2016 – February 6, 2016
Location: Ohio Union
Taste of OSU
Office of International Affairs
February 19, 2016
Location: Ohio Union Archie M. Griffin Ballroom 
Alleviating Poverty Through Enterpreneurship
Alleviating Poverty Through Enterpreneurship
Buckeye Campaign Against Suicide
March 1, 2016
Ohio Union

African American Heritage Festival
Student Life's Multicultural Center
Location: Across Campus and

Commencement Week
Student Life’s Major Campus Events Committee
May 1, 2016 - May 8, 2016
Location: Across Campus
All Signature Events must be planned by students and must attract or have the potential to attract more than 1,000 student participants.  These programs enhance social and community engagement while broadening the Ohio State experience for all students.  Signature Events receiving Student Activity Fee funding are accountable to the Ohio Union Council for that funding, and the student leaders responsible for the events must participate in event planning training coordinated by the Ohio Union.
For more information about Signature Events, contact Carrie Miller at (614)247-5084.