Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience: Office of Student Life

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Annual Events

Complimentary, roundtrip transportation is provided to/from campus for these annual community-building events hosted by our residence life team.

OSU Night at COSI

In partnership with The Office of Student Life's Parent and Family Relations office and Honors and Scholars office, University Housing is proud to host a FREE OSU Night at COSI event to all OSU students, faculty, staff and their families every Fall. The Center of Science and Industry is a hands-on science center in downtown Columbus loaded with exhibits and fun, educational activities.

OSU Night at COSI is held from 6:30pm until 10:30pm (and for 2016 will take place October 21), and guests can enjoy all of COSI's interactive displays, with special movies will be showing in the COSI Extreme Screen theatre. Other entertainment includes interactive games, a photo booth, caricature artists, and more.

Continuous looping bus service between COSI & campus runs from 6:15 until 10:30pm at these bus stops: Neil Building, Ohio Union, Haverfield House, Drake Union and Buckeye Village Community Center. Parking is available in the Riverfront parking lots at a cost of $5 per vehicle.  COSI is located at 333 West Broad Street.

An Evening at the Columbus Museum of Art

Each Spring, The Ohio State University community is able to connect for a free evening in the educational and relaxed atmosphere of the Columbus Museum of Art.  In addition to University Housing and Dining Services, this event for students, staff, faculty and their families is supported by RHAC, The VP of Student Life, and the Columbus Dispatch. Details on our 2014 evening of art, light refreshments and musical entertainment will be posted as soon as it is available.