Homecoming Weekend

Sept. 30 - Oct. 1, 2022

Greetings alumni! The College of Nursing and Nursing Alumni Society along with a host of students, faculty and staff await your return to campus. This year we will be honoring all graduates from years ending in "2" or "7". Not a milestone year? Come anyway—all alumni and guests are welcome!

Registration Information

To register by phone, call the Alumni Association’s Customer Service Line at 800-762-5646 or 614-292-2281.

When registering by phone, you can:

  • Sign up and pay for Homecoming activities
  • Become a sustaining member of the Nursing Alumni Society by donating $25 or more to the College of Nursing.

To register online, visit go.osu.edu/NursingHomecomingRegistration.

Registration will open Friday, June 17, and close Friday, September 16 at 5 p.m. EST. 

Football Tickets

The Athletics Ticket Office has created a specific link with a promo code to be used to purchase your tickets from live inventory via their Ohio State Athletics Ticket Office account. The allocation for your party will be together and alumni will select their own seats within the College of Nursing block of tickets from a live seating chart. Limited mobility and accessible seating will be available to select/purchase during the process. Alumni will have until one month from the date of the game, to pay for their tickets.  

Tickets are now available for purchase via the instructions below: 

  • Access the ticket block here
  • Click on “View Available Sections”
    • View assigned section and tickets available
    • Availability is shown with a green ticket and number of tickets available, as well as price 
  • Click on desired seats to purchase by clicking on seat option in the list of seats in the far-right column
    • If ordering two tickets, it will automatically select two seats together and add it to the cart
    • Sign-in to your Athletic Ticket Account or Ticketmaster account before checking out
    • If ADA wheelchair access is needed, purchase two tickets in the block and then work with the ticket office to obtain ADA accessible seats
  • Check out for billing
  • A confirmation message will appear and an email will be sent
  • Tickets will be in your account

Questions? Contact the Athletic Ticket Office at 614-292-2624 or 1-800-GOBUCKS.

Ohio State will employ mobile-only ticketing for all events moving forward, enabling contactless entry into Ohio Stadium and other athletics venues. Offering greater convenience and safety, fans can access their ticket online, transfer to family and friends, utilize Buckeyes TicketExchange, or donate tickets to charity. Download the official Ohio State Buckeyes app to access and manage your mobile tickets. For more information on mobile tickets, visit the Digital Ticketing Guide.

College of Nursing Class Giving Challenge

Each year individuals in classes celebrating their reunion (this year it’s 1962, 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007, 2012 and 2017) give back to honor the anniversary of their College of Nursing education. In addition to, or in lieu of, attending your reunion on September 30 – October 1, we hope you will join your classmates in supporting your class gift. Your gift enables the college to meet ever-changing opportunities and challenges through innovative programming, student financial support, career services and more. Make your gift

Schedule of Events

Friday, Sept. 30

8 – 8:30 a.m.
Breakfast
Heminger Hall lobby

Join fellow nursing alumni and guests for a light breakfast.

8:30 – 9:15 a.m.
Technology Learning Complex Tour #1
Tour departs from Heminger Hall lobby

Explore the Technology Learning Complex and learn how our faculty incorporate computer-controlled patient simulators and evidence-based practice into students’ learning experiences.

8:30 – 9:15 a.m.
Wet Lab Tour #1
Tour departs from Heminger Hall lobby

Take a look behind the scenes and discover the College’s wet lab, one of only five located in a nursing school nationwide. Get a glimpse of what goes on in the lab and have fun with this interactive experience led by a faculty member and students who conduct research in the lab.

8:30 – 9:15 a.m.
Heminger Hall Building Tour #1
Tour departs from Heminger Hall lobby

Be the first alumni to step foot in Jane E. Heminger Hall. This building further positions us as healthcare leaders by supporting critical pillars of our college: academics, research, innovation and evidence-based practice (EBP).

8:30 – 9:15 a.m.
Innovation Studio and Virtual Reality Lab Tour #1
Tour departs from Heminger Hall lobby

Explore the Innovation Studio and Virtual Reality Lab to learn how these spaces foster interprofessional collaboration to create healthcare solutions.

9:30 – 10 a.m.
Historical Nursing Uniforms Presentation
Heminger Hall lobby

View historic nursing uniforms.

9:30 – 10 a.m.
Heminger Hall Building Tour #2
Tour departs from Heminger Hall lobby

Be the first alumni to step foot in Jane E. Heminger Hall. This building further positions us as healthcare leaders by supporting critical pillars of our college: academics, research, innovation and evidence-based practice (EBP).

10 – 10:30 a.m.
Healthy Cooking Demonstration
Heminger Hall Demo Kitchen

Sample healthy mid-morning snacks, view a live cooking demonstration and learn about the benefits of eating nutritious flavorful meals with Wexner Medical Center Department of Nutrition.

10:30 – 11 a.m.
Heminger Hall Building Tour #3
Tour departs from Heminger Hall lobby

Be the first alumni to step foot in Jane E. Heminger Hall. This building further positions us as healthcare leaders by supporting critical pillars of our college: academics, research, innovation and evidence-based practice (EBP).

10:30 – 11 a.m.
Technology Learning Complex Tour #2
Tour departs from Heminger Hall lobby

Explore the Technology Learning Complex and learn how our faculty incorporate computer-controlled patient simulators and evidence-based practice into students’ learning experiences.

10:30 – 11 a.m.
Wet Lab Tour #2
Tour departs from Heminger Hall lobby

Take a look behind the scenes and discover the College’s wet lab, one of only five located in a nursing school nationwide. Get a glimpse of what goes on in the lab and have fun with this interactive experience led by a faculty member and students who conduct research in the lab.

10:30 – 11 a.m.
Innovation Studio and Virtual Reality Lab Tour #2
Tour departs from Heminger Hall lobby

Explore the Innovation Studio and Virtual Reality Lab to learn how these spaces foster interprofessional collaboration to create healthcare solutions.

11 – 11:30 a.m.
Wellness Activity: Resistance Band Exercises and Chairobics
Heminger Hall Event Space

Join Dean Bernadette Melnyk to learn exercises you can practice at your home or office. Exercise bands will be provided to all participants.

11:30 – 12:30 p.m.
Dean Melnyk’s State of the College Address
Heminger Hall Event Space

Dean Bernadette Melnyk will highlight the recent exciting accomplishments of the college, share her vision for the future and announce the leader of the class giving competition.

12:30 – 2 p.m.
Class of 1972 50th Reunion Luncheon
Heminger Hall, Room 380

Members of the Class of 1972 and a guest are invited to enjoy a luncheon hosted by Dean Bernadette Melnyk.

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch and Learn
Heminger Hall Event Space

Speakers: Jacqueline Hoying, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing, Director, MINDSTRONG™ Program and Inga Zadvinskis, PhD, RN, EBP-C, Assistant Director, Community Core, Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for Evidence-based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare
Topic: Developing Techniques to Address Misinformation in Healthcare

Box lunch provided.

This activity will award 1.0 contact hour of continuing education. Successful completion requires your attendance for 80-percent of the session and submission of an evaluation form. The Ohio State University College of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

1:45 – 2:45 p.m.
Masterminds: Transforming the Future of Health
Heminger Hall Event Space

This session features three faculty members as they give short, engaging TED-style talks about their passions and research in the nursing field.

3 – 3:30 p.m.
Guided Campus Tour (space is limited)
Tour departs from Heminger Hall lobby

Take a tour of campus with a student tour guide.

6 – 8 p.m.
Nursing Alumni Society Awards Dinner
Invitation only

Nursing Alumni Society Award winners and their families will join Alumni Soci¬¬ety board members and college leadership to honor their professional accomplishments.

Saturday, Oct. 1

Noon – 3 p.m.
Nursing Alumni Society Tailgate
Heminger Hall Event Space

$25 Adults/$15 Children (age 12 and under)
Join nursing alumni and guests for the annual Homecoming tailgate before the Buckeyes take on the Scarlet Knight!

3:30 p.m.
Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Rutgers
Ohio Stadium

Football ticket information can be found here

 

FAQs

When can I register for College of Nursing Homecoming events?

Registration will open Friday, June 17 and close Friday, September 16 at 5 p.m. EST.

How do I register for College of Nursing Homecoming events?

To register, call the Alumni Association’s Customer Service Line at 800-762-5646 or 614-292-2281 or visit go.osu.edu/NursingHomecomingRegistration

When registering by phone, you can:

  • Sign up and pay for Homecoming activities
  • Become a sustaining member of the Nursing Alumni Society by donating $25 or more to the College of Nursing.

 

To confirm your registration, contact Olivia Cotton at cotton.1096@osu.edu or 614-688-2255.

Registration will open Friday, June 17, and close Friday, September 16 at 5 p.m. EST. 

What is included in the Nursing Alumni Society tailgate?

Join nursing alumni and friends and enjoy a buffet, cash bar and live music.

Am I eligible to purchase football tickets?

The Athletics Ticket Office will create a specific link with a promo code to be used to purchase your tickets from live inventory via their Ohio State Athletics Ticket Office account. The allocation for your party will be together and alumni will select their own seats within the College of Nursing block of tickets from a live seating chart.  Limited mobility and accessible seating will be available to select/purchase during the process. Alumni will have until one month from the date of the game, to pay for their tickets.  

Check back in Mid-August for a link and promo code to purchase your tickets.

Ohio State will employ mobile-only ticketing for all events moving forward, enabling contactless entry into Ohio Stadium and other athletics venues. Offering greater convenience and safety, fans can access their ticket online, transfer to family and friends, utilize Buckeyes TicketExchange, or donate tickets to charity. Download the official Ohio State Buckeyes app to access and manage your mobile tickets. For more Information on mobile tickets, visit the Digital Ticketing Guide.

Where do I pick up my football tickets?

Ohio State will employ mobile-only ticketing for all events moving forward, enabling contactless entry into Ohio Stadium and other athletics venues. Offering greater convenience and safety, fans can access their ticket online, transfer to family and friends, utilize Buckeyes TicketExchange, or donate tickets to charity. Download the official Ohio State Buckeyes app to access and manage your mobile tickets. For more Information on mobile tickets, visit the Digital Ticketing Guide.

Where are the accessible parking spots on campus?

Shuttles run from the ADA Accessible Lot, located north of St. John Arena, to Gate 22 on the east side of Ohio Stadium. In addition, there are various ADA accessible lots located on campus. Please visit the Football Parking Map for more information.

How else can I learn what’s going on during Homecoming weekend?

In addition to finding information on this page we encourage you to follow College of Nursing and Ohio State’s social media outlets. Be sure to use the hashtags: #HomecomingOSU, #BuckeyeForLife, and #BuckeyeNurse!

What do I wear?

While there is no dress code, we encourage you to wear scarlet and gray. You can refer to photos from Homecoming Weekend 2021 for ideas. If you will attend the tailgate, please dress accordingly for the day’s weather.

Who is my class chair and how do I contact them?

2022 Class Chairs

 

Hotel Information

The following hotels are located within a few miles of The Ohio State University.