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Thanksgiving Dinner

An annual event, Thanksgiving Dinner brings together students, faculty and staff unable to return home for the long holiday weekend.

Every year, The Ohio State University hosts one of the largest Thanksgiving dinners on a college campus, the day before the holiday. An estimated 800 guests attend the free event, held at the Ohio Union in the Archie M. Griffin Ballroom.

Join this year's celebration on Wednesday, November 22, 2023, at 12 p.m. in the Archie M. Griffin Grand Ballroom in the Ohio Union. All guests must have a ticket to attend the free event. Tickets will be available Monday, November 13 - Tuesday, November 21 – while supplies last – at the Office of International Affairs in Enarson Classroom Building, the Information Desk at the Ohio Union and Hale Hall. You must show a BuckID to receive a ticket.

The traditional Thanksgiving Dinner includes turkey, gravy, green beans and mashed potatoes, served with cornbread and pie.

An Ohio State Signature Event, Thanksgiving Dinner is supported by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Frank W. Hale, Jr. Black Culture Center, the Office of International Affairs, the Office of Student Life's Dining Services and The Ohio State University Alumni Association.