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Thanksgiving Dinner

2022 Thanksgiving Dinner Update

Thanksgiving Dinner at the Ohio Union will be held in person this year on Wednesday, November 23 at 12 p.m. in the Archie Griffin Ballroom. The Office of International Affairs and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion are excited to host this event on campus once again. 

This annual event is free for students, faculty and staff unable to go home or be with family over the holiday. Seating is limited and tickets will be required to enter. Tickets are free and will be available in November. 


Volunteer registration is now closed. Thank you to all who registered to volunteer. 


The free tickets to attend Thanksgiving Dinner at Ohio State will be available on Monday, November 14 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.

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

Every year, The Ohio State University hosts one of the largest Thanksgiving Day dinners on a college campus. An estimated 1,600 guests attend the event, which is free to attend and takes place in the Ohio Union.

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

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