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Thanksgiving Dinner

An annual event, Thanksgiving Dinner brings together the campus community of students, faculty and staff unable to return home for the long holiday weekend. 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. The Ohio State Thanksgiving Dinner is featured in a U.S. News & World Report article: 5 College Thanksgiving Traditions and photos of the event are in this Thanksgiving Traditions Slideshow.

The Ohio State University will host one of the largest Thanksgiving Day dinners on a college campus on Thursday, November 22, 2018 in the Ohio Union. An estimated 1,600 guests will attend the dinner, including students, faculty and staff, along with their families, who are unable to travel home for the holiday. Seatings for the dinner will take place at 11:30 a.m. and 1:45 p.m., and all guests must have a ticket to enter.

Tickets are free and are available for pick up at 140 Enarson Classroom Building, the Hale Black Cultural Center and the Ohio Union Information Center.

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Thanksgiving VolunteersRegistration is now open to volunteer at Ohio State's Thanksgiving Dinner, which will take place on November 22 in the Archie Griffin Ballroom at the Ohio Union. Ohio State hosts one of the largest dinners on a college campus, with an estimated 1,600 guests attending each year. Dinner is served at 11:30 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.

Thanksgiving Dinner is successful as a result of the help received from the community and Buckeye volunteers who spend a portion of their Thanksgiving Day serving dinner to those guests who are unable to make it home for the holiday.

Volunteers can register online to work the first shift from 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. or the second shift from 12:30 - 3 p.m. Volunteer positions include beverage, dinner and dessert servers, greeters, hosts and food carriers, among many other tasks. The deadline to register is October 22.

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Thanksgiving DinnerThe Ohio State University will host one of the largest Thanksgiving Day dinners on a college campus on Thursday, November 22, 2018 in the Ohio Union. An estimated 1,600 guests will attend the dinner, including students, faculty and staff, along with their families, who are unable to travel home for the holiday. Seatings for the dinner will take place at 11:30 a.m. and 1:45 p.m., and all guests must have a ticket to enter.

Tickets are free and will be available starting Tuesday, November 13 at 140 Enarson Classroom Building, the Hale Black Cultural Center and the Ohio Union Information Center.

Joining them will be more than 150 volunteers from throughout the university community to assist in serving the traditional turkey dinner. Volunteers are needed for the second shift that begins at 12:30 p.m. volunteers can register by November 5.

 

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