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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.

Record number of Ohio State students, faculty and staff expected for 16th annual Thanksgiving Day dinner

Contact: Larry Williamson or Kevin Harty, (614) 292-0074/(614) 561-2701 - mobile, or (614) 209-6336 - mobile

One of the largest Thanksgiving Day dinners on a college campus will be hosted by The Ohio State University from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday (11/22) at the Recreation and Physical Activity Center, Davis Special Events Gym, 337 W. 17th Ave.

The 16th annual event will be held for more than 1,200 guests – students, faculty and staff, along with their families, who are unable to travel to their own homes for the holiday. A core of volunteers from throughout the university community will assist in serving the traditional turkey dinner.

The event began as a gathering for 25 graduate students at the Hale Black Cultural Center and today includes broad participation from students who live outside Ohio as well as many international students.

WHAT: Thanksgiving Day dinner will be served to 1,200 members of the Ohio State community

WHEN: 1 to 3 p.m. on Thursday (11/21)

WHERE: Recreation and Physical Activity Center, Davis Special Events Gym, 337 W. 17th Ave.