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Saturday, February 11, 2017 - OUAB Graduate and Professional Student Valentine's Ball 

Looking for something to do for Valentine's Day? OUAB Grad/Prof is hosting a formal Valentine's Ball Saturday, February 11th, 2017 from 7:00 – 12:00 AM at the Blackwell Inn on campus.

For just $15 per ticket for graduate and professional students or $20 per ticket for faculty and staff members, a memorable Valentine's evening will be planned for you! Ticket prices include full dinner and dessert, two drink vouchers, dancing, entertainment, and free on-site childcare. Please email taylor.2201@osu.edu by Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at noon with dietary restrictions.  Students and faculty/staff may purchase tickets for unaffiliated guests at the same price the purchaser is eligible.


Tickets will be available at the Ohio Union Information Center on the first floor of the Ohio Union beginning on Monday, January 30, 2017. The Information Center is open daily from 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM. 

Free childcare is provided at the Valentine's Ball by trained and certified childcare staff sponsored by Recreational Sports of the Office of Student Life. Childcare will be provided from 6:30 - 12 PM. You must have a reservation as space is limited. Please send your name, child's name and age, and an emergency contact phone number to agegroup@osu.edu by Wednesday, February 8th to reserve your space!

Program content of this event is designed to be inclusive of all gender identities and sexual orientations. All students are invited and encouraged to attend.




Friday, April 21, 2017 – Grad/Prof Spring Picnic


Join fellow grad/prof students and their guests kick back as the weekend gets started and the semester winds down at this annual spring event. Enjoy free food, cash bar, corn hole, live music and prizes. New for this year is our outdoor grill and made fresh milk shakes for a spring picnic theme. Vegetarian options will be provided.


To purchase Ohio beer or wine, please remember to bring proper identification and CASH. Credit cards are not accepted.


Students are welcome to bring a non-student guest!


About OUAB

The Ohio Union Activities Board (OUAB) provides programs and events for the students of Ohio State's Columbus campus that are educational, entertaining, and thought provoking. OUAB events are FREE for current OSU students and brought to you by your Student Activity Fee.

If an event is ticketed, tickets are available at the Ohio Union Information Center.

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