Today's Update: Friday, March 22, 2024

March 22, 2024

Dear Student Life team,

Happy High Five Friday. 

With a quieter campus last week, I hope you were able to recharge and refresh over Spring Break, especially as we start the sprint to the end of the academic year.  

High Five to the Housing and Residence Education team for hosting a Pi Day celebration, naturally on 3/14. They had pie, of course, but also “Pi-nk Lemonade” and a veggie tray with a sign that said, “Close your eyes and pretend this is pie.” High Five to Madeleine Voisin for passing along the story of their fun event.  

We had two very successful events yesterday right next door to each other in the Ohio Union: What it Means to be a Buckeye and Off-Campus and Commuter Student Engagement’s Off-Campus Living Expo. High Fives to everyone who made these events shining examples of engagement.   

The Collegiate Recovery Community is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. You can read a nice story about their decade of service online. High Fives to Ahmed Hosni, Mackenzie Hogan and the team.  

High Five to the Student Life Disability Services team for hosting a successful Academic Partners Open House earlier this month. The team provided engaging activities and information and showed off their space, meeting new colleagues and reconnecting in person with ongoing partners from a variety of colleges and offices across campus. 

We had an extraordinary group of Buck-I-SERV trips last week.  A number of Student Life team members went along as advisors, so High Fives to Daren Lehman (Guatemala: Constru Casa), Dani Rodriguez Pacheco (Louisiana: Merry Green Marvel), Peter Hansen (Florida: Habitat for Humanity Lake Sumter), Michelle Miranda (Nicaragua: Medici Project and CTG Foundation) and Meagen Rinard (Nicaragua: Medici Project and CTG Foundation). 


Have a Scarlet and Great weekend, and Go Bucks!  


Melissa S. Shivers, PhD   
Senior Vice President for Student Life    
The Ohio State University