Today's Update: Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2023

November 15, 2023

Dear Student Life team,

At last week’s Scarlet and Great Gathering, we shared some of the important dates coming up. We had slides on the screen with a list, but in case they went by too fast, and you didn’t memorize them or get a picture, I thought it might be helpful to share the information with you in Today’s Update.  

  • University Holidays: OFFICES CLOSED 

    • Thursday and Friday, Nov. 23-24 
    • Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 25-26 
    • Monday, Jan. 1 

  • Commencement Eve Candlelight Ceremony, Thursday, Dec. 14 @ 6 p.m. (Longaberger Alumni House)

  • Autumn Commencement: Sunday, Dec. 17 @ 2 p.m. (Jerome Schottenstein Center)

  • First day of spring semester: Monday, Jan. 8

  • College Football Playoff National Championship Game: Monday, Jan. 8 (Houston, Texas)

  • Student Life Belonging and Well-being Summit: Wednesday, January 17

  • Spring Scarlet and Great Gatherings @ 9:30 a.m. (Ohio Union) and 2 p.m. (RPAC) 

    • Thursday, Feb. 8 
    • Wednesday, Apr. 10 

Obviously, this is just a high-level overview of some of the larger events, so if you have others that you would like to have listed in a future “Save the Date” Today’s Update, please let me know and we can get that added. 

Have a Scarlet and Great rest of the week! 


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