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Welcome to Fall Semester!

Columbus State’s “Weeks of Welcome” (WOW) continue with another week of special events to help you kick off your college experience! WOW includes programmed activities to help you learn about the opportunities that exist outside of the classroom that can enhance your college experience. The events are free and sponsored by various campus departments and clubs. The activities take place on both the Columbus and Delaware Campuses.

Week 2: Explore Campus Resources and Involvement

Monday, August 26, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. - Blood Drive,Nestor Hall Study Lounge

Tuesday, August 27, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. - Involvement Fair,Nestor Hall Courtyard

Meet representatives from more than 40 organizations or learn how to start your own club.

Tuesday, August 27, 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. - Women's Volleyball Quad Match,Delaware Hall (DE) Gymnasium

Wednesday, August 28, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 4:00- 5:30 p.m.-WOW Cookout and Festival,Nestor Hall Courtyard

Thursday, August 29, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.- Diversity Celebration, Nestor Hall Courtyard
Attend this social reception that celebrates diversity on campus.

Delaware Campus Week 2: Explore Delaware Campus Resources and Involvement

Thursday, August 29, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - WOW Cookout and Resource Fair in Moeller Hall, Front Entrance

Enjoy live entertainment and meet our “Celebrity Chefs” who will serve you a free lunch! This is also a great opportunity to learn about campus departments and services offered to students. Meet representatives from clubs or learn how to start your own club. Students can also learn about volunteer opportunities and even register to vote!


Need to pick a major? Attend the “Major Fairs”

New students and undecided majors can find out more about the hundreds of majors and degrees offered at Columbus State by attending one (or more) of the “Major Fairs,” starting in early September. At the Major Fairs, you can explore Columbus State’s programs of study, meet the faculty, find out what it takes to complete your degree, and explore career opportunities in each field of study. The Major Fairs are free and open to all students. The schedule is as follows:

Health Major Fair -
Your prescription for a healthy career!
Wednesday, September 4, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Nestor Hall Lounge

Business Major Fair - Take care of business!
Wednesday, September 11, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Nestor Hall Lounge

Information Technology Major Fair - Go for IT!
Wednesday, September 18, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Nestor Hall Lounge

Engineering Major Fair - Rev up your earning power!
Wednesday, September 25, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Nestor Hall Lounge

Attend the 2013 Collegiate Leadership Conference

The Office of Student Engagement and Leadership (SEaL) will commemorate Columbus State’s 50th Anniversary, Fri., and Sat., November 8 and 9, by empowering the next generation of college students to develop their leadership skills, construct a professional network, and make a difference through civic and community engagement.

The 2013 Collegiate Leadership Conference of Ohio, “A Leader’s Legacy: Making History Every Day” will offer workshops—including a special track for “First Generation” college students—keynote speakers and community service projects. The conference will encourage you to make history every day by involving yourself in the world around you and by actively participating in your own leadership development.

Online registration for the conference will begin August 30. The conference is a perfect opportunity for you to network and to participate in an experience that will last for years to come! 


Cheerleading tryouts are Aug. 23, 24cheerleaders
All interested candidates for the 2013/2013 Cougar Cheerleading Team are encouraged to try out for the team, starting with a free cheerleading clinic on Friday, August 23 from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. in the Delaware Hall Gymnasium.

Whether you are a prospective cheerleading candidate, a current cheerleader, or a former cheerleader, please join us for the clinic (required for all candidates) and tryout!

The Cheerleading Tryout will be held on Saturday, August 24, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in Delaware Hall. (Participants must attend the clinic in order to try out.)

Prospective cheerleaders must fill out and complete the 2013-2014 Cheerleading Packet. You can either print it off or pick it up from the Athletic Office in the Delaware Hall Athletic Center prior to the August 23 clinic. Please bring the completed packet to the clinic.

Participants should wear athletic attire and shoes to both the clinic and the tryout. Please be prepared to tumble, stunt, dance and jump. For more information, call or email Head Coach Osborne at (614) 580-7378 or


Parking permits are in the mail

If you registered your vehicle and paid for an Autumn Semester Parking Permit online, you should be receiving your parking sticker in the mail soon. In the meanwhile, you can also download and print a Temporary Parking Permit to use during the first few weeks of the semester, or until you receive your permanent pass. If you go to the Parking website, you will find a parking map, and lots more information about parking at Columbus State.


Watch that crosswalk!

crosswalk Don’t try running across here. It’s much too dangerous!

New and returning students who need to cross Cleveland Avenue at Grove Street (at the Center for Workforce Development – WD), will have to walk down to the light at Mt. Vernon Avenue (near the Bookstore) for a few weeks at the beginning of the semester. Construction at the entrance of campus at Grove Street has the crosswalk CLOSED for a while, to ensure everyone’s safety while equipment and orange barrels are in the area. Please be careful in this construction zone and cross safely at the Mt. Vernon Avenue light!



Don't miss important activities- Check the calendar!

Lots more activities and events can be found on the Columbus State Activities Calendar: 


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