Homecoming – It’s Here!

We’re about 24 hours away from kicking off Homecoming Weekend! Below is an outline of the weekend’s festivities.

Please note that with the Ohio State game-time being moved to 4pm, the Saturday tailgate now starts at 1:30pm!


Friday October 6, 2017

Continuing Education Lecture: “Introduction to Spaceflight Associated Neuro-ocular Syndrome SANS and its Risk to NASA Astronauts” provided by Captain Tyson Brunstetter (OD/MS’97, PhD’00)

Where: Fry Hall, Room 33

When: 5:00pm – 6:00pm

**sold out**

Alumni Reunion Concert featuring Bad Habits – the Eye Docs of Rock

Where: Shadowbox Live (503 S. Front St. #260, Columbus, OH, 43215)

When: 8:30pm – 11:30pm


Saturday October 7, 2017


Ohio State College of Optometry Pre-Game Tailgate

Where: RPAC (337 Annie and John Glenn Ave, Columbus, OH 43210)

When: 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Ohio State Football Game vs. Maryland Terrapins

Kickoff: 4:00pm

**football tickets still available**



Thank you in advance for making this a memorable Homecoming Week/end for all alumni, faculty, and staff returning to campus. We look forward to seeing many of you throughout the week to celebrate, reminisce, and cheer on the Buckeyes!


Football Tickets Still Available & Final Reminders

As you may have seen in your inbox, The College of Optometry acquired more tickets for the game next Saturday versus Maryland. If you’re interested in purchasing them, please call 1-800-762-5646.

Somethings to note:

  1. Each ticket is $87.50
  2. These tickets will not be with the original Optometry block, but we’ll do our best to seat you with classmates
  3. You will pick the tickets up at the RPAC (337 Annie and John Glenn Ave, Columbus, OH 43210) on Saturday October 7th at the Optometry Tailgate from 1pm. – 3pm.
  4. Pre-Game tailgate tickets are available for $45 per guest. This price includes buffet, open bar, interaction with OSU Optometry faculty/classmates, and appearances by TBDBITL, cheerleaders, Gene Smith and Archie Griffin


If you have any questions, please contact Michael Haddock at 614-688-1363 or email haddock.15@osu.edu

Football Ticket Update

As you may have heard, the 70 football tickets we were provided for the Homecoming Game have officially sold out. In fact, it happened in less than five days!

However, there is still a possibility the College of Optometry can get more. Starting in early September, we will be notified if other alumni societies are unable to sell their seats, which will give us the opportunity to take them. If this happens, those currently on the wait-list will be given first priority.

If you’d like to be put on the wait-list for more tickets, please note the following:

  1. You MUST call the Ohio State Alumni Association 1-800-762-5646 to be put on the wait-list
  2. To obtain tickets, you MUST ALSO purchase tailgate tickets (now at $45 per person)
    • price includes buffet, open bar, Buckeye fanfare and special guest appearances
  3. There is no guarantee that you will be seated near those who are a part of the original 70 ticket block
  4. There is no limitation on the number of tickets you can request

Questions? Please call Alumni Coordinator Michael Haddock at 614-688-1363



Registration Link Is Live!!

It’s finally here! The registration window for our 2017 Homecoming Weekend is open. Please view the following options for registration:


  1. If you’d like to register for the Friday events (continuing education and alumni concert) please click this link for instruction: https://connect1.osu.edu/alumni/events/aa_soc_opt-2017-optometry-reunion-weekend
  2. If you’d like to register for the Saturday events (pre-game tailgate and football tickets), please call 1-800-762-5646
  3. If you’d like to register for EVERYTHING please call 1-800-762-5646


Update: Due to a gracious donation from MARCO Opthalmic and Bad Habits – the Eye Docs of Rock, the entry fee of $25 for the Alumni Concert on 10/6 has been waived. However, please continue to register so that we may add you to the guest list. If you’re not on the list, you will not be allowed entry into Shadowbox.

If you have any questions, please contact Michael Haddock at 614-688-1363 or haddock.15@osu.edu


How to Register for Homecoming Weekend 2017

This year, the Ohio State College of Optometry is partnering with the Ohio State University Alumni Association to coordinate registration and allocation of football tickets for Homecoming Weekend 2017.

Starting on Monday July 24th at 8am, our window “will be open” to purchase football tickets and register for events. Please call 1-800-762-5646 to indicate which events you’ll be attending, select football tickets, and provide payment information. Please note that you must call this 1-800 number in order to get football tickets.

There will also be a link made available that day, in the event you like to register electronically. However, please note, you cannot get football tickets through the online website.

If you have any questions about the registration process, please contact Michael Haddock at 614-688-1363 or haddock.15@osu.edu

Homecoming Registration Updates

Hello alumni! We are so excited to share that much of the registration information, event prices, and logistics have been finalized. Here’s what you need to know:

  1. The registration link to secure your spot in all the events will be “going live” on Monday July 24th
    • Please note: to purchase football tickets, you must call 1-800-762-5646 on that day
  2. Prices for each event are outlined within the specific tabs listed above (Friday, Saturday, Football Tickets)
  3. No refunds will be provided for any event or football ticket. This is an Ohio State University Alumni Association policy

Details Finalized!

That’s right – this year’s 2017 Optometry Homecoming is set! You can learn more about the exciting festivities happening by checking the tabs above. Here’s some basic info:

When: Friday October 6th – Saturday October 7th

Football Game: Ohio State versus Maryland (game time TBD)

*Optometry Alumni Society has tickets available for purchase and they will be provided on a first come, first served basis to all SUSTAINING MEMBERS. The ticket window will open in the summer.

Do you have any comments/concerns/questions? Are you a class representative celebrating reunion this fall? If so, please reach out to Alumni Coordinator Michael Haddock at haddock.15@osu.edu or 614-688-1363.

Save the Date!

The 2017 Alumni Reunion Weekend is set for Friday October 6 – Saturday October 7th! While details about the weekend’s events are still being finalized, here is some preliminary information you should know:


Ohio State University Homecoming Week Information: https://homecoming.osu.edu/

2017 Homecoming Football Game: Saturday October 7th vs Maryland