Did you know that, in 1870, The Ohio Agricultural and Mechanical College was established by the Ohio General Assembly? Three years later, instruction began on September 17, 1873. So today is the 147th anniversary of classes! In 1878 the institution’s name was changed to The Ohio State University and the first class, composed of six men, graduated. One year later, in 1879, the first woman graduated. And 45 years after our beloved university was established, the chimes in Orton Hall rang for the first time – February 22, 1915.
So happy Founders Day to all of you!
(Thank you to our faculty treasurer Cathy for some of the cool facts about today’s historical significance!)
Check out some of the most recent articles, artifacts, and cool pieces of Stater and Buckeye history our diligent Traditions committee has shared with us at our last couple of luncheons!
Whether you want to learn more about the extensive impact inaugural members of Staters have had on campus, OSU’s past battling with the 1918 Spanish flu, or to learn more about the history of the 125 season of Buckeye football, we’ve got you covered. Thank you Briana and Nathan!
Some of our new members got to check out Orton last night and learn a bit more about its history, its present, and how to give a tour! Sign up on our website for a tour if you would like to check it out and learn more about one of the oldest and coolest buildings on campus.
Ohio Staters, Incorporated proudly offers tours of Orton Hall, including the bell tower. Guests will have the opportunity to learn more about this historical building, go up into the bell tower, and even play the chimes. In addition, members of Ohio Staters will play the chimes as requested for special events.
For more information on how to schedule a tour, click here.