Discounts in Downtown Wooster for Ohio State students and employees

Many establishments in Historic Downtown Wooster offer discounts to Ohio State students and staff.

Each vendor determines the discount and to whom it applies. Full list of dining and shopping discounts:

Choose the type of vendor from top navigation bar, scroll over each vendor to view the discount offered. Some vendors specify students, while others include faculty and staff also. Mainstreet Wooster Inc. manages this site and is responsible for the content.

Paws & Pumpkins!

Wooster Staff Council Presents: Paws & Pumpkins

Free Autumn Festival to benefit the Wayne County Dog Shelter & Adoption Center

Saturday, October 29, 2022. 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Secrest Welcome & Education Center, CFAES Wooster Campus, 2122 Williams Rd, Wooster, OH 44691

Lunch included, Activities for everyone: Dog Adoptions, Pumpkin Decorating, Costume Contest, Crafts, Treats and more. Donations to the Dog Adoption Center are Appreciated

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2022-2023 CFAES Award Nominations

The nomination window for the 2022-2023 College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences faculty and staff awards is now open. Nominations are due by November 30, 2022. Criteria, nomination requirements, and selection details for all awards can be found in the 2022-2023 CFAES Awards Grid. Additional details about awards from the Office of Research and Graduate Education can be found here.
Wooster Staff Council Representatives are able to assist with gathering information for award submission packets!

Click Here to Nominate!

CFAES Award Criteria Grid

Welcome to new Wooster Staff Council Members!

After a long journey to gain access, we are again able to edit our WSC website

We welcome our old members back and thank you all for your service to our staff here on the Wooster campus, and also welcome our newest members: Gail Hall, Director’s Office, Shayla Frye, Wooster Conference Center, Nuris Acosta, Entomology, and Kelly Kyser, Student Life.

We seek volunteers or nominations for representatives from District 4: FABE, EHS, Public Safety, OCAMM, OSUE, STAR, and District 6: HCS, SENR

Amanda Buss will remain WSC Chair for 2022, after finishing previous Chair Lindsey Huling’s 2021 term after her departure.
Erin Parker will remain Treasurer for 2022, and will continue with a second 3-year term.
We need two WSC members to step into the open officer roles


  1. Act in place of the Chair when the Chair is absent
  2. Serve as Chair-Elect for one year then move into the role of Chair the following year or immediately if the Chair position is vacated for any reason.  It is recommended that the incoming Chair-elect alternate between ATI and OARDC at least once every 3 years.
  3. Attend Wooster Campus Administrative Cabinet meetings when Chair is absent.
  4. Complete other tasks or duties as assigned by the Chair


  1. Record the minutes of all regular and special Council meetings and submit for approval at each Council meeting
  2. Maintain current membership list and information on terms of office
  3. Complete other tasks or duties as assigned by the Chair

Wooster Campus Staff Council Annual Meeting 2020

On, Wednesday January 15, 2020 Wooster Campus Staff Council (WCSC) hosted its 2020 Annual Meeting. The event began with a welcome speech from new Director of the Wooster Campus, Dr. Anne Dorrance, who thanked staff for all they do for the Wooster Campus, and spoke on the need for additional staff appreciation awards.

Following the welcome speech, the 2019 Council Chair, Kayla Arnold, presented a recap of WSC activities in 2019. Some highlights include the 10th Annual Chili Cook-Off which was attended by almost 130 staff, our summer after-hours event hosted by Minglewood Distillery, and our inaugural Paws and Pumpkins Fall Fest.

Kayla then  provided the CFAES SAC update, which included the presentation of 1 Shirley Brooks Jones Award, 3 Above and Beyond Awards, 2 Professional Development Awards, and 8 Outstanding U awards in 2019. SAC also offered 3 professional development seminars for staff via Zoom, and ice cream treats provided during staff appreciation. Also, you may recall that CFAES SAC handed out branded lunch totes as the staff gift in 2019.

Following the CFAES SAC update, Chrissy Sprouse, 2020 University Staff Advisory Council Chair (USAC), presented information and updates. This council consist of 30 members representing employees across the University. For more information about USAC, please visit their website:

This year, WSC hosted, via Zoom, guest speakers Kalkidan Tefera and Laura Keves. Kalkidan and Laura presented a quick overview of Career Roadmap and how it could affect staff.  They also presented a timeline of events taking over the next year.  Finally, they answered staff questions about the Career Roadmap process and its effect on staff positions/titles and pay.

Our next event will be the 11th Annual Chili Cook-Off; stay tuned for more details!

FunFest 2019

The Annual Wooster Campus FunFest took place on Wednesday, August 14. Over 220 attended the event at the Secrest Welcome Center, where we had lots of food, games, and prizes! Hartzler’s ice cream truck returned to campus and accepted staff appreciation tokens, while Grill masters from the Facilities department cooked our burgers and hot dogs provided by the Department of Animal Sciences (thanks to you both!) We were able to collect over 3 full boxes of shampoo, soap, toothpaste, and other items for OneEighty, in addition to donating two boxes of buns and four large pans of hamburgers and hotdogs to the Salvation Army.

This year, we also held our first ever hot dog eating contest. Quite frankly, we relished the opportunity to watch these challengers compete. Towards the end, it was clear that nobody would ketchup to the wiener… Congratulations to our first ever champion, Mike Franks, who won by eating 8 hotdogs! Jason Veil came in second, followed by Mike Jeffers, and Dave Lohnes. Thank you all for your competitive spirit and enthusiasm!