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Programs and Events

The transition into the Otterbein community involves many elements, both inside and outside of the classroom. Co-Curricular experiences have always been valued as an important part of a student’s educational experience and therefore the FYE program has significant co-curricular programming to deliver on the overall program goals. A comprehensive schedule will be published each semester with programs that are designated to meet the goals of the FYE Programs.

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Events are open to all Otterbein students.

Many of these events require that you pre-register.  You must register for events you plan to attend at least 48 hours in advance.  If you do not pre-register, you will not be guaranteed a space at the event.  Your instructor may allow you to attend campus events not listed below.  Please consult with your FYS professor to determine what is considered an approved event for your FYS section.  

Upcoming FYE Co-Curricular Events






Nov 21
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Violence Against Women Act
Towers 110
This is a new federal requirement to train on awareness and prevention of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking.
Nov 21
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Active Shooter Training
Roush 114
Learn vital skills to protect yourself and others in the case of a bystander. Learn protocol for Otterbein’s campus and general tips
Nov 22
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Alcohol Awareness Class
Towers 110
Get smart about alcohol, drinking culture, and the law. Learn how to be make good decisions for yourself and to stay safe.
Nov 27
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Finals Prep
Library 126
During this interactive workshop students will create a concrete study plan for the last week of the semester and final exams.  The session will emphasize time management, study strategies, and self-care.  Students should bring their course syllabi and calendars/planners to the session.
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Nov 29
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Wellness Wednesdays: Mental Health – Beating Stigma
Campus Center - Room 1
Led by a student, come for this discussion about real life student struggles.  Share your thoughts and concerns; leave with inspiration and helpful resources.
Nov 29
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Under the Lights: Diversity in Sports – the Arena of Masculinity
What is the relationship between sports and masculinity? Is it an arena where it is cultivated into stereotypical paradigms or is it a place where norms are broken? Participants will discuss the pros and cons of masculinity in sports. We will also watch the short film, Iron Virgin. This documentary talks about the pressures and resiliency of being your authentic self.
Dec 06
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Cocoa & Careers
Center for Career & Professional Development (Behind the Rock)
Stop by for free hot chocolate, treats, info about CCPD resources and upcoming events!
  • Questions about events? Email fye@otterbein.edu or call 823-3202.
  • To apply to have your event FYE approved, please fill out this form.

For more information about co-curricular programming or transition support, please contact Jennifer Bechtold, 614-823-1010, jbechtold@otterbein.edu or Joseph Oteng, 614-823-3204, oteng1@otterbein.edu.

/Contact FYE

The Center for Student Success is your contact for FYE and is Located at 172 W. Main Street (Nestled between Tau Delta and TEM, Across from the Science Center)

Office Hours
M-Th: 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
F: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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Kate Lehman/Jennifer Bechtold, Assistant Deans for Student Success