Alumni Events & Travel

Looking to stay connected to Otterbein and your fellow alumni? Well, look no further!

Below you’ll find a list of virtual and in-person engagement opportunities, both on campus and around the world. Sign up for one – or more! – today and strengthen your connections with old friends, make some new ones, and maybe learn something, too!

Please contact the Office of Alumni & Family Engagement if you have any questions about our events or if you are interested in hosting an event in your area:

Phone: 614-823-1650
Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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Homecoming & Family Weekend

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Alumni Travel Program

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Athletics Events

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Seattle Alumni, Families, and Friends Gathering

June 4, 2024, at 6 p.m.
Rocco’s Specialty Bar & Pizzeria in Belltown (2312 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121)

Join us on Tuesday, June 4, 2024, at 6 p.m. at Rocco’s Specialty Bar & Pizzeria in Belltown (2312 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121) – Dinner is on us! 

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Cardinal Cookout Celebration for Young Alumni

June 8, 2024, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
On the Quad, Campus

Otterbein’s Young Alumni Board invites you to a Cardinal Cookout on June 8 to welcome the Class of 2024 into the Otterbein Alumni community. Let’s get together in our peaceful little village where it all began and celebrate our forever Cardinal connection! Join us for a casual and family-friendly (bring the kids!) afternoon with lunch, games, and fun.

Registration, which includes lunch, is $5 per adult. Kids and members of the Class of 2024 are free!


In The Loop with the Alumni Council:
Serving on a Board: How to Position Yourself for a Seat at the Table

July 10, 2024 |  7-8 p.m. on Zoom

Serving on the board of a non-profit is a great way to further your career and align your personal values and beliefs with a mission-driven organization. In addition, board service offers a wealth of other benefits, from learning about the business side of organizations, helping to make important fiscal decisions, and learning how to leverage relationships.

In this virtual session, we’ll hear from Otterbein alumni who have served on a variety of non-profit boards, what they learned, what advice they would give fellow alumni seeking to land board service opportunities, and much more!

We’re always looking for new and exciting ways to connect Cardinals to one another.

Have an idea for an event or program? Email us at

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Alumni Insights >
This series focuses on discussing timely topics with accomplished Otterbein grads.

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In the Loop with Alumni Council >
This video interview series highlights life and professional development topics with the Alumni Council.

Inside The Nest

Inside the Nest >
This series provides viewers with a behind-the-scenes look at interesting places on Otterbein’s campus and beyond.

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Cardinal Fly-By >
This series consists of  five-minute learning lectures on a variety of topics from managing anxiety to proper stretching techniques.