Otterbein Alumni Events, Videos, & Travel

Below you will find a list of virtual engagement opportunities, regional and signature events, and alumni travel opportunities! Strengthen your connections with other alumni, reminisce about Otterbein, and have fun!

Please contact the Office of Alumni Relations 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.

Cardinal Fly By Logo Final 2020

Cardinal Fly-By >

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

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.

Between Two Cards

Between Two Cards >

This video interview series highlights the experiences of Otterbein University alumni.


Career Transitions

This series focuses on important topics for individuals who are facing a job loss or transition.

Trivia Night

June 23, 2020 (NEW DATE!)

Test your trivia skills against your fellow Cardinals at our virtual Trivia Night on June 23 at 8 pm (EST)! Click here to register. Who will be crowned as the Otterbein Alumni Trivia Champ?

We’ll be using Zoom to for the trivia questions and Kahoot to submit your answers. You’ll need to access both in order to play trivia.

Virtual Paint Party

Thursday, July 2 (New Date!)

Create your very own Otterbein artwork! We’re working with local vendor, The pARTy Studio, to send you Otterbein themed canvases directly to your door! Paint kit includes everything you need to make either a Otterbein “Home” sign or your very own Cardy. $30 includes all materials and shipping & handling for one sign or $50 for both. We’ll host a live paint party where you can join our host in painting your sign! Limited to the first 50 registrants, so sign up soon!


Paint Night

Order Information:

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Alumni Awards Gala 2020

September 26, 2020

Join to honor alumni and individuals who have positively impacted the Otterbein campus, provided outstanding service to one’s local community, and/or modeled exceptional leadership in one’s profession. The 2020 honorees are listed on the Alumni Awards page.

Class of 1970 Golden Reunion

September 17-19, 2021

You have one extra year to celebrate your 50th reunion! COVID-19 restrictions have changed how we travel, connect with friends, and celebrate milestones. Therefore, the Golden Reunion for the Class of 1970 and 1971 will both occur in September 2021 to maximize attendance and to reduce any unnecessary risks. Please mark your calendar for September 17-19, 2021, for a return visit to Otterbein!

Learn more about:

  • Schedule of Events
  • Memory Book Details
  • Hotel and Travel Information

on the Golden Reunion website>

A Toast to Otterbein

August 5, 2020

Mark your calendar for a new Otterbein tradition! A Toast to Otterbein celebrates our history and welcomes all alumni, family, and friends to gather in cities throughout the United States and beyond. Stay tuned for more information. Please contact Ben Schwarz MBA ’19, associate director of alumni relations, if you are interested in hosting an event in your city.

Birds of a feather flock together. So, pack your bags and hit the road with your fellow alumni, family and friends. New adventures added yearly, so take flight and explore the world with your fellow Cardinals!

Majestic West ~ September 7-13, 2020

Enjoy stunning views of the American West including the Grand Tetons, Yellowstone and Big Sky!

See Details About The Early Bird Discount.

$2,695 per person includes double room occupancy. Single rates are also available. Group airfare from Columbus for the Majestic West trip is $649 per person, includes luggage fee.

Fly from John Glenn International Columbus to Salt Lake City.
6 days/7 nights exploring the majestic west and staying in lodges, resorts, and hotels.
Teton and Yellowstone National Park
Ousel Falls Park
Teton Snake River Float Trip
Big Sky Village
Jackson Hole Wyoming

See The Complete Majestic West Itinerary.

To book this trip, contact our travel vendor, Warther Tours, at 330-556-4535. A deposit is required at booking.

Grand Tetons
Yellowstone Lower Falls

Vienna 2021 Travel Course: Conflict, Culture, & Identity

Lyle and Meg Barkhymer have made their ‘home away from home’ in Vienna for the last several winters. They are both retired from teaching in the music field. Lyle taught a Senior Year Experience in Vienna for 12 years, with Meg joining him a number of times. In 2019, they hosted 12 Lifelong Learning Community members on a similar travel learning course. We hope you will consider joining the Barkhymers in Vienna in 2021.

Travel memories last a lifetime. Come join us!