Otterbein Alumni Events & Videos

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 region. 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.

December Graduates Reception

December 7, 2022 | 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Campus, Roush Hall 

While we look forward to the formal Commencement exercises on April 30, 2023, we invite all December 2023 graduates and a guest to join us for a special reception to celebrate their achievement. This event is hosted by the Office of Alumni & Family Engagement and features a champagne toast offered by President John Comerford and an Alumni Welcome by Alumni Council Chair Maggie Ellison ’10, MBA ’19.

Chicago Holiday Reception

Monday, December 12 2022 | 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Barrington, Illinois 

 Join Otterbein University President Dr. John Comerford for a Chicago Holiday Reception! Mingle and enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres with fellow Cardinals along with an update on the exciting things happening at Otterbein.

RSVP by Wednesday, December 7 using the button above or by contacting Rebecca May ’78 at or 614-823-1305.

Otterbein Lebanon Cookies & Conversation

December 15, 2022 | 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Otterbein Lebanon Retirement Community, Lebanon, OH | Jean Jones Memorial Activity Studio Room

Join your Otterbein friends and family for Cocoa, Cookies, and Conversation with Otterbein president Dr. John Comerford. 

Please RSVP using the button above by Monday, December 12.

Otterbein in Northern California!

January 7, 2023 | 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Caymus-Suisan Winery, 4991 Suisun Valley Rd, Fairfield, CA 94534

Please join Otterbein President John Comerford and local alumni hosts Brad ’82 and Christine ’83 Tucker for an afternoon of Cardinal camaraderie at Caymus-Suisan Winery in Suisan Valley, California.

This complimentary event will provide an opportunity for wine tasting and light refreshments. Meet Dr. Comerford and other area Cardinals. Space is limited.

Please RSVP using the link above or by contacting Abby Gibson at 614-823-1289 or by December 21, 2022.

Additional details will be shared with your RSVP confirmation.

Otterbein in San Antonio!

January 11, 2023 | 5:30-7:00 p.m.
The Little Rhein Prost Haus
231 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78205

Interim Athletic Director Connie Richardson will be in San Antonio on January 11 hosting a gathering on the River Walk. Stop by and join her and celebrate your Otterbein connections!

Columbus Alumni & Families Happy Hour

January 31, 2023 | 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Pins Mechanical, 6558 Riverside Dr, Dublin, OH 43017 

Join President John Comerford and fellow Otterbein Alumni and Families for a Happy Hour at Pins Mechanical – Bridge Park!

Stop by after work or bring the family for some duck pin bowling or video game fun before exploring dinner options in Bridge Park.

We hope to see you there!

Toast to the Class of 2023

April 29, 2023 | The Point (Campus)

Check back soon for more details!

Homecoming & Family Weekend 2023

September 15-16, 2023 | Campus/Westerville

Save the date for our annual Homecoming & Family Weekend!

Alumni Travel: Ireland 2023

September 19-30, 2023

Are you ready to pack your bags and hit the road with fellow alumni, family, and friends? Well, we have the perfect trip for you!

Our next alumni travel trip is being planned for Ireland, from Sept. 19 to Sept. 30, 2023. New adventures are added yearly, so take flight and explore the world with your fellow Cardinals!

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