Otterbein Alumni Events & Travel

Below you will find a list of upcoming 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.

Virtual Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Summit

Wednesday, April 22, 12-1:30 p.m. (EST)

Business leaders are suffering significant impact related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including a massive push to successfully work remotely, making communication more challenging, especially when emotions are running high.

We invite you to join Otterbein University, alongside the American Negotiation Institute and The Ohio State Moritz College of Law on April 22 from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. ET as we make history. 

We’re inviting business owners, leaders, managers and educators to join forces with subject matter experts in the field of negotiation for a FREE negotiation leadership summit. 

With your help, we will fulfill our mission to serve the public good by equipping leaders across the country with the insights, tools and best practices to successfully weather current circumstances by developing the skills and mindset needed for success. 

We will come together to develop the best practices to address today’s demands for distanced communications and identify the keys to successful virtual negotiation and conflict resolution. 

This will culminate in the creation of a free Virtual Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Handbook that will be available for professionals around the world. 

Save Your Spot Now 

During the Summit, You Will Play a Vital Role in Developing

  • High-performing negotiation strategies and tactics
  • The best ways to plan and execute virtual negotiations
  • New ideas and proven methods to confidently resolve conflict
  • Methods to effectively manage difficult emotions during virtual communications
  • The FREE Virtual Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Handbook that will include the most powerful ideas, insights and practices shared through this collaborative event

Save Your Spot Now

This one-of-a-kind summit will be moderated by the Director of the American Negotiation Institute, Kwame Christian, best-selling author and professional speaker, and the host of the world’s leading negotiation podcast, Negotiate Anything.

Join us on April 22 and let’s make history together. 



Click here to register



Alumni Awards Gala 2020

September 26, 2020

Join us at 7 p.m. 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.

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.

Class of 1970 Golden Reunion

September 24-26, 2020

We are thrilled to have you back on campus for your 50th reunion! We have an awesome weekend planned and we hope you’ll join in the fun!

Registration coming soon!

Learn more about:

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

on the Golden Reunion website>

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!