Office of Alumni and Family Engagement

by | Dec 18, 2020 | Alumni Matters.

New name, same great care and services

As we begin a new calendar year, the Office of Alumni Relations has updated its name to the Office of Alumni and Family Engagement to reflect its expanded commitment to serving Otterbein families, too. Alumni will not see a change in the programming and volunteer opportunities available. The team still will coordinate virtual and in-person events, work with 50th class reunions, and send regular communications crafted toward alumni. Parents and families of current students, though, will receive more targeted e-communications, experience an updated social media presence and see programs geared toward families. Why the change? Otterbein values the opportunity to work with families and students throughout the entire university experience and beyond. Our goal is to create a partnership with parents and families that enhances students’ success.

Check out the new family website at

Fun Getaway to the Finger Lakes

Not ready for overseas travel? Join us for a four-day tour of the beautiful New York Finger Lakes region of New York state, July 12-15, 2021. If you are an outdoor recreation enthusiast, a nature lover, a foodie, a wine or beer lover, or just enjoy being on the water, the Finger Lakes are a perfect destination for you! Highlights include the Bully Hill Winery, Corning Glass Museum, Belhurst Castle and Winery and the Sonnenberg Gardens and Mansion.

For more information on either of these trips, please visit

Experience Ireland with Otterbein

Join fellow Otterbein alumni as we tour the Castles & Legends of Ireland, Sept. 21-Oct. 2, 2021. Spend 10 nights in Irish castles while experiencing the breathtaking beauty of the Cliffs of Moher, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the Trinity College Book of Kells and so much more. Once again, we have partnered with our travel expert, Warther Tours, to provide you with a coast to coast luxury tour. The trip is limited to 30 participants, and deposits currently are being accepted. Otterbein and Warther Tours will continue to monitor the safety of traveling overseas, and the health of our travelers remains paramount. Full refunds are available if cancelled by June 21, 2021.

More details about the trip can be found at

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