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Alumni Benefits

Your Ohio University Alumni Association serves as the tie that binds generations of the Bobcat family to one another, to Ohio University and to opportunities that support your personal and professional development – for life.

As graduates of OHIO, you are automatically a member of the Ohio University Alumni Association at no cost to you and entitled to many benefits of being Bobcat.


Investing in the Next Generation of OHIO Alumni

Your Ohio University Alumni Association starts serving you even before you earn that coveted OHIO diploma. Here are some of the resources available to current students:

Legacy Scholarships

For some Bobcats, their love and connection to OHIO began long before they enrolled at the University. The Ohio University Alumni Association’s Legacy Scholarships help children and grandchildren of OHIO alumni continue the Bobcat tradition.

Student Alumni Board

“Students now. Alumni later. Bobcats forever.” That’s the motto of OHIO’s Student Alumni Board, a professional organization that connects current students with the programs and opportunities associated with the Ohio University Alumni Association.

Bobcat Network

Build your Bobcat network while learning from and connecting with OHIO alumni through this easy-to-use online platform.

Handshake

Find a job through Handshake, a leading career platform used by more than 250,000 employers, including all Fortune 500 companies.

Alumni Networking

Ohio University alumni care about and are invested in the success of the students following in their footsteps. Take advantage of opportunities to connect with those who came before you at alumni networking events held throughout the year.

Senior Week

Each semester, your Ohio University Alumni Association and Student Alumni Board team up with campus partners to give graduating seniors an opportunity to relish in their last days as OHIO students and to prepare them for the next chapter in their lives as OHIO alumni during Senior Week festivities.

Free Athena yearbooks and headshots

Leave your days as an Ohio University student with a piece of OHIO history! Graduating seniors are provided a free copy of The Athena yearbook each spring and have the opportunity to have their senior portrait taken for the publication free of charge.


Engaging with Your Alma Mater and Your Fellow Alumni

The minute you graduate from Ohio University your OHIO connection starts anew with unique opportunities to engage with your alma mater and your fellow alumni.

Alumni Networks

Your Ohio University Alumni Association is building a world-class engagement program that connects OHIO graduates locally, globally and virtually, so no matter how far your dreams take you, your Bobcat family will always be there.

Alumni Events

From the annual Homecoming festivities and triennial Black Alumni Reunion to alumni events held around the country and throughout the world, your Ohio University Alumni Association is always looking for ways to bring Bobcats together.

Ohio Today

Ohio Today, Ohio University’s award-winning alumni magazine, and its companion website ohiotoday.org keep Bobcats up to date about their alma mater and each other. Published three times a year, Ohio Today is provided to all Ohio University alumni for whom the University has a valid email address for the first three years after they graduate. After that third year, alumni are asked to subscribe to the magazine, free of charge, to continue receiving it.

OHIO Alumni e-newsletter

Stay in the know at OHIO with our monthly alumni e-newsletter, featuring profiles on your fellow graduates, points of pride, opportunities to stay involved with your alma mater, and information on upcoming events.

Social Media Connections

Stay connected to and engaged with OHIO and your fellow Bobcats on daily basis with the Ohio University Alumni Association’s social media accounts, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Pinterest.

Travel with Bobcats

Looking for a Bobcat adventure? Your Ohio University Alumni Association offers exciting tours and weekend getaways year-round, giving you a chance to experience the world in the company of your fellow Bobcats.


Continuing Your Professional Development

Your Ohio University Alumni Association is committed to helping you navigate career and life transitions and to nurturing your love of learning, connecting you to post-graduation professional development services that include:

Career Coaching

Ohio University’s Career and Leadership Development Center provides OHIO alumni lifelong access to its career coaching services, available by phone, video chat or in person.

Leadership Coaching

No matter where you are located, the Career and Leadership Development Center is ready to assist OHIO alumni in identifying skills essential to leadership, developing those skills and helping you to articulate your personal leadership style.

Bobcat Network

Build your Bobcat network, learn from and connect with your fellow OHIO alumni, and share your knowledge and experience with the Bobcats following your footsteps through this easy-to-use online platform.

Handshake

Looking to hire a Bobcat? Join Handshake, a leading career platform used by more than 250,000 employers, and connect with Ohio University students searching for employment opportunities.


Lifelong Bobcat Benefits

It’s good to be a Bobcat! Being a member of the Ohio University Alumni Association entitles you to benefits you won’t find anywhere else.

The OHIO Next Generation Award

No matter how far your dreams and achievements take you from the Bobcat State, OHIO will always be your home away from home. The OHIO Next Generation Award provides in-state tuition to eligible out-of-state students who are the children of Ohio University alumni.

The Bobcat Store

Relive the bricks and show your Bobcat pride with one-of-a-kind merchandise from the official online store of the Ohio University Alumni Association where every purchase directly supports student scholarships, programming, events and special initiatives. Join The Bobcat Store’s V.I.B. Club to get first looks and exclusive deals sent directly to your email inbox.

Nationwide Partnership

Your Ohio University Alumni Association seeks out partner organizations poised to offer you special services and discounts, including with Nationwide Insurance.