Scarlet and Gray: The Student Experience

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Thompson Library
Thompson Gallery (Room 125)
1858 Neil Avenue Mall
Columbus, OH 43210-1286

August 31, 2019 - January 19, 2020
Exhibit Hours: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday - Sunday: 12:00 - 6:00 PM
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For 150 years, every Ohio State student has lived their own unique experience as a member of Buckeye Nation. But university life also binds each generation together with traditions, orientations, commencement, classes, campus living, and activities that make up the web of a student’s life.

Scarlet and Gray: The Student Experience, a free exhibition pulled from the University Archives, celebrates the shared past that exemplifies The Ohio State University’s memorable history. The exhibit includes artifacts highlighting fascinating and everyday moments of student life on campus.


“Be ever loyal to O.S.U., and remember that a college is what the students make it.”

-1894 Student Handbook (p. 13)



Photo of Tamar Chute Tamar Chute
University Archivist, Interim Associate Dean for Special Collections & Area

Photo of Kevlin Haire Kevlin Haire
Assistant University Archivist

Photo of Tyler Osborne Tyler Osborne
Sesquicentennial Archives Asst