Welcome Party

Photo 6IFI Welcome Party 1

Time and Date Tuesday, August 23rd.
Help needed 4 - 10:30 pm, Event is 6:00 - 9:00 pm.
Address Ohio Union Archie Griffin Grand Ballroom (on the 2nd floor),
1739 N. High St, Columbus, 43210 on the OSU campus.

Mission: To get international students and IFI volunteers together in a fun and nurturing setting.

2 Goals:
1. Build relationships among new students, hosts and Christian students.
2. Demonstrate the impact that IFI has in the international student community at OSU.


Each fall thousands of new international students begin their studies at Ohio State. IFI welcomes new and returning internationals by holding a Welcome Party at the Ohio Union Archie Griffin Grand Ballroom (on the 2nd floor), 1739 N. High St, Columbus, 43210, on the OSU campus. For a map click here.

This event includes conversation, games, line dancing, meeting Buckeye Brutus, making new friends and winning prizes.

Ways You Can Serve:

  1. - Help set up Ballroom (4:00p-6:00p)
  2. Help with registration (5:30p-8:30p)
  3. Help with Information and Game Tables (6:00p-9:30p)
  4. Manage the Game room (6:00p-9:30pm)
  5. Serve food (6:30p-8:30p)
  6. Distribute Bibles to students (6:00p-9:00p)
  7. Meet new students and build friendships (6:00p-9:00p)
  8. Help clean up after the event (9:30-10:30pm)
  9. Help load IFI's van and unload at IFI's office (10:00p-10:45p)

Please mark your calendar and sign up for a shift below.  If you have any questions, please contact us at:

Due to catering costs, we ask that staff and volunteers don't bring their children to this event.

IFI Welcome PARTY 2022 - Volunteer Registration

Staff Member Notice
Heads up!
All campus staff members are required to clean up after the welcome party from 9:30-11pm. You will be registered to assist with clean up.
Hello there, Student!
We are thrilled that you are coming to the Welcome Party at the Ohio Union!

Did you know? There is a form exclusively for students! Use the link below to register for the picnic.


Please CLICK THE LINK ABOVE - do not click submit. Thank you!
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We love it when married couples serve together! Please tell us your spouse's name and email address. We will send him/her a separate email with their own QR code for fast check in. Please be sure to save that message and bring your QR codes with you to the event.
Bringing your spouse, eh?
How can you help at the Welcome Party?

Bring A Friend!
Share IFI's Ministry to Internationals with your Friends!

This is a terrific event to invite a friend to attend together with you so that they can see/experience IFI firsthand. If you'd like to bring a friend with you to this event, please let us know their name. We'd like to know who they are in advance so we can give them a personal welcome and introduction to our ministry when they arrive at the event.
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