Nothing says “Back to School” like Buck-i-Frenzy! Buck-i-Frenzy is Ohio State’s annual welcome back festival hosted by corporate sponsors from the Columbus area. Over 20,000 students and hundreds of business attend each year. The festival carries the motto of “Four hours of friends, food, and free stuff!” and certainly lives up to that claim.
Buck-i-Frenzy is held around the Recreation and Physical Activity Center (RPAC) each year during Welcome Week on the day before classes officially start. Being a combined BSBA/MAcc student, I was able to attend my fourth Buck-i-Frenzy and was not disappointed. I came home with a lot of snacks, preseason Blue Jackets tickets, free meal coupons for many popular High Street restaurants, water bottles, t-shirts, and a concert ticket. This year we had Moe’s, Raising Cane’s, and Skyline Chili giving out free food to students. While free stuff is always appreciated, the best part about Buck-i-Frenzy is the experience. Where else can you listen to music and participate in activities such as a zip line or inflatables with over 20,000 of your closest friends?
At Buck-i-Frenzy, I met up with Tom Baldinger, an Ohio State MAcc student from Buffalo, New York. Tom was thrilled to share some words with me about the atmosphere during his first Buck-i-Frenzy.
“Buck-i-Frenzy was an awesome event to kick off the year. Seeing so many students dressed in scarlet and gray created a sense of camaraderie and excitement to start the year. It was a great way to learn and get free swag from local and national companies in Columbus.” – Tom Baldinger
Buck-i-Frenzy is just one of Ohio State’s signature events to get undergraduate and graduate students involved on campus. The opportunities to get involved at Ohio State are seemingly endless!