Office of Student Life

Graduating Class Gift

Start your Buckeye legacy!

Students have been giving class gifts to Ohio State since 1878 when the senior class gifted the gateway on 15th and High. 

As you graduate and join the ranks of over 600,000 living alumni, you can pay it forward for the next generation of Ohio State students by making your Graduating Class Gift.


Make a gift to one of the Class Gift Council's highlighted funds.

The Scarlet & Gray Advantage program aims to help minimize the debt burden of students in need. As a council, we wanted to give towards a fund that provides scholarships and direct financial assistance to students. We look forward to seeing a debt-free future at Ohio State!

The Margaret Herlan Busch Student Assistance Fund offers grants to students who have serious and immediate financial needs, such as being short on rent for the month, struggling to pay for a car repair or having an unexpected medical bill. As a council, we chose this fund because it assists students who need emergency mental health care, and this fund can make the difference between a student staying enrolled or dropping out due to finances.

While we encourage you to consider a donation to one of our highlighted funds, we recognize that graduating seniors have other areas of campus that they are passionate about and want to give back to. If you click on “Choose Your Own Fund” below, you can search for other areas on campus where you can give your senior gift.

Make Your Senior Class Gift