COTC and Ohio State Newark to Host 2019 Family and Friends Day

NEWARK, Ohio, March 6, 2019 — Central Ohio Technical College and The Ohio State University at Newark will again hold the annual Family and Friends Day for both the campus and community as a whole. The event will be on Saturday, March 30 from 12 – 2 p.m. in the Adena Hall Gymnasium, 1159 University Drive, Newark, OH 43055.

Activities that will delight those of all ages will include roller skating, putt-putt, carriage rides, balloon art, inflatables, juggling, princesses, Columbus Zoo animals and more to entertain attendees.

The campus will also be hosting Kids and Sibs Weekend on Friday and Saturday, March 29 and 30. Students living in the residence halls will be able to host their younger siblings giving them a look at what life is like on our campus. The weekend will kick off with a viewing of "Mary Poppins Returns" and will continue with other great events on Saturday including a pancake breakfast, "All About Space" with Michael Stamatikos, Ph.D., assistant professor of physics and astronomy and much more.

"These are free, family-friendly events to enjoy with your kid, a younger sibling or on your own," said Justin Khol, assistant director of student life.

Events that are open to the public include:

Movie Night: "Mary Poppins Returns", Fri., Mar. 29, 6:30 p.m., Reese Center, Room 110

Pancake Breakfast, Sat., Mar. 30, 8:30 – 10 a.m., McConnell Hall, Jones Event Center

"All About Space" with Michael Stamatikos, Ph.D., assistant professor of physics and astronomy, Sat., Mar. 30, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., McConnell Hall, Jones Event Center

Family and Friends Day including roller skating, putt-putt, carriage rides, inflatables juggling, princesses, Columbus Zoo animals and more), Sat., Mar. 30, 12 – 2 p.m., Adena Gym

Buckeye Necklace Making, Sat., Mar. 30, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m., McConnell Hall, Jones Event Center

Double Dare Game Show, Sat., Mar. 30, 6 – 8 p.m., McConnell Hall, Jones Event Center

For more information, contact Justin Khol at khol.4@osu.edu.

Central Ohio Technical College and The Ohio State University at Newark have forged an outstanding array of educational opportunities for the central Ohio region and beyond. This partnership is viewed as a model for higher education in the state of Ohio. At Central Ohio Technical College, students gain hands-on, applicable experience to begin working in the field, or to transfer those credits toward a bachelor's degree program. The Ohio State University at Newark offers an academic environment that's inclusive of diversity, challenging but supportive with world-renowned professors and access to Ohio State's more than 200 majors.