Faculty and Staff Appreciation Buckeye Football Game – FAQ - Human Resources at Ohio State

Faculty and Staff Appreciation Buckeye Football Game 2019

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to be awarded tickets to this event?
Most faculty and staff (including Columbus and regional campuses, as well as Wexner Medical Center employees) are eligible to be awarded tickets for this opportunity. Some exclusions apply (e.g., employees awarded tickets for the 2017 or 2018 Faculty and Staff Appreciation Buckeye Football Game, any faculty or staff member with corrective action on file with the Office of Human Resources in the last two years, temporary employees, students, Graduate student employees, and non-working retirees (faculty and staff) are not eligible to receive tickets).

If I already have season tickets am I ineligible to be selected for the Appreciation Game tickets?
No. Having season tickets does not make you ineligible to be selected to receive tickets for this game.

What will happen at the game to recognize faculty and staff?
Faculty and staff awarded tickets are invited to celebrate before the game. The faculty/staff member and his or her three guests are invited to the Faculty and Staff Appreciation Tailgate Party to enjoy free food and activities. More details will be sent to ticket recipients, along with information on what will be required to enter the tailgate. Tailgate Party is sponsored by Nationwide Insurance, Giant Eagle and Coca-Cola.

There will also be a PA announcement recognizing faculty/staff during the game. Additionally, faculty and staff award recipients from this past academic year will be recognized on the field during the game.

What if I’m unable to use my tickets?
If you are unable to use your tickets, please give the remaining tickets to your department/unit Human Resources Professional. Wexner Medical Center faculty and staff should bring their remaining tickets to the HR Office in Doan Hall or at 660 Ackerman Road.

Am I able to sell the tickets?
No, the tickets have no cash value and cannot be sold.

Do I have to show my BuckID or my Wexner Medical Center ID to enter the event?
Yes. If requested, you must show your Ohio State-issued identification to enter the event.

Who can I bring with me to the game?
Each employee who is selected will receive four tickets to bring three guests of their choice with them to the game. Only one ID will be needed per group of four tickets.

Will I be taxed if I accept the tickets?
No, Ohio State has determined that tickets to this particular event are not subject to taxation under IRS rules.

Am I able to get more than four tickets?

What if I am chosen to receive tickets, but I’m scheduled to work?
Work directly with your supervisor to make this arrangement. It may be necessary to schedule vacation time to participate in this activity.

If I am awarded tickets, how will I know?
You will be notified by email around July 31. Four tickets will be mailed to your home address listed in Employee Self-Service.

Where can I park?
For gameday parking information, visit the Football Gameday Homepage and view these updated maps, directions and construction information. Faculty and staff with valid parking credentials may park in day of game lots.

I have ADA needs. Where can I go to find out more information?
See Ohio Stadium ADA Information for game-day accommodations.



Additional Information
For information about game day or your tickets visit the Football Gameday Homepage or contact Athletics at athletic.tix@osu.edu.

For additional questions email appreciationevent@osu.edu.