Nov. 2018


GeoGuessr //  11AM-12:15PM // 1080 Derby Hall

Hang out with your fellow students for refreshments and fun!

Please bring your laptop.


Major Information Exhibit //  11AM-12:30PM // Derby Hall Lobby

Stop by to learn about the majors and minors offered by the Geography Department.

Faculty Presentation: Dr. Darla Munroe// 12:30PM - 1:30PM //                          Sharpe Innovations Commons 

Transdisciplinary Approaches to Understanding Forest-community Relationships

Join Dr. Munroe, Interim Chair of the Geography Department, for this hands-on, immersive session from USDA-funded project in Appalachian Ohio’s forests.


GIS & Spatial Analysis Major Info Session// 3:00PM // 1186 Derby Hall

Interested in a major change to GIS or Spatial Analysis?  Register to attend this major information session to find out more.  Students will have opportunity to meet with advisor after, officially change major and plan classes for spring semester.

Register for an Autumn 2018 Major Info Session




GIS Day // 9:00AM—5:00PM// Research Commons (18th Ave Library)

Learn more about geographic information systems (GIS) and celebrate the power of geospatial analysis and visualization in answering research questions and solving real-world problems.

Visit to learn more.

9am—11am: Humanitarian Map-a-Thon (BYOD)
11am—1pm: Lightning Talks
1pm—3pm: Exhibits and Resource Fair
3pm-5pm: Humanitarian Map-a-Thon (BYOD)

Preparing for Graduate School Workshop // 11:59AM - 1:00PM  // 1186 Derby Hall

Are you considering graduate work after you complete your undergrad major at OSU?   Learn the steps to prepare and important considerations for graduate school in this workshop provided by the Younkin Success Center.

Participants will have a chance to win a $25 gift card.

GEO Week - Grad School Workshop Registration




Graduate Student Research Forum //  12:00-2:00PM // 1039 Derby Hall & Derby Hall Lobby

Graduate Students in the Geography Department will be presenting their research.  Come inquire and learn more about the breadth of geography!

Oral Presentations will be in Derby Hall 1039 and Poster Presentations will be in the Derby Hall Lobby.

Schedule of presentations is available at PDF icon Graduate Student Forum Program.pdf


Major Information Exhibit //  12:00-2:00PM // Derby Hall Lobby

Stop by to learn about the majors and minors offered by the Geography Department.

"Using Your Handshake Account" Workshop //  3:44PM - 4:45PM // 1039 Derby Hall

So you've heard about the online job and internship database, Handshake, but you aren't sure how to start using it. This session will guide you through completing your profile, show you how to effectively search for positions, and highlight additional job and internship search resources available through the system.

Please bring your laptop.

Participants will have a chance to win a $25 gift card.

GEO Week - Handshake Workshop Registration




CURA Speaker: Dr. Noreen McDonald // 12:00 - 1:00PM // 165 Thompson Library

Healthcare Transportation Services: How Technology and Shared Mobility are Changing Options and Behavior

Transportation barriers prevent millions of people from accessing healthcare every year. Care providers are partnering with shared mobility services such as Uber and Lyft to establish new ways for patients to travel to and from medical appointments. This talk will look at the models that are emerging, analyze related policy changes that encourage new approaches, and consider the connections to traditional paratransit options.


Geocaching Competition // 1:30 - 3:00PM // 1080 Derby Hall

CANCELLED due to limited number of registrants.  Sorry.


Colloquium Speaker: Dr. Zulu // 3:30PM - 5:00PM // 1080 Derby Hall

Prospects for Development in the Context of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and Africa-grown Initiatives



Events sponsored by the Department of Geography and the Center for Urban and Regional Analysis



What is GEO Week?

Each year more than 100,000 Americans actively participate in Geography Awareness Week (GEO Week). Established by presidential proclamation more than 25 years ago, this annual public awareness program organized by National Geographic Education Programs (NGEP) encourages citizens young and old to think and learn about the significance of place and how we affect and are affected by it.