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Faculty/Staff Seat Selection Process (Football & Men's Basketball)

The OSU Department of Athletics is pleased to announce the inaugural Faculty/Staff Seat Selection Program. Beginning with the 2014 football season and the 2014-15 men’s basketball season, faculty/staff full season ticket holders will select their own seats online using the new Ohio State Football Virtual Venue™ and Ohio State Men’s Basketball Virtual Venue™

Football: The faculty/staff football ticket ordering period will be March 3-31, 2014. New for the 2014 season will be an online service that allows faculty/staff members to select their own football seats during the months of May and June. Seat selection windows will begin in mid-May after all orders have been processed and will be determined based on the faculty/staff priority point system.

Men’s Basketball: The faculty/staff men’s basketball ticket ordering period will be July 1- 25, 2014. New for the 2014-15 season will be an online service that allows faculty/staff members to select their own men’s basketball seats during the months of August and September. Seat selection windows will begin in mid-August after all orders have been processed and will be determined based on the faculty/staff priority point system.

Faculty and staff will have the capability to compare multiple seat locations and become familiar with the web-based program in the time leading up to their appointed selection time. This technology has been used recently by other peer institutions and will display real-time data on what seat locations are available for selection. Many common questions can be answered by referencing the Seat Selection Brochure links on this page and/or by reading the FAQs below. You can also check out the brand new Ohio State Football Virtual Venue™ and Ohio State Men’s Basketball Virtual Venue™ by clicking the links included on this page!


Arrow Faculty/Staff Football Seat Selection Process Brochure
Arrow Step-By-Step Screenshots of the Seat Selection Process
Arrow Experience the Football Virtual Venue ™ here!

Ohio State Football Virtual Venue

Frequently Asked Questions
Faculty/Staff Seat Selection Process
Football

How will the seat selection process take place?
The 2014 faculty/staff seat selection will utilize the new Ohio State Football Virtual Venue™ to assist in the seat selection process. This online system allows season ticket holders to choose seats during a specific window of time. Each faculty/staff full season ticket holder will have a scheduled window of time in which to log-in to their online ticket account and choose their seats. A 3-dimensional view of Ohio Stadium from the seats will be available to preview before choosing your seats.

Appointment times will be assigned based on the faculty/staff priority point system, with those faculty/staff members with the highest point totals selecting first. Appointment times will be staggered, every 30 minutes. Within each 30 minute period there may be as many as fifteen season ticket holders logged in and choosing seats.

Will I purchase season tickets during the seat selection process?
No. There will be two separate processes. As in past years, you will receive your ticket renewal email in early March and will complete the online ticket renewal process during the month of March. You will receive your seat selection time in April and the first selection windows will open for season ticket holders to select their seats in mid-May.

Where do I log on to select my seats?
Once your seat selection window opens, log into to your Ohio State Buckeyes Account with your Athletics Ticket Office account number and password to start the seat selection process.

Can I see the Ohio State Football Virtual Venue™ before I log in to select seats?
A link to the Ohio State Football Virtual Venue™ is available by clicking here. While this Virtual Venue won't show you the exact seat inventory available for you to select, it will allow you to familiarize yourself with the look and feel of the seating map. You won't be able to see actual seating availability until you log into your Ohio State Buckeyes Account during your seat selection window.

Why is the seat selection taking place now?
This program empowers season ticket holders the opportunity to select their own seats in a transparent and convenient way. By utilizing this new technology, ticket holders will be able to take ownership of their seating assignment. Each customer will be able to establish his or her own preferences (seating deck, low or high, aisle or middle, etc.) and choose accordingly.

How many tickets can I order?
Season ticket qualifications will not change. Eligible faculty/staff can each order two tickets. You may continue to qualify for additional seats if you are a member of the Buckeye Club and/or President's Club.

Can I still have my Faculty/Staff seats next to my Buckeye Club/Presidents' Club seats?
Yes. Faculty/Staff full season ticket holders who wish to have their seats assigned next to their other season tickets will be able to indicate that choice during the online season renewal process, in which case all of their seats will be assigned by the Athletic Ticket Office as they have been in the past. Faculty/staff members who wish to have their faculty/staff seats assigned separately from their other season tickets will be able to select their Faculty/Staff seats using the Seat Selection Process, and have their other tickets assigned by the Athletic Ticket Office.

What other universities/colleges utilize a similar program?
Numerous schools use a similar process to adjust their seating on a regular basis, including: Iowa, Virginia Tech, Mississippi State, Penn State and Tennessee. Some of these schools conduct a seat selection on an annual basis while others may stagger their seat selection process.

How often will the seat selection process take place?
Faculty/Staff full season ticket holders will select their seats each season.

How will I be notified about my Seat Selection Window?
Faculty/Staff members will be sent seat selection window information via email and US Postal Mail around the middle of April. This mailing will include step-by-step instructions for using the online site to select seats

What if I miss my appointment time?
Your assigned seating window reflects the earliest time you may log in to select seats. Those who miss their scheduled appointment time may log-in to self-select seats at any time after their appointment time has begun. Please keep in mind that if you miss your scheduled appointment time, other season ticket holders may be choosing seats at their assigned times which will affect seating availability.

What Internet Browser is needed to complete the Seat Selection Process? Can I use my iPad?
Seat selections can be made using most models of computer/tablets, but not all. You can complete the process on an iPad, but not an iPhone. If you're using a computer, please make sure it meets these guidelines:

  • Browser: Internet Explorer 9.0+, Mozilla Firefox 4.0+, Safari 5.1+, and Chrome 15+
  • The Ohio State Football Virtual Venue ™ is best viewed with the most updated version of Chrome. To download this most recent version, click HERE.
  • As a reminder, the seat selection process CANNOT be completed on a smart phone.

Is there an option to select my seats if I do not have access to a computer?
Yes. Many libraries have free computer access and you can always ask a family member or friend to help you with this process.

Can I log back in and select different seats after I've already selected seats?
You can browse available inventory for as long as you would like after your seat selection window opens. But, you may only complete the actual seat selection process one time. Once you have finalized your seat selection, you will not be able to log back in and alter your seat selection.

What if I want to sit with a group of people?
With the online selection process, each individual will be given an appointment time for seating based on their respective faculty/staff priority point ranking.

Each group member needs to coordinate his or her selection with the appointment time of the lowest ranked person within their group; and, at that time, each group member can log into the online system and choose their seats together. NOTE: since all seats will be selected online, each person in the group will need access to a computer when coordinating the location of their seating location to simultaneously make their selections. Each group member can log in at their assigned time and check the availability of seats, having the opportunity to make their selections at that point, should they wish to forgo their group seating based on the lowest ranked person's selection time within the group.

Will anyone retain their current seats?
Seats contractually committed by the university to club seat holders , corporations , as well as commitments to student seating, visiting teams, media, government officials and other athletics/university departmental commitments are not subject to re-seat during the selection process. All faculty/staff full season ticket holders will receive a selection time per their faculty/staff priority point total, and, if their previous seats are available, will have the opportunity to select them.

How do I obtain handicap accessible seats or seats due to mobility issues?
Faculty/staff full season ticket holders will be asked about special seating needs during the season ticket renewal process. All individuals requesting disability seating will also be required to submit a disability needs form indicating their particular needs. Individuals requiring seating in wheelchair accessible rows, or specific seating to meet other disability needs will be able to call 1-800-GOBUCKS during their assigned seat selection window for assistance with selecting seats from the available inventory that meet their specific needs. Once your disability needs form has been received, a member of the Athletic Ticket Office Staff will follow up with you to give you instructions as to how to select appropriate seats during your seat selection window.
NOTE: A signed disability needs form must be received by the Athletic Ticket Office by April 7th to ensure you have access to disability seating during your selection window.

What if I only purchase the Faculty/Staff Non-Conference ticket package or single game lottery?
The seat selection process will not be utilized for the non-conference package or single game lottery. Seats for the non-conference package and faculty/staff single game lottery will be assigned in priority point order by the Athletic Ticket Office from available inventory.

Who do I contact for questions about my eligibility and points?
You may contact your respective College/Unit Human Resources contact for more information regarding your faculty/staff point total.

Who do I contact for questions that may not be answered here?
You may email us at seatselection@osu.edu or call 1-800-GOBUCKS. You may also contact your respective College/Unit Human Resources contact for more information regarding your faculty/staff point total.

Arrow Faculty/Staff Men's Basketball Seat Selection Process Brochure
Arrow Faculty/Staff Step-By-Step Screenshots of the Seat Selection Process
Arrow Experience the Men's Basketball Virtual Venue ™ here!

Ohio State Basketball Virtual Venue

Frequently Asked Questions
Faculty/Staff Seat Selection Process
Men's Basketball

How will the seat selection process take place?
The 2014-15 faculty/staff seat selection will utilize the new Ohio State Men's Basketball Virtual Venue™ to assist in the seat selection process. This online system allows season ticket holders to choose seats during a specific window of time. Each faculty/staff full season ticket holder will have a scheduled window of time in which to log-in to their online ticket account and choose their seats. A 3-dimensional view of the Schottenstein Center from the seats will be available to preview before choosing your seats.

Appointment times will be assigned based on the faculty/staff priority point system, with those faculty/staff members with the highest point totals selecting first. Appointment times will be staggered, every 30 minutes. Within each 30 minute period there may be as many as fifteen season ticket holders logged in and choosing seats.

Will I purchase season tickets during the seat selection process?
No. There will be two separate processes. The faculty/staff ordering period will take place online in the month of July. You will receive your seat selection time in the beginning of August, and the first selection windows for season ticket holders to select their seats will open on August 20.

Where do I log on to select my seats?
Once your seat selection window opens, log into to your Ohio State Buckeyes Account with your Athletics Ticket Office account number and password to start the seat selection process.

Can I see the Ohio State Men's Basketball Virtual Venue™ before I log in to select seats?
A link to the Ohio State Men's Basketball Virtual Venue™ is available by clicking here. While this Virtual Venue won't show you the exact seat inventory available for you to select, it will allow you to familiarize yourself with the look and feel of the seating map. You won't be able to see actual seating availability until you log into your Ohio State Buckeyes Account during your seat selection window.

Why is the seat selection taking place now?
This program empowers season ticket holders the opportunity to select their own seats in a transparent and convenient way. By utilizing this new technology, ticket holders will be able to take ownership of their seating assignment. Each customer will be able to establish his or her own preferences (level of the arena, low or high, aisle or middle, etc.) and choose accordingly.

How many tickets can I order?
Season ticket qualifications will not change. Eligible faculty/staff can each order two tickets. You may continue to qualify for additional seats if you are a personal seat license holder or public season ticket holder.

What other universities/colleges utilize a similar program?
Numerous schools use a similar process to adjust their seating on a regular basis, including: Michigan State, Iowa, Virginia Tech, Penn State and Tennessee. Some of these schools conduct a seat selection on an annual basis while others may stagger their seat selection process.

How often will the seat selection process take place?
Faculty/Staff full season ticket holders will select their seats each season.

How will I be notified about my Seat Selection Window?
Faculty/Staff members will be sent seat selection window information via email and US Postal Mail in early August. This mailing will include step-by-step instructions for using the online site to select seats.

What if I miss my appointment time?
Your assigned seating window reflects the earliest time you may log in to select seats. Those who miss their scheduled appointment time may log-in to self-select seats at any time after their appointment time has begun. Please keep in mind that if you miss your scheduled appointment time, other season ticket holders may be choosing seats at their assigned times which will affect seating availability.

What Internet Browser is needed to complete the Seat Selection Process? Can I use my iPad?
Seat selections can be made using most models of computer/tablets, but not all. You can complete the process on an iPad, but not an iPhone. If you're using a computer, please make sure it meets these guidelines:

  • Browser: Internet Explorer 9.0+, Mozilla Firefox 4.0+, Safari 5.1+, and Chrome 15+
  • The Ohio State Men's Basketball Virtual Venue ™ is best viewed with the most updated version of Chrome. To download this most recent version, click HERE.
  • As a reminder, the seat selection process CANNOT be completed on a smart phone.

Is there an option to select my seats if I do not have access to a computer?
Yes. Many libraries have free computer access and you can always ask a family member or friend to help you with this process.

Can I log back in and select different seats after I've already selected seats?
You can browse available inventory for as long as you would like after your seat selection window opens. But, you may only complete the actual seat selection process one time. Once you have finalized your seat selection, you will not be able to log back in and alter your seat selection.

What if I want to sit with a group of people?
With the online selection process, each individual will be given an appointment time for seating based on their respective faculty/staff priority point ranking.
Each group member needs to coordinate his or her selection with the appointment time of the lowest ranked person within their group; and, at that time, each group member can log into the online system and choose their seats together.
NOTE: since all seats will be selected online, each person in the group will need access to a computer when coordinating the location of their seating location to simultaneously make their selections. Each group member can log in at their assigned time and check the availability of seats, having the opportunity to make their selections at that point, should they wish to forgo their group seating based on the lowest ranked person's selection time within the group.

Will anyone retain their current seats?
Seats contractually committed by the university to personal seat license holders and sponsors, as well as obligations to student seating, visiting teams, media, and other athletics/university departmental commitments are not subject to re-seat during the selection process. All faculty/staff full season ticket holders will receive a selection time per their faculty/staff priority point total, and, if their previous seats are available, will have the opportunity to select them.

How do I obtain handicap accessible seats or seats due to mobility issues?
Faculty/staff full season ticket holders will be asked about special seating needs during the season ticket renewal process. All individuals requesting disability seating will also be required to submit a disability needs form indicating their particular needs. Individuals requiring seating in wheelchair accessible rows, or specific seating to meet other disability needs will be able to call 1-800-GOBUCKS during their assigned seat selection window for assistance with selecting seats from the available inventory that meet their specific needs. Once your disability needs form has been received, a member of the Athletic Ticket Office Staff will follow up with you to give you instructions as to how to select appropriate seats during your seat selection window.
NOTE: A signed disability needs form must be received by the Athletic Ticket Office by July 28th to ensure you have access to disability seating during your selection window.

Who do I contact for questions about my eligibility and points?
You may contact your respective College/Unit Human Resources contact for more information regarding your faculty/staff point total.

Who do I contact for questions that may not be answered here?
You may email us at seatselection@osu.edu or call 1-800-GOBUCKS. You may also contact your respective College/Unit Human Resources contact for more information regarding your faculty/staff point total.

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