University Audiences

University Tours

Students participate in a gallery tour.

The Wexner Center offers tours of gallery exhibitions and architecture for university courses or groups of any discipline. Resources developed for each exhibition are available to course instructors. Gallery admission and docent-led tours are free for all university students with a valid college ID. Contact our education department at or (614) 292-6493 to find out how we can design an experience together based on your course objectives. Please contact us at least three weeks in advance to schedule a visit.

Annual Student Party

Students enjoy a gallery installation.

Every September, the Wex welcomes over 1,000 college students to celebrate the start of the new school year. Enjoy free food, a free film, student group performances, and meeting fellow art fans. The galleries are open until midnight.


Wex interns pose for a fun group photo.

Please find detailed information about our academic internships and upcoming deadlines on these pages:

Student docent program and volunteering

All university students are invited to apply to the Student Docent Program and inquire about volunteer opportunities. For more information, please see our Student Docents page.

Federal Work-Study and Graduate Assistant positions

The Wexner Center offers a variety of Federal Work-Study and Graduate Assistant positions across departments. To learn more, please contact human resources.

Talks and More

Panelists talk together on stage.

Encounter extraordinary artists, filmmakers, architects, curators, critics, and cultural commentators, and engage with Ohio State faculty and visiting experts in illuminating gallery talks, lectures, panel discussions, readings, and book signings.

University Faculty

A woman leads a student group activity.

The Wexner Center’s education department and curatorial staff support and contribute to university classes through guided tours, guest lectures, project support, research, master classes, and beyond. Faculty frequently assign Wex programs, performances, and screenings as course assignments. We also invite faculty from Ohio State and other area colleges to lead gallery talks during the academic year.

  • To discuss upcoming initiatives or how we can design an experience based on your course objectives, please send an inquiry to

University Cosponsorships

Ohio State Architecture students participate in a workshop ran by Sarah Oppenheimer.

The education department accepts proposals for university cosponsorships held at the Wex. This may include an artist’s or scholar’s talk, conference, or reading. Frequently, we support cosponsorships that intersect with the center’s programmatic areas and contemporary topics we want to address further. Please note that the department regularly reviews cosponsorship proposals three to four months in advance.

Art & Resilience

A group of people meditate in a gallery.

Contemporary art reflects our humanity and guides us to contemplate how we engage with others in our society. The gallery space provides a unique container to cultivate and hold deep conversation, intentional community building, and mindfulness skills. Each of the Art & Resilience programs are designed to not only engage the arts in new and fresh ways, but are also informed by facets of the field of positive psychology that teach us that resilience can be learned and strengthened.