OT: I got some mail from OSU today...

Submitted by go16blue on March 23rd, 2011 at 6:44 PM

As a junior in high school, I have recently been recieving lots of mail from colleges. I throw most of it out, but when I saw that I got mail from OSU I decided that it deserved special treatment.




March 23rd, 2011 at 6:49 PM ^

But by posting a picture demonstrating your object-burning prowess, you just doomed yourself to a flood of recruiting mail from MSU and West Virginia.


March 23rd, 2011 at 6:53 PM ^

I got a letter from them a couple weeks back and was thinking of doing the same, but decided against it. Instead I decided to sell it to an owner of a tattoo parlor. Just seemed right.


March 23rd, 2011 at 6:57 PM ^

For research purposes, I need to go down to Columbus to look at some documents.  In exchange for a car, my friend is making me wear a Michigan shirt.  I might actually get burned as a person in response.

Also I remember this stage in my life.  I, for real, got one from Creighton that said "centrally located, a quick three hour flight from anywhere in the United States"

And finally, I love the fact that your username already has your UM graduation year in it.


March 23rd, 2011 at 7:20 PM ^

I remember doing something very similar with a letter from OSU about 12 years ago, only I think I ripped it into tiny pieces before using it for kindling in the fireplace.  Still, it was just as enjoyable as it looks like it was for you.  I did end up at Michigan, thankfully, (LSA '04) but just purely for shits and giggles I did MSU's online application and recieved an acceptance letter and scholarship offer a week later.  I didn't go all pyro on that offer, but it def. made me laugh that I spent 10 minuets on an online application and it was enough to get such an offer from E. Lansing.


March 23rd, 2011 at 8:37 PM ^

A long time ago I was applying to instate public Universities.  My acceptance to MSU said "You are a Spartan!"  That simple statement made me drop them from further consideration.  Just did not seem like a statement to get excited about.   Kind of like "You have foot fungus!"

Michigan Manders

March 23rd, 2011 at 8:52 PM ^

I got one too. I've been saving it because I'm trying to think of something extra special to do with it. Any ideas? Something more interesting than burning it. I was thinking tying it to a firework.


March 23rd, 2011 at 10:30 PM ^

It was my resident contract for next year for their internal medicine residency. I did not burn it, but I will continue to fight the good fight as a UM fan/OSU alum. It's a dangerous dance...mainly cause cows aren't agile

Bando Calrissian

March 23rd, 2011 at 10:41 PM ^

I got one of those when I was a junior in high school.  I sent it back return-to-sender, with an obviously polite, upstanding, handwritten note on the back of the envelope.


March 23rd, 2011 at 11:17 PM ^

I got similar mailings from OSU when I was in the college application process, but the all-time kings of mailing overload, in my experience, was Ohio Wesleyan University.  I must have received at least 20 different postcards plus longer business envelope mailings from them about campus visit schedules and the like.  It got overwhelming after a while.


March 23rd, 2011 at 11:37 PM ^

Being from Ohio I got about 50 postcards and letters from them. Each and every one of them found their way into a public toilet or urinal around Toledo.