As of 2010-11, the priority point system has been updated to ensure a fair and equitable allocation of seats in Ohio Stadium. This system calculates donor point totals by taking into account both lifetime giving as well as annual contributions. All donations* to the University are taken into account when calculating point totals.

Points are calculated for the following football season (2017) at the end of each calendar year (December 31, 2016). All gifts made prior to this date will be included in donor giving totals.

*This includes gifts made for Club Seats, PSLs, and Athletic Suites.

Current Donor Point Totals

For more information about your current point total, please click “Donor Log-in” at the top of the page and enter your Donor ID and Ticket Number.

*(Annuities and trusts established through the University)

2017 Football Point Calculation


Current Gift x 4% (from January 2016 – December 31, 2016)

Past Gift x 2% (prior to January 2016)

Irrevocable Gift (and qualifying Donor Advised Funds) x 1% (Sum of face values)*

Revocable Gift x 0.5% (Sum of face values)**

Total Points

First Time Donor Example:

Joe Buckeye is a first-time donor to The Ohio State University. He contributes $1,500 on January 5, 2016.

Year Gift Past Gifts Calculation Point Total
2016 $1,500 0 ($1,500 x .04) + (0 x .02) 60

Current Donor Example:

Jack Buckeye has been a Buckeye Club member for a number of years and is also a long time donor to the University. Over the years, he has contributed a total of $45,000 to the University. On January 10, 2016 Jack made his annual contribution to the Buckeye Club in the amount of $5,000.

Year Gift Past Gifts Calculation Point Total
2016 $5,000 $45,000 ($5,000 x .04) + ($45,000 x .02) 1,100