Oakland City University’s New Student Orientation starts on August 18th. During this event, we hope to help all of our incoming students to become accustomed to University life and build a supportive student community.

Wednesday, August 18th – OPENING DAY ~ FAMILY DAY

8:00 a.m. – NoonCheck-In/Move-In for New Students Living on Campus
Student Life Center (SLC), Main Level
Noon – 2:00 p.m.Lunch ~ free to all new students and their guests
Cafeteria, Student Life Center (SLC), Main Level
Noon – 3:00 p.m.Visit the OCU Campus Shop
Student Life Center (SLC), Main Level
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.Check-In for New Commuter Students
Student Life Center (SLC), Main Level
3:00 p.m.New & Transfer Students Line-Up for Ceremony
Provance Memorial Chapel
3:30 p.m.Opening Ceremony & Reception
Johnson Center
New students are officially welcomed into the OCU community. Families and friends are encouraged to attend. A reception will follow.
4:45 p.m.Family Farewells
5:15 p.m.OCU Connection Groups
Kennedy Center (Assigned Classrooms ~ listed on your name badge)
First-Year and New Transfer students meet with their Orientation Leaders for the first time.  Attendance at these group meetings is very important.
6:00 p.m.Welcome Dinner/Show ~ (Sit with your OCU Connection Group)
Cafeteria, Student Life Center (SLC), Main Level
Entertainment by “Mission IMPROVABLE”
8:30 p.m.Resident Student & Commuter Student Meetings Resident Students ~ Meet in the Lobby of YOUR Residence Hall
Commuter Students ~ Meet in the Student Life Center (SLC), Room 210

Thursday, August 19th – Meet the Family

7:15 a.m. – 7:50 a.m.Breakfast
Cafeteria, Student Life Center (SLC)
8:00 a.m. – NoonPlacement Assessment & Resources for Your Success
During this time, new students will either meet in their OCU Connection Group and learn about resources for your success OR complete placement assessments to help determine your class schedule. See Your OLs for questions.
11:30 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.Lunch
Cafeteria, Student Life Center (SLC)
1:00 p.m.“Navigating into Unchartered Waters” with Stephen Gray
Johnson Center
This program takes the elements of team building and combines it with the ENTHUSIASM and ENERGY of the participants to create a highly enjoyable experience that creates a community out of strangers. 
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Free Time
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.Dinner
Cafeteria, Student Life Center
6:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.President’s Ice Cream Social at President’s Home
Talk to your Orientation Leaders about the time your group will attend.
8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.“True Colors” with Stephen Gray
Cornwell-Reed, Recital Hall, Room 211

Friday, August 20th – Service to Others

7:30 a.m.Pancake Breakfast Served by OCU Staff & Faculty Breakfast & Check-In for OCU Service Day Projects
Cafeteria, Student Life Center
8:45 a.m.Load Buses & Depart for Service Sites
Student Life Center, Outside
9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.OCU Morning of Service ~ Going Forth To Serve
Talk to your OL for more information!
11:00 a.m. – NoonArrive back on Campus
(Showers available in the Student Life Center for commuter students)
Noon – 12:50 p.m. Lunch with OCU Connection Groups
Cafeteria, Student Life Center
1:00 p.m.Building a Safe Community at OCU”
Cornwell-Reed, Recital Hall, Room 211
Presented by Student Life, with applicable rules/regulations (including, but not limited to, alcohol and other drugs, Title IX, harassment, Student Handbook, etc.)  Skits will cover some of these important topics and discussions will occur in OCU Connection Groups.
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.Free Time
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.Dinner
Cafeteria, Student Life Center
7:00 p.m.Campus Scavenger Hunt
OCU Connection Groups (Assigned Classrooms)

Saturday, August 21st – Prepare for Success

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.Brunch
Cafeteria, Student Life Center
11:15 a.m.OCU Connection Groups
OCU Connection Groups (Assigned Classrooms)
Moodle Introduction
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.Lunch
How to be a Successful Student at OCU
1:30 p.m.International Students Mandatory Meeting
Student Life Center, Room 210
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.Men’s Soccer Scrimmage
Aigner Field
Come out and cheer on your OCU Men’s Soccer Team and enjoy free Lollys Pops!
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.Dinner
Cafeteria, Student Life Center
7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.Open Gym, Tichenor Center

Sunday, August 22nd – Free Day/Prepare for Classes

The university will provide transportation to local churches for any new students interested in attending a Sunday morning service. (see your OL for additional information.)

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.Breakfast
Noon – 1:30 p.m.Sunday Lunch
Cafeteria, Student Life Center
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.Free Time
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.Walmart Runs ~ Sponsored by SGA ~ Optional
Vans leave from the Johnson Center Parking Lot
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.Fall Kick-Off Celebration (For all New & Returning Students)
An evening of fun – Dinner, Music, Inflatables, Prizes and more.
Johnson Center (Dinner will be served from 5-6:30)