OCU Announces Orientation Schedule

Saturday, August 15th - OPENING DAY ~ FAMILY DAY

6:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Department of Athletics, Practices
8:00 a.m. – Noon

Check-In/Move-In for New Students Living on Campus
Student Life Center (SLC), Main Level

10:00 a.m.    

International Student Orientation
Student Life Center (SLC), Room 210

Noon – 2:00 p.m.

Lunch ~ free to all new students and their guests
Box Lunches will be delivered to Residence Hall Lounges

Noon – 3:00 p.m.

Visit the OCU Campus Store
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

3:05 p.m.

New & Transfer Students Line-Up for Ceremony
Provance Memorial Chapel

3:30 p.m.

Opening Ceremony
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. – 5:10 p.m.  Family Farewells
5:15 p.m. OCU Connection Groups/Success Communities
Various Locations (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 are very important.
6:00 p.m.

Welcome Dinner/Show ~ (Sit with your OCU Connection Group)
Student Life Center (SLC), Cafeteria

8:30 p.m.

Resident & Commuter Student Meetings
Female students meet in Brokaw Hall Lobby
Male students meet in Cornwell Reed- Recital Hall
Commuter Students ~ Meet in the Student Life Center (SLC), Room 210

Sunday, August 16th - Building A Solid Foundation

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Breakfast
Student Life Center (SLC), Cafeteria

9:30 a.m.

“Building an Inclusive Home at OCU”
Johnson Center

11:00 a.m.

Chapel Service (Sit in your Connection Group/Success Community)
Johnson Center

Noon – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch
Student Life Center (SLC), Cafeteria

1:00 p.m.

“Navigating into Unchartered Waters” with Stephen Gray
Johnson Center
This program takes the elements of team building and combines them 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.

Department of Athletics, Practices/Free-Time
Optional Activities Offered

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Dinner
Student Life Center (SLC), Cafeteria

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.

“True Colors” with Stephen Gray
Johnson Center

Monday, August 17th - Service to Others

7:30 a.m. – 8:20 a.m.  

Breakfast & Check-In for OCU Service Day Projects
Student Life Center (SLC), Cafeteria

8:30 a.m.

Load Buses & Depart for Service Sites
Student Life Center, Outside

9:00 a.m.  

OCU Morning of Service ~ Going Forth to Serve
Talk to your OL for more information!

11:30 a.m.

Arrive back on Campus from Morning of Service
(showers available in the Student Life Center for commuter students)

Noon

Lunch w/ OCU Connection Group/Success Community
Student Life Center (SLC), Cafeteria

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Aptitude & Career Testing (by Success Communities)

TBA   Department of Athletics, Practices
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Dinner
Student Life Center (SLC), Cafeteria

7:00 p.m.

“Building a Safe Community at OCU”
Johnson Center
Student Life and others introduce important rules/regulations (including, but not limited to, alcohol and other drugs, Title IX, harassment, Student Handbook, etc.)

    Tuesday, August 18th - Prepare for Success

    7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.  

    Pancake Breakfast Served by OCU Staff & Faculty
    Student Life Center (SLC), Cafeteria

    8:30 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. 

    Aptitude & Career Testing

    • Success Communities 5 & 6, Library @ 8:30 a.m.
    • Success Communities 7 & 8, Library @ 10:30 a.m.  
    Noon – 12:50 p.m.

    Lunch
    Student Life Center, (SLC), Cafeteria

    1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    Aptitude Placement Testing

    • Success Communities 9 & 10, Library @ 1:00 p.m.
    2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Department of Athletics, Practices/Free Time
    2:30 p.m.  

    Campus Tours, by OCU Office of Admissions
    Tours are optional and will begin in front of the Murray Center

    3:00 p.m.

    Optional Free-Time Activities:

    • Information Session on Work Study Opportunities
    • Information Session on Getting Involved
    • Open Gym, Tichenor Center
    5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

    Dinner
    Student Life Center (SLC), Cafeteria

    7:00 p.m. Luau Night with your SGA

    Wednesday, August 19th – FIRST-YEAR EXPERIENCE

    6:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Department of Athletics, Practices
    8:00 a.m. – 8:50 a.m. Breakfast
    Student Life Center (SLC), Cafeteria
    9:00 a.m.

    Distribution of Class Schedules & Ordering Textbooks
    Student Life Center (SLC), Cafeteria
    Important Note: Please bring your personal laptop or your cell phone to this session; you will receive instructions on accepting your class schedule and your student bill in the Student Portal.  

    10:30 a.m. – Noon 

    Meet Your Faculty, based on Your Declared Major
    Chapman School of Religious Studies, Chapman Seminary, 106
    School of Arts & Sciences, Cornwell-Reed, 105                                         
    School of Business, Student Life Center, 210
    School of Education, Kennedy Center, 301

    Noon – 12:45 p.m. Lunch
    Student Life Center (SLC), Cafeteria
    1:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.

    FYE, Success Community classroom
    Success Topic: “Good College Habits & Skills” Part I

    3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Department of Athletics, Practices
    3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Music Auditions
    Cornwell-Reed, Recital Hall
    Students wishing to participate in The Great Command, Pep Band, and/or the University Choir need to audition.  Sign up for an audition time on Professor Retana’s Office door, CR 114 prior to Wednesday afternoon.
    5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Dinner
    Student Life Center (SLC), Cafeteria
    6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Study, Complete Assigned Readings & Assignments
    8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Stress Relief Hall Parties

    Thursday, August 20th – FIRST-YEAR EXPERIENCE

     

    6:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Department of Athletics, Practices
    8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Breakfast
    Student Life Center (SLC), Cafeteria
    9:30 a.m. – Noon

    FYE, Success Community classroom
    Success Topic: “Networking & Team Building” Part 1

    Noon – 12:45 p.m. Lunch
    Student Life Center (SLC), Cafeteria
    1:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.

    FYE, Success Community classroom
    Success Topic: “Networking & Team Building” Part 2

    3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Department of Athletics, Practices
    5:00 p.m. – 5:50 p.m. Dinner
    Student Life Center (SLC), Cafeteria
    6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Study, Complete Assigned Readings & Assignments

    Friday, August 21st – FIRST-YEAR EXPERIENCE

    Today is move-in day for all returning students. Campus will be busy!

    6:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Department of Athletics, Practices
    8:00 a.m. – 8:50 a.m. Breakfast
    Student Life Center (SLC), Cafeteria
    9:30 a.m. – Noon 

    FYE, Success Community classroom
    Success Topic: “Time Management”

    Noon – 12:50 p.m. Lunch
    Student Life Center (SLC), Cafeteria
    1:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.

    FYE, Success Community classroom
    Success Topic: “Creative & Critical Thinking”

    3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Department of Athletics, Practices
    5:00 p.m. – 5:50 p.m. Dinner
    Student Life Center (SLC), Cafeteria
    6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Study, Complete Assigned Readings & Assignments
    8:00 p.m. Escape Room in the Student Life Center (SLC)

    Saturday, August 22nd – FREE Day

    6:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.   Department of Athletics, Practices
    9:00 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.  

    FYE, Success Community classroom
    Success Topic “Good College Habits & Skills” Part 2

    10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.   Brunch
    Student Life Center (SLC), Cafeteria
    3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Department of Athletics, Practices
    5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Dinner
    Student Life Center (SLC), Cafeteria
    7:00 p.m.      Free Movie Night in Princeton 

    Sunday, August 23rd

    9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m. 

    Continental Breakfast
    Student Life Center (SLC), Cafeteria

    10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.

    “Get Ready, Get Set…” Event prior to Chapel Service
    Johnson Center

    11:00 a.m. Chapel Service
    Johnson Center
    Noon – 1:30 p.m.  

    Family Style Brunch
    Student Life Center (SLC), Cafeteria

    1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Free Time
    5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

    Fall Kick-Off Celebration (For all New & Returning Students)
    Johnson Center (Theme Dinner will be served from 5-6:30)
    An evening of fun – Theme Dinner, Music, Prizes and more.

    7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 

    Walmart Runs & Free Taco Bell ~ Sponsored by SGA
    Vans leave from the Johnson Center Parking Lot

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