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. – Noon                 International Student Orientation

                                                        Student Life Center (SLC), Room 210  

Noon – 2:00 p.m.                   Lunch ~ free to all new students and their guests

                                                       Student Life Center Grassy Knoll (by the flags), ~Rain site: SLC Cafeteria

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 & 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. – 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 theses 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.                                 “Your Success @ OCU!”

                                                     Johnson Center  

10:00 a.m.                              OCU Connection Groups/Success Communities

                                                     Various Locations, OCU Connection Groups (Assigned Classrooms)

11:00 a.m.                              Chapel ~ (Sit in your OCU Connection Group/Success Community)

                                                    Johnson Center

Noon – 1:00 p.m.                Lunch

                                                   Student Life Center (SLC), Cafeteria                                                

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 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. – 9:00 p.m.         “True Colors” with Stephen Gray

                                                      Cornwell-Reed, Recital Hall, Room 211

Monday, August 17th - Service to Others

7:30 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. – Noon               OCU Morning of Service ~ Going Forth to Serve

                                                   Talk to your OL for more information!

Noon – 12:30 p.m.             Arrive back on Campus from Morning of Service

                                                     (showers available in the Student Life Center for commuter students)

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.      Lunch w/ OCU Connection Group/Success Community

                                                     Student Life Center (SLC), Cafeteria

1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.         Department of Athletics, Practices/Free Time

                                                Optional Activities:

  • Information Session on Work Study Opportunities
  • Information Session on Getting Involved
  • Open Gym, Tichenor Center

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.        Dinner

                                                     Student Life Center (SLC), Cafeteria

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.         “Building a Safe Community at OCU”

                                                       Cornwell-Reed, Recital Hall, Room 211

                                                         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. – 8:50 a.m.            Pancake Breakfast Served by OCU Staff & Faculty

                                                        Student Life Center (SLC), Cafeteria

9:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.         FYE, Success Community classroom

  • Introduction to the FYE – First-Year Experience
  • Syllabus for FYE
  • Placement Testing

Noon – 12:50 p.m.                Lunch

                                                       Student Life Center, (SLC), Cafeteria

1:00 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.           Placement Testing

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. – 11:50 a.m.          FYE, Success Community classroom  

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

1:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.           FYE, Success Community classroom

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

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

9:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.          FYE, Success Community classroom

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

1:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.           FYE, Success Community classroom

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

9:00 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.            FYE, Success Community classroom

                                                        Introduction to Academic Advising Process

9:30 a.m. – Noon                    Advising Sessions for Fall Semester Classes

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

1:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.           FYE, Success Community classroom

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

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

                                                         Johnson Center

11:00 a.m.                                  Chapel Service, Johnson Center

Noon – 1:00 p.m.                    Family Style Brunch,

                                                        Student Life Center (SLC), Cafeteria

1:00 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)

                                                           An evening of fun – Theme Dinner, Music, Inflatables, Prizes and more.

                                                         Johnson Center (Theme Dinner will be served from 5-6:30)

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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