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New Student Orientation

Welcome to Ouachita's World


New Student Orientation – Starting Friday, Aug. 16, 2019

The purpose of new student orientation is to introduce you to life at Ouachita and to help you make the most of the opportunities that await you. During WOW, you'll get a taste of all aspects of college life, from academics to athletics and everything in between. You'll have the opportunity to get to know other first-year students, meet some of OBU's outstanding faculty and staff, and spend time with WOW student leaders. New student orientation will provide you valuable information about the resources that are here for you, as well as help you get plugged in across campus. Each new student's account will be charged a $50 one-time Orientation fee to pay for food, supplies and entertainment during the long weekend.

We are committed to your success and to helping you achieve your educational and personal goals. WOW is all about you, so jump in and take advantage of all that orientation offers!

Welcome to Ouachita!

WOW Schedule for 2019:

FRIDAY August 16

9:00-2:00– Move In

3:00-4:00 – New Beginnings

4:00-5:00 – See You Soon! Lawn Party (Cone Bottoms Lawn)

The remainder of the Orientation schedule is for students only

5:00-6:00 – WOW Family Group Rally – then follow your new group to small group time

6:00-7:00 Dinner in Ouachita Commons

7:30-9:00 Community Worship Celebration in JPAC

9:00-11:00 – Live music #atDrJacks

SATURDAY August 17

8:30-9:30 –Donuts in Dr. Jacks

9:30-10:30 – WOW Family Time – The Reason We’re Here

10:30-11:30- Student Life at Ouachita (JPAC)

11:45-1:00 – LUNCH

1:00-3:00 – Family Time – Community

3:00-4:30 – Residence Hall Meetings (Mandatory)

5:00-6:30 – Meet WOW group on campus to depart for Faculty/Staff dinner

7:00-9:00 – Tiger Traks!

SUNDAY August 18

10:30- 12:00 noon Church with Family groups

12:00-5:00 LAKE DAY


6:00-8:00- Scavenger Hunt

8:30-late – Choose your own adventure:

Board games/Movie/Basketball/Sand Volleyball

MONDAY August 19

8:00-9:00 Breakfast

9:00-10:00 – What To Expect Tomorrow Student Panel – Class Starts Tomorrow!

10:00-11:00 – Academic Major Mixers (various locations)

11:00-11:45 – Family Group – Coming to a Close 

11:00-1:30pm Lunch

1:00 - Tiger Success Orientation -  Young Auditorium All students who are conditionally admitted are required to attend

 2:00-5:00 – School of Fine Arts auditions

2:30  - ASKL Orientation - Young Auditorium for students who are not conditionally admitted, but are required to take ASKL classes.

6:30-7:30 – Family Time – Traditions

7:30-8:00  - Pep Rally

8:00-9:00 – Tigers4Life (JPAC)

9:00-9:30 – Beanie Ceremony

9:30-11ish – Purple and Gold Dessert Party and Karaoke (Walker Conference Center)

>> Learn more about moving in.

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