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WOW 2018: New Student Orientation
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 2018 Freshman Move-In information
Freshman Move-In will be Thursday, August 16th, 2018. Below is our tentative Orientation schedule.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 16
9:00-2:00– Move In
3:00-4:00 – New Beginnings
4:00-4:30 – Parent Goodbye
4:30-5:30 – WOW Family Group – meet in designated rooms
The remainder of the Orientation schedule is for students only
5:30-6:30 – Dinner in Ouachita Commons
7:00-8:30 – Community Worship Celebration in JPAC
8:30-9:00 – refreshments
9:00-11:00 – Live music #atDrJacks
FRIDAY, AUGUST 17
8:00-9:00 – Breakfast
9:00-9:30 – Student Life at Ouachita
9:30-10:00 – Success and Safety
10:00-11:30 – Bystander Intervention Training (various locations)
11:45-1:00 – LUNCH
1:00-2:00 – WOW Family Time – The Reason We’re Here
2:00-5:00 – Inflatables
2:00-4:00 – Academic Success Center placement testing
2:00-5:00 – School of Fine Arts auditions
2:00 Tiger Success Orientation – Young Auditorium All students who are conditionally admitted are required to attend
3:00 – ResHall Open House (refreshments!)
4:00 – ASKL Orientation – Young Auditorium For students who are not conditionally admitted, but are required to take ASKL classes.
5:00-6:00 – DINNER
6:00-7:30 – Scavenger Hunt
7:30-8:15 – Pep Rally – Bill Vining Arena
8:30-late – Choose your own adventure:
Board games/Movie/Basketball/Sand Volleyball
SATURDAY, AUGUST 18
8:30-9:00 – Donuts in Dr. Jacks
9:00-11:00 Family Time – Community
11:30 – Lake Day!
5:15- Meet WOW group on campus to depart for Faculty/Staff dinner
5:30-7:00 Dinner at Faculty/Staff homes
7:30-9:00 WOW Cup competition
SUNDAY, AUGUST 19
10:30- 12:00 noon Church with Family groups
12:00 noon 1:00pm Lunch
1:00-2:30 – Hall Meetings (Mandatory)
5:00-6:30 Dinner in Ouachita Commons
7:00-8:00 – Family Time – Traditions
8:00-9:00 – Tigers4Life in JPAC
9:00-9:30 – Beanie Ceremony
9:30-11ish – Purple and Gold Dessert Party and Karaoke
MONDAY, AUGUST 20
9:00-10:00 –Faculty/Staff panel – Class Starts Tomorrow!
10:00-11:00 – Academic Major Mixers (various locations)
11:00-11:45 – Family Group – Coming to a Close