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Visit Ouachita

Visiting campus is the best way to get to know and love Ouachita. This summer, we’re taking special care to protect the health of our guests and campus community as we welcome you for personalized campus visits. As we phase back in visit events and campus life in the fall, we encourage you to take advantage of additional opportunities to sit in on a class, attend athletics events and more. We look forward to meeting you!

 

 Personal Campus Visit

When you come to campus for a personal visit at Ouachita, you will get a glimpse into life as a student and spend the day learning more about what makes our campus and community unique. A typical visit takes a little over 2 hours and includes a full, 1 hour and 15 minute walking tour of campus and residence halls as well as a meeting with a dean or professor in your field of interest. Your admissions counselor will also spend time explaining the admissions process and answering any questions you might have about financial aid.

We encourage you to schedule your visit at least 1-2 business days in advance and on weekdays when professors are available. Please note that personal campus visits are not available on days when we are hosting other events or on holidays when our university is closed.

This summer, we are taking special care to protect the health of our guests and campus community as we welcome you for visits. See more about special procedures in place for visits on our COVID-19 FAQ page.

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TIGER DAYS

Virtual Tiger Days are group events that you can participate in from anywhere with an internet connection! You’ll get an insider’s perspective on campus by hearing directly from the president, admissions counseling staff, faculty and current students. You’ll also have the opportunity to visit in small groups with the dean of the academic school you are interested in to learn more about your future major or area of study. Even as we connect remotely, we want you to have the opportunity to meet with members of the Ouachita community face-to-face to see what is so special about the Ouachita experience and to get your specific questions answered.

2020 Dates: 

  • Virtual – Tuesday, May 19 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Virtual – Friday, July 8 at 9:00 a.m.

Virutal Tiger Day Schedule:

9:00-9:30 a.m. Check-In and Test ZOOM Technology

9:30 a.m. Welcome from the President & Admissions Counseling Staff 

10:00 a.m. Academic Session 

10:40 a.m. Academic Session 

11:00 Open Chat with Current Students (recommended for students)

11:00 Panel Discussion with Faculty (recommended for parents)

11:00-3:00 Explore Ouachita on your own: Check out our Financial Aid Tips Video, Campus Tour Video, 360 Video, & Clickable Virtual Tour!

1:00-2:30 Drop-in for Final Questions & Next Steps 

 

EXPLORE OUACHITA!

an overnight experience

See Ouachita from the eyes of its students on by spending the night in the residence halls, sitting in on classes and attending a Tiger Tunes performance and Refuge service – all during Ouachita’s Homecoming Week. Formerly called GROW, this event is the best opportunity to check out Ouachita firsthand exclusively for high school juniors and seniors. Join us September 30-October 1 or October 1-2 2020!

Space is limited, so don’t wait to register. Just follow these simple steps:

  1. Chose one of the two dates offered below.
  2. Register for your date.
  3. Pay your $35 registration fee.
  4. Download and bring this signed waiver with you to Explore Ouachita!

Schedule: 

 

STUDENTS:

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

5:00 p.m. – Check-In, Walker Conference Center

6:00 p.m. – Dinner, Walker Conference Center

7:30 p.m. – Tiger Tunes Preview Performance, Jones Performing Arts Center

10:30 p.m. – Tiger Tunes Preview After Party, Evans Student Center

 

Thursday, October 1, 2020

8:00 a.m. – Breakfast Open, Ouachita Commons

9:00 a.m. – Opening Session, Walker Conference Center

9:15 a.m. – Academic Deans Sessions, Various Locations

10:00 a.m. – Attend a Class OR Campus Tour (departing from Flag Plaza)

11:00 a.m. –  Attend a Class OR Campus Tour (departing from Flag Plaza)

12:15 p.m. – Photo Opportunity  & Next Steps, Tiger Statue


PARENTS:

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

We will not have any parent activities available for Wednesday. We will provide you with a list of restaurants in the area for dinner. This will be a night for your student to acclimate to student life on Ouachita’s campus.

Thursday, October 1, 2020

8:15 a.m. – Informal breakfast reception, Walker Conference Center

9:00 a.m. – Opening Session, Walker Conference Center

9:15 a.m. – Academic Deans Sessions, Various Locations

10:00 a.m. – Campus Tour (departing from Flag Plaza)

11:00 a.m. – Faculty Panel, Young Auditorium (Hickingbotham Hall)

12:15 p.m. – Photo Opportunity & Next Steps, Tiger Statue

 

Schedule: 

 

STUDENTS:

Thursday, October 1, 2020

5:00 p.m. – Check-In, Walker Conference Center

6:00 p.m. – Dinner, Walker Conference Center

7:30 p.m. – Tiger Tunes, Jones Performing Arts Center

10:30 p.m. – Refuge Student-Led Worship, First Baptist Church

 

Friday, October 2, 2020

8:00 a.m. – Breakfast Open, Ouachita Commons

9:00 a.m. – Opening Session, Walker Conference Center

9:15 a.m. – Academic Deans Sessions, Various Locations

10:00 a.m. – Attend a Class OR Campus Tour (departing from Flag Plaza)

11:00 a.m. –  Attend a Class OR Campus Tour (departing from Flag Plaza)

12:15 p.m. – Photo Opportunity  & Next Steps, Tiger Statue

 


PARENTS:

Thursday, October 1, 2020

We will not have any parent activities available for Thursday. We will provide you with a list of restaurants in the area for dinner. This will be a night for your student to acclimate to student life on Ouachita’s campus.

 

Friday, October 2, 2020

8:15 a.m. – Informal breakfast reception, Walker Conference Center

9:00 a.m. – Opening Session, Walker Conference Center

9:15 a.m. – Academic Deans Sessions, Various Locations

10:00 a.m. – Campus Tour (departing from Flag Plaza)

11:00 a.m. – Faculty Panel, Young Auditorium (Hickingbotham Hall)

12:15 p.m. – Photo Opportunity & Next Steps, Tiger Statue

 

 

 Preview day

 

Join us for Preview Day on November 14, 2020 as the Ouachita Tigers take on cross-town rival Henderson State in the shortest road trip in the NCAA – the Battle of the Ravine. Discover Ouachita through a meeting with a dean, campus tour and one of the best football games in the country. 

*This event is for students and their families. Group visits can be arranged for a weekday by calling the Admissions Office at 870-245-5000.

Registration currently closed

Schedule:  

  • 9:00 a.m. – Check-in, Jones Performing Arts Center

  • 9:15 a.m. – Welcome Session, Jones Peforming Arts Center

  • 9:45 a.m. – Academic Deans Sessions, Various Locations

  • 10:30 a.m. – Campus Tour, departing from Deans Sessions

  • 11:45 a.m. – Lunch, Cliff  Harris Stadium

  • 1:00 p.m. – Battle of the Ravine Football Game

 

battle of the ravine football game


 

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big ouachita letters

You're invited to CONNECT on Saturday, February 29, 2020! Come enjoy a day filled with exciting opportunities to begin building friendships with fellow classmates, faculty, staff and current students. It’s a first step in joining the Ouachita family! – This event is for accepted fall 2020 students

 

Student Schedule:

  • 9:30 a.m. Check-In
  • 10:00 a.m. Welcome Session
  • 10:30 a.m. Connect: Intellectually – Explore your academic life with faculty, upperclassmen and others interested in your major
  • 11:30 a.m. Lunch and Connect: Spiritually – Talk about the transition to college with current freshmen
  • 12:30 p.m. Connect: Actively (Choose one activity) – Join in the fun with volleyball, basketball or the climbing wall OR work together solving clues to Escape the Library 
  • 1:30 p.m. Connect: Socially – Enjoy baggo, board games, desserts and live music with current students 
  • 2:30 p.m. Connect: Geographically – Meet other students from your region and have your questions answered by your admissions counselor
  • 3:00 p.m. Closing Session
  • 3:45 p.m. Optional Bonus Events:
    • Full Campus Tour (includes Freshman Residence Halls)
    • Freshman Residence Hall Only Tour
    • Bookstore open until 5:15 p.m.

Parent Schedule:

  • 9:30 a.m. Check-In
  • 10:00 a.m. Welcome Session
  • 10:30 a.m. Connect Intellectually “…A Love of God and a Love of Learning” – Explore academic life with others interested in your student’s major, faculty, and upperclassmen
  • 11:30 a.m. Lunch
  • 12:15 p.m. Dessert Mixer
  • 1:15 p.m. Breakout Session 1
  • 2:00 p.m. Breakout Session 2
  • 2:45 p.m. Break (rejoin students)
  • 3:00 p.m. Closing Session
  • 3:45 p.m. Optional Bonus Events:
    • Campus Tour (includes Freshman Residence Halls)
    • Freshman Hall Only Tour
    • Bookstore open until 5:15 p.m.

 

COME VISIT US 

on a specialized visit day 

NURSING CLINICALS PREVIEW

Join us at Baptist Health College Little Rock on March 9, 2020, to learn more about Ouachita’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, an innovative partnership with Baptist Health. Due to the behind-the-scenes nature of the clinicals preview, we are limited in the number of students who can participate. 

What to expect:

  • Hear how the strengths of each institution create unique learning opportunities.
  • Get a behind-the-scenes look at clinicals for insight into what your learning experience would be like in this program, while your parents attend a session just for them.
  • Have the opportunity to meet the Dr. Judy Pile, chancellor of Baptist Health College; Dr. Brenda Trigg, Ouachita director of nursing; and Dr. Becky Parnell, Ouachita assistant professor of nursing.

Registration currently closed

  • 8:30 a.m. – Check-In, Baptist Health College Little Rock, North Entrance

  • 9:00 a.m. Welcome

  • 10:00 a.m. Baptist Health College Campus Tour

  • 11:00 a.m. HIPAA Guidelines

  • 11:15 a.m. Clinicals Experience (Students)
    Q&A Session (Parents)

  • 12:15 p.m. Next Steps with Admissions and Ouachita/BHCLR Faculty

 

 

Healthcare Professions Day

Healthcare Professions Day is a great way to explore Ouachita’s multiple healthcare degrees and programs – and have fun doing it. Meet with professors and young alumni as you navigate career possibilities, explore campus and attend a Tiger football game! Join us November 9, 2019!

Registration now closed

  • 8:30 a.m. – Check-in, Mabee Fine Arts Center

  • 9:00 a.m. – Welcome Session, McBeth Recital Hall (Mabee Fine Arts Center)

  • 9:35 a.m. – Session 1, Various Locations

  • 10:20 a.m. – Session 2, Various Locations

  • 11:00 a.m. – Questions & Answers, McBeth Recital Hall

  • 11:30 a.m. – Tailgate, Cliff Harris Stadium OR Campus Tour (Concession Stand vouchers provided), departing from McBeth Recital Hall

  • 1:00 p.m. – Ouachita vs. SAU Football Game, A.U. Williams Field

 

Audition Days

Audition Days offer high school senior and transfer applicants an exciting opportunity to meet fellow artists and catch a glimpse of life as a music or theatre major while giving faculty an opportunity to identify musicians and performers who will carry forward Ouachita’s outstanding arts tradition.

Audition Days are designed for students majoring in a music or theatre field. The Fine Arts and the Theatre scholarships at Ouachita are competitive. While ACT/SAT scores and high school GPA (college GPA for transfer students) are considered, the prospective student’s performance/technical ability and the needs of the department will be primary factors in scholarship decisions.

Audition Days are co-hosted by Ouachita’s Admissions Counseling team, so students and parents can have questions answered about all aspects of coming to Ouachita. We look forward to seeing you!

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Can’t make it to campus?

check out our virtual tour

 

MAPS & DIRECTIONS

 

Ouachita Baptist University is conveniently located at 410 Ouachita Street in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, about 65 miles southeast of Little Rock and 80 miles northeast of Texarkana on Interstate 30 and about 35 miles south of Hot Springs on Highway 7.

 
PRINTABLE CAMPUS MAPS

Full Map  |  Main Campus Map  |  Athletics Facilities Map  |  Parking Map  |

Main Campus Map with Accessibility

 

DIRECTIONS

 

  • From I-30 E, take Exit 73 and merge right onto Pine St.
  • Follow Pine Street for almost 3 miles to a T intersection at a stop sign.
  • Turn left onto N. 6th St., which enters campus a block down the road.
  • Turn right onto Ouachita St. to find Cone-Bottoms Hall and Jones Performing Arts Center.

  • From I-30 W, take Exit 78 and turn left onto Highway 7/Valley St.
  • Follow Valley St./N. 10th St. about 4 miles and turn left onto Elrod Boulevard, which enters campus.
  • To find Cone-Bottoms Hall and Jones Performing Arts Center, turn right from Elrod Blvd. onto N. 8th St.
  • Veer left at University Dr. onto N. 6th St.
  • Cone-Bottoms and JPAC will be at your left at the 6th St./Ouachita St. intersection.
 

 

map showing surrounding distances

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