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Visit Ouachita

Visiting campus is the best way to get to know and love Ouachita. We are excited to welcome you for events and personalized campus visits. There are also virtual visit options, so that you can check out Ouachita from wherever you are. Whether on campus or online, 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.

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A Tiger Day is a large group visit event that gives you a broad view of life at Ouachita! 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 or faculty member in an academic area that interests you. We want you to have the opportunity to connect with members of the Ouachita community face-to-face, to get your questions answered and to see what is so special about the Ouachita experience.

For those interested in bringing a church or school group to campus, please contact the admissions counseling office so we can plan a visit designed to meet the needs of your group.

  • September 2, 2024 (Labor Day)
  • November 1, 2024
  • December 6, 2024 (Festival of Christmas)
  • February 17, 2025 (President's Day)
  • March 14, 2025
  • March 17, 2025
  • April 4, 2025

  • 9:00 a.m. – Check-in Opens
  • 9:30 a.m. – Welcome Session
  • 10:00 a.m. – Academic Session
  • 11:00 a.m
    • Students attend Current Student Panel Discussion
    • Parents attend Parent Panel Discussion
  • 12:00 p.m. – Lunch & Financial Aid Session
  • 1:00 p.m. – Campus Tours
  • 2:15 p.m. – Wrap up at the Tiger

Experience campus during one of Ouachita’s Tiger Day visit events while also having the opportunity to attend A Festival of Christmas, Ouachita’s School of Performing Arts’ premier annual holiday program.

  • 1:30 p.m. – Check-in Opens
  • 2:00 p.m. – Welcome Session
  • 2:30 p.m. – Academic Session
  • 3:30 p.m.  
    • Students attend Current Student Panel Discussion
    • Parents attend Parent Panel Discussion
  • 4:30 p.m.  Campus Tours
  • 6:00 p.m.  Dinner & Financial Aid Session
  • 7:00 p.m.  Dismiss to Festival of Christmas

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See Ouachita from the eyes of its students at this visit on Wednesday, October 9 or Thursday, October 10, 2024. Join us during Ouachita’s Homecoming Week for a tour of campus, a meeting with an academic dean of your choosing and a Tiger Tunes performance! Students will also benefit from hearing directly from current students, faculty and staff about life at Ouachita. This event is for juniors and seniors and is the best opportunity to check out Ouachita firsthand.

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Wednesday, October 9, 2024

  • 12:30 p.m. – Check-in & meet with Admissions Counselors
  • 1:15 p.m. – Welcome Session
  • 2:00 p.m. – Academic Session
  • 3:00 p.m. – Campus Tour
  • 4:00 p.m. – Student and Parent Panels
  • 5:00 p.m. – Dinner
  • 6:00 p.m. – Dismiss to Tiger Tunes
  • 6:30 p.m. – Tiger Tunes (Student and parent seating is not together)

Thursday, October 10, 2024

  • 1:30 p.m. – Check-in & meet with Admissions Counselors
  • 2:15 p.m. – Welcome Session
  • 3:00 p.m. – Academic Session
  • 4:00 p.m. – Campus Tour
  • 5:00 p.m. – Student and Parent Panels
  • 6:00 p.m. – Dinner
  • 7:00 p.m. – Dismiss to Tiger Tunes
  • 7:30 p.m. – Tiger Tunes (Student and parent seating is not together)

*Schedules are subject to change

Battle of the Ravine Visit Day


Join us for Battle of the Ravine Visit Day on November 16, 2024, 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.

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  • 8:30 a.m. – Check-in Opens
  • 9:00 a.m. – Welcome Session
  • 9:30 a.m. – Campus Tour
  • 10:30 a.m. – Academic Sessions, Various Locations
  • 11:45 a.m. – Tailgate
  • 1:00 p.m. – Battle of the Ravine, AWAY


battle of the ravine football game


on a specialized visit day  

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!


  • 8:30 a.m. – Check-in Opens
  • 9:00 a.m. – Welcome Session
  • 9:30 a.m. – Session 1, with Q&A
  • 10:30 a.m. – Session 2, with Q&A
  • 11:30 a.m. – Campus Tour OR Tailgate
  • 1:00 p.m. – Ouachita vs. Arkansas Tech Football Game

ROAR: Rotations in Ouachita’s Academic Research

Faculty in the Patterson School of Natural Sciences are continually conducting research studies in a variety of areas. Ouachita’s current students have the opportunity to apply for competitive research assistant positions. Those selected spend part of their summer on campus, assisting faculty with their projects, while honing their own skills in various areas of research. We are excited to offer rising seniors opportunities to experience these labs, as well.



C2M is a unique two-day, on campus gathering of high school students and recent graduates who sense God has called them into some area of vocational ministry or are interested in exploring the diverse areas of ministry available in today’s world. Ministers are also welcome to attend.


Register for OuachiTalks

Want to attend a virtual info session? Admissions counselors will be hosting OuachiTalks on Zoom where they will answer questions to help you on your college search journey, no matter where you are.

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Can’t make it to campus?

check out our virtual tour




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.



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Main Campus Map with Accessibility




  • 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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