Visiting campus is the best way to get to know and love Ouachita. While we are taking special care to protect the health of our guests and campus community, we are still 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.
Preview days give you a glimpse of life at Ouachita and let you experience some of our most exciting student events! 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 a dean or faculty member in an academic area that interests you. Then you will receive tickets to a football game or show happening that evening so that you can see our talented Ouachita students in action.
Please note that every preview day is paired with a different student presentation, so please be aware that event start times differ slightly and register for the event that best fits your interests and schedule. Tickets are provided for each visiting high school student and up to 3 other guests. Additional tickets can be purchased through obu.edu/boxoffice or obu.edu/footballtickets.
- Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021 – Football Game
- Friday, Nov. 5, 2021 – Fall Opera
- Friday, Dec. 3, 2021– "Festival of Christmas"
- Friday, April 8, 2022 – Spring Musical
12:45 p.m. – Check-in
1:00 p.m. – Welcome Session
1:30 p.m. – Academic Session
2:30 p.m – Students attend Current Student Panel Discussion
Parents attend Faculty Panel Discussion
3:30 p.m. – Campus Tour
4:30 p.m. – T-shirt & Next Steps
5:00 p.m. – Dinner
If the evening event is a game, it will begin at 6:00 p.m. // If it is a show, it will begin at 7:30 p.m.
Tiger Days are group events that give 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.
Friday • Oct. 15, 2021
Monday • Jan. 24, 2022
Monday • Feb. 21, 2022
Monday • March 7, 2022
Friday • March 18, 2022
- 9:00 a.m. – Check-in
- 9:30 a.m. – Opening Session
- 10:00 a.m. – Academic Session
- 11:00 a.m
– Students attend Current Student Panel Discussion
– Parents attend Faculty Panel Discussion
- 12:00 p.m. – Lunch & Financial Aid Session
- 1:00 p.m. – Campus Tour
- 2:00 p.m. – T-shirts & Next Steps at the Tiger
See Ouachita from the eyes of its students on Wednesday, September 29 or Thursday, September 30. 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 and parents will also benefit from hearing directly from current students, faculty and staff about life at Ouachita. This event is the best opportunity to check out Ouachita firsthand.
Choose one day: Wednesday, September 29 or Thursday, September 30
Parents and Students:
1:00 p.m. – Check-in & meet with admissions counselors, Walker Conference Center
1:30 p.m. – Opening Session, Walker Conference Center
2:00 p.m. – Campus Tour or Academic Session, Various Locations
3:15 p.m. – Campus Tour or Academic Session, Various Locations
4:30 p.m. – Student/Parent Panel
5:45 p.m. – Dinner, Walker Conference Center
7:00 p.m. – Depart for Tunes, Walker Conference Center
10:30 p.m. – Dismiss
Battle of the Ravine Visit Day
Join us for Battle of the Ravine Visit Day on November 13, 2021 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.
- 8:45 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
COME VISIT US
on a specialized visit day
Healthcare Professions DayHealthcare 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 October 23, 2021!
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
ROAR: Rotations in Ouachita’s Academic ResearchOuachita’s faculty in the Patterson School of Natural Sciences are continually conducting research studies in a variety of areas. In June and July, current students are given the opportunity to apply for a competitive research position to assist the faculty in their projects,honing their skills and setting themselves up to be stellar healthcare applicants. For the first time, we are allowing rising seniors into these labs, as well!
C2M: CALLED 2 MINISTRY CONFERENCEC2M is a unique one-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.
HONORS TIGER DAYLearn more about Ouachita’s rich academic traditions from our president, a faculty member in your area of interest, and some current Honors Program students. After a campus tour and lunch, experience our unique, university-wide display of students’ academic work called Scholars Day, presented by the Carl Goodson Honors Program.
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
- 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.
GET IN TOUCH
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