Visit Ouachita

Visiting campus is the best way to get to know and love Ouachita. Join us at one of our many campus visit events for a tour and special opportunities like sitting in on class, Q&A with Ouachita insiders or attending athletic events – or arrange a personalized visit tailored to your schedule and interests. We look forward to meeting you!

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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.

Want to attend a class, talk to a coach or audition for music or theatre? We can make that happen, too. We encourage you to schedule your visit at least 1-2 business days in advance and on weekdays when classes are in session and 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.

TIGER DAYS

Tiger Days are special weekday events where you and your family can get a taste of what an average class day is like at Ouachita. Current students will give an insider’s perspective on campus tours. You can visit a class in your field of interest, while your parents attend a session with university faculty to learn more about the mission of Ouachita. A Tiger Day helps you get a real feel of what it will be like when you are a Ouachita student! Please let us know if you are interested in meeting with a coach or another specific person on campus before you arrive. We want to make sure that you are able to visit everyone you want to see and have all of your questions answered before you leave.

TIGER DAY DATES

2019 Dates: 

  • Friday, January 18 – Tiger Day
  • Monday, February 18 – Tiger Day
  • Monday, March 11 – Tiger Day
  • Friday, March 15 – Tiger Day & School of Fine Arts Audition Day
  • Friday, April 5 – Tiger Day
  • Wednesday, April 24 – Honors Tiger Day

Learn more about audition days.

SCHEDULE
  • 9 a.m. – Check-in, Hickingbotham Hall
  • 9:30 a.m. – Opening Program, Young Auditorium (Hickingbotham Hall)
  • 10 a.m. – Academic deans sessions, Various Locations
  • 11 a.m. – Students: Attend a class of your Choice • Parents: Faculty Panel, Young Auditorium
  • 12 noon – Lunch
  • 1 p.m. – Campus tour
  • 2:15 p.m. – T-shirts and photo opportunity, Tiger Statue

Honors Tiger Day Schedule

  • 8:30 a.m. – Check-in, Hickingbotham Hall
  • 9 a.m. – Opening program, Young Auditorium (Hickingbotham Hall)
  • 9:20 a.m. – Academic deans sessions, Various Locations
  • 10 a.m. – Campus tour
  • 11 a.m. – Student/faculty panel, Young Auditorium
  • 12 noon – Lunch on the lawn
  • 1 p.m. – Ouachita Scholars Day presentations: You may stay as long as you like. We will provide you a listing of presentations and locations on the day of the event and have admissions personnel available to help you locate the presentations.

MAPS AND 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

Main Campus Map  |  Athletics Facilities Map  |  Parking Map  |

Main Campus Map with Accessibility

DIRECTIONS

 

From SW of Arkadelphia on I-30
  • 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 NE of Arkadelphia on I-30

    • 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.

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 October 2-3 or 3-4, 2019!

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 and pay $35 registration fee. (Registration is now closed)
  3. Download and bring this signed waiver with you to Explore Ouachita!

OCTOBER 2-3 SCHEDULE

2019 Schedule: TBA

2018 Schedule: 

STUDENTS:

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

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, September 27, 2018

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 26, 2018

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, September 27, 2018

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

OCTOBER 3-4 SCHEDULE

2019 Schedule: TBA

2018 Schedule: 

STUDENTS:

Thursday, September 27, 2018

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, September 28, 2018

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, September 27, 2018

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, September 28, 2018

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 6, 2019 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.

SCHEDULE

2019 Schedule: TBA

2018 Schedule: 

  • 9:00 a.m. – Check-in, Hickingbotham Hall

  • 9:15 a.m. – Welcome Session, Young Auditorium (Hickingbotham Hall)

  • 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

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 3, 2018! – Fall 2019 date to be set soon!  
SCHEDULE

2019 Schedule: TBA

2018 Schedule: 

  • 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

You’re invited to CONNECT on Saturday, March 2, 2019! 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 2019 students only. 

 

    SCHEDULE

    2019 Schedule:

    Student Schedule

    • 10:00 a.m. Check-In
    • 10:30 a.m. Welcome Session
    • 11:00 a.m. Connect: Intellectually “…A Love of God and a Love of Learning” – Explore your academic life with others interested in your major, faculty, and upperclassmen
    • 12:00 p.m. Lunch and Connect: Spiritually “…Dynamic Growth Opportunities” – Talk transitioning to college with current freshmen
    • 1:00 p.m. Connect: Socially “…On Campus and Throughout the World” – Join in the fun with staff, current students, and future Tigers
    • 2:30 p.m. Closing Session
    • 3:00 p.m. Optional Campus Tour

     Parent Schedule

    • 10:00 a.m. Check-In
    • 10:30 a.m. Welcome Session
    • 11:00 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
    • 12:00 p.m. Lunch
    • 12:45 p.m. Breakout Session 1 – Pick one from three sessions offered
    • 1:35 p.m. Breakout Session 2 – Pick one from three sessions offered
    • 2:30 p.m. Closing Session
    • 3:00 p.m. Optional Campus Tour

    NURSING CLINICALS PREVIEW

    Join us at Baptist Health Medical Center–Little Rock on February 19, 2019 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. – Next session date to be set soon!

    What to expect:

    • Hear how the strengths of each institution create a 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 Baptist Health College Chancellor, Judy Pile, Ouachita Nursing Director Brenda Trigg and Ouachita Professor Becky Parnell
    SCHEDULE

    2019 Schedule: 

    • 9:30 a.m. – Check-In, Gilbreath Conference Center

    • 10:00 a.m. – Welcome

    • 10:15-11:00 a.m. – Information Session

    • 11:00 a.m-12:00 p.m. – Clinicals Preview

    • 12:00-1:00 p.m. – Lunch

    Can’t make it to campus?

    check out our virtual tour

    Student Presentations on Scholars Day

    Fans for Battle of the Ravine

    Forbes' 2016 #MyTopCollege Winner

    Spectators at Tiger Tunes

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    Have a question about Ouachita? Want more information? Shoot our admissions team a message!

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