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Fall 2017 Orientation Schedule

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Residence Halls Open for Honors Students

9 am - Noon, Pavilion, West Lawn. Early move-in is only for the students in the Honors Program.

Honors Lounge Meet & Greet

2 pm - 3 pm, Honors Lounge, Gold Star. Honors students and their families welcome.

Honors Welcome Dinner

5:30 pm - 7 pm, Cafeteria, McDaniel University Center. Honors students and their families welcome.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Honors Orientation

8 am - 4 pm, Honors Hall. Attendance required of all new Honors students.

Student Technology Support Center

8:30 am - 8 pm, Room 136, McDaniel University Center. Technology assistance provided for all students.

Residence Halls Open for New Music & Theatre Students Participating in Dance Leveling or Choral Auditions

9 am - Noon, Pavilion, West Lawn. Early move-in is ONLY for new Music and Theatre students participating in dance leveling and/or choral auditions.

Commuting to Campus

1 pm - 2 pm, Shdeed Lounge, McDaniel University Center. Commuter students can learn the ins and outs of campus life for commuters.

Choral Auditions

3 pm - 5 pm & 6 pm - 9 pm, B207, Bass Music Center. Choral auditions required for new music students according to previously assigned times, enrolled in music theater.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Meal Plan Open

7 am - 2 pm, Cafeteria, McDaniel University Center. Take a break from move-in! Full-service dining available in the Caf for meal plan participants but don't forget to bring your student ID. Those without a meal plan may use StarsCash, credit card or cash. No charge for parents of new students.

Student Technology Support Center

8:30 am - 8 pm, Room 136, McDaniel University Center. Technology assistance provided for all students.

Residence Halls Open for New & Returning Students

9 am - Noon, Pavilion, West Lawn. Move-in for new freshmen and new transfer students.

Dance Technique Leveling

9 am - 4 pm, Studio R, Gaylord Center. Attendance required for new music, music theater and theatre majors to be eligible to enroll in dance classes for Fall 2017, subject to availability. Please follow attire requirements sent by academic advisors.

9am - 11 am: Ballet

11am - 1 pm: Tap

2 pm - 4 pm: Jazz

Choral Auditions

10 am - Noon & 1 pm - 3:30 pm, B207, Bass Music Center.
Choral auditions required for new music students according to
previously assigned times, enrolled in vocal performance, choral music
education, BA in voice, church music, music theater, instrumental majors
enrolled in a vocal ensemble, music business and music composition.

FIRST Luncheon

Noon - 1 pm, Watson Lounge, Bishop W. Angie Smith Chapel. Luncheon for Class of 2021 first-generation college students and their families.

OCULeads Welcome Reception

2 pm - 3 pm, Wilson House. First official meeting of OCULeads Class. Attendance required for scholars -- Families welcome.

Parent & Family Information Sessions

3 pm - 5 pm, Various classrooms, Meinders School of Business. Information sessions covering a variety of topics of interest to parents of new college students.

Freshman Inventory

3 pm - 5 pm, Cafeteria, McDaniel University Center. Participate in an important national research project! Attendance required of all new undergraduates.

Matriculation Choir Rehearsal

5 pm - 6 pm, Kirkpatrick Auditorium, Kirkpatrick Fine Arts Center.
Required of all freshmen music majors enrolled in choir - music
theater, vocal performance, BA, church music, choral music education or
instrumental majors enrolled in a vocal ensemble.

Stars Week Welcome Picnic

5:30 pm - 7 pm, Cafeteria, McDaniel University Center. All students, parents, faculty, staff and alumni are welcome! Students don't forget your student ID, parents and families eat free. Powered by First-Year Experience. 

Greek Life Information Meeting

7 pm - 8 pm, Petree Recital Hall, Kirkpatrick Fine Arts Center. Learn more about the benefits of fraternity and sorority membership -- parents welcome.
Powered by Greek Life.

Religious Life Block Party

8 pm - 9 pm, West Lawn, Bishop W. Angie Smith Chapel. Come out to learn about The Wesley Center and OCU's other Religious organizations! Snacks, games, and music provided. 
Powered by Religious Life.

Meet Your RA

9 pm - 11 pm, Your residence hall.Powered by Residence Life.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Meal Plan Open

7 am - 7 pm, Cafeteria, McDaniel University Center. Take a break from move-in! Full-service dining available in the Caf for meal plan participants but don't forget to bring your student ID. Those without a meal plan may use StarsCash, credit card or cash.

Student Technology Support Center

8:30 am - 8 pm, Room 136, McDaniel University Center. Technology assistance provided for all students.

Matriculation Convocation Procession

8:30 am - 9 am, Students meet at McDaniel University Center Patio to prepare for the procession, Parents gather at east entrance of the Clara E. Jones Administration Building to view the procession. Attendance required of all new undergraduates. Parents and families welcome. Coffee available for parents at the east entrance of the Clara E. Jones Administration Building.

Matriculation Convocation

9 am - 10:15 am, Kirkpatrick Auditorium, Kirkpatrick Fine Arts Center. Attendance required of all new undergraduates, including all freshmen music students who are enrolled in choir. This ceremony formally welcomes all new students as members of the Oklahoma City University community. Sunday dress. Parents and families welcome.

Alumni Association 411

10:30 am - 11 am, Great Hall, McDaniel University Center. Get the inside scoop from recent OCU grads! Powered by the Alumni Association

Academic Orientation Meetings

  • 2 pm - 4 pm, Arts and Science including Religion Students, Undecided or University Studies, Classroom 100 Sarkeys Science & Math Center. 
  • 2 pm - 4 pm, Business majors, Norrick Lounge, Meinders School of Business.
  • 2 pm - 4 pm, Nursing majors, NSE 135-136, Kramer School of Nursing.
  • 2 pm - 4:30 pm, Theatre majors, Burg Auditorium, Kirkpatrick Fine Arts Center.
  • 2 pm - 4:30 pm, All Music majors, Petree Recital Hall, Kirkpatrick Fine Arts Center.
  • 2 pm - 5 pm, All Dance and Entertainment Business majors, Gaylord Center.
  • 5 pm - 5:30 pm, Parents and families only, information session for all Dance and Entertainment Business majors, Gaylord Center.

Sorority Recruitment- Round One

5:30 pm - 11:15 pm, Watson Lounge, Bishop W. Angie Smith Chapel. Open House. Powered by the Panhellenic Association.

Stars on Bricktown

8 pm - 11 pm, Bricktown. Check out Bricktown, Oklahoma City's hottest entertainment district. Dinner and entertainment on your own. OCU Hospitality Tent will be located on the plaza at 150 E. Reno, north of Harkin's Theater. To avoid paying a parking fee, please catch the shuttle leaving the east side of Methodist Hall parking area every 20 minutes until 10:30 pm. Limited shuttle space is available. Powered by Student Affairs.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Meal Plan Open

7:30 am - 7 pm, Cafeteria, McDaniel University Center. Take a break from move-in! Full-service dining available in the Caf for meal plan participants but don't forget to bring your student ID. Those without a meal plan may use StarsCash, credit card or cash.

Student Technology Support Center

8:30 am - 8 pm, Room 136, McDaniel University Center. Technology assistance provided for all students.

Music Theory Placement Exam

9 am - 10 am, Petree Recital Hall, Kirkpatrick Fine Arts Center. Attendance required for new music majors and students enrolling in music theory.

Music Fundamentals Exam

9 am - 10 am, FA340, Kirkpatrick Fine Arts Center. Attendance required for dance majors who wish to test out of the Music Fundamentals course.

First-Year Follies

10 am - 11:45 am, Freede Wellness Center. Have fun and make new friends! Attendance required of all new undergraduates.

OCUReads Discussion Groups

Noon - 1:15, Various Classrooms, Walker Center & Meinders School of Business. Led by faculty and upper-class students. Attendance required of all new undergraduates. Lunch provided.

Diversity Dialogues

1:30 pm - 2:45 pm, Various Classrooms, Walker Center & Meinders School of Business. Led by faculty and upper-class students. Attendance required of all new undergraduates. Lunch provided.

Student Information Meeting

3:30 pm - 5:45 pm, Petree Recital Hall, Kirkpatrick Fine Arts Center. Come out to learn important campus information regarding campus safety, student and academic conduct, conduct and Title IX information. Attendance required of all new undergraduates, please bring student ID, as attendance will be recorded. Powered by OCUPD and University Counseling. 

OCUReads 2017 Author Presents - A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge by Josh Neufeld

7 pm - 8:30 pm, Petree Recital Hall, Kirkpatrick Fine Arts Center.

OCUReads Book Signing

8:30 pm - 9:30 pm, Petree Recital Hall Lobby, Kirkpatrick Fine Arts Center. Bring your book to be signed by the author, Josh Neufeld. Books also available for purchase from the OCU Campus Store.

Scooby Doo at OCU

9:30 pm - 11:30 pm, Pavilion, West Lawn. Mystery tour of campus! Powered by Student Affairs.

Friday, August 19, 2017

Meal Plan Open

7 am - 7 pm, Cafeteria, McDaniel University Center. Take a break from move-in! Full-service dining available in the Caf for meal plan participants but don't forget to bring your student ID. Those without a meal plan may use StarsCash, credit card or cash.

Student Technology Support Center

8:30 am - 8 pm, Room 136, McDaniel University Center. Technology assistance provided for all students.

IMPACT

9 am - 10 am, Great Hall, McDaniel University Center. "If only I knew that when I was a new student..." What you need to know to help you later!

Meet the Author

10 am - 11 am, Rapp Reading Room, Dulaney-Browne Library. Join the author Josh Neufeld for an informal conversation. Pastries and coffee offered.

International Student Orientation

11 am - 1 pm, Gardner Conference Center, Meinders School of Business.  Attendance required of all new international students.

Dancing Like a Star

11 am - noon, Gaylord Center. Open to all majors. Experience the joy of movement and dance. Ballet or jazz shoes required. 

Blue Out Blow Out Pep Rally

1 pm - 2:30 pm, Freede Wellness Center. Starsky knows what it really means to be a STAR! Come find out for yourself!

Sorority Recruitment: Round Two

3:30 pm - 9:15 pm, Watson Lounge, Bishop W. Angie Smith Chapel. Philanthropy Night. Powered by Panhellenic Association.

Game Night with Dulaney-Browne

7 pm - 10 pm, Dulaney-Browne Library. Come hang out. Video and board games.

Open Mic Night

9 pm - Midnight, Great Hall, McDaniel University Center. 

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Meal Plan Open

11:30 am - 1:30 pm & 5 pm - 7 pm, Cafeteria, McDaniel University Center. Take a break from move-in! Full-service dining available in the Caf for meal plan participants but don't forget to bring your student ID. Those without a meal plan may use StarsCash, credit card or cash.

OKConnect

10 am - 3 pm, Various Locations in Oklahoma City. Come out to learn about your new home, Oklahoma City! Participating students will meet their shuttle bus at the West Lawn Pavilion at 10 am. Reservation required; sign up by visiting www.okcu.edu/students/first-ye... 

Sorority Recruitment: Round Three

4:30 pm - 9:15 pm, Watson Lounge, Bishop W. Angie Smith Chapel. Preference Night. Powered by Panhellenic Association.

Capture the Flag

9:30 pm - 11 pm, Quad Lawn. Come play one of your favorite childhood games with the Class of 2021 and the OCU Faculty and Staff! Powered by Student Affairs.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Sorority Recruitment: Bid Day!

10 am, Watson Lounge, Bishop W. Angie Smith Chapel. Bid Day. Powered by Panhellenic Association.

Meal Plan Open

11:30 am - 1:30 pm & 5 pm - 7 pm, Cafeteria, McDaniel University Center. Take a break from move-in! Full-service dining available in the Caf for meal plan participants but don't forget to bring your student ID. Those without a meal plan may use StarsCash, credit card or cash.

Meet the Neighbors

6 pm - 9:30 pm, Cokesbury Clubhouse & Pool. See you poolside. Powered by Residence Life.