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Sunday, August 17, 2014
8am – 2pm ALVIN'S CAFE OPEN
StarsCash, Credit Cards or cash accepted
Alvin's Cafe
McDaniel University Center
9am – Noon RESIDENCE HALLS OPEN FOR HONORS STUDENTS
Early move-in for students in the honors program
Pavilion
West Lawn
3–5pm LUPER/AIS SCHOLARS PICNIC
Luper/AIS Scholars and their families welcome
 Quad Lawn
5:30–7pm HONORS WELCOME DINNER
Honors students and their families welcome
Cafeteria
McDaniel University Center
Monday, August 18, 2014
8am – 2pm ALVIN’S CAFÉ OPEN
StarsCash, credit cards or cash accepted
Alvin's Café
McDaniel University Center
8am – 4pm HONORS RETREAT
Attendance required for all new Honors students
Meet on north side
of Walker Center
8:30am – 5pm STUDENT TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT CENTER
Technology assistance provided for all students
Room 136
McDaniel University Center
9am – 4pm RESIDENCE HALLS OPEN FOR NEW MUSIC & THEATRE
STUDENTS PARTICIPATING IN DANCE LEVELING
Early move-in for new music and theatre students
Pavilion
West Lawn
9am – 4pm RESIDENCE HALLS OPEN FOR NEW MUSIC
STUDENTS PARTICIPATING IN CHORAL AUDITIONS
Early move-in for new music students enrolled in music theater
Pavilion
West Lawn
3–5pm
6–9pm
CHORAL AUDITIONS
Choral auditions required for new music students, according to previously assigned times, enrolled in music theater
B207
Bass Music Center
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
7am – 2pm MEAL PLAN OPEN
Take a break from move-in! Full-service dining available in the Caf for meal plan participants. Those without a meal plan may use StarsCash, credit card or cash. No charge for parents of new students.
Cafeteria
McDaniel University Center
8am – 4pm ALVIN’S CAFÉ OPEN
StarsCash, credit cards or cash accepted
Alvin’s Café
McDaniel University Center
8:30am – 5pm STUDENT TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT CENTER
Technology assistance provided for all students
Room 136
McDaniel University Center
9am – 4pm RESIDENCE HALLS OPEN FOR NEW AND RETURNING STUDENTS
Move-in for new freshmen and new transfer students
Pavilion
West Lawn
9am – 4pm

DANCE TECHNIQUE LEVELING
Attendance required for new music, music theater and theatre majors to be eligible to enroll in dance classes for Fall 2014, subject to availability. Please follow attire requirements sent by academic advisors.
9 am – 11 am: Ballet
11 am – 1 pm: Tap
2 pm – 4 pm: Jazz

Studio R
Gaylord Center

10am – Noon

1–3:30 pm

CHORAL AUDITIONS
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.
B207
Bass Music Center 
2–3pm OCULEADS: PRESIDENT’S LEADERSHIP CLASS
WELCOME RECEPTION
First official meeting of OCULeads: President‘s Leadership Class. Attendance required for scholars - parents welcome. 
Wilson House
Home of President Henry 
3–5pm PARENT INFORMATION SESSIONS
Information sessions covering a variety of topics of interest to parents of new college students. Powered by Parent Services.
Various Classrooms
Meinders School of Business 
3–5pm FRESHMAN INVENTORY
Participate in an important national research project! Attendance required of all new undergraduates.
Cafeteria
McDaniel University Center 
5–6pm MATRICULATION CHOIR REHEARSAL
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.
Kirkpatrick Auditorium
Kirkpatrick Fine Arts Center 
5:30–7pm STARS WEEK WELCOME PICNIC
All students, parents, faculty, staff and alumni are welcome
Quad Lawn 
7–8pm GREEK LIFE INFORMATION MEETING
Learn more about the benefits of fraternity and sorority membership – parents welcome. Powered by Greek Life. 
Petree Recital Hall
Kirkpatrick Fine Arts Center 
8–8:30pm GREEK LIFE RECEPTION
Meet fraternity and sorority members – parents welcome. Powered by Greek Life. 
Atrium
Bass Music Center 
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
7am – 7pm MEAL PLAN OPEN
Full-service dining available in the Caf for meal plan participants. Those without a meal plan may use StarsCash, credit card or cash. 
Cafeteria
McDaniel University Center
7:30am – 2pm ALVIN’S CAFÉ OPEN
StarsCash, credit cards or cash accepted
Alvin’s Café
McDaniel University Center 
8:30am – 5pm STUDENT TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT CENTER
Technology assistance provided for all students 
Room 136
McDaniel University Center 
8:30am – 9am

MATRICULATION CONVOCATION PROCESSION
Attendance required of all new undergraduates. 

Parents and families welcome.

Coffee, juice and pastries available for parents at the east entrance of the Clara E. Jones Administration Building.

Parents gather at east entrance of the Clara E. Jones Administration Building to view the procession.

Students meet at McDaniel University Center Patio to prepare for procession

9–10am

MATRICULATION CONVOCATION
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. 

Kirkpatrick Auditorium
Kirkpatrick Fine Arts Center 
10–10:30am MATRICULATION CONVOCATION RECEPTION
Meet members of the Student Government Association and learn about the role student government plays in campus life. Powered by SGA. 
Atrium
Bass School of Music 

ACADEMIC ORIENTATION MEETINGS

Attendance required of all new undergraduates. Parents welcome.

2–4pm PETREE COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES  Great Hall
McDaniel University Center 
2–4pm UNIVERSITY STUDIES
For students who have not selected a major
Great Hall
McDaniel University Center 
2–4pm MEINDERS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS Norick Lounge
Meinders School of Business 
2–4pm  WIMBERLY SCHOOL OF RELIGION Watson Lounge
Bishop W. Angie Smith Chapel 
2–4pm  KRAMER SCHOOL OF NURSING NSE 135-136
Kramer School of Nursing 
2–4:30pm SCHOOL OF THEATRE  Burg Auditorium
Kirkpatrick Fine Arts Center 
2–4:30pm BASS SCHOOL OF MUSIC
All music majors 
Petree Recital Hall
Kirkpatrick Fine Arts Center 
2–3:30pm ANN LACY SCHOOL OF AMERICAN DANCE & ARTS MANAGEMENT
Dance performance, dance management, and dance teacher majors 
Gaylord Center 
3:40–5pm ANN LACY SCHOOL OF AMERICAN DANCE & ARTS MANAGEMENT
Entertainment business, dance management, and dance teacher majors 
Gaylord Center 
5–5:30pm ANN LACY SCHOOL OF AMERICAN DANCE & ARTS MANAGEMENT
Parents only information session 
Gaylord Center 
5:30–11:15pm SORORITY RECRUITMENT
Round One Open House Powered by Panhellenic Association 
Watson Lounge
Bishop W. Angie Smith Chapel 
8–11pm STARS ON 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. 
Bricktown 
Thursday, August 21, 2014
7:30am – 7pm MEAL PLAN OPEN
Full-service dining is available in the Caf for meal plan participants. Those without a meal plan may use StarsCash, credit card or cash.
Cafeteria
McDaniel University Center
7am – Midnight ALVIN’S CAFÉ OPEN
StarsCash, credit card or cash accepted
Alvin’s Café
McDaniel University Center
8:30am – 6pm STUDENT TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT CENTER
Technology assistance provided for all students
Room 136
McDaniel University Center
9–10am MUSIC THEORY PLACEMENT EXAM
Attendance required for new music majors and students enrolling in music theory.
Petree Recital Hall
Kirkpatrick Fine Arts Center
10:15am – Noon PLAYFAIR
Have fun and make new friends! Attendance required of all new undergraduates.
Freede Wellness Center
Noon – 1pm OCUReads DISCUSSION GROUPS
Led by faculty and upper-class students. Attendance required of all new undergraduates. Lunch provided.
Various Classrooms
Walker Center,
Meinders School of Business
1:30–3:30pm CAMPUS SAFETY FORUM
Attendance required of all new undergraduates. Powered by the Dean of Students.
Petree Recital Hall
Kirkpatrick Fine Arts Center
3:30–4pm GET INVOLVED!
Stop by the Involved Center to register on OrgSync.
Involved Center,
Room 114
McDaniel University Center
5–6pm DANCING LIKE A STAR
Open to all majors. Experience the joy of movement and dance. Wear loose clothing. Ballet or jazz shoes required.
Gaylord Center
7:30–9pm OCUReads 2014 AUTHOR PRESENTS
Monique and the Mango Rains: Two Years with a Midwife by Kris Holloway. The compelling story of a rare friendship between a young Peace Corps volunteer and a midwife who became a legend... Attendance required of all new undergraduates.
Petree Recital Hall
Kirkpatrick Fine Arts Center
9–10pm OCUReads BOOK SIGNING
Bring your book to be signed by the author. Books also available for purchase from the OCU Campus Store.
Petree Recital Hall Lobby
Kirkpatrick Fine Arts Center
10pm – Midnight SHINING STARS MOVIE NIGHT
Powered by Religious Life.
Watson Lounge
Bishop W. Angie Smith Chapel
Friday, August 22, 2014
7am – 7pm MEAL PLAN OPEN
Full-service dining is available in the Caf for meal plan participants. Those without a meal plan may use StarsCash, credit card or cash.
Cafeteria
McDaniel University Center
7:30am – Midnight ALVIN’S CAFÉ OPEN
StarsCash, credit card or cash accepted
Alvin’s Café
McDaniel University Center
8:30am – 5pm STUDENT TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT CENTER
Technology assistance provided for all students
Room 136
McDaniel University Center
10–11am MEET THE AUTHOR
Join author Kris Holloway for an informal conversation. Pastries and coffee served.
Rapp Reading Room
Dulaney-Browne Library
11am – Noon BLUE OUT BLOW OUT PEP RALLY
Starsky knows what it really means to be a STAR! Come find out for yourself!
Freede Wellness Center
Noon – 2pm INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ORIENTATION
Attendance required of all new international students. Powered by Multicultural Student Affairs.
Gardner Conference Center
Meinders School of Business
2–4pm PASSPORT TO THE STARS
Master the mysteries of OCU campus life. Small groups competing for big prizes! Dress for walking and getting around campus. Attendance required of all new undergraduates. Powered by OCULeads.
West Lawn
Pavilion
5–10:45pm SORORITY RECRUITMENT-Round Two
Philanthropy Night. Powered by Panhellenic Association.
Watson Lounge
Bishop W. Angie Smith Chapel
7–10pm GAME NIGHT WITH DULANEY-BROWNE
Come hang out. Video and board games.
Dulaney-Browne Library
9pm – Midnight OPEN MIC NIGHT @ REHEARSALS
Life takes practice! Share your talent or be amazed by other OCU students. Powered by OCUDining & FYE [First-Year Experience]
Rehearsals Restaurant
Saturday, August 23, 2014
8am – Midnight ALVIN’S CAFÉ OPEN
StarsCash, credit card or cash accepted
Alvin's Cafe
McDaniel University Center
11:30am – 1:30pm
5–7pm
MEAL PLAN OPEN
Full-service dining is available in the Caf for meal plan participants. Those without a meal plan may use StarsCash, credit card or cash.
Cafeteria
McDaniel University Center
11:30am – 1:30pm CAMPUS CONNECT
Connect with the leaders of student organizations and discover how you can get involved!
Student Lounge
McDaniel University Center
1:30–2pm ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 411
Get the inside scoop from recent OCU grads! Powered by the Alumni Association
Great Hall
McDaniel University Center
5–9:45pm SORORITY RECRUITMENT – Round Three
Preference Night. Powered by Panhellenic Association
Watson Lounge
Bishop W. Angie Smith Chapel
9–11pm STARSKY’S STELLAR DANCE PARTY
Loud music and crazy games. Powered by Residence Life.
Great Hall
McDaniel University Center
Sunday, August 24, 2014
8am – Midnight ALVIN’S CAFÉ OPEN
StarsCash, credit card or cash accepted
Alvin’s Café
McDaniel University Center
10am SORORITY RECRUITMENT – Bid Day!
Powered by Panhellenic Association
Watson Lounge
Bishop W. Angie Smith Chapel
11:30am – 1:30pm
5–7pm
MEAL PLAN OPEN
Full-service dining is available in the Caf for meal plan participants. Those without a meal plan may use StarsCash, credit card and cash.
Cafeteria
McDaniel University Center
2–3pm WELCOME WORSHIP SERVICE
All faiths welcome — information about local churches will be available.
Sanctuary
Bishop W. Angie Smith Chapel
3–4pm LIBRARY TOURS
Guided and self-guided tours — discover how the library can contribute to academic success. Take a dip in the make-your-own ice cream sundae bar.
Dulaney-Browne Library
7–8pm RESIDENCE HALL MEETINGS
Get the details from your RA!
Residence Halls
8–9:30pm MEET THE NEIGHBORS
See you poolside. Powered by Residence Life.
Cokesbury Clubhouse & Pool
Monday, August 25, 2014
7am – 7pm MEAL PLAN OPEN
Full-service dining is available in the Caf for meal plan participants. Those without a meal plan may use StarsCash, credit card or cash.
Cafeteria
McDaniel University Center
7:30am – Midnight ALVIN’S CAFÉ OPEN
StarsCash, credit card or cash accepted
Alvin’s Café
McDaniel University Center
11am – 2pm INVOLVED FAIR
Discover a variety of local businesses, churches, non-profit organizations, campus services and organizations. Pick up an OCU Student Planner.
Quad Lawn