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FYE Programs

Stars Week

Stars Week is a week-long celebration to introduce new students to the OCU experience. All new undergraduate students participate in both mandatory and optional events that will create connections to the campus community in and out of the classroom.

Highlights of Stars Week include:

  • Matriculation Convocation
  • Blue Out Blow Out Spirit Rally
  • OKConnect
  • Stars on Bricktown

Stars Week is also full of opportunities to acquaint you with campus life and people who will help you make the successful transition to college life. Parents and families are also welcomed to OCU during the first 2 days of Stars Week.

Explore OKC with your OKConnect group!

Posters of OKC Districts: Midtown, Arts District, and Bricktown
Posters of OKC Districts Uptown 23rd, Stockyards City, Plaza District


Opportunities Festival

The Opportunities Festival is an involvement fair hosted every Fall during the second week of classes. At this event all students get to learn about on and off-campus opportunities, enjoy games, entertainment and free food.

New Student Orientation Leaders

Orientation leaders are OCU student leaders who are committed and motivated to connecting new students to the campus community. Orientation leaders are selected in January, and meet every other week during the Spring semester to plan and prepare for Stars Week. For more information, click here.

Phi Eta Sigma

Phi Eta Sigma is a national honor society for college freshmen. Our goal is to encourage and reward academic excellence among first-year students at Oklahoma City University. The oldest and largest freshman honor society, Phi Eta Sigma was founded at the University of Illinois on March 22, 1923.

FYE Scholars

Each Spring, about 50 first-year students are recognized for their top academic credentials following their first semester on campus. Parents and families are welcome to join a celebration of our outstanding first-year students!

Fire & Water

Fire and Water is a rite of passage, a ceremony filled with tradition. The OCULeads class plans and hosts this very special evening beginning with a dinner for the entire first-year class to celebrate your successful transition into college.

The Fire and Water ceremony focuses on rejoicing in the positive experiences of your first year, and your success in overcoming any negative challenges.

And, yes, there is fire and water involved!

You won’t want to miss it.