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Traditions & Annual Events

OCU Traditions

Alma Mater

Hail, Alma Mater, honored by all We love your Gothic towers

so stately and tall, Cherish your noble name but hold still more dear,

Your wisdom, truth and faith to us given here.

Your sons and daughters, scholars so true,

Carry your banner high of white and blue.

May those who are to follow in future days,

Find light to guide their steps in all their ways.

Fight Song

O-C-U, on to victory O-C-U, on to victory

Blue and White forever Fight on to victory!


Stars! Stars! OCU!

Annual Events

  • Oklahoma City University has a vibrant campus life with a wide array of exciting events and activities. A number of annual events are part of the rich tradition of the University.
  • Prior to the beginning of the fall semester, Stars Week, New Student Orientation is held for all entering freshmen and new transfer students. The activities of Stars Week are planned and coordinated by First-Year Experience and student orientation leaders. Matriculation Convocation is a special religious service designed to welcome new students to the institution.
  • The Student Activities Committee of the Student Government Association coordinates a comprehensive array of student activities including Free Movie Nights, Midnight Breakfast and the Big Event.
  • The Office of Student Diversity & Inclusion sponsors cultural activities throughout the year celebrating Black History Month, Diwali, Hispanic Heritage, Lunar New Year, National Coming Out Day, an annual powwow, and more.
  • OCU is committed to developing servant leaders. Through the Division of Student Affairs students can participate in an event dedicated to leadership development and training called the Star Summit for Student Leadership.
  • The Distinguished Speakers Series enriches the academic community in a Chautauqua experience that is free and open to the public. Nobel Laureates have joined a remarkable line-up of world-class thinkers, writers, and opinion–leaders including environmental activist Jane Goodall, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and author David Brooks.
  • During the academic year, a speaker outstanding in his or her field is obtained to address the student body in the Willson Lectures, a series made possible by an endowment given by Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Willson of Floydada, Texas.
  • Near the end of the school year, Blue Key National Honor Fraternity Sponsors Spring Sing. All campus organiza- tions may enter musical ensembles in the competition.
  • The Religious Life Office sponsors a number of worship services, special convocations, small group offerings, seminars, mission and service projects throughout the year. The OCU campus community annually joins together to celebrate unity and diversity for Love Not Hate Day and Better Together Week.
  • A number of groups from off-campus visit OCU each year. Alumni return to their alma mater for Alumni Weekend and Homecoming. Families are invited to spend a day with their sons, daughters, granddaughters, grandsons, nieces, nephews, etc in the college atmosphere on Parent and Family Day.
  • Annual admissions events for potential students include Stars 101, Preview Day, United Methodist Youth Day, and Native American United Methodist Youth Day. These events bring groups of future collegians to OCU for campus tours, information, and counseling sessions.
  • Each spring the University Honors Program sponsors Undergraduate Research Day (URD). All undergraduates are invited to submit posters or presentations of scholarly or creative work completed within the previous 12 months. Faculty judges in various categories select winners who receive cash prizes. Click here for more information.
  • Oklahoma City University Star Dancers present a holiday spectacular in the fall and a Broadway Revue in the spring. The Student Choreography Show is presented each fall.