We are busy planning an amazing Orientation experience for first-year students and their families! A tentative schedule of events is available below. Both schedules are subject to change.  

The below tentative schedules are for Orientation Sessions #1 - #3.  Orientation #4 is a student only program for those students who are unable to attend one of the orientation sessions in June, and will take place the Tuesday before classes begin as part of the Oh-Wooo Welcome program. That schedule will be released later this summer.

Day 1
On Day 1, students and their families should plan to be on-campus to allow for enough time to check-in, complete required paperwork, and drop luggage off at the student's assigned residential room. The check-in process (to include the completion of required paperwork) should take roughly 45 minutes. All student sessions on Day 1 are REQUIRED

Student Schedule

 

Parent Schedule

 

8:00-11:00am Check-in (completion of required forms) / Information Fair 
Hamilton Williams Campus Center
8:00-11:00am Check-in / Information Fair
Hamilton Williams Campus Center
11:00am-12:00pm Lunch & Welcome Program
Hamilton Williams Campus Center
Student lunch provided free of charge
11:00am-12:00pm Lunch & Welcome Program (optional)
Hamilton Williams Campus Center
($10 lunch ticket per person. Tickets purchased at check-in)

12:15-12:45pm Small Group Session #1 - Welcome to OWU
Various Locations on Campus
12:15-1:00pm Partnering to Success
Presenter: Student Life Offices
Chappelear Drama Center
1:00-1:20pm Student Accounts & Financial Aid Session
Chappelear Drama Center
1:00-1:45pm Student Accounts & Financial Aid Session
Chappelear Drama Center
1:30-2:00pm The OWU Experience
Presenter: Dr. Dwayne Todd
Merrick Hall, rm. 301
1:45-2:00pm Break
2:00-2:30pm Small Group Session #2 - Getting Involved at OWU
Various Locations on Campus
2:00-2:30pm The Liberal Arts 
Presenter: Dr. Zack Long
Chappelear Drama Center
2:30-3:30pm Transitioning to Community Living
Presenter: Office of Residence Life
Chappelear Drama Center
2:30-3:30pm Transitioning to Community Living
Presenter: Office of Residence Life
Chappelear Drama Center
3:40-4:15pm Small Group Session #3 - One OWU
Various Locations on Campus
3:30-4:15pm Health, Wellness, and Public Safety Session
Presenters: Health Center and Public Safety Office
Chappelear Drama Center
4:15-4:30pm Break / Transition to Academic Session

4:15-4:30pm Break 
4:30-5:30pm Academic Life at OWU
Chappelear Drama Center
4:30-5:30pm Academic Life at OWU
Chappelear Drama Center
5:30-7:00pm Dinner w/ Faculty Registration Guide
Hamilton Williams Campus Center
You will complete your course selection surveys for the following day.
5:30-6:30pm Dinner (optional)
Hamilton Williams Campus Center
($10 dinner ticket per person. Tickets purchased at check-in)
7:00-8:00pm Pulse Check 
Various Campus Locations
6:30pm Parents Depart Campus for the Evening
8:30pm Choral Performance Groups Auditions (optional)
Location: TBD
Sign-up for auditions at check-in
   
8:00-10:00pm Evening Social Activity 
JAYwalk
   

Day 2
On Day 2 the main focus is to register students for their fall courses. There are various opportunities for different types of tours on this day, and a number of campus offices will be open for appointments and meetings. Students and families are free to leave campus anytime after the student completes their registration appointment with their Faculty Registration Guide. The last registration appointment should be over no later than 3:00pm.

Student Schedule

 

Parent Schedule

 

7:30-9:00am Breakfast
Smith Dining Hall
8:00am-4:00pm Beeghly Library Open
Check email, print boarding passes, charge your electronics, read a magazine or newspaper, etc.
7:30am-2:00pm Room Check-Out 
We will have a storage area for your luggage if you need one
9:00am-12:00pm Various Tours Offered
8:00am-4:00pm Beeghly Library Open
Check email, print boarding passes, charge your electronics, read a magazine or newspaper, etc.

9:00am-1:00pm Various Campus Offices Open for Appointments/Questions

7:45am-1:00pm Foreign Language Placement Exam - REQUIRED
Location: Beeghly Library Commons
Unless exempt, students w/ two or more years of high school credit in one of the following foreign languages (French, German, Chinese, Latin, Spanish) are REQUIRED to take a placement exam to determine the appropriate college level of study at which to begin. 
Arrive to Beeghly Library 45 minutes prior to your scheduled registration appointment.
10:30am-1:00pm Lunch on The JAY!
Food trucks will be on-campus. It's BYOL (Buy Your Own Lunch)
8:30am-2:00pm Individual Registration Appointments -REQUIRED (STUDENTS ONLY)
Location: Beeghly Library Bayley Room
Meet with your Faculty Registration Guide to schedule classes for fall semester.

   
8:30am-12:00pm Instrumental Performance Groups Auditions
Hamilton Williams Center Rm. 304
Information about the auditions and how to sign-up will be sent via email in early June.

   
8:00am-12:00pm Get Connected!
Location: Beeghly Library
Information Service Staff Available
   
9:00am-12:00pm Various Tours Offered
Sign-up during check-in on day 1
   
10:30am-1:00pm Lunch on The JAY!
Food trucks will be on-campus. It's BYOL (Buy Your Own Lunch)