FIRST Week – New Student Orientation

FIRST Week is a special part of your transition to University of the Ozarks. Taking place the weekend prior to the beginning of fall classes, new Ozarks students are required to attend days filled with very special events tailored to assist you in beginning your journey as a college student at Ozarks! Whether you are a first time college student, a parent, or an experienced transfer student, we hope you will find answers to all your questions at this special event!

This year’s orientation is scheduled for August 17-21. Incoming students – check your email for more information!

August 15th
Incoming International Student Move-in

August 16th
Incoming & Continuing Men’s/Women’s Soccer and Cross Country Move-in
International Student Orientation

August 17th – FIRST Week starts
8am-1pm – Freshman & Transfer (with less than 60 hours) Student Move-In – At assigned residence hall
8am-1pm – Commuter Student Check-In – Seay Student Center
(Campus Offices and Campus Bookstore Open during this time)
1pm – Incoming Student and Family Welcome – Walton Seay Theatre
3-4pm – Matriculation Ceremony – Walton Seay Theatre
5-6:30pm – President’s Welcome Picnic – President’s Home
(Parents & famlies are welcome to attend Thursday’s events)

August 20th – Returning & Transfer (with more than 60 hours) Student Move-In

August 21st – Transfer (with more than 60 hours) Student Orientation – Seay Student Center



President Dunsworth named to APCU board

University of the Ozarks President Richard Dunsworth, J.D., has been elected to the board of directors for the Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities (APCU).

University awards 87 degrees to Class of 2017

University of the Ozarks awarded 87 bachelor’s degrees to graduating seniors during its 183rd Commencement ceremony, held May 13, on the campus mall.

Rotaract mission trip embodies University values

One of the core values of University of the Ozarks is “the service of all of creation,” and that driving principle was on full display during a recent mission trip to El Salvador by the student organization Rotaract.