Orientation & Move-In

Orientation & Move-In

Orientation

As you make your transition to University of the Ozarks this fall, we want you to be prepared for your college journey. New Student Orientation will provide you with many different resources, connections, memories, and more that will set you up for a successful start to your college career.

Please feel free to contact to the Office of Student Life at 479-979-1322 or studentlife@ozarks.edu if you have any questions regarding new student orientation. Check down below for details related to Freshman New Student Orientation, Transfer Student Orientation, and the Orientation & Move-In Schedules.

Orientation & Move-In Schedules

Below you will find the summarized versions of the Freshman and Transfer Student Orientations. A complete list of orientation events and locations can be found on the University of the Ozarks – New Student Orientation Guidebook. The University of the Ozarks – New Student Orientation guidebook will provide you with orientation schedule information, move-in details, campus resources, and campus updates. The complete detailed Orientation Schedules for new students will be made available on our guidebook the week before Orientation is set to start.

Download our Guidebook here!

Students will need to reference their email for the passphrase to access the University of the Ozarks – New Student Orientation guidebook.

If you are having issues accessing the University of the Ozarks – New Student Orientation Guidebook, please contact the Office of Student Life at 479-979-1322 or studentlife@ozarks.edu for assistance.

Thursday, August 18

JLC STUDENT MOVE-IN & ORIENTATION
9 AM – 12 PMJLC Student Move-In – Assigned Residence Hall
12 PMJLC Student Orientation Sessions – Jones Learning Center
9 PMInternational Student Meet & Greet – Seay Student Center

Friday, August 19

WELCOME HOME!
9 AM – 12 PMNew Student Move-In – Assigned Residence Hall
9 AM – 12 PMCommuter/Transfer Student Check-In – University Fountain
9 AM – 12 PMCampus Connections – Rogers Conference Center
11 AM – 1 PMLunch – Borck Dining Hall
1 – 1:30 PMWelcome to Families & Students – Walton Arts, Seay Theater
1:30 – 4 PMOrientation Sessions
4 – 6 PMMatriculation – Chapel
6 – 8 PMFarewell Picnic for Families and Students – President’s House
8 – 10 PMEvening Programming

Saturday, August 20

STUDENT ORIENTATION CONTINUES
8 – 9 AM Late Arrival Check-In – Office of Student Life, Seay Student Center
8 – 11:30 AMOrientation Sessions
11:30 AM – 1 PMBrunch – Borck Dining Hall
1 – 5 PMOrientation Sessions
5 – 7 PMDinner – Borck Dining Hall
7– 11 PMEvening Programming

Sunday, August 21

STUDENT ORIENTATION CONTINUES
9 – 10 AM Yoga Session – Campus Mall
11 AM – 12 PMWorship Service – Munger-Wilson Memorial Chapel
11:30 AM – 1 PMBrunch – Borck Dining Hall
1:30 – 5 PMOrientation Sessions
5 – 7 PMDinner – Borck Dining Hall
6– 9 PMEvening Programming

Monday, August 22

STUDENT ORIENTATION CONTINUES
7 – 9 AM Breakfast – Borck Dining Hall
8:30 – 11 PMTransfer Student Orientation
11:30 AM – 1 PMBrunch – Borck Dining Hall
1:30 – 5 PMOrientation Sessions
5 – 7 PMDinner – Borck Dining Hall
6– 9 PMEvening Programming
Freshman New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation is a special part of your transition to University of the Ozarks. Taking place the weekend prior to the beginning of classes, from from August 19-22, 2022, new freshman 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! During New Student Orientation, we hope you will gain valuable knowledge, friendships, connections, and more that will benefit you during your college career.

All first-year students, commuters and students living on campus, are required to participate in New Student Orientation. These activities cover a wide range of topics and information to ensure that you are set up for success at Ozarks. Events will begin as early as 8:00 a.m. and last until 11 p.m. Please refer to the Get Prepared for Move-In and Orientation section for more details on preparing for your journey at Ozarks.

Students have been assigned an orientation group with a specific move-in/commuter check-in timeframe. Please monitor your email for more information regarding your assigned move-in/commuter check-in date and time-frame!

Transfer New Student Orientation

Transfer students planning to live on campus in the residential halls will need to move into the residence halls on Sunday, August 21st 10AM – 2PM. Transfer Student Orientation is required, and will take place on Monday, August 22, 2022 from 8:30 AM – 11AM.

Transfer students living off campus will need to check-in with us on Monday, August 22, 2022 from 8:00 – 8:30 AM. at Robson Library. Plan to park in Parking Lot L and follow the signs to check-in.

Transfer Student Orientation is designed to provide students with information on campus resources, connect with faculty and staff members, and learn what it means to be an Ozarks Eagle. Attendance to Transfer Student Orientation is highly encouraged for our new transfer students. All Transfer Students are encouraged and welcome to attend all Freshmen New Student Orientation Session from August 19-22, 2022. Make sure you have registered for this event by going to your my.ozarks.edu checklist.

Please check your email for more information regarding your move-in/commuter check-in date and time-frame and orientation information. You can also refer to the Get Prepared for Orientation & Move-In section below for more details on preparing for your journey at Ozarks.  


Getting Prepared for Orientation & Move-In

As a new student at University of the Ozarks, we want to ensure that you and your family are prepared as much as possible for Orientation and Move-In. Please review the Orientation & Move-In checklist below, as it lists important steps you should take to ensure you are ready to start your journey at Ozarks.


Register for Orientation.

New Student Orientation is a requirement for all incoming freshmen students. Registration is located on your my.ozarks.edu checklist. Go sign up and verify with us your attendance!

Complete the remaining items on your my.ozarks.edu student checklist.

It is important that you complete all of the items listed on your my.ozarks.edu checklist to ensure all important documents and procedures are completed prior to your attendance at orientation.

Download the Guidebook app and the University of the Ozarks – New Student Orientation guidebook on your computer, smart phone, and/or tablet.

The University of the Ozarks – New Student Orientation guidebook will provide you with orientation schedule information, move-in details, campus resources, and campus updates. Schedule information for new students and parents will be made available on our guidebook the week before Orientation is set to start.

Download our Guidebook here!

Students will need to reference their email for the passphrase to access the University of the Ozarks – New Student Orientation guidebook. Parents will need to use the same passphrase that was sent to their student’s email.

If you are having issues accessing the University of the Ozarks – New Student Orientation Guidebook, please contact the Office of Student Life at 479-979-1322 or studentlife@ozarks.edu for assistance.

Prepare for Move-in on Friday, August 19, 2022.
  • All new students will move into their assigned residence halls from 8AM-12PM on Friday, August 19, 2022.
  • Volunteers will be available to help you move your things into your assigned room.
  • If you are have any questions please contact the Office of Student Life at 479-979-1322 for assistance.
Be ready to engage and connect with fellow Ozarks Eagles!

Orientation is going to be beneficial to you in a number of ways, and being fully engaged in your orientation sessions will help you get the most out of your experience during New Student Orientation and Transfer Student Orientation. Make sure you are on time for each session and you are prepared with questions and/or comments beforehand. Don’t be afraid to be yourself and fully participate in the orientation sessions.

If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in the New Student Orientation, please send your request to Connie High, Director of Student Success Center, at 479-979-1300 or email chigh@ozarks.edu.  Any request should be made by August 1, 2022. 


Fall 2022

Shuttles – Little Rock International Airport to Ozarks

The Little Rock Airport shuttle service established to help transport new students from the Little Rock International Airport to University of the Ozarks campus will take place from August 19 – 22, 2022. If you would like to use this service, please send us your travel itinerary. The Little Rock airport shuttle service is available to domestic and international students.

Please note the times listed for each airport shuttle trip are the arrival times to the Little Rock Airport. This means you must plan your arrival to the Little Rock Airport prior to this time to ensure your ride on the university shuttle. More details on the shuttle service from the Little Rock International Airport to Ozarks campus will be provided to those students who sign up using the travel itinerary form.

**Please make sure you are aware of your assigned move-in and orientation start date and time-frame before booking your flight to Arkansas and filling out the travel itinerary form to utilize the Little Rock airport shuttle service.

See our full list of shuttles available.


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