Orientation

Orientation

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 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!

All first-year students, commuter and residential, are required to participate in FIRST Week orientation. These activities cover a wide range of topics and information to ensure that you will be successful at Ozarks. Events will begin as early as 8:00 a.m. and last until 10 p.m.



Fall 2019

Shuttles – Little Rock International Airport to Ozarks

Parents and family members coming along? Catch a ride back to the Little Rock Airport either leaving campus at 10 am or 5 pm from August 12-15th.

Open to domestic and international students.


FIRST Week schedule

Friday, August 16

9 am-noon New Student Move-In

11 am-1 pm Lunch in the Cafeteria

1-3 pm Official University Welcome, Student/Parent Sessions

3-5 pm Matriculation Ceremony

5-7 pm President’s Welcome Picnic and

Family Goodbyes

7-10 pm Student Evening Programming


Saturday, August 17

9-11:30 am Student Orientation Sessions

11:30 am-12:30 pm Lunch

12:45-4:30 pm Student Orientation Sessions

5-6:45 pm Dinner

7-10 pm Student Evening Programming

Sunday, August 18

9:15-11 am Student Orientation Sessions

11 am-noon Chapel

11:30 am-1 pm Lunch

1:15-5 pm Student Orientation Sessions

5-6:45 pm Dinner

7-10 pm Student Evening Programming


Monday, August 19

8 am-noon Compass Program

8 am-noon Transfer/New Int. Student Orientation

8 am-4:30 pm University Offices Open

4-5 pm Opening Convocation

5-7 pm Welcome Back Gathering

7-10 pm Evening Programming


Tuesday, August 20th

Classes begin

All Students


Matriculation Ceremony

Held in historic Munger-Wilson Chapel, the ceremony is a time-honored celebration where new students are formally welcomed into our community of scholars. It includes official greetings from the president, statements of mission and goals, and a commitment to academic integrity affirmation. The ceremony concludes with each student adding his or her name to the Matriculation Book. The event is capped by the new students being led by a Scottish piper out of the Chapel between lines of cheering faculty, staff, students and family members. All new students are expected to go through the matriculation process, and parents and family members are encouraged to attend.

Contact the Office of Student Affairs at 479-979-1322 or studentaffairs@ozarks.edu if you have any questions.

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