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!
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.