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!

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.
The event will be LIVESTREAMED.

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 – Munger-Wilson Chapel **Alternative viewing with LIVESTREAMING in the Walton Seay Theatre
5-6:30pm – President’s Welcome Picnic – Seay Student Center
(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




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