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!

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.



Fall 2018 orientation is scheduled for August 16-20.
Incoming students – check your email for more information!

August 11th & 12th
3:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.  – Shuttles from Little Rock Airport for Incoming International Students

August 13th
Incoming International Student Move-in

August 13th
Incoming & Continuing Men’s/Women’s Soccer and Cross Country Move-in
International Student Orientation

August 16th – FIRST Week starts
Incoming Student Move-in

August 18th & 19th
3:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.  – Shuttles from Little Rock Airport for continuing students

August 19th – Returning & Transfer (with more than 60 hours) Student Move-In

August 20th – Transfer (with more than 60 hours) Student Orientation – Seay Student Center

August 21st – CLASSES BEGIN FOR ALL STUDENTS

Spring 2018 orientation is scheduled for January 14-15.
Incoming students – check your email for more information!

January 11th
Incoming International Student Move-in

January 12th & 13th
International Student Orientation

January 14th – Orientation starts
2:00pm – New Student Move-In – At assigned residence hall
3:30pm-5pm – Welcome: Ozarks/Clarksville/Arkansas + Introduction
5:30pm-6:30pm – Dinner
7:00pm – Movie Night

January 15th – Orientation continues
7:00am-8:00am – Breakfast
8:00am-9:30am – Academic Affairs
9:30am-10:30am – Financial Aid/Student Billing
10:30-11:30am – Campus Safety and Community Expectations
11:30am-12:30pm – Campus Resources/Involvement
12:30-1:15pm – Lunch
1:15-2:00pm – EagleNet and Technology
2:00-4:00pm – Take care of business
5:00-6:30pm – Dinner
7:00-8:00pm – Student Social
8:00-9:00pm – Campus Speaker

January 16th – CLASSES BEGIN FOR ALL STUDENTS

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