2023 Welcome Week

September 5 - September 16, 2023

Get your fall semester off to an exciting start by getting involved in OU's Welcome Week, September 5 - September 16. To learn how to get more involved, visit the Office for Student Involvement.

Featured Events

Two females wearing white shirts that say Greek Life at the Involvement Fair


Involvement Fair

The Involvement fair is a volunteer, community business and involvement fair! There are over 200 tables with information on how to get involved!


Two men on a green carnival ride


Grizz Fest

Start your OU career off right and get involved with local business, non-profits and more than 300 student organizations.

Female student wearing an O U shirt posing with The Grizz at Grizzfest


Sigma Pi Pig Roast & SPB Carnival

Join the Sigma Pi fraternity for a Greek style Pig Roast and the Student Program Board for a night of rides, games and entertainment.

Two female students laughing at the L O L Comedy Show


Road March to End Hunger

Help end hunger for local veterans by donating canned goods and other non perishable goods September 8 at 11 a.m. outside of South Foundation Hall.

All Events

Tuesday, September 5

New Student Welcome: New Student Convocation, Academic Open Houses, and New Student Grizzly Celebration
More info

New Student Convocation: 1-2 p.m., O’rena

Academic Open Houses: 2-3:45 p.m., Main Campus

New Student Grizzly Celebration: 3:45-5 p.m., Elliott Tower

8 - 11 p.m.
OUSC Eats & Beats
OU Bonfire Pit, P11 Parking Lot
9 - 11 p.m.
CPC “The Walk” to Meadow Brook Hall
Hamlin Circle
More info

Leaving at 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Wednesday, September 6

Noon - 1 p.m.
University Recreation and Well-Being 25th Anniversary Celebration
Campus rec center
Noon - 1:30 p.m.
University Recreation and Well-Being Pet Therapy
Southeast Lobby, Oakland Center
6 - 8:30 p.m.
CMI Welcome BBQ
Elliott Tower

Thursday, September 7

11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
North Foundation Hall & Wilson Hall Open House
North Foundation Hall
3 - 6 p.m.
Gender & Sexuality Welcome Reception
Rooms 104J and 159, North Foundation Hall
7 - 10 p.m.
WXOU Social at the Circle
Hamlin Circle

Friday, September 8

3 - 4:30 p.m.
Academic Affairs and ISSO International Welcome Reception
Gold Rooms, Oakland Center
5 - 8 p.m.
Sigma Pi 28th Annual Pig Roast
Elliott Tower
5 - 9 p.m.
SPB Carnival & Food Trucks
Elliott Tower
5 - 9 p.m.
WXOU DJ-ing & Dueling Pianos
Elliott Tower
More info

DJ: 5-7 p.m.; Dueling Pianos: 7-9 p.m

9 - 11 p.m.
SVP Movie featuring The Super Mario Bros. Movie
Elliott Tower

Monday, September 11

6:30 a.m. - 11 p.m.
SVOU Patriot Day Stair Climb
Fitness Center, Campus Recreation Center
11 - 11:30 a.m.
SVOU and Veteran Support Services Remembrance Fest 9-11 Remembrance
Elliott Tower
11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Club Sports Expo
Main Hallway, Campus Recreation Center
11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
SVOU Patriot Day Stair Climb in Gear with Local Firefighters
Fitness Center, Campus Recreation Center
11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
SPB Field Day
3 Court Gym, Campus Recreation Center

Tuesday, September 12

11:30 a.m.
OU Kickoff, featuring Welcome Remarks from OU President Ora Hirsch Pescovitz
Elliott Tower
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Student Organizations, OU Offices & Departments, and Local Businesses Fair
Elliott Tower

Wednesday, September 13

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Volunteer Fair wsg/ Pet Therapy Dogs
The Habitat, Oakland Center
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Golden Grizzlies Food Pantry & Grizz Garments Grand Re-Opening
Room 49, Oakland Center
6 - 7 p.m.
Academic Success Center Workshop on Time Management
Room 401, Hamlin Hall
More info

Sign up requested

Thursday, September 14

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Fraternity and Sorority Life Fair
Main Hallway Tables, Oakland Center
Noon - 1 p.m.
OUSC Maximizing College: The Key to Finding Success and Fulfillment at OU
Banquet Room A, Oakland Center
Noon - 2 p.m.
Kresge Library Open House
Kresge Library
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Division of Student Affairs, OUPD, and Environmental Health and Safety Office NARCAN Vending Machine Opening Ceremony
NARCAN Vending Machine across from the OC Information Desk
7 - 9 p.m.
NPHC Yard Show
Elliott Tower

Friday, September 15

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Hang with the OSI and The Grizz
Room 49, Oakland Center
6 - 8 p.m.
Sorority Recruitment Info Night
Banquet Room A-B, Oakland Center
6 - 8 p.m.
SPB Movie & Munchies in The Habitat featuring Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
The Habitat, Oakland Center
8:30 - 11:30 p.m.
WXOU Techno Fest
Founders Ballroom A-B, Oakland Center