2018 Welcome Week

September 4-11, 2018

Get your fall semester off to an exciting start by getting involved in OU's Welcome Week, September 4 - September 11. 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 4

10 a.m. - 1 p.m
New Student Convocation and Academic Open Houses
O'rena, Recreation and Athletics Center
1 - 5 p.m.
Kickoff to Welcome Week with Lunch, Playfair, Motivational Speaker and Outdoor MusicFest
P29 Parking Structure, Elliott Tower
8 - 11 p.m.
Athletics Department: Meijer Mania
Meet at Hamlin Circle (bus transportation provided)

Wednesday, September 5

6 - 9 p.m.
Center for Multicultural Initiatives Welcome BBQ
Elliott Tower
(Rain Site: Banquet Rooms, Oakland Center)
8 - 10 p.m.
Residence Halls Association Presents Open Mic Event hosted by Ebony Stewart, Spoken Word Artist
Vandenberg Dining Center, Vandenberg Hall
9 - 11 p.m.
National Pan-Hellenic Council Greek Fair and Yard Show
Banquet Rooms, Oakland Center

Thursday, September 6

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Fall Grizz Fest - Student Organizations, Business and Volunteer Fair
In Front of Kresge Library
(Rain Date: Monday, September 10)
7 - 10 p.m.
Residence Halls Association Meeting and Bonfire
Bonfire Pit, P11 Parking Lot
9:30 - 11 p.m.
"The Walk" to Meadow Brook Hall
Meet at Hamlin Circle

Friday, September 7

9 - 11 a.m.
Meet, Greet and Treats from Office of Student Involvement
Fishbowl, South Foundation Hall
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Graham Health Center "Free to Pee" and OU Counseling Center Open House
Graham Health Center
3 - 5 p.m.
International Welcome Reception
Banquet Rooms, Oakland Center
5 - 10 p.m.
24th Annual Sigma Pi Pig Roast and Student Program Board Carnival
North Side Lawn, Oakland Center
(Rain Date: Monday, September 10)
7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
OU Women's Volleyball vs Colorado State
O'rena, Recreation and Athletics Center
9 – 11 p.m.
Student Video Productions Outdoor Movie: Black Panther
North Side Lawn, Oakland Center

Saturday, September 8

OU Men's Soccer vs UIC
OU Soccer Field
2:30 p.m.
OU Women's Volleyball vs LSU
O'rena, Recreation and Athletics Center
7 p.m. - Midnight
Office of Student Involvement and Residence Halls Association Welcome Event featuring Comedian T Murph and "Glow-in-the-Dark" Indoor Roller Rink
Banquet Rooms, Oakland Center

Monday, September 10

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Oakland Center and Student Activity Fund Assessment Committee Open Houses
Oakland Center
Noon – 2 p.m.
North Foundation Hall and Student Services Open House
Between North and South Foundation Halls
(Rain Site: North Foundation Hall)
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
The Tutoring Center "Meet and Greet"
Room 103, North Foundation Hall

Tuesday, September 11

11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Student Veterans of OU 9/11 Remembrance and Road March for Hunger
Elliott Tower

Wednesday, September 12

All Day
Take Twenty: 20th Anniversary of Recreation and Well Being
Recreation Center
More info

For schedule of activities and more information: oakland.edu/recwell/20th-anniversary