MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

We have had a fantastic school year at ORU! Enrollment was up (again), the ONEOK Sports Complex opened in October (built debt-free), the International Quest Whole Person Scholarship was introduced (opening doors for more students around the world to attend ORU), and as you’ll read below—we broke ground on a new dorm! We also achieved a freshman fall-to-spring retention rate of 95.51%. Furthermore, ORU’s Class of 2017 notched a placement rate of 97.2%; that means they either found a job or went on to grad school within six months of graduation. (The national average is 81%.) This is the highest placement rate in our history. I am thankful for all God is doing here at this university and for the men and women He is raising up to impact the world—including the Class of 2018, which celebrates Commencement on May 5. I hope you can join us at the Mabee Center at 1 PM for the ceremony. Clifton Taulbert (ORU ’71) is the keynote speaker. 

NEW DORM GROUNDBREAKING

We broke ground for our new apartment-style dorm on April 18! This will be ORU’s first brand-new dorm in more than 40 years. With nine consecutive years of enrollment growth, it’s imperative that we add more housing in order to accommodate ORU’s rising population. The dorm will be built on the footprint of the former Braxton Hall, south of Howard Auditorium. It’s the final project in ORU's 50th Anniversary Comprehensive Campaign. Learn more about how you can help us finish the job. Multiple naming rights are also available.

LEGACY PARENT & STUDENT BREAKFAST

If you are an ORU alumnus whose son or daughter is graduating from ORU this May, we would like to congratulate and honor you and your future ORU alumnus at our annual Legacy Parent and Student Breakfast. Bring your grad and come enjoy this complimentary meal with President and Mrs. Wilson on Saturday, May 5, 9:30 a.m., at Skyline 60 atop CityPlex Towers. RSVP here by April 26.

ALUMNI PRAYER PARTNERS

Thirty-five teams of students are preparing to go on summer missions to 29 nations through ORU Missions and Outreach in just a few weeks. We invite you to support them with prayer as they travel around the world to share the message of God's healing power and love. Our goal is to have every student on every team covered in prayer by ORU alumni, praying for every student by name. Sign up today at attend.com/AlumniPray18 to become an Alumni Prayer Partner.

AD TEAM EARNS 1ST PLACE IN REGION

A brand campaign designed by ORU advertising students to address Ocean Spray’s business and communication challenge earned the team a first-place finish at the 2018 National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC), sponsored by the 10th District of the American Advertising Federation (AAF). ORU was competing for its fifth year, and this was the highest finish by an ORU team in the district competition. Read more about this achievement—and see what’s next—here

UPCOMING EVENTS

April
25
- Grad Launch 

May
5
- Legacy Parent & Student Breakfast 
5 - Commencement (Speaker: Clifton Taulbert) 
10-12- Summit League Outdoor Track Championships @ ORU's ONEOK Sports Complex 

 
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