Fall Orientation

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Welcome Class of 2019!

We’re glad you’re here. New Student Orientation begins August 17.

Let us help you navigate your first week at TU.


Program Highlights

Monday: Log In!

Opening Session: Oh, the Places You’ll Go! – An inspirational presentation for students and parents at the Reynolds Center.
Students: Meet your orientation group, your student Orientation Leader (OL) and your faculty/staff group mentor.
Parents: Visit the information fair and the TU parents and Family Association meeting while students are in the first small group and take their class photo.
Class Photo: Join your classmates to take your official Class photo.
Matriculation Ceremony: TU faculty, administrators, staff and students officially welcome you to The University of Tulsa.
President’s Dinner: Dinner hosted by University President Steadman Upham in the Reynolds Center.

Tuesday & Wednesday: Connect!

Dry Gulch: Grab your gear for two days and one night of fun! Dry Gulch USA,about an hour northeast of Tulsa on the shores of Lake Hudson, features climate-controlled lodging as well as homestyle cooking in the dining center. There are indoor and outdoor recreational facilities, arcades, go carts, ropes course, sand volleyball, water slides, horseback riding and much more. TU Student Association, the governing body for all students, is planning a spectacular party for your night at Dry Gulch USA.
BODY-08-19-2014-freshman-orientation-dry-gulch-EC794First Year Experience (FYE) Class: Every first year student is enrolled 
in the First Year Experience. Get real insider tips into life at TU. This class will introduce you to a variety of topics and resources that will help you quickly adjust to TU.
Athletics Rally: Want to know why we’re called the Golden Hurricane? Learn the fight song? Discover where you can get your FREE ticket to the first football game? Coaches and athletes will be at the Athletics Rally to answer these questions and welcome you to Golden Hurricane country.

Thursday: Level Up!

International Student Welcome Event: Meet people from all around the world who are starting TU just like you.
Community Service Project: Read to kids, paint murals, assist teachers or help with any number of other service opportunities provided by TU’s True Blue Neighbors volunteer center.
Playfair: This is your chance to meet everyone in your Class. Playfair is the best way to feel comfortable and break the “new kid on campus” tension. You’ll be entertained, meet tons of new people, have some amazing team building experiences and make more friends in an hour than you ever imagined possible.
BODY-08-19-2014-freshman-orientation-dry-gulch-EC585Campus Glow Tour: Need to find your classrooms? Want to locate the health center? Join us for the nighttime campus scavenger hunt. Afterwards experience the award-winning Collins Fitness Center. Play volleyball, basketball, or try out some of the exercise equipment in the “Cardio Theater.”

Friday: Bonus Level!:

“Fraternity and Sorority recruitment launches on Friday. And join us on Dietler Commons that night for Movies on the “U”.
Saturday: Double XP!

Contact your orientation leader to answer any last-minute questions you may have. If you are living on campus, check in with your RA and finalize those finishing touches to your room.

Sunday: Lag Time!

Rest up! Take the day off and get ready to hit the books tomorrow. After this week-long time of learning about campus and meeting people, you’ll be excited for the first day of classes, ready to StartTU!