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Graduate Student Welcome Week

Graduate Student Welcome Week

The Graduate College and various campus graduate student organizations host an annual Graduate Student Welcome Week at the beginning of every fall semester. Students are especially encouraged to attend the Welcome Reception and Resource Fair, which provides new and current graduate students with a great opportunity to connect with peers and faculty. Also present are Graduate College staff and representatives from other university and community organizations to answer questions and provide information about the many services available on the OU campus and in Norman.

Additional Welcome Week activities are designed to provide assistance to students as they begin a new semester and, for many, acclimate themselves to a new school and community. By attending these events, students will also get the chance to win great prizes. Students that attend all of our tour and orientation sessions will become eligible to win an Apple product donated by OU IT!

Please see below for Welcome Week event schedules and program details. Click on each event for more detailed information. Students should register for the events they plan to attend.

The Graduate College looks forward to seeing you at this year's Welcome Week events!

Thursday, August 14
Graduate College New Student Orientation
4 - 5 p.m.Meacham Auditorium
Thursday, August 14
Graduate Student Welcome Reception & Resource Fair5 - 7 p.m.Molly Shi Ballroom
Oklahoma Memorial Union (OMU), 3rd Floor
900 Asp Ave, Norman, OK 73019 (View Map)
Friday, August 15
Bizzell Memorial Library Orientation & Tour9 a.m. & 1 p.m.Bizzell Memorial Library
West entrance (by the clock tower) Map
Goddard Health Center Student Health Plan Orientation10-11 a.m.Goddard Health Center
Located on Elm Avenue (View Map)
Huston Huffman Fitness Center Orientation
11:15 a.m.Huston Huffman Center
South of Lindsey on Asp Ave
View map
Desire to Learn (D2L)/OU IT Tutorial

2:15 - 2:45 p.m.

2:45 - 3:15 p.m.

Graduate Student Life Center
Robertson Hall, 3rd Floor
Career Services Open House4 - 6 p.m.Career Services, 3rd Floor, Oklahoma Memorial Union (OMU)
(View Map)
Norman Sooner Kick-Off5:30 p.m.Walker-Adams Mall
Saturday, August 16
Nite @ the Union: Taste of OU6:30 - 9:30 p.m.Oklahoma Memorial Union
Exclusive Target Shopping Event10 p.m. - 12 a.m.Walker-Adams Mall
Monday, August 18
Pop Start the Semester8 – 10 a.m.South Oval, west of Bizzell Statue
(View Map)
Tuesday, August 19
Pop Start the Semester8 – 10 a.m.South Oval, west of Bizzell Statue
(View Map)
Graduate Student Game Night
7 - 9 p.m.
Graduate Student Life Center
Robertson Hall, 3rd Floor
Wednesday, August 20
Waffles for Graduate Writers
9 - 11 a.m.
OU Writing Center
Lissa and Cy Wagner Hall, 2nd Floor
Taste of Norman Pizza Sampler
12 - 2 p.m.
Graduate Student Life Center
Robertson Hall, 3rd Floor
Thursday, August 21
Kickball KickOff
6 - 9:15 p.m.
Intramural Fields (Stinson St. View Map)
Friday, August 22
Cookout with Dean Williams11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.west side lawn of Collings Hall (820 Van Vleet Oval), closest to Robertson Hall
(View Map)
Monday, August 25
Movie Night on the Lawn
@ Dark
Robertson Hall Lawn

To find out more about other OU welcome events, check out Sooner Orientation Weekend (SOW) and Campus Activities Council (CAC) Howdy Week.