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Indigenous Preview Day

Indigenous Preview Day

Indigenous Preview Day

Monday, September 19, 2022

For: American Indian high school seniors, juniors, sophomores, and freshmen

You will experience all the University of Oklahoma has to offer at Indigenous Preview Day by attending a resource fair and sessions on finding community and affordability, hearing current student stories, exploring campus, and meeting with the Deans and faculty of your academic area of interest. The day will conclude on our South Oval with a cookout, yard games, and scholarship presentation.

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Schedule - Monday, September 19, 2022

  • 7:30 a.m. | Check-in & Resource Fair
  • 9:15 a.m. | Welcome
  • 9:45 a.m. | Engage with Us Academically
    • For Freshmen and Sophomores
      •     My Majors Exploration Session
    • For Juniors and Seniors
      • Academic Appointments
  • 11:00 a.m. | Enhance Your Day
    • For Freshmen and Sophomores
      • Set Yourself Up for Success - OU Admissions Presentation
    • For Juniors and Seniors
      • How to Find and Build Community at OU
      • Scholarship and Affordability
  • 11:50 a.m. | Enhance Your Day
    • For Freshmen and Sophomores
      • Campus Tour
    • For Juniors and Seniors
      • How to Find and Build Community at OU
      • Scholarship and Affordability
  • 1:00 p.m. | Cookout on the South Oval
  • 1:45 p.m. | Scholarship Presentation
  • 2:30 p.m. | Optional Campus Tour for Juniors and Seniors

Land Acknowledgement

Created by LAS Working Group

Long before the University of Oklahoma was established, the land on which the University now resides was the traditional home of the “Hasinais” Caddo Nation and the “Kirikirʔi:s” Wichita & Affiliated Tribes. We acknowledge this territory once also served as a hunting ground, trade exchange point, and migration route for the Apache, Comanche, Kiowa, and Osage nations..

Today, 39 tribal nations dwell in the state of Oklahoma as a result of settler and colonial policies that were designed to assimilate Native people. The University of Oklahoma recognizes the historical connection our university has with its indigenous community. We acknowledge, honor, and respect the diverse Indigenous peoples connected to this land. We fully recognize, support, and advocate for the sovereign rights of all of Oklahoma’s 39 tribal nations. This acknowledgment is aligned with our university’s core value of creating a diverse and inclusive community. It is an institutional responsibility to recognize and acknowledge the people, culture, and history that make up our entire OU community. 

Additional Resources for learning about the land you are currently on, a guide to acknowledging land, and an Ally Toolkit:

Session Descriptions

Connecting with community and finding your spot on campus are vital to your success throughout your time at OU. Hosted by our American Indian Student Association and others, this session will show not only how you can get involved, but also how you can create community, engage campus resources, and make your mark on the OU family just as you have in your community!

There is so much to learn when sending a student off to OU! We want to equip you with what’s next, help you understand each semester, what a bursar, and assist you in finding ways to support students through the highs and lows of university life.

 Note: This session is for parents/guardians/supporters/liaisons only.

Hosted by our Director of the Student Financial Center and member of the Seneca-Cayuga Nation, this session will cover the ins and outs of affording OU and creating a plan for not just the first year, but for all four years! We will review scholarships, how to apply for aid, and other tips and tricks.

An important part of deciding whether OU is right for you is seeing the spaces! We will showcase the beauty of our campus across several of our many facilities, spaces, and areas.

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