Thursday, August 18, 2016

OU-C Welcome Week Events Kick-off the 2016-2017 Year

New and returning OU-C students are invited to kick off the upcoming fall semester with a series of Welcome Week activities. The annual week-long event is sponsored by the Office of Student Activities and the Presidents Club. Welcome Week is extremely student-focused and is designed to help students set the stage for success as they return to campus for the beginning of fall semester on August 22.

2016 Welcome Week events include:
  • Monday, August 22: The Student Activities Fair and Cookout will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Locatedin front of Bennett Hall,  students will have the opportunity to visit informational tables hosted by various OU-C organizations and departments to learn how to get involved on campus. Fair attendees will also enjoy free food and music starting at noon. Hamburgers, hotdogs, soft drinks and sweets will be available to all while supplies last. 
  • Monday, August 22 & Tuesday, August 23: OU-C faculty and staff volunteers will host welcome tables for students from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Bennett Hall Lobby. Students are encouraged to stop by for help finding classes, to ask questions or to grab something sweet before class. 
  • Wednesday, August 24: Students are encouraged to participate in OU-C’s first Instagram Scavenger Hunt. The scavenger hunt checklist and instructions are available at the Information Desk, Help Desk, Advising Center, Financial Aid Desk, or in their Catmail. The hunt will facilitate campus exploration. as once the locations are found, participants should take pictures and post them to Instagram using the hashtag #OUCisBack16 to earn points. Students must make sure their Instagram photos are public to be counted. Points will be tallied and the top three scoring students will receive gift certificates to the OU-C Bookstore. For those interested who don't have an Instagram account - they can download the Instagram app for free on their smart phone or by visiting
  • Thursday, August 25: Chillicothe family and friends are invited to the fifth annual Movie Under the Stars Ice Cream Social! Guests can set-up their favorite camping chair or blanket in the field between Bennett Hall and the Shoemaker Center for this year’s blockbuster, The Legend of Tarzan (PG-13). Ice cream will be served at 8:30 p.m., and the film will begin at dark.