What are Preview Weekends?

Preview weekends are early registration and orientation weekends.  You have scheduled time to meet with an advisor, to set up your class schedule, finish up paperwork, but most of all meet and start relationships with other new incoming OKWU students and OKWU’s Student Development staff.

Who needs to attend?

All incoming students need to attend one preview weekend to complete registration process.   Parents are encouraged to attend. The Saturday seminar will cover what students should expect and how to succeed as a new student at OKWU, what they can and can’t bring to the dorms, and more.

I already have a Class Schedule do I need to attend a Preview Weekend?

Yes, we are excited that you have a schedule!  But there are other offices you might not have completed all the required information for.  Also the seminar on Saturday covers information that students need, and the opportunity to meet other new students, as well as, our Student Development staff.

I am a local student and I plan to live at home during school year, do I stay on campus during Preview Weekend?

Yes, we want you to stay on campus during the preview weekend even though you will be staying at home during the school year.

What are the dates?

Dates available for 2017:
June 23-24th
July 14-15th
August 4-5th Soccer/Volleyball
August 11th-12th NSO move in
*Call if you have any questions! 918.335.6219


August 12th Preview Weekend Schedule



7:00am-11:00am – New Student Move-in

11:00am – Opening Rally (Lyon Chapel & Fine Arts Center)

11:30am-1:30pm – Lunch on your own (Food truck option on campus)

11:30am- 6:00pm – Registration (Janice & Charles Drake Library)

6:30pm – Dinner on your own with family in Bartlesville

8:30pm – Late night Student Activity (Mueller Sports Center)

NSO Parent Information


Where will I stay?

Students will stay in the residence halls. When you arrive and get checked in, you will receive your room assignment and a key for the night.
Parents, we have a few local hotels that we suggest for you:

Candlewood Suites (918) 766-0044 (Ask for the OKWU Rate)

Microtel (918) 333-2100

Holiday Inn Express (918) 766- 0020


What should I bring with me?

  • Bedding (blanket, sheets, pillow)
  • Necessary hygiene items (towel, shower essentials)
  • Change of athletic clothes for late-night activity
  • Student health records (Medical form, Physical exam, Immunization record, Permission for treatment form)