The family of an incoming freshman pauses for a send-off prayer during the closing of New Student Orientation.

It’s that time of year again: a quiet campus transforms into a buzzing community filled with new and returning students who began classes today. OKWU is excited to welcome our biggest freshman class in history to campus! God has been faithful in providing for the university and we are eager to begin the journey of a new academic year.

A highlight of the first week of classes is the beginning of a new chapel series, starting Wednesday, August 11th at 10:10am in the Lyon Chapel & Fine Arts Center and is always open to the community. The first chapel of 2016-2017 will be led by Ben Rotz, the Associate Vice President of Student Development. His talk will prepare the foundation for this year’s chapel theme: [Re]calling. The intent of this year’s theme is to help our students return to the basics of what it means to be called by God in order to find our purpose in His design. As Matt Leroy stated, “The ancient past (the roots of the Church) can reveal God’s vision for the future.” We anticipate that this series will both challenge and encourage our students to seek the gospel not just in their textbooks or chapel but to find it in their conversations and late-night dorm talks as well.

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