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the latest news on campus improvements, new buildings, and more


ORU Media Arts Center (MAC) Groundbreaking - November 17, 2021

ORU’s theater, dance, music, and digital media departments will be right at home in the MAC. This facility will feature a proscenium-style theatre (complete with orchestra pit), a black box theatre, a music performance hall, music practice rooms, dance studios, a piano lab, a sound stage, editing pods, dressing/craft/costume rooms, and a digital set that employs high-res, 3-D video backdrops.

ORU Media Arts Center MAC Groundbreaking


Mike Carter Athletic Center Groundbreaking - November 12, 2021

This building, located on the south side of Mabee Center, will house a 10,000-square-foot Sport Performance Center, a new ELI Academic Center (with open study space and individual and group study rooms), two regulation basketball practice courts, a sport medicine facility, and administrative and coaches' offices. The building is named for Athletic Director Emeritus Mike Carter. 

Mike Carter Athletics Center ORU


J. D. McKean Library Groundbreaking - October 22, 2021

The three-story, technologically advanced library will serve as an intellectual hub for student research and academics. Spacious and light-filled, this thoroughly modern structure will offer a mix of traditional and digital sources of information, study rooms, conference and workrooms, and tech tools. It will also house the renowned Holy Spirit Research Center.

ORU JD McKean Library Groundbreaking


i4 Lab (Imagine, Innovate, Incubate, Impact)

A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Stanley White Foundation i4 Digital Enterprise Lab took place on August 19, 2021. Dr. Andrew Lang, Senior Professor of Mathematics and Chair of ORU’s Computing & Mathematics Department, said that this lab will offer an environment where “students can collaborate with faculty--and each other--in research and development activities to produce new technologies and other entrepreneurial opportunities.”

ORU i4 Digital Enterprise Lab


Computing Lab

The new Stanley White High Performance Computing Lab opened in August 2020. It is a creative space where Computing and Mathematics students can brainstorm and put their ideas to the test by using ORU’s supercomputer, known as Titan.



Welcome Center 

As part of the Whole Leaders for the Whole World campaign, ORU is building a new Welcome Center. In April 2021, members of the ORU family assembled on the campus’s front lawn to celebrate the groundbreaking. The center is scheduled to open in 2022.   

ORU Welcome Center Groundbreaking

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