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Developing Whole Leaders for the whole World

Homecoming 2019 | november 8-9


Save the Date! Homecoming 2019 is happening on November 8 and 9.

We can't wait to see all of our alumni and friends during this special weekend.

Our theme is Welcome Home, Whole Leaders from the Whole World. That applies to all alumni, because ORU is a place that prepared you to impact the world: every occupation, every community, your family and friends, your church—wherever God called you to go. Come home to ORU and tell us where you’ve been and what you’ve been doing. While you’re here, you will meet a new generation of whole-leaders-in-training and see how effectively they are being raised up to go to the uttermost bounds of the earth! 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TODAY!If you have any questions, please contact us in Alumni Relations at alumni@oru.edu or 918.495.6610. We're happy to help!

This is the schedule of events:

Thursday, Nov. 7

  • College of Education Academic Lecture, GLC's Lippencott Auditorium, 5:30-8:00 p.m.
  • Alpha Group* Reception, Timko-Barton Lobby, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 8

  • Registration, GLC Lobby, 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
  • Homecoming Chapel with Bishop LaDonna Osborn, Christ’s Chapel, 10:50 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
  • Prayer Tower hours: 12:00-5:00 p.m.
  • College of Business Power Lunch, GLC’s Lippencott Auditorium, 12:15-1:30 p.m., $20
  • Pioneers* Lunch at Goldie’s (self-pay), 51st & Lewis, 12:15-1:45 p.m.
  • UG/Grad Theology Luncheon, Hammer Center’s Fenimore Room, 12:15-2:00 p.m., $15
  • International Center Open House, International Center (Claudius Roberts Hall, 1st floor), 12:15-2:00 p.m.
  • College of Education Open House, GC 5A05, 12:15-2:00 p.m.
  • College of Nursing Open House, Nursing & Engineering Complex 160F, 12:15-2:00 p.m.
  • Communication & Media Dept. Open House, LRC TV Studio 1, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
  • History, Humanities, & Government Open House, GC 5D05, 12:30-2:00 p.m.
  • Computing & Mathematics Dept. Open House, GC floor 1 ½, E15, 12:15-2:00 p.m.
  • Class Visitation (various), 1:15-5:05 p.m. (See schedule at Registration desk.)
  • Guided Campus Tours: Meet at Hammer Center’s front desk, 2:00 & 2:45 p.m.
  • Nursing & Engineering Complex and Stovall Center for Entrepreneurship Dedication and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremonies: NEC (lobby), 2:00 p.m.; Stovall Center (Room 262), 2:30 p.m.
  • Niko Njotorahardjo Hall Tours, Niko Hall's Stuck Lobby, 3:00, 3:20, & 3:40 p.m.
  • GLC Tours: Meet in GLC Lobby, 3:30 & 4:15 p.m.
  • Alpha Group & Pioneers Reception & Dinner, Timko-Barton Lobby, 4:30-6:45 p.m., $25
  • Women’s Volleyball vs. Western Illinois, Aerobics Center, 5:00 p.m.
  • Women’s Basketball vs. Texas State, Mabee Center, 5:00 p.m. (purchase tickets at box office)
  • Class of 1979 40-year Reunion Dinner, Trustees Dining Room (GC 6), 5:00-6:45 p.m., $25
  • Men’s Basketball vs. Houston Baptist, Mabee Center, 7:30 p.m. (purchase tickets at box office)
  • Post-Game Reception, Mabee Mezzanine, 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 9

  • Registration, GLC Lobby, 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
  • Prayer Tower hours: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
  • 5K Fun Run, ONEOK Sports Complex, 9:00-10:00 a.m.
  • Social Work Alumni Brunch, Marriott Tulsa Southern Hills, 9:00 a.m., $20/person (pay at hotel)
  • Coffee, Cocoa, and Canvas, Hammer Center-1st floor, 9:30-11:00 a.m., $8
  • John and Cheryl Clerico Golf Complex Grand Opening & Dedication, Nursing & Engineering Complex, 10:00 a.m.
  • Missions & Outreach Info Session, Trustees Dining Room (GC 6), 10:00 a.m.
  • Women’s Luncheon with Susan Kroll ’88, GLC’s Lippencott Auditorium, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., $15
  • Men’s Luncheon with Matt Pinnell ’02, Hammer Center’s Fenimore Room, 12:00-1:30 p.m., $15
  • Biology & Chemistry Alumni Council, Faculty Lounge (GC 6th floor), 12:00-2:00 p.m.
  • Guided Campus Tours: Meet at Hammer Center’s front desk, 1:00 & 1:45 p.m.
  • Women’s RA Tea, Fireside Room, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
  • School of Engineering Open House, Nursing & Engineering Complex, Room 202, 2:00-3:30 p.m. 
  • Byrams in Concert: Three Grads, One Family, Timko-Barton Performance Hall, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
  • Biology & Chemistry Dept. Open House, GC 3rd floor Pit, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Niko Njotorahardjo Hall Tours, Niko Hall Lobby, 2:30, 2:45, 3:00, 3:20, & 3:40 p.m.
  • World Action & TV Singers Reunion, Mabee Center South Lobby, 3:30-5:00 p.m., $10
  • Homecoming Dinner & 2019 Alumni Awards, Mabee Center Court, 6:00-8:30 p.m., $25



For the Homecoming Dinner, sponsored tables (each seats 10) are available: Silver, $1,000; Gold, $2,500, Platinum, $5,000, and Presenting, $10,000. You can sign up to sponsor a table during online registration

Legend: GLC (Global Learning Center), GC (Graduate Center), Nursing & Engineering Complex (the former OREA building, 81st & Delaware), LRC (Learning Resources Center), Niko Njotorahardjo Hall (new student residence hall south of Howard Auditorium). 

*Alpha Group refers to students, faculty, and staff who came to ORU in 1965. Pioneers are former students who enrolled at ORU between 1965 and the 1971 spring semester—before ORU received its accreditation.

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