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ORU Homecoming 2021

Homecoming 2021 - November 11-13

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ORU is in the midst of a very special season. We look forward to welcoming you back to campus in November so that you can see the positive changes that have taken place...and learn more about what's coming in the near future.

This is the Homecoming schedule. Use the Register Now button above to sign up for the events you would like to attend. (Prices for events that have an admission fee are posted on the registration page.)

Thursday, November 11

  • Early Morning Prayer, 6:30-7:30 a.m., GLC - Lippencott Auditorium
  • Alpha Group Reception, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Timko-Barton Lobby
  • Purposeful Philanthropy Lecture with Phil Lakin, 7:00-8:00 p.m., GLC
  • Women's Volleyball vs. Western Illinois, 7:00-8:30 p.m., Aerobics Center
  • Student-Led Prayer Sets, 7:00-11:30 p.m., Prayer Tower Auditorium

Friday, November 12

  • The Breakfast Club with “faculty legends,” 8:30-10:00 a.m., Saga (Self-pay breakfast)
  • CityPlex Towers Behind-the-Scenes Tour, 9:00-10:00 a.m. Meet in CityPlex Towers Main Lobby
  • Homecoming Chapel – Speaker: Bobby Parks '07, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Christ's Chapel
  • College of Business Power Lunch, 12:15-1:30 p.m., GC Trustees Dining Room (6th Floor)
  • Pioneers Lunch at Goldie's, 12:15-1:45 p.m., Goldie's Patio Grill, 6121 E 61st St
  • International Center Open House, 12:15-2:00 p.m., Claudius Roberts Hall - 1st Floor
  • Biology & Chemistry Academic Open House, 12:15-2:00 p.m., GC 1B10A
  • Computing & Mathematics Department Open House, 12:15-2:00 p.m., GC 1½ E15
  • College of Education Open House, 12:15-2:00 p.m., GC 5A05
  • UG/Grad Theology Luncheon, 12:15-3:00 p.m., Hammer Center - Fenimore Room
  • School of Nursing Open House, 12:30-2:30 p.m., Nursing & Engineering Complex - 160F
  • Class Visitation, 1:15-5:05 p.m. See schedule in Registration Packet.
  • Guided Campus Tour, 2:00-2:45 p.m. Meet at Hammer Center Front Desk.
  • Stovall Center for Entrepreneurship Open House, 2:00-3:30 p.m., Nursing & Engineering Complex - 262
  • GLC Tour, 2:30-3:15 p.m. Meet in GLC Lobby.
  • Guided Campus Tour, 2:45-3:30 p.m. Meet at Hammer Center Front Desk.
  • Niko Njotorahardjo Hall Tour, 3:00-3:20 p.m. Meet in Niko Hall Lobby.
  • GLC Tour, 3:15-4:00 p.m. Meet in GLC Lobby.
  • Niko Njotorahardjo Hall Tour, 3:20-3:40 p.m. Meet in Niko Hall Lobby.
  • Niko Njotorahardjo Hall Tour, 3:40-4:00 p.m. Meet in Niko Hall Lobby.
  • Alpha Group & Pioneers Reunion Dinner, 4:30-6:45 p.m., Timko-Barton Lobby
  • Golden Eagle Game Night, 5:45-6:45 p.m., GLC - Lippencott Auditorium
  • Student-Led Prayer Sets, 7:00-11:30 p.m., Prayer Tower Auditorium
  • Men's Basketball vs. Southwestern Christian University, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Mabee Center 
  • Post-Game Party, 9:00-10:00 p.m., Mabee Center Mezzanine

Saturday, November 13

  • The Breakfast Club with “faculty legends,” 8:30-10:00 a.m., Saga
  • 5K Fun Run, 9:00-10:00 a.m., ONEOK Sports Complex Track
  • Coffee, Cocoa, & Canvas, 9:30-11:00 a.m., Hammer Center Main Lobby
  • Women’s Luncheon with guest speaker Cassia Carr ’09, Deputy Mayor of Tulsa, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., GLC - Lippencott Auditorium
  • Men’s Luncheon, 12:00-1:30 p.m., Hammer Center - Fenimore Room. Speaker TBA.
  • Biology & Chemistry Department Alumni Council, 12:00-2:00 p.m., GC Faculty Lounge - 6th Floor
  • Women's Volleyball vs. University of St. Thomas, 1:00-2:30 p.m., Aerobics Center
  • Niko Njotorahardjo Hall Tour, 2:00-2:20 p.m. Meet in Niko Hall Lobby.
  • Guided Campus Tour, 2:00-2:45 p.m. Meet at Hammer Center Front Desk.
  • School of Engineering Open House, 2:00-4:00 p.m., Nursing & Engineering Complex - 202
  • Biology & Chemistry Department Reception & Open House, 2:00-4:00 p.m., GC 2nd Floor
  • Niko Njotorahardjo Hall Tour, 2:20-2:40 p.m. Meet in Niko Hall Lobby.
  • Niko Njotorahardjo Hall Tour, 2:40-3:00 p.m. Meet in Niko Hall Lobby.
  • Guided Campus Tour, 2:45-3:30 p.m. Meet at Hammer Center Front Desk.
  • Collegians, World Action, & TV Singers Reunion, 3:30-5:00 p.m., Timko-Barton Lobby
  • Homecoming Banquet & 2021 Alumni Awards, 6:00-8:30 p.m., Mabee Center Arena

Banquet Table Sponsorships (Sponsors receive one table of 10, name in program, on-screen graphics, private VIP entrance, and valet parking for all table guests.)

  • Presenting Sponsor: $10,000
  • Platinum Sponsor: $5,000
  • Gold Sponsor: $2,500
  • Silver Sponsor: $1,000

Legend: GC – Graduate Center. GLC – Global Learning Center. Saga – Student Cafeteria. 

ALUMNI AWARDS

This year's Alumni Award honorees are Carol (Burton) McLeod ’77, Distinguished Service to God; Rep. Rebecca (Skidmore) Dow ’16, Distinguished Service to the Community; Terry Fisher ’79-MBA, Distinguished Service to the Alma Mater; Junius Johnson, Ph.D. ’98, Distinguished Service “In Every Person’s World”; and Kristie Chute ’15, Rising Servant Leader. Read short bios of them here.

If you have any questions about Homecoming, please contact us in Alumni Relations at alumni@oru.edu or 918.495.6610. We’re happy to help!

Those who register by midnight on September 30 will receive a 25% discount on ticketed events.

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