What's New at ORU
Tulsa, OK – Oral Roberts University has begun the 2016-2017 academic year boasting its largest freshmen class to date. Accompanying the large influx of new students comes a host of updates to the campus. The repairs, updates and new additions will all serve the student body to ensure their college experience is top-notch.
The Global Learning Center will add 10 new classrooms, a 700 seat theatre space and new television suite to the campus. The $8 million-dollar project brings augmented virtual reality learning to ORU students around the world, enabling ORU to expand its unique education across the globe and help the university fulfill its mission to take the Gospel to the uttermost bounds of the earth. “We are very excited about this project, which will connect our campus to the world and the world to ORU,” said ORU President William M. Wilson. The GLC will have its grand opening in November.
The class of 2020 started off its collegiate dining experience in style after the newly renovated cafeteria received new décor to its walls and furniture. SAGA, as its commonly referred to by students, will also offer a new option for late diners. “Late-night” will open from 9pm-10pm for students to indulge in cereal, pizza, sandwiches and snacks.
The new Student Success offices, created to focus on the success of students from freshman year to graduation, are the newest addition to the GC. The offices are located on GC 3 in the space that was once the business copy center. The new location enables students to have easier access to their needs. Matt Olsen, Ph.D. and his team will work with students to ensure their success, increase retention and graduation rates and oversee the Career Services Department. “I feel called to this position,” said Olsen. "I believe that by drawing attention to student success, we will continue to see ORU's mission expanded into every person's world around the globe.”