We want to thank every ORU parent who joined us for Parents Weekend on Jan. 20  and 21. It was an honor to have you on campus so you could spend time with your sons and daughters and learn more about their lives at ORU.  We hope you will come back soon--or attend another ORU event that's happening in or near your home.

Speaking of events...there are plenty coming up this spring! Check out the list below and make plans to join us.

The Alumni Association Board of Directors election will take place Jan. 27-Feb. 24. All ORU graduates may vote. There are openings in each of the class segments (1968-79, 1980-89, 1990-99, 2000-09, 2010-2019) and in the At Large segment. An e-mail with a link to the online ballot will be sent out on the 27th. Learn more about the Alumni Board here


ORU celebrated the grand opening of the beautiful new Global Learning Center on January 11. This building will help make Spirit-empowered whole person education more accessible to students worldwide. Work on the new ONEOK Sports Complex is also moving forward. This will be a wonderful facility for our track and field athletes and our tennis teams...and for the community. The next big campaign project is the apartment-style residence hall for upperclassmen.

There's a $55 million "stretch" goal, and at this point, we have received $49.3 million in gifts and commitments. You can help us finish this race; just click here if you would like to do so. Thank you!

Upcoming Events

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Friday, Feb. 3, 12:15 p.m.
Alumni Luncheon featuring the new Global Learning Center!
Join us for lunch and get an up-close look at the GLC and its fabulous hi-tech features--including the Dr. George Gillen
Virtual/Augmented Reality Room! Mike Mathews, AVP of Technology & Innovation, will be our guide, offering details
and answering your questions about this game-changing new facility. 

Thursday, Feb. 9, 7-9 p.m.
Last Mile Dinner
, Hammer Center's Fenimore Room
Guest speaker: Oklahoma Congressman Jim Bridenstine

This is an annual event. Funds raised will help some seniors complete their financial "last mile" before graduation.
Table sponsorships are $1,000 per table. A limited number of individual tickets are available for $75 each. To RSVP, go

Saturday, Feb. 18, 6:30 p.m.
Health Services Alumni Dinner,
DoubleTree by Hilton-Greenway Plaza, Houston, TX
Dr. William Ranahan '05, Assistant Professor of Biology at ORU, will share updates on the breast cancer research
taking place in ORU's science labs. The dinner will be hosted by Dr. Paul Osteen ('78, '82-MD). It is being held in
conjunction with the Feb. 17-18 Mobilizing Medical Missions conference. RSVP for the dinner by Feb. 3.

Thursday, March 30, 6-8:30 p.m.
ORU BBQ at the Madden Brand Agency in Lakeland, FL
Our alumni hosts are Greg and Lory Madden, and Steve and Stephanie Madden. RSVP today!

Saturday, April 8, 12-2 p.m.
Chicago Brunch for alumni and friends at Riva Crabhouse on the Navy Pier 

Saturday, May 6, 1 p.m.
Commencement 2017,
Mabee Center arena
This ceremony--ORU's 50th graduation!--marks the end of the university's three-year, 50th anniversary celebration. 

HOMECOMING 2017, friday & saturday, NOVEMBER 10 & 11!

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