grad launch was great!

Thank you to all the alumni who came to the Hammer Center today (April 26) to help us serve lunch (and gifts)
to the Class of 2017--our 50th graduating class! We all had a wonderful time. God bless the 2017 grads...every one.

please note change of location for May 6th legacy parent breakfast!

The breakfast will be held in the Mabee Center's South Lobby, not on the Mezzanine. Registration info
can be found below under Upcoming Events.

you can help oru complete its 50th anniversary campaign!

With more than $50 million received in gifts and pledges, we are working hard to reach the $55 million
"stretch" goal. Thank you to everyone who has helped us make so much progress in the past three years. 

Now, let's join together and FINISH STRONG by the April 30 deadline! Please click HERE to make a gift
that will bless ORU students today while providing a strong foundation for THE NEXT 50 YEARS!

Read more about the campaign's components

This is the status of some of our campaign projects:

  • The Global Learning Center opened in January -- debt-free.
  • The ONEOK Sports Complex opens this fall -- debt-free.
  • More funds are needed for Quest Whole Person Scholarships.
  • Reaching the $55 million "stretch" goal and securing a lead gift and other contributions will enable us to build the
    new apartment-style dorm.

Click here to watch a campaign update video with President Wilson and VP Laura Bishop.

sign up to PRAY for summer missions teams!

It's time to gather a prayer force for ORU students who will be going out on missions this summer. We'll have 324 students
on 32 teams (including three music teams, two healing teams, and one soccer team) in 27 countries -- and we need to cover
each member of each team with daily prayer, beginning in April. The teams will head out on May 14 and return on June 13.
Click on this link to sign up as an Alumni Prayer Partner. The Alumni Association Board of Directors started this initiative
four years ago, and it is deeply appreciated by the students.  

Marching toward commencement

On May 6, we'll celebrate the Class of 2017 -- our 50th graduating class! You're invited to come to the Mabee Center
for the 1:00 p.m. ceremony; it's going to be unlike any other in ORU's history. Our special guest speaker will be David Green,
founder of Hobby Lobby. Former regents, current and former trustees, Board of Reference members, and Alpha Class
alumni will march in with the 2017 grads. Don't miss this!

In addition to Commencement, we have several more events to look forward to this spring. Scroll down to Upcoming Events
and click on the links for more information. And don't forget to mark your calendar for Homecoming 2017, Nov. 10-11.
The theme is UNITE!


The Alumni Association Board of Directors election results are in. Click here to see who was elected. The board's next
meeting will take place on May 4 and 5.

Upcoming Events

Support your Golden Eagles! Check the sports schedules at

Saturday, May 6, 9:30-10:30 a.m. As of April 25, the location has changed.
Legacy Parent Breakfast in the Mabee Center's South Lobby. This is for the alumni parents of students who are
graduating on the 6th. Please RSVP by Thursday, April 27. Also--if your plans change after you register and you
won't be able to join us after all, please let us know by calling Alumni Relations at 918.495.6610. This will allow us
to accommodate last-minute guests. Thanks!

Saturday, May 6, 1:00 p.m.
Commencement 2017,
Mabee Center arena
This ceremony--ORU's 50th graduation!--is the grand finale of the university's three-year, 50th anniversary celebration. 

Wednesday-Saturday, May 24-27, Summit League Baseball Championships @ ORU's J. L. Johnson Stadium
In a poll of the league's head coaches, our Golden Eagles were picked to repeat as Summit League champions.
ORU has won a record 16 regular-season titles and 17 tournament championships. 

HOMECOMING 2017: Unite!

Join us on Friday & Saturday, November 10 & 11. Registration goes live this summer. Watch your e-mail and
watch this page for updates. Make sure we have your e-mail address; you can give us updates by using this form.
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