register for homecoming now; save 25%! 

Yes, it's true. If you register between now and Sept. 1, you get 25% off! Use the promo code EarlyEli when you check out. This is the link to use: Homecoming is Nov. 10 and 11. This year's theme is UNITE!

Arrive early--on Nov. 9--so you can enjoy Eli Talks and Christmas in the Gardens (ORU's annual lighting ceremony). Shifting to the 10th and 11th ... there will be plenty going on, such as reunions, luncheons, open houses, tours of the Global Learning Center, a pre-game party, and men's basketball vs. Avila. The very popular Coffee, Cocoa and Canvas is coming back, and pending completion, you might have an opportunity to run on ORU's new track at the ONEOK Sports Complex! 

At the Saturday-night Celebration Dinner, we will honor four alumni with the 2017 Alumnus of the Year awards:

  • Bill Hull '69, Distinguished Service to God
  • Larry Derstine '79, Distinguished Service to the Community
  • Mary (Edwards) Banks '80, Distinguished Service to the Alma Mater
  • Jeff Lippencott '87, Distinguished Service "In Every Person's World"


Bill Hull
Bill Hull
Larry Derstine
Larry Derstine
Mary Banks
Mary Banks
Jeff Lippencott
Jeff Lippencott


Between now and Homecoming, we'll host the  Aug. 22 Wingbackers Kick-Off, the Sept. 6 Alumni & Community Luncheon with President Wilson, and the Oct. 11 Alumni & Community Luncheon with ORU Athletics! You'll find details below under Upcoming Events. 

thanks for helping us finish strong! 

Phase 1 of the 50th Anniversary Comprehensive Campaign is done, and we exceeded $51 million in commitments.
Thanks for your help! Now, we are in Phase 2 and working to reach the $55 million stretch goal.  

Please click HERE to make a gift toward this goal. It will bless today's ORU students and also provide 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 -- 100% paid by donor support.
  • The ONEOK Sports Complex opens this fall -- debt-free -- 100% paid by donor support.
  • With enrollment continuing to rise, 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 residence.

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

ALUMNI BOARD news: Apply now to be on the ballot!

The 2018 Alumni Board election will be conducted in January and February. There will
be five (5) director's seats to fill.  If you would like to serve ORU and your fellow alumni,
consider running for office. The application deadline is SEPTEMBER 10. Click here to
learn more, and click on this link to fill out the application. The board will finalize the
slate of candidates at their next meeting, which will take place Nov. 12-13.

Upcoming Events

Wingbackers Kick-Off Event
Tuesday, Aug. 22, 6:30 p.m., Mabee Center South Lobby
RSVP here

Alumni & Community Luncheon with President Wilson
Wednesday, Sept. 6, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Global Learning Center, $10
RSVP here. Enjoy a tour of the GLC after lunch!

Fall Revival
Thursday & Friday, Sept. 28 & 29, Christ's Chapel
Learn more here.

8x88 Piano Ensemble Festival
Saturday, Oct. 7, 3:00 p.m., Timko-Barton Performance Hall
Enrollment deadline is Sept. 1. Click here for details.

Alumni & Community Luncheon with ORU Athletics
Featuring AD Mike Carter, new Men's Basketball Head Coach Paul Mills,
and Women's Basketball Head Coach Misti Cussen
Wednesday, Oct. 11, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Global Learning Center, $10
RSVP here.

Fall Break begins after last class on Oct. 13

Fall Outreach, Tuesday, Oct. 31

Quest Whole Person Scholarship Event
Thursday, Nov. 2, ORU campus
You can nominate a student to participate and support the program with a gift.

College Weekend
Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 2-4. Prospective students can sign up here.

UNITE!  Homecoming 2017
Friday & Saturday, Nov. 10 & 11, ORU campus
Come on the 9th for Eli Talks and Christmas in the Gardens (campus lighting).
Register now! Do so by Sept. 1 and receive a 25% discount; type in promo code EarlyEli when you check out. 

Giving Tuesday, Nov. 28
A great day to support ORU!

Christmas Chapel
Wednesday, Nov. 29, 11:00 a.m., Christ's Chapel
You can watch online! Go to that day/time.

ORU's Annual Christmas Concert
Dec. 1, location TBA

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