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*Artist's rendering of the future dorm

 

Current Progress

We broke ground for a new apartment-style dorm on April 18 ... but to build this incredible student housing debt-free, we need your generous support.

Be part of this exciting project by making a financial commitment today…and let’s see how God moves on our campus and through our students to impact the world in His Name!

 

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Unprecedented Growth 

We’re Growing Like Never Before

Over the last ten years, God has favored ORU with an amazing increase in enrollment. As our student population continues to grow, it’s imperative that we maintain pace with demand and provide the type of student housing options that are needed to maintain a strong Christian community. With "modern, comfortable housing" on the "must-have" lists of students who are considering which college to attend, a new dorm will also make ORU more competitive with other universities.

Our campus residence halls are nearly at full capacity. In order to adequately attract, retain, and prepare the next generation of student-leaders seeking a Spirit-empowered whole person education, we must make room. Many rooms, in fact.

We are committed to addressing the need for additional rooms so that we can welcome even more future world-changers to ORU--students who will continue to fulfill ORU’s mission of reaching the uttermost bounds of the earth with God’s love and healing power.

Making Room for Increase 

It’s Time to Build

The new dorm will be ORU's first new student housing in 42 years! It will be constructed on the footprint of the former Braxton Hall, just north of Christ’s Chapel, and will be built debt-free -- 100% funded by donor support.

ORU has established a solid financial foundation and remains committed to sound fiscal stewardship. This philosophy and approach applies the same financial formula we used to build our ONEOK Sports Complex and Global Learning Center without assuming any debt. Both of those projects were funded entirely by donors.

Building Independence 

Beautifully Designed for Building Independence

As time goes by, students pivot from enjoying their ORU experience to preparing for life beyond graduation. What comes next? What preparations do I need to be making now? What responsibilities should I be preparing for? These are the questions in the forefront of their minds. 

The future apartment-style residence hall is designed with this transition from college life to post-college life in mind. This 21st-century dwelling, with separate wings for men and women, will offer furnished suites with private baths, shared living/dining/kitchen, high-speed Internet, Wi-Fi, and cable TV service. The top floor will feature upscale dorm-style rooms. In short, the dorm will offer our students another attractive housing option. 

 

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* Artist's rendering of the future dorm

 

Outstanding Accommodations 

Setting the Standard for Christian Community Living

Students who call this dorm home will enjoy all the conveniences of living on campus – access to classrooms, chapel, the Prayer Tower, the bookstore, the Aerobics Center, and the Hammer Alumni-Student Center – while getting prepared for post-college life in a stunning, state-of-the-art facility.

The apartment-style residence hall will feature:

-      separate wings for men and women

-      furnished suites, each with a living room, kitchenette, private bath, and washer/dryer

-      high-speed Internet and Wi-Fi in all rooms

-      outdoor courtyard where students can congregate to study together, pray for one another, enjoy social interactions

To date, we have $6.1 million in commitments and need to raise an additional $2.5 million. Your support will make all the difference!

Be part of the amazing 21st-century transformation that's happening at ORU by making a financial commitment today.

Naming Rights

Legacy starts here. Naming rights for the entire dorm, and for spaces inside the building, are still available. This is a rare opportunity to impact the current generation and countless generations to come. 

$2,500,000
Name the Entire Building

$250,000
Name an Entire Floor

$150,000
Grand Foyer

$150,000
Outdoor Courtyard

$50,000
Individual Apartment

$10,000
Individual Bedroom

 

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For more information, contact ORU Development at 918.495.7220 or development@oru.edu

 

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