College Weekend

November 3-5, 2016 or March 2-4, 2017

Experience college life at ORU for an entire weekend! Every semester, hundreds of high school students and transfer students travel from across the world to test drive college classes, experience dorm life, explore scholarship opportunities, create new friendships and have a life-changing encounter with God! See what the buzz is all about, and register for the next event today.


Top reasons to come to College WeekendWho’s invited?

All high school sophomores, juniors, seniors and any college student interested in transferring to ORU are invited to experience College Weekend! Parents and guests are welcome as well, and special discounts are available for groups.

Parents and group sponsors, be sure to check out the Parents/Sponsors Page and complete the Parent/Sponsor registration form. If you want to bring a group, ask about our specialized pricing! Group rates are only available for a limited time (8/15 – 10/24) and must be coordinated by our College Weekend Manager. Connect with us at 918.495.6165 to get started.

Where’s College Weekend?

College Weekend takes place on the beautiful campus of Oral Roberts University located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Every College Weekend, we have students travel from all over the U.S. and across the world, and they absolutely fall in love with ORU’s campus and the city of Tulsa.

What's the cost?

The registration fee is $60 per student. This includes the student's stay in the residence halls, all meals during College Weekend and a sweet ORU t-shirt. All parents/sponsors in attendance are required to purchase a $25 Parent/Sponsor Pass, which covers all meals throughout the weekend. Specialized pricing is available for groups that register between 8/15 – 10/24. To schedule a group, coordinate with our College Weekend Manager at 918.495.6165

Can I stay in the Residence Halls?

All registered guests between the ages of 15 and 23 can stay on-campus during College Weekend. In fact, this is one of the best parts of the weekend. Not only will you get to test-drive dorm life, but you'll get to make friends with current ORU students.

If I am traveling from out of town, is there transportation to and from campus?

You bet! If you arrive by plane, airport shuttles to and from campus will be provided from Tulsa International Airport (TUL) Wednesday morning through Saturday evening. If you come by bus, we will pick you up at the Tulsa Greyhound bus terminal. We must receive your arrival and departure information one week prior to your arrival. Transportation requests will open September 1, 2016 for upcoming events. 

Please note: we cannot accommodate Monday departures.

Can I audition for scholarships while I am there?

Yeah! During College Weekend you can auditions for Talent Scholarships if you’re interested in majoring in Art, Dance, Drama, Broadcasting and Music. For Dance auditions, please visit All other auditions must be requested. Audition requests open September 1, 2016 for upcoming events. 

What should I bring?

If you’re planning to stay on campus, you’ll want to bring the following:

  • Sleeping bag and pillow (you'll be camping out on the floor)
  • Towel
  • Personal items
  • Casual clothes
What can I expect during College Weekend?

College Weekend will be jam-packed with awesome events and activities! For an example of the full schedule from previous events, including Academic Department Sessions and sporting events, click here.

Here's an overview:

1:00 pm-4:00 pm Check-In, Campus Tours and Class Visits
3:00 pm-5:30 pm Welcome Reception
6:00 pm-7:15 pm Meet your Director and Dinner
7:15 pm-7:45 pm Meet your Overnight Host
8:00 pm-9:30 pm Night of Worship
10:30 pm Community Meeting in Residence Halls

8:30 am-9:30 am Breakfast
9:30 am-10:45 am Academic Fair & Continental Breakfast
10:50 am-12:00 pm Chapel Service
12:15 pm-1:30 pm Student, Transfer and Parent Lunches
2:00 pm-5:00 pm Department Tours, Auditions, Individual Enrollment Counseling and Campus Tours
5:00 pm-6:15 pm Dinner
6:30 pm-8:30 pm Dorm Group Competitions
8:30 pm-10:20 pm Coffee Night
10:30 pm Community Meeting in Residence Halls

8:30 am-9:30 am Breakfast
9:30 am-9:55 am Awards Ceremony
10:00 am-11:00 am Closing Session
11:00 am-12:00 pm Check-Out


Connect with our Campus Visits Office at 918.495.6165 or