Parents and Family

Our goal is two-fold: To help individual students discover and refine their talents and to encourage them to put their gifts to work for God's purposes.

We encourage you to connect with our special community. Our lovely campus is located in Shawnee, Okla., a quiet city just 30 minutes away from Oklahoma City-a major urban center with access to internships and cultural events.

Please use this website to discover more about OBU. And schedule a visit, so we can meet with you personally.

Follow OBU's Welcome Week activities on our Facebook page. Photos from the week will be posted each day.

Learn more about Family Weekend.

Here are several resources that you may want to check out.

  • Academic Catalog
    We've included a searchable catalog here online, but you can also request a printed copy.
  • Degree Listing
    OBU has 86 areas of study and a proven track record of placing graduates in graduate schools and jobs.
  • Academic Calendar
    View OBU's academic calendar for the current school year.
  • Campus Ministry
    Your son or daughter will have the opportunity to participate in Bible studies, weekly Chapel, class discussions, and ministry throughout our community and the world.
  • University Police
    Oklahoma Baptist University maintains a University Police Department that is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide security and fire prevention services for the university community.
  • Housing
    The majority of students live on campus, especially those under 21 who are from outside the area. OBU has five dormitories and seven apartment buildings for women, and one dormitory and two apartment buildings for men.
  • Financial Aid Information
    More than 97 percent of students received some type of aid last year.
  • Student Services
    The Student Services office in the Geiger Center offers career planning, part-time jobs (on/off campus), testing, counseling, disability services, and the campus nurse.