Myriad of Events Scheduled for Welcome Week

Oklahoma Baptist University has slated a variety of activities to welcome new freshman and transfer students during its 22nd annual Welcome Week, starting with move-in day Saturday, Aug. 22, at 9 a.m. New student orientation will be at 3 p.m., followed by a reception hosted by OBU President David W. Whitlock and his wife, Dana, at 4:30 p.m.

A full Welcome Week schedule can be found online at

The week will include many opportunities for new students to become familiar with the university's traditions and meet their classmates, their professors and OBU staff. Small-group activities allow new students to pair with "Tri-Ws," or Welcome Week Workers, whose focused task is to create a welcoming environment on Bison Hill.

The schedule concludes with Saturday in the Park, a free celebration at Shawnee's Woodland Park on Saturday, Aug. 29, at 4 p.m. The event includes guest worship leaders Afshin Ziafat, Robbie Seay Band and Price Hill Band.