OBU Celebrates Move-in Day, Welcomes More Than 600 New Students

August 20, 2018

Hundreds of students and family members converged upon the campus of Oklahoma Baptist University Saturday, Aug. 18. OBU hosted its annual move-in day event, welcoming new and returning students to Bison Hill. Current students, faculty and staff greeted a class of 542 first-time freshmen and 73 transfer students to campus.

Move-in day is a staple of the hospitality OBU extends to students and their families. As cars pull in front of the residence halls, throngs of Welcome Week Workers, also known as “Tri-W’s” (pronounced “Tri-dubs”), converge to greet the new students, while cheering, chanting, yelling and shaking their vehicles. Then, an army of Tri-W’s whisks the new students’ belongings away to their rooms, unloading their cars in just a few minutes. This level of service makes an impression on new students and their families alike.

Move-in day is the kickoff to OBU’s Welcome Week, a time devoted to making new friends, learning OBU traditions and participating in fun activities during the lead-up to classes. Students meet in small groups, participate in community service projects, compete in “Ka-Rip Wars” as they learn the school yell and participate in The Walk, as they officially join the Bison family.