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Messages and Updates from Dr. Thomas

July 16, 2020: Safety Protocols for Commencement and Fall Semester

Dr. Heath A. Thomas, OBU president, shares numerous important campus updates, including details about Spring Commencement, Welcome Week, and move-in days for students. He also outlines the health and safety protocols being implemented on campus to aid in providing the safest experience possible for all OBU employees, students and guests.

June 29, 2020: Commencement and Fall Semester Updates

OBU President Dr. Heath A. Thomas shares updates on Spring Commencement scheduled for Aug. 1, at 8:30 a.m. on the south lawn of Raley Chapel. He also shares updates on OBU’s COVID-19 plans for the safe return of students to campus in August.

May 26, 2020: Summer Updates

Dr. Heath A. Thomas shares information about several things to watch for during the upcoming summer months: policies and procedures being developed by the Return to Campus Task Force, ongoing communication and updates from OBU, and "10 Minutes That Make a Difference" videos from faculty.

May 18, 2020: Planning for Safety in the Fall

Dr. Heath Thomas announces the formation of a campus taskforce charged with ensuring the safe and healthy campus learning experience when we return to campus in the fall and discusses the importance of a Christian liberal arts education.

May 14, 2020: End of Spring Semester

OBU President Dr. Heath A. Thomas commends students, faculty and staff for their hard work through the end of the semester and encourages students to stay in touch with OBU through the summer.

May 4, 2020: Commencement and Fall Semester Plans

OBU President Dr. Heath A. Thomas shares this week's update with the OBU community.

April 27, 2020: Financial Assistance for Students

OBU President Dr. Heath A. Thomas shares an update with the OBU community.

April 20, 2020: CARES Act Information

OBU President Dr. Heath A. Thomas discusses the CARES Act and May commencement.

April 13, 2020: Registering for Fall Classes

OBU President Dr. Heath A. Thomas shared a weekly update and message of encouragement.

April 6, 2020: Words of Encouragement from Dr. and Mrs. Thomas

OBU President Dr. Heath A. Thomas and first lady, Jill, share encouragement, thoughts, and a special Easter week message with the OBU family.

March 30, 2020: Second Week of Online Learning

OBU President Dr. Heath A. Thomas shares an update at the beginning of the second week of fully online learning.

March 23, 2020: President Thomas Shares Updates and Encouragement on the Launch of Online Learning

OBU President Dr. Heath A. Thomas recorded the following video March 23, 2020.

March 13, 2020: Video Update from President Thomas