Fall Visit brings incoming students to campus
Monday, October 1, 2007
By Wendy Sanders
Prospective students from across the country are visiting Oklahoma Christian University’s campus this week. High school seniors are invited to experience and learn about college life for the next two days.
of Admissions, Candiss Scovel and Teresa DeBoard, are estimating around
200 students to be on campus today and tomorrow. Students are visiting
from as far away as Oregon, Florida, and Montana.
“We really want people to come to this, so I think counselors have really been pushing their students to come,” DeBoard said.
Tonight the students are traveling to downtown Oklahoma City for dinner and sight seeing.
rented out the second floor of Chelino’s,” Scovel said. “They can see
Bricktown, a little bit of the downtown area and the Bombing Memorial.”
Professor of business, Nathan Mellor, will speak to the students throughout the weekend.
chapel, Mellor spoke about this year’s Fall Visit theme, “Reach,” and
how students are able to become more involved in the world. He will
also speak to the visitors at a devotional tonight.
want to encourage people to take greater risks in their spiritual
lives, to engage their faith, and to watch what God can do through
them,” Mellor said.
Mellor will take the same idea of “Reach” tonight and go a step further.
want to encourage those considering joining the OC community to decide
to be a part of OC not just because of our reputation for excellence in
academics and athletics, but because of our commitment to Christ,”
wants the visitors to consider becoming a part of the Oklahoma
Christian community because they want to be a part of a place where the
people are helping each other reach their potential by finding their
purpose in God.
Current Oklahoma Christian students are also finding ways to be included in the memorable weekend.
Summer Singers will be performing in the Lawson Commons around 10
tonight. Current and visiting students are encouraged to attend the
is helping out with this,” DeBoard said. “They are advertising it and
inviting current students so that it is for the entire campus.”
Unlike previous years, scholarship tests will not be offered during Fall Visit this year.
scholarship changes] directly affect Fall Visit because there are not
any individual department tests that they do,” Scovel said.
The elimination of scholarship testing has left the departments with time to fill.
high school seniors are invited to visit various academic showcases
Saturday morning. The showcases will be presented differently than in
According to DeBoard, each department will have its own individual showcase.
Students will have 14 showcases to look in to, and they will be more in-depth and informative than the previous showcases.
than spending 15 minutes with one department, students this year will
be able to spend up to an hour learning about the different majors and
departments. Students will also be able to meet several professors
during this time.
After meeting with the various departments, students will be able to learn about the study abroad programs.
The students will then be able to attend a New Reign concert.
The rest of the afternoon will be filled with campus tours, music auditions, and mingling.
The various activities will give the students an opportunity to meet one another and begin friendships.
To conclude the weekend, the freshman class will present their variety show, “Freshmen of Oz,” at 2 p.m.