Take Flight

Take Flight (for Students and Parents)

Choose One: May 1, June 26, July 13* or August 25*

Don’t miss OC’s one-day new student and parent orientation program. Meet professors, explore majors, and get your class schedule. You’ll make some new friends, too! Remember, you must be admitted (submit your ACT or SAT score and high school transcript) before you can deposit or register for Take Flight.

Paying your enrollment deposit and registering for a Take Flight session also holds your spot for Earn Your Wings (August 26-29).

Parents are invited and encouraged to join their students for a Take Flight session!

*The tentative schedule for May and June sessions includes:

9:30

Welcome (Gaylord University Center, South Entrance. Click here for campus map; see number 23 and adjacent parking options)

10-12:30

Breakout sessions, including: Meet Your Academic Department, Meet the Dean,  and Information Forum

12:30 p.m.

Lunch

1:15-2:20

Ethos Orientation & Parent Orientation

2:20-2:30

Prayer of Blessing

2:30-4

Open house (all campus offices and residence halls)

**The tentative schedule for the July & August sessions includes:

9 a.m.-Noon

Information Forum

Gaylord University Center (enter from the south and make your way to the north end of the building by the campus bookstore)

Come and go information forum for incoming students to “take care of business” and confirm fall course selection, change and update course schedules, finalize financial aid and payment plans, register their cars on campus, take their student ID photo, see the residence halls, and more.

11:30 August Only

Lunch under McGraw Pavillion

1-3 p.m.

Information Forum

Gaylord University Center (enter from the south and make your way to the north end of the building by the campus bookstore)

Come and go information forum for incoming students to “take care of business” and confirm fall course selection, change and update course schedules, finalize financial aid and payment plans, register their cars on campus, take their student ID photo, see the residence halls, and more.

Please check back for the latest schedule information.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR AUGUST TAKE FLIGHT ATTENDEES

August Take Flight is the same day that campus housing opens for new students. Students & Parents attending August Take Flight are encouraged to begin moving in early that morning and attend either the morning or afternoon Take Flight information forum at their convenience throughout the day in Gaylord University Center (aka “The Student Center”). Take a break from the heat in the residence halls and enjoy the ice cold air conditioning in the Student Center.

For all the parents who are still reading, there’s no good way to say this, but once students have completed Take Flight and are settled in their dorm room, it’s time for that tearful goodbye.

Earn Your Wings kicks off that evening at 6 p.m. outside the student center with a pizza dinner where students will meet their hub groups (small groups of 10-15 students who they’ll participate in EYW activities with for the rest of the week). From there, the Earn Your Wings team has planned & scheduled every moment of their lives for the next five days leading up to the first day of class.