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After you move to campus in August, we offer fun-filled days with activities to help you learn more about the campus community. Cowboy Welcome activities begin Wednesday and end Sunday the day before school starts. Activities highlight campus resources, help you make friends, and kick off an exciting chapter in your life. ALL EVENTS ARE FREE TO ATTEND.

Class Photo

One of the highlights of your Cowboy Welcome experience should be the class photo! Watch this short video to learn more about the Class of 2023 and their class photo. Make sure you're part of the OSU history books!

Key Signature Events

During Cowboy Welcome, there are Key Signature Events we recommend all new freshmen attend. Take a look at some of the past events you can take part in before classes even begin.

Move-in Day

The Cowboy family will roll out to welcome you and help you move into your new home. For most students, move in takes place the week before classes begin. 

New Student Convocation

President Burns Hargis and the OSU administration formally welcome you at Convocation as you kick off your college journey. 

Rock the Block

Learn about intramural and club sports at Rock the Block, hosted by the Department of Wellness and Residential Life with food, fun games and a petting zoo.

Class Photo

Don't miss out on your class photo. The photo will be taken right after Convocation. Each OSU class has a unique photo shape. Make sure you're part of the history books!

Student Organization Fair

We want you to get involved on campus! From the Cat Lovers Club to the Quidditch Club, the student organization fair is a great opportunity to find your fit among our 500+ student groups.

Library House Party

Not your typical night in Edmon Low Library. Take dance lessons, play video or board games and enjoy a night of entertainment. There's no need for you to use your inside voices you can be as loud as you want.

Cookout with a Cop

The OSU Police Department invites you to attend a free cookout. Learn about OSU Safety and meet the head cook, Police Chief Leon Jones, as he flips your burgers and hotdogs. 

Phired Up!

Get prepared for new friends and college experiences at our welcome and networking session, Phired Up!

Event Submission

Do you want to host a Cowboy Welcome event?
Faculty and staff members should submit Cowboy Welcome events here before the Friday, May 15, deadline.
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