Welcome New Polar Bears!

The second step is our four-day Welcome Weekend that begins on Thursday, Aug. 20 and ends on Sunday, Aug. 23. Welcome Weekend is a required event for new ONU students and serves as a comprehensive introduction to nearly everything ONU offers you. Throughout Welcome Weekend you'll meet other new students, faculty, and staff while engaging in more than 20 events on campus. You’ll be led in small groups with upper-class ONU students known as Orientation Leaders (OLs). Your OL will share the ins and outs of being an ONU student and answer your questions as you prepare to start classes on Monday.

Whether you are living on campus or commuting from home, Welcome Weekend is essential for your transition to ONU.

Family members are encouraged to attend Welcome Weekend in addition to the new student.

If you have questions regarding Welcome Weekend, please feel free to contact Jennifer Lambdin in the Office of Student Involvement (419-772-3557).