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First Year Experience and Retention


Congratulations and Welcome to Oakwood University! We are glad that you have chosen ‘OU’ as yOUr university. Here you will enter to learn and depart to serve.

What is FYER?

The First Year Experience Department supports new students with the transition to university life by equipping them with the tools needed to be successful at Oakwood University and beyond. This is done by assigning Peer Leaders to each freshman as a guide throughout their first year. Seminars and workshops are held multiple times each semester to equip students with time management, career readiness, study skills and more. In addition, engaging and fun activities like field days and game nights allow students to get to know their peers better.

New Student Orientation Registration Form
Registration Checklist

Coming soon!!!

Contact Us

Kashiri Favors 

First-Year Experience and Retention Director