Visit Ouachita

Visiting campus is the best way to get to know and love Ouachita. Join us at one of our many campus visit events for a tour and special opportunities like sitting in on class, Q&A with Ouachita insiders or attending athletic events – or arrange a personalized visit tailored to your schedule and interests. We look forward to meeting you!

Quick Links:  Personal Campus Tour  |  Explore! Ouachita |  Maps & Directions |  Tiger Days  | Preview Day |  Applying to Ouachita  

schedule your

personal campus tour

By scheduling a personal tour at Ouachita, you will be able to get a glimpse into life as a student and spend the day learning more about what makes our campus unique. This visit takes about 2 hours and includes a full tour of campus and residence halls along with a meeting with a dean or professor in your field of interest. Your admissions counselor will also spend time explaining the admissions process and answering any questions you might have about financial aid.

Want to attend a class, talk to a coach or audition for music or theatre? We can make that happen. We encourage you to schedule your visit on weekdays so that class is in session and professors are available. Please note that personal campus tours are not available on days when we are hosting other events or on holidays when our university is closed.

Explore Ouachita!

an overnight experience

See Ouachita from the eyes of its students by spending the night in the residence halls, sitting in on classes and attending a Tiger Tunes performance and Refuge service – all during Ouachita’s Homecoming Week. Formerly called GROW, this event is the best opportunity to check out Ouachita firsthand exclusively for high school juniors and seniors.

Space is limited, so don’t wait to register. Just follow these simple steps:

  1. Register now for one of the two dates offered.
  2. Pay $45 registration fee.
  3. Download and bring this signed waiver with you to Explore Ouachita!

OCTOBER 4-5 SCHEDULE

STUDENTS:

Wednesday, October 4

4:30 p.m. – Check-in, Walker Conference Center

5:15 p.m. – Dinner, Walker Conference Center  

6:30 p.m. – Tiger Tunes Preview Performance, Jones Performing Arts Center

8:30 p.m. – Tunes Preview After Party, Evans Student Center

Thursday, October 5

8:30 a.m. – Breakfast, Ouachita Commons

9 a.m. – Opening Session, Walker Conference Center

9:30 a.m. – Academic deans sessions

10 a.m. – Campus tour

11 a.m. – Attend a class of your choice

12:30 p.m. – Photo opportunity, Tiger Statue


PARENTS:

Wednesday, October 4

We will not have any parent activities available for Wednesday. We will provide you with a list of restaurants in the area for dinner. This will be a night for your student to acclimate to student life on Ouachita’s campus.

Thursday, October 5

8:30 a.m. – Informal breakfast reception, Walker Conference Center

9:30 a.m. – Academic deans sessions, Various Locations

10 a.m. – Campus tour

11 a.m. – Faculty panel, Young Auditorium (Hickingbotham Hall)

12:30 p.m. – Photo opportunity, Tiger Statue

OCTOBER 5-6 SCHEDULE

STUDENTS:

Thursday, October 5

5 p.m. – Check-in, Walker Conference Center

6 p.m. – Dinner, Walker Conference Center

7:30 p.m. – Tiger Tunes, Jones Performing Arts Center

10:40 p.m. – Refuge worship service, First Baptist Church

Friday, October 6

8:15 a.m. – Breakfast, Ouachita Commons

9:15 a.m. – Academic deans sessions, Walker Conference Center

10 a.m. – Attend a class of your choice

11 a.m. –  Campus tour

12:15 p.m. – Photo opportunity, Tiger Statue


PARENTS:

Thursday, October 5

We will not have any parent activities available for Thursday. We will provide you with a list of restaurants in the area for dinner. This will be a night for your student to acclimate to student life on Ouachita’s campus.

Friday, October 6

8:15 a.m. – Informal breakfast reception, Walker Conference Center

9:15 a.m. – Academic deans sessions, Various Locations

10 a.m. – Campus tour

11 a.m. – Faculty panel, Young Auditorium (Hickingbotham Hall)

12:15 p.m. – Photo opportunity, Tiger Statue

MAPS AND DIRECTIONS

Ouachita Baptist University is conveniently located at 410 Ouachita Street in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, about 65 miles southeast of Little Rock and 80 miles northeast of Texarkana on Interstate 30 and about 35 miles south of Hot Springs on Highway 7.

PRINTABLE CAMPUS MAPS

Main Campus Map  |  Athletics Facilities Map  |  Parking Map  |

Main Campus Map with Accessibility

DIRECTIONS

From SW of Arkadelphia on I-30
  • From I-30 E, take Exit 73 and merge right onto Pine St.
  • Follow Pine Street for almost 3 miles to a T intersection at a stop sign.
  • Turn left onto N. 6th St., which enters campus a block down the road.
  • Turn right onto Ouachita St. to find Cone-Bottoms Hall and Jones Performing Arts Center.

From NE of Arkadelphia on I-30

    • From I-30 W, take Exit 78 and turn left onto Highway 7/Valley St.
    • Follow Valley St./N. 10th St. about 4 miles and turn left onto Elrod Boulevard, which enters campus.
    • To find Cone-Bottoms Hall and Jones Performing Arts Center, turn right from Elrod Blvd. onto N. 8th St.
    • Veer left at University Dr. onto N. 6th St.
    • Cone-Bottoms and JPAC will be at your left at the 6th St./Ouachita St. intersection.

TIGER DAYS

Tiger Days are special weekday events where you and your family can get a taste of what an average class day is like at Ouachita. Current students will give an insider’s perspective on campus tours. You can visit a class in your field of interest, while your parents attend a session with university faculty to learn more about the mission of Ouachita. A Tiger Day helps you get a real feel of what it will be like when you are a Ouachita student! Please let us know if you are interested in meeting with a coach or another specific person on campus before you arrive. We want to make sure that you are able to visit everyone you want to see and have all of your questions answered before you leave.

TIGER DAY DATES
        • Friday, September 8, 2017
        • Friday, October 20, 2017
        • Friday, November 17, 2017*
        • Friday, December 1, 2017*
        • Friday, January 26, 2018*
        • Friday, February 9, 2018* (for auditioning music students only)
        • Monday, February 19, 2018
        • Monday, March 12, 2018
        • Friday, March 16, 2018*
        • Friday, April 6, 2018
        • Wednesday, April 25, 2018 – Scholars Day (for juniors with a 25+ on their ACT and seniors with a 28+) 

      * These also are audition days for music scholarships.

    • Learn more about audition days.
SCHEDULE
  • 9 a.m. – Check-in, Hickingbotham Hall
  • 9:30 a.m. – Opening Program, Young Auditorium (Hickingbotham Hall)
  • 10 a.m. – Academic deans sessions, Various Locations
  • 11 a.m. – Students: Attend a class of your Choice • Parents: Faculty Panel, Young Auditorium
  • 12 noon – Lunch
  • 1 p.m. – Campus tour
  • 2:15 p.m. – T-shirts and photo opportunity, Tiger Statue

Honors Tiger Day Schedule

  • 8:30 a.m. – Check-in, Hickingbotham Hall
  • 9 a.m. – Opening program, Young Auditorium (Hickingbotham Hall)
  • 9:20 a.m. – Academic deans sessions, Various Locations
  • 10 a.m. – Campus tour
  • 11 a.m. – Student/faculty panel, Young Auditorium
  • 12 noon – Lunch on the lawn
  • 1 p.m. – Ouachita Scholars Day presentations: You may stay as long as you like. We will provide you a listing of presentations and locations on the day of the event and have admissions personnel available to help you locate the presentations.

PREVIEW DAY

Join us for Preview Day as the Ouachita Tigers take on cross-town rival Henderson State in the shortest road trip in the NCAA – the Battle of the Ravine. Discover Ouachita through a meeting with a dean, campus tour and one of the best football games in the country.

SCHEDULE
  • 9 a.m. – Check-in, Hickingbotham Hall
  • 9:30 a.m. – Opening program, Young Auditorium (Hickingbotham Hall)
  • 10 a.m. – Academic deans sessions, Various Locations
  • 11 a.m. – Campus tour
  • 12 noon – Lunch
  • 1 p.m. – Battle of the Ravine football game

Student Presentations on Scholars Day

Fans for Battle of the Ravine

Forbes' 2016 #MyTopCollege Winner

Spectators at Tiger Tunes

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410 Ouachita St.
Arkadelphia, AR 71998
1.800.DIAL.OBU • 870.245.5000