U of O to begin 2011 Fall Semester on Aug. 23

Release Date: 8/8/2011

Clarksville, Ark. --- University of the Ozarks will begin classes for the Fall 2011 Semester on Tuesday, Aug. 23.

U of O officials are expected to welcome more than 200 new students to campus on Thursday, Aug. 18, for New Student Orientation as the university sets to begin its 177th academic year. This year's theme for New Student Orientation is "Ozarks: No Boundaries."

The university's residence halls will open on Aug. 18, and New Student Orientation will begin with the annual President's Picnic that evening at the President's Home. New Student Orientation will include a welcome ceremony at 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 19; the New Student Matriculation Ceremony at 5:30 p.m., on Aug. 19; small group sessions for parents and students on Saturday, Aug. 20; and a closing dinner and ceremony at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 21. There will also be numerous other activities and entertainment throughout the weekend to help students and parents become acclimated to college life.

Other important dates for the Fall 2011 Semester at U of O include: Family Weekend, Oct. 14-15; Fall Break, Oct. 27-28; last day to drop classes, Nov. 8; Thanksgiving Break, Nov. 23-25; last day of regular classes, Dec. 9; final exams, Dec. 12-15; and Fall Commencement, Dec. 14.

There is still time to register for classes at U of O. The final day to register is Monday, Aug. 29. For more information on enrolling at Ozarks, call the university's Office of Admission at 479-979-1227.