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Ohio Christian University welcomed the class of 2024 on Saturday, August 15th while following COVID-19 Precautions. Over 120 incoming students arrived on campus to start their journey as Ohio Christian University Trailblazers.

“My favorite part of Move-In Day was the home feeling I got from the student leaders and faculty,” said Stacey Porter Jr., a Sport Business Management major from Long Beach, CA.

“The staff made me feel at home,” said Lincoln Waters, a Christian Ministries major from Lima, OH. “They welcomed me like they’ve known me my whole life!” 

Allison Thompson, an Early Childhood Education major from Charleston, WV, said, “My favorite part of Move-In Day was meeting my roommates for the first time and watching our fathers hammer in our beds!”

Ohio Christian names and commissions each incoming class on Move-In Day. This year’s class is named “Courageous” based on Isaiah 41:10: “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

After the Class Photo and Naming Ceremony, students said goodbye to their parents and met with their First Year Experience (FYE) groups. FYE groups connect new students with each other as well as upperclassmen and a staff member to help with the transition to college.

Move-In Day wrapped up with the Student Involvement Council’s Annual Game Show where students could play popular game shows and compete for prizes.

Alpha Week, a fun week of student activities to kick-off the semester continues through August 22nd. Some of this year’s activities include Mario Party Live, Lakeside Devos & Donuts, OCU Worship Experience, OCU Olympics, Movie on the Lawn and Quad Bash! Download the Alpha Week Schedule.

Returning students move back on campus on Monday, August 17th before classes begin on Wednesday, August 19th.

Campus students can enroll for the Fall 2020 Semester through August 28thApply today.