Historic” is the word that is being used to describe Oakwood Live! 2022. More than 800 high school juniors and seniors and their chaperones visited the Oakwood University (OU) campus on October 5 to 8, for Oakwood Live! — an annual, four-day immersion in “the Oakwood experience.”
Leslie Pollard, Ph.D., D.Min., M.B.A., president of Oakwood University in Huntsville, Ala., observed, “Never have I seen the excitement about being on campus at such a high level as I am seeing with our visitors this year. From Bermuda to Canada to England to the Dominican Republic and all 50 states — all across the North American Division, high school seniors have descended on our campus.”
The Office of Enrollment Services and Retention reported that more than 200 young people brought their transcripts with them, and were accepted for the Fall 2023 semester, representing more than $7 million in scholarships. Prospective students from more than 50 academies and more than 140 public high schools were in attendance.
The students visited academic departments, attended career and financial workshops, and experienced tours of the campus and residence halls. Several students excitedly picked out what will be their rooms when they enroll next year. There were soccer, volleyball, and basketball games; a block party; a community service activity; and a highly anticipated Oakwood Live! concert.
The University extends a special thank you to all employees and student navigators who helped serve the students, especially the Division of Enrollment Services and Retention, Admissions, the Media Center staff, the OU Police Department, Transportation, and the Physical Plant.
Oakwood University | December 2022