Hello, friends! Welcome back and welcome home to your Hammer Center, ORU’s one stop shop for fun, food, and fellowship! We are excited to welcome back all of our returning students, and welcome for the first time the Class of 2022 to ORU!
If you don’t already know, the Hammer Center is home to Moe’s Mexican grill, Jazzman’s coffee, tons of board and video games, pool tables, ping pong, Foosball, shuffleboard, and outdoor games like disc golf, Smashball, and flag football equipment, which you can check out with your Eagle Card. We also have the largest television screen in the state of Oklahoma, a quiet(er) Living Room area, day use lockers (perfect for commuters!), a Work Room you can reserve for your study group to meet in, a great outdoor patio area, free WiFi, and a seasonal outdoor fire pit! We also have some of the nicest restrooms on campus (hey, just keeping it real here, folks!), vending machines with sodas and snacks, two microwaves to use, and we are home to SA and Alumni and Development. Phew!
In addition to all of those wonderful options, for the remainder of this week (August 16-18), we have the following events taking place here in the Hammer:
Friday, Aug. 17th
- iSpy: Grab your cell, come to the Hammer, and participate in our iSpy photo scavenger hunt contest! Every hour on the hour, from noon-4pm, we will post a close-up photo of an object in the Hammer Center on our Instagram account. Find the object, take your own picture of it, post it on Instagram, tagging us, then show it to a front desk attendant. The first person who does this each hour will win a free candy bar and raffle tickets! Everyone else who does this will also get a raffle ticket.
- Then at 8pm, right before we show “Avengers: Infinity War” (location TBA, due to weather), we will hold the drawing for the raffle tickets. You might win an Apple watch, a 32″ TV, or an Amazon Echo! You must be present to win and have your raffle ticket with you.
- So head over to the Hammer before noon this Friday, and be sure to add our Instagram account in the meantime so you are ready to go! Follow us at @ORUHammer. While you are at it, add us on Twitter and Snapchat (same username) as well, so you will always be in the loop with our special events!
Saturday, Aug. 18
- 2-3pm: SA hosts their first Club Presidents Meeting upstairs in the Fenimore room. If you are leading a club on campus this year, be sure to be there to get things set up for Club Rush!
- 4-8pm: SA then hosts Partiestival—ORU’s big kick off for the new school year! It will be outside and feature Club Rush on the western sidewalk. Representatives from all of the various clubs on campus this semester will be there to tell you about their group and how you can get involved! Then on the Hammer South Lawn, there will be tons of fun activities all afternoon long!
There’s a lot more going on next week, so stay tuned!