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Are you a high school senior thinking about going to Oakwood University?  Then now is the time to prepare!  Oakwood University will host our annual College Days event October 13th - 15th.
College Days is a jam-packed 3-day event that immerses prospective students into life at Oakwood University.  Visitors will meet students from all over the world and participate in several interesting activites that will allow them a chance to "Take A Closer Look" at the inimitable qualities of an Oakwood University education.  This event is only offered to high school seniors and transfer students, so don't miss out on the excitement and a $500 College Days Scholarship!
We want you to get the most from your visit with us so please take the time now to read and submit the required documents.  Submitting the information makes you eligible to receive a $500 scholarship award for fall 2014.

1.   Complete
and Submit an Online Application to Oakwood.
2.   Submit official  high school and college transcript(s) if applicable.
3.   Submit official ACT or SAT scores (Transfer students are not required to submit test  
      scores if college English and Math were taken with a 'C' grade or higher).
4.   All documents must be submitted by December 1, 2013.
If you have not taken the ACT or SAT yet, you have time to register now for the exam in your area.  Go to to register and get more information. For a Sunday test date, you will need to find the test site closest to where you live.  The national test date for the month of September is as follows:
  • Test Date:                  September 21, 2013
  • Registration Deadline:   August 23, 2013

Note:  We highly recommend high school students to continue to take the ACT or SAT as many times as possible.  It will increase your chances of receiving one of our academic scholarships which is based on a combination of highest test score composite and cumulative grade point average  (GPA) of grades 9-12.

The College Days Registration fee  is $65 per person (Chaperones and Students).  To validate registration a payment via online or by mail must be receivedthis will also secure housing.

Chaperones, please complete the male and female housing forms for your group.  We need a complete list of the students and chaperones attending.  The forms are listed in the next section titleCollege Day Forms. If you have any questions regarding the process, please call (256) 726-7356. 
Also, for those groups who prefer to  register by mail, the registration and housing forms are listed in the next section.  (No Personal Checks)


The university will not be able to host any early arrivals prior to October 13, 2013.

Airline Discount Requirements:  Air travel assistance up to $80 per ticket will be available to groups of five (5) or more that travel together by a commercial airline. We recommend that travel arrangements be as early as possible to benefit from airline discounts. A minimum distance of 1200 miles round trip is required. 
  • Assistance is based on one third of the ticket cost not to exceed the stipulated $80 limit per ticket.  
  • All participants are scheduled to arrive by 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 13.
  • Last day to submit all receipts for reimbursement is October 15, 2013.
 * Charter Bus Discount Requirements: 
  • Charter bus groups of 40 students or more are eligible for travel assistance of $1000. 
  • The Enrollment Management Office must receive invoices postmarked before September 20 (No Exceptions). 
  • Reimbursements will be available on Tuesday, October 15, after 10:00 a.m. 
  • Any receipts submitted after College Days will not be reimbursed. 

*Note Accommodations are not available for the bus drivers .  Suggested hotel: LaQuinta Inn 256-830-2070. 


This event is for high school seniors and college transfer students ONLY.    
  • Chaperones must be 25 years old or older.
  • One chaperone is required for each 10 students.  If more than 10 students, an additional chaperone must be added. 
  • Know your students' rooms and telephone numbers in case of an emergency. 
  • Please make sure your students attend all scheduled events.
  • Chaperones must remain with your group.  You are responsible for supervising your students at all times.
  • All students must observe the 11:30 p.m. curfew (Chaperones must do room checks each night at curfew).
  • Oakwood will only accommodate College Days participants

Housing Accommodations

    Room Assignment:

  • All participants are required to stay in assigned room.
  • Due to fire code standards, the maximum capacity is 2 guest per room. 
  • Please bring as little baggage as possible.  
    Each visitor is to bring a sleeping bag (air mattress optional) , pillow, towel, and washcloth. 
  • Access to the room will be at the discretion of the chaperone. 
  • Do not bring valuable items.  Oakwood University is not responsible for lost or stolen belongings.



The weather changes; however you can usually look for warm weather during the day and cool in the evenings.  Bring a light jacket and be prepared rain.  Each morning the General Assembly will be held at the Oakwood University Church.
Men/Women Attire:
Clothing will be of a type and worn in a manner consistent with Christian principles.  All garments will be neither tight fitting nor extremely orversized.  They will not be sheer or worn in a way to expose undergarments, intimate body parts, chest, back or abdomen:
  • Bermuda length shorts are acceptable student wear, but may not be worn when attending chapel, assemblies, special convocations, church, or other religious services other than dorm worships.
  • Short dresses or skirts (i.e., mini) are not considered representative of the university or in accord with university values on or off campus.
Students should not wear ornamental jewelry of any kind (chains, bracelets, earrings, tongue and toe rings, and nose rings).
Students should avoid the noticeable use of cosmetics.
Students should avoid extreme, faddish hairstyles and colors.