The mission of Oakwood University, a historically black, Seventh-day Adventist institution, is to transform students through biblically based education for service to God and humanity. This transformation process is best described as an “experience.” For more than a century, Oakwood has been preparing students for a life of service to God and humanity through the creation of a unique learning environment that fosters achievement of learning, camaraderie, worship, amazing music and overall development of the whole person--all comprising the “Oakwood Experience.” Our non-traditional online students are also privileged to experience Oakwood in a similar way since virtual access is available for many on-campus events. Begin your “Oakwood Experience” now by learning more about the school’s history, regularly scheduled worship services and student events, obtaining news updates and connecting with the bigger Oakwood community through social media.
Something exciting is always taking place at Oakwood University! Most often if you cannot be a part of the event in person, you will be able to connect through a live streamed source. Peruse the Oakwood University Calendar of Events to learn more about student events.
As an Oakwood University online student, you have joined a community of learners and alumni from all over the world. The unique “Oakwood Experience” has a way of giving meaning to these connections such that new relationships are formed that can often add value personally and professionally. Connecting will also help you to gain a better sense of the school’s mission, history and values. You may even discover opportunities to make service contributions right from your remote location. We encourage you to connect with your Oakwood University community by following and interacting with the school’s established social media sites.
A very important element of Oakwood University’s culture is its “God First” institutional aim—the very core around which the University’s identity, ethics, values, relationships, and curricula orbit. Whether it's online or in traditional classrooms, residence halls, the dining hall, on the campus green, or anywhere in between, Oakwood strives to put God first in everything. It’s simply a way of life.