The University of Tulsa Bookstore Welcomes New Students and Parents to Orientation 2014

The bookstore is in a temporary location at 1134 S. Harvard Ave. This is a few stores south of the intersection of 11th St and Harvard. The bookstore is open Monday through Friday 9am-6pm and Saturday 11am-3pm throughout the fall semester. During the week, there is shuttle that will take students from campus to the bookstore which runs every 15 minutes.

The bookstore carries new and used textbooks as well as digital books . They also have a money saving rental program and the largest selection of TU gear in town! You can shop online on our website

For parent orientation on Monday, August 18, they will have a shop set up in the Reynolds Center for you to pick up a few gifts and will also have a table in Orientation if you would like to visit us and ask questions. We look forward to your visit!


Parent Reception for New Student Orientation – August 17, 2014

The University of Tulsa Parent and Family Association is welcoming parents and families of new TU students a special reception on Sunday afternoon, August 17th, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Heritage Room in Collins Hall.

The reception is an informal, come-and-go affair, offering you an opportunity to meet other parents while enjoying light refreshments, visit with TUPFA volunteers, and meet Earl Johnson, Vice-President of Enrollment and Student Services.

We hope to see you there, but if you can’t stop by the reception, we’ll have much of the same information available during the parent portions of Monday’s New Student Orientation schedule.

Please encourage your student to register for StartTU Orientation 2014 at Look for “Register for New Student Orientation.”

New Student Orientation – August 17th and 18th

This summer has gone by quickly! We want to congratulate the Class of 2014 on their recent graduation!

Looking ahead, we are ecstatic to greet our new students and families who will be joining our TU family shortly.

Every fall, TU holds an orientation program for new students and their families the week before classes begin (August 25th, mark your calendars!). This is a very exciting and emotional time as these students and their families begin their TU experience.

This is where you come in!

We work very hard to make sure the students and family members are greeted with a kind “Hello” and some information to help make this a smooth transition into college life. Every year, TUPFA volunteers man tables filled with information packets for parents that include helpful phone numbers and other useful information.

We need you!

There are five dorms to move new students into: Fisher South, Fisher West, LaFortune, Lottie Jane Mabee and John Mabee. That means we need volunteers at each dorm, on both days.

Please consider being the face of TU for these newcomers, sign up to volunteer!



Spring Commencement 2014

It’s that time of the school year again–time for Spring Commencement!

Graduating college (both as a student or a family member with an  upcoming graduate) can be a whirlwind of excitement, fear, uncertainty and joy. With that in mind, here is some information to help with this huge milestone.

Caps & Gowns

The “Senior Salute“ is coming up, a time  when graduating seniors (and graduate students) can go over to ACAC and pick up their caps and gowns, meet with representatives from the Business Office, Registrar, Financial Aid, and Graduate School in one convenient location. A student’s cap and gown is provided at no cost, however, announcements, class rings and pictures will be available for a price.

Josten’s partners with TU for all of the regalia, announcements, and rings, so you may order online as well. Students who are unable to attend the Senior Salute are able to make arrangements to pick up caps and gowns by contacting the Office of Student Affairs at (918) 631-2327.

The Big Day – May 10th @ 10AM

There are many different activities unique to the various schools and departments, so your student is encouraged to check his/her email or contact an adviser to inquire about special activities outside of the commencement ceremony.

A schedule for the event is available online or you can download this PDF, however it is always best to contact the various schools and departments directly for more information.

The University of Tulsa has a single commencement ceremony for all students graduating this semester–some universities split up graduation ceremonies by college or degree. The ceremony takes place in the Reynold’s Center (#82 on this campus map).


These are just some of the things that we have had questions about in the past, please feel free to email us at if you have any other questions or concerns.

Annual Cookie Contest

Do you make cookies that are out of this world? Let our distinguished and hungry celebrity judges decide. First, second, and third place prizes will be awarded at the Pre-game Party on Saturday. The winning cookie recipe of this year’s Cookie Contest will be the Featured Cookie served at the Fall 2014 Parents’ Weekend.

All submissions should consist of 6 cookies stored in an airtight bag or container and a typed copy of the cookie recipe and your name, address, phone number, and email address. 

All submissions must be turned in on Friday, November 1st in Holmes Student Center or at Registration on Saturday.

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Activating a Student Account

There have been a lot of questions about setting up a student’s account to be able to use email and other online services, so here is a quick guide to help with the setup.

Note: Your student MUST know his or her student ID number in order to set up his or her student account online, this is found on some of the correspondence received from the university.

The technology portion of the TU webpage can be found at:

First, to make sure the account is activated, have your student click on “Account Activation for Admitted Student“. Put in the student ID number and student’s last name, this will activate the account.

After the account is activated, go back to and then click on “Find My Username“. Put in the student ID number and student’s last name, this will give you your student’s campus username (in the format of three letters and three numbers), plus the student’s TU email address (generally in form). You can then click the link to “Reset your password…” and it will send your student a link to either the email address or cell phone number on file. It is important to note that there is no default password associated with student accounts, so you must go through the password reset step to set up the password the first time.

Once your student has reset the password and knows his or her campus username, he or she can go to to sign into his or her TU email for the first time. That same username and password will be used for all online services through TU.

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